Weight: 285
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Temperance, Mich.
High School: Bedford
Major: Computer Engineering


Before Nebraska

  • Wrestled at Bedford High School in Temperance, Michigan, for Coach Kevin Vogel where he was a team captain
  • State champion and two-time state finalist with a 144-22 overall record
  • Ended his high school career with his first state title, as he captured the MHSAA Division 1 crown at 285 pounds to finish off a 48-3 senior season in 2018
  • Took second at heavyweight as a junior in 2017 after going 49-2 on the year
  • Posted a record of 31-5 as a sophomore in 2016 and 16-12 as a freshman in 2015, both at 215 pounds
  • Sixth-ranked heavyweight in the Class of 2018, according to FloWrestling
  • InterMat ranked Emerson as the No. 11 wrestler at 285 pounds in the Class of 2018
  • Won NHSCA Senior National Championships title at 285 pounds in 2018
  • Took fourth in Greco-Roman and fifth in freestyle at the 2017 USMC/USAW Junior Nationals in Fargo, N.D.
  • Was a state champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman at 285 pounds at both the 2017 and 2018 Michigan USA Wrestling State Finals
  • Was also a double Cadet All-American in 2016, as he placed third in Greco-Roman and fifth in freestyle at 285 pounds at the 2016 USAW Cadet Nationals in Fargo
  • Cadet state champion in both freestyle and Greco-Roman in 2015
  • Captain on football team in high school


  • Born: March 28, 2000
  • Parents: Kirk and Amy Emerson
  • Sisters: Carly and Jessica; Brothers: Adam and Chris
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