Honors & Awards
- Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015)
Brandon Wilbourn wrestled in two open tournaments and made one dual appearance in his final season at Nebraska. He captured the Viking-Warrior Open title and finished third at the Bob Smith Open. Wilbourn fell to No. 16 Nate Jackson of Indiana at 174 pounds in the dual meet, 6-1, on Feb. 1.
Wilbourn wrestled in three open tournaments at 157 pounds, finishing fourth at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open. He earned one pin, one technical fall and one major decision for a 6-4 record as a junior. Wilbourn also competed at the Reno Tournament of Champions and Viking-Warrior Open.
Wilbourn competed at 157 and 165 pounds, compiling a 17-3 record while making four dual appearances for a 3-1 mark. He achieved two pins, one technical fall and three major decisions in 2012-13. Wilbourn won his first 10 matches, capturing the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open and Nebraska-Kearney Holiday Inn Open crowns in the process. He added a 13-2 major decision over No. 13 Scott Winston of Rutgers at the Grapple at the Garden. Wilbourn also took home the title at the Grand View Open in January.
2011-12 (Redshirt Freshman)
Wilbourn went 10-10 at 149 pounds, including a 7-8 dual record. After starting the season 1-2, Wilbourn went 3-2 at the Cliff Keen Invitational, earning a pin and a major decision victory. Following a loss in his final match of the Cliff Keen Invitational against Ohio State’s Cam Tessari, Wilbourn reeled off five consecutive victories against non-conference opponents.
In Big Ten duals, Wilbourn faced four nationally ranked opponents and struggled to a 1-6 record. His lone victory came with a 10-4 decision over Wisconsin’s Frank Baer.
Wilbourn did not compete in any matches for the Huskers during his first season at Nebraska.
Wilbourn ended his prep career by winning a Senior Nationals championship in May 2010. Prior to that, he was the Missouri Class 4 state champion after finishing third in 2007 and second in 2008. The four-time All-American had a career record of 181-11 with 87 pins at Francis Howell Central High School. Wilbourn was named to the 2010 all-state team, as well as earning all-conference honors three times.
Wilbourn was a four-year wrestling letterwinner and also earned one letter in football.
Brandon is the son of Terrance and Benetha Moore, and was born on Sept. 14, 1991, in Bellville, Ill. Brandon has two brothers, Terrel and Tol. Brandon is a sociology major, and earned a spot on the 2014 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. Wilbourn trained in the Purler Wrestling Academy under 1993 Nebraska national champion Tony Purler.