Austin

Emerson

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

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2019)

2018-19 (Redshirt) 
Regular – Heavyweight

  • 19-6 overall record
  • Finished in fifth place at the Daktronics Open (Nov. 4), going 4-2 with three victories by fall
  • Third place finish at the Grand View Open (Nov. 10)
  • Finished second at the UNK Holiday Inn Open (Nov. 17)
  • Fourth place finish at Doane Open (Dec. 8)
  • Second place finish at Hastings Cusatis Open (Jan. 5) 
  • 12 bonus-point victories (nine by pin)

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

Personal

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

Career Statistics

Year Overall Dual Pins TF MD NCAA Big Ten
2018-19* 19-6 0-0 9 0 3 -- --
Career 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 -- --

*Redshirt season does not count in career totals

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