Aaron

Studebaker

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Other Position 184/197
Weight: 197
Year: Senior
Hometown: Raymond, Neb.
High School: Raymond Central
Major: Animal Science

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • NCAA All-American (5th, 197, 2017)
  • Three-Time NCAA Championships Qualifier (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Three-Time NWCA All-Academic Team (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2015, 2017)
  • Four-Time Academic All-Big Ten (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016; Spring 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017*)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)
  • Nebraska Lifter of the Year (2016-17)
    *-denotes perfect 4.0 grade-point average

2016-17 (Senior)
NCAA Championships – 5th (6-2) – 197 pounds

  • First Round: Defeated Brett Harner (Princeton) by pin, 4:52
  • Second Round: Lost to #10 Kevin Beazley (Old Dominion) by pin, 6:11
  • Cons. Second Round: Defeated #9 Nate Rotert (South Dakota St.) by decision, 2-0
  • Cons. Third Round: Defeated Brad Johnson (Oklahoma) by decision, 2-0
  • Cons. Fourth Round: Defeated #5 Matt McCutcheon (Penn State) by major decision, 13-2
  • Cons. Quarterfinals: Defeated #8 Ryan Wolfe (Rider) by major decision, 12-4
  • Cons. Semifinals: Lost to #3 Kollin Moore (Ohio State) by decision, 4-8
  • Fifth-Place Match: Defeated #6 Preston Weigel (Oklahoma State) by major decision, 9-0

Big Ten Championships – 4th (3-2) – 197 pounds

  • First Round: Defeated David-Brian Whisler (Maryland) by decision, 7-2
  • Quarterfinals: Defeated Jacob Berkowitz (Northwestern) by decision, 10-4
  • Semifinals: Lost to #4 Kollin Moore (Ohio State) by decision, 8-10
  • Cons. Semifinals: Defeated Matt Correnti (Rutgers) by decision, 5-1
  • Third-Place Match: Lost to #7 Matt McCutcheon (Penn State) by tiebreaker-1, 2-3

Regular Season – 197 pounds

  • 33-10 record overall (12-4 in duals)
  • Bonus Points: four pins and 12 major decisions
  • Finished second at the Daktronics Open (Nov. 6)
  • Finished third at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open (Nov. 13)
  • Won Midlands Championships title (Dec. 29-30)
  • Led all Husker starters in major decisions (12)
  • Became the 26th wrestler to win 100 career matches at Nebraska on Jan. 15

2015-16 (Junior)
NCAA Championships - Round of 12 (2-2) - 197 pounds

  • First Round: Defeated Phil Sprenkle (Lock Haven) by decision, 2-0
  • Second Round: Defeated Shawn Scott (Northern Illinois) by decision, 3-2
  • Quarterfinals: Lost to #1 Morgan McIntosh (Penn St.), major decision, 4-16
  • Cons. Fourth Round: Lost to #6 Jared Haught (Virginia Tech) by decision, 4-5

Big Ten Championships - 4th (3-2) - 197 pounds

  • First Round: Defeated Garrett Wesneski (Maryland) by decision, 6-2
  • Quarterfinals: Defeated #7 Max Huntley (Michigan) by technical fall, 17-2
  • Semifinals: Lost to #1 Morgan McIntosh (Penn State) by decision, 2-8
  • Cons. Semifinals: Defeated Hayden Hrymack (Rutgers) by major decision, 14-2
  • Third-Place Match: Lost to #3 Brett Pfarr (Minnesota) by decision, 1-3

Regular Season - 197 pounds

  • 23-11 record overall (11-4 in duals)
  • Bonus Points: one pin, four technical falls and three major decisions
  • Finished fourth at the Midlands Championships (Dec. 29-30)
  • Finished third at the Daktronics Open (Nov. 1)

2014-15 (Sophomore)
NCAA Championships - Round of 12 (3-2) - 197 pounds

  • First Round: Defeated Jake Smith (West Virginia) by decision, 3-1
  • Second Round: Lost to #2 Morgan McIntosh (Penn State) by major decision, 5-14
  • Cons. Second Round: Defeated Scottie Boykin (Chattanooga) by pin, 3:40
  • Cons. Third Round: Defeated #9 Jace Bennett (Cornell) by pin, 6:12
  • Cons. Fourth Round: Lost to #5 Scott Schiller (Minnesota) by decision, 6-8

Big Ten Championships - 9th (3-2) - 197 pounds

  • First Round: Lost to Hayden Hrymack (Rutgers) by decision, 3-6
  • Cons. First Round: Defeated Rob Fitzgerald (Maryland) by decision, 6-2
  • Cons. Second Round: Lost to #8 Max Huntley (Michigan) by decision, 4-7
  • Ninth-Place Semifinal: Defeated Hayden Hrymack (Rutgers) by decision, 6-2
  • Ninth-Place Match: Defeated Nick McDiarmid (Michigan St.) by pin, 4:32

Regular Season - 197 pounds

  • 32-12 record overall (10-3 in duals)
  • Bonus Points: seven pins, four technical falls and three major decisions
  • Won the Bob Smith Open title (Dec. 7)
  • Runner-up at the Cowboy Open (Nov. 8)
  • Finished fifth at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open (Nov. 2)
  • DNP at the Southern Scuffle (Jan. 1-2)
  • Won seven of eight matches from Jan. 9 to Feb. 13, which included a 3-0 mark against top-12 opponents (lone loss was by defensive fall)

2013-14 (Redshirt Freshman)
Regular Season - 184/197 pounds

  • 24-5 record overall
  • Bonus Points: seven pins, two technical falls and three major decisions
  • Won the Nebraska-Kearney Holiday Inn Open title (Nov. 23)
  • Won the Viking-Warrior Open title (Jan. 4)
  • Won the U.S. Western National Open title (Feb. 23)
  • Finished third at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open (Nov. 16)
  • Finished fourth at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open (Nov. 3)
  • DNP at the Reno Tournament of Champions (Dec. 22)

2012-13 (Redshirt)
Regular Season - 174 pounds

  • 29-9 record overall
  • Bonus Points: three pins and seven major decisions
  • Won the Nebraska-Kearney Holiday Inn Open title (Nov. 17)
  • Runner-up at the UNK Loper Open (Dec. 8)
  • Finished third at the Bob Smith Open (Dec. 1)
  • Finished third at the Viking-Warrior Open (Jan. 5)
  • Tied for third at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open (Nov. 4)
  • Finished fourth at the Grand View Open (Jan. 26)
  • Finished sixth at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open (Nov. 10)

Before Nebraska

  • Wrestled at Raymond Central High School in Raymond, Neb.
  • Won two state titles
  • Went 47-0 as a senior at 170 pounds en route to the state title
  • As a sophomore, finished fourth at the state championship (160)
  • As a freshman, finished second at the state championship (152)
  • Earned three football letters for Raymond Central

Personal

  • Born: June 25, 1994
  • Parents: Robert and Becky Studebaker
  • Sisters: Sierra and Dawn; Brother: Ethan (wrestled at Nebraska 2008-10)
  • Graduated in spring of 2017 with a bachelor's degree in animal science

Career Results

Year Overall Dual Pins TF MD NCAA Big Ten
2012-13* 29-9 0-0 3 0 7 -- --
2013-14 24-5 0-0 7 2 3 -- --
2014-15 32-12 10-3 7 4 3 Rd of 12 (3-2) 9th (3-2)
2015-16 23-11 11-4 1 4 3 Rd of 12 (2-2) 4th (3-2)
2016-17 33-10 12-4 4 0 12 5th (6-2) 4th (3-2)
Career 112-38 33-11 19 10 21 11-6 9-6 

*Redshirt season does not count in career totals

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Nebraska Wrestling Highlights vs Minnesota - 1/20/17
Nebraska Wrestling at the Midlands Championships - 12/30/16
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