Weight: 165
Year: Junior
Hometown: Spearfish, S.D.
High School: Spearfish
Experience: 1 Letter


Big 12 Championships
2004-Entering the tournament as the fifth seed, Pummel defeated Iowa State’s Grant Turner in the first round, 7-6.  He lost to top-seeded Chris Pendleton of Oklahoma State in the semifinals and was defeated by Oklahoma’s E.K. Waldhaus in the third-place match, 9-4.


Career Notes

2006-Pummel ran off five straight wins to take third at the Dana College Open on Jan. 7.  After losing in the first round, Pummel won five straight matches to clinch third in his lone open tournament appearance of the year.


2005-Pummel rejoined the active roster during second semester and helped Nebraska prepare for the stretch run of the season.


2004-Pummel was Nebraska’s starter for most of the season at 174 pounds, earning an 8-7 dual record and a 13-13 mark overall.  Pummel cemented himself as Nebraska’s top 174-pounder with a three-win performance at the Nebraska Duals on Dec. 22.  Two of Pummel’s wins came by fall at the Nebraska Duals.


2003-Pummel missed the last four months of the season after recovering from injuries sustained in a car accident.  Before the injury, Pummel was 6-7 overall and 0-2 in dual matches.  His first varsity win came against Brian Bicker of Franklin & Marshall at the Mat Town Invite.


2002-Pummel recorded a 17-11 record in his redshirt season for the Huskers.  He finished in third place at the Dana College Open on Jan. 12.


Before Nebraska-A four-year letterwinner for Coach Paul Soriano at Spearfish High School, Pummel finished his senior season with a 38-3 record and took third at 152 pounds in the South Dakota state tournament.  Pummel, who finished fourth as a junior, was named the Spearfish High School Athlete of the Year in 2001.  He also lettered four times in football, earning all-conference honors as a senior.


Personal-The son of Steve and Chris Pummel, James was born on Feb. 12, 1983.  James has two brothers, Joshua, 14, and Jess, 10, and one sister, Jenny, 20.  He is a diversified agricultural studies major.  

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