Micah

Barnes

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Weight: 174
Year: Senior
City/State: Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
High School: Simley
Major: Psychology

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • NCAA Championships Qualifier (2016)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)

2016-17 (Senior)
Big Ten Championships – DNP (0-3) – 174 pounds

  • First Round: Lost to Devin Skatzka (Indiana) by decision, 4-10
  • Cons. Second Round: Lost to Jacob Morrissey (Purdue) by sudden victory-1, 4-6
  • Ninth-Place Semifinal: Lost to Chris Pfarr (Minnesota) by decision, 8-11

Regular Season – 174 pounds

  • 15-15 record overall (5-7 in duals)
  • Bonus Points: one pin, three technical falls and two major decisions
  • Defeated a ranked opponent with an 8-1 decision over #20 Ryan Christensen (Wisconsin) on Jan. 13
  • Finished fifth at the Daktronics Open (Nov. 6)
  • Finished third at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open (Nov. 13)
  • DNP at the Midlands Championships (Dec. 29-30)

2015-16 (Junior)
NCAA Championships – DNP (2-2) – 174 pounds

  • First Round: Defeated Jack McKeever (Binghamton) by decision, 4-0
  • Second Round: Lost to #1 Bo Nickal (Penn State) by decision, 2-7
  • Cons. Second Round: Defeated Sean Mappes (Chattanooga) by major decision, 13-3
  • Cons. Third Round: Lost to Casey Kent (Penn) by pin, 5:30

Big Ten Championships - 6th (3-3) - 174 pounds

  • First Round: Defeated Aaron Calderon (Michigan) by decision, 10-3
  • Quarterfinals: Lost to #6 Zac Brunson (Illinois) by decision, 2-6
  • Cons. Second Round: Defeated Josh Snook (Maryland) by pin, 3:37
  • Cons. Quarterfinals: Defeated Ricky Robertson (Wisconsin) by major decision, 17-5
  • Cons. Semifinals: Lost to #13 Myles Martin (Ohio State) by pin, 3:57
  • Fifth-Place Match: Lost to #10 Alex Meyer (Iowa) by decision, 1-4

Regular Season - 174 pounds

  • 22-12 record overall (9-6 in duals)
  • Bonus Points: two pins and seven major decisions
  • Three wins over top-12 opponents in November: #12 Elliott Riddick (Lehigh), #11 Ben Stroh (Wyoming) and #11 Jonathan Schleifer (Princeton) within a two-week stretch
  • Won the Daktronics Open title (Nov. 1)
  • Finished fourth at the Midlands Championships (Dec. 29-30)

2014-15 (Sophomore)
Regular Season - 197 pounds

  • 14-9 record overall (2-2 in duals)
  • Bonus Points: two technical falls and three major decisions
  • Won the Grand View Open title (Jan. 31)
  • Runner-up at the Cowboy Open (Nov. 11)
  • Finished fifth at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open (Nov. 2)
  • DNP at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 5-6)
  • DNP at the Southern Scuffle (Jan. 1-2)

2013-14 (Redshirt Freshman)
Regular Season - 165/174 pounds

  • 9-1 record overall
  • Bonus Points: three pins and three major decisions
  • Won the Viking-Warrior Open title (Jan. 4)
  • Tied for first at the Cusatis Open (Jan. 11)
  • DNP at the Bob Smith Open (Dec. 7)

2012-13 (Redshirt)
Regular Season - 174 pounds

  • 17-6 record overall
  • Bonus Points: one pin, four technical falls and three major decisions
  • Won the Viking-Warrior Open title (Jan. 5)
  • Runner-up at the Grand View Open (Jan. 26)
  • Tied for third at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open (Nov. 4)
  • Finished fourth at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open (Nov. 10)
  • DNP at the UNK Loper Open (Dec. 8)

Before Nebraska

  • Wrestled at Simley High School in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
  • Won 138 matches during his career (74 pins)
  • Went 47-0 as a senior in 2012 en route to the Class AA state title (170)
  • As a senior, recorded 34 pins and six major decisions
  • Named Pioneer Press Wrestler of the Year as a senior

Personal

  • Born: Sept. 16, 1993
  • Parents: David and Barb Barnes
  • Sister: Kelly; Brother: Jack
  • Graduated in spring of 2017 with a bachelor's degree in psychology

Career Results

Year Overall Dual Pins TF MD NCAA Big Ten
2012-13* 17-6 0-0 1 4 3 -- --
2013-14 9-1 0-0 3 0 3 -- --
2014-15 14-9 2-2 0 2 3 -- --
2015-16 22-12 9-6 2 0 7 DNP (2-2) 6th (3-3)
2016-17 15-15 5-7 1 3 2 -- DNP (0-3)
Career 60-37 16-15 6 5 15 2-2 3-6 

*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
Nebraska Wrestling Highlights vs Wisconsin - 1/13/17