Eric

Coufal

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Weight: 133
Year: Senior
Hometown: Howells, Neb.
High School: Howells
Major: Agricultural Economics

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarship (2017)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2014, 2016)
  • Four-Time Academic All-Big Ten (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013, 2014*, 2015, 2016; Spring 2013, 2014*, 2015, 2016, 2017)

*-denotes perfect 4.0 grade-point average

2016-17 (Senior)
Regular Season – 133 pounds

  • Did not see action in a dual or tournament in 2016-17
  • Received a Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarship in 2017

2015-16 (Junior)
Regular Season - 133 pounds

  • 10-7 record overall (0-1 in duals)
  • Bonus Points: four pins and one major decision
  • Finished third at the Nebraska-Kearney Holiday Inn Open (Nov. 21)
  • Finished third at the Viking-Warrior Open (Jan. 2)
  • DNP at two additional open tournaments

2014-15 (Sophomore)
Regular Season - 133 pounds

  • 13-7 record overall (three pins and one major decision)
  • Finished third at the Viking-Warrior Open (Jan. 3)
  • Finished third at the Grand View Open (Jan. 31)
  • DNP at three additional open tournaments

2013-14 (Redshirt)
Regular Season - 125 pounds

  • 11-2 record overall (three pins)
  • Won the Nebraska-Kearney Holiday Inn Open title (Nov. 23)
  • Won the Viking-Warrior Open title (Jan. 4)
  • Finished third at the York College Open (Dec. 14)
  • DNP at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open (Nov. 3)

2012-13 (Freshman)
Big Ten Championships - DNP (0-2) - 125 pounds

  • First Round: Lost to #4 Jesse Delgado (Illinois) by pin, 4:10
  • Cons. First Round: Lost to #12 Nikko Triggas (Ohio State) by pin, 0:53

Regular Season - 125 pounds

  • 2-17 record overall (1-13 in duals)
  • DNP at the Midlands Invitational (Dec. 29-30)

Before Nebraska

  • Wrestled at Howells High School in Howells, Neb.
  • Won four consecutive individual Class D state titles
  • Howells won the team state title during his freshman year

Personal

  • Born: Jan. 1, 1994
  • Parents: Paul and Sheri Coufal
  • Sister: Hailey; Brother: Austin
  • Graduated in spring of 2016 with a bachelor's degree in Agricultural Economics

Career Results

Year Overall Dual Pins TF MD NCAA Big Ten
2012-13 2-17 1-13 0 0 0 -- DNP (0-2)
2013-14* 11-2 0-0 3 0 0 -- --
2014-15 13-7 0-0 3 0 1 -- --
2015-16 10-7 0-1 4 0 1 -- --
2016-17 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 -- --
Career 25-31 1-14 7 0 2 0-0 0-2

*Redshirt season does not count in career totals

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