Ian Ousley
Weight: 165
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Saginaw, Mich.
High School: Saginaw Heritage

Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Spirit of Excellence Award (2013-14)
  • Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2014)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)
  • Two-Time Academic All-Big Ten (2013, 2014)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2012; Spring 2014)

2013-14 (Sophomore)
Regular Season
Ian Ousley appeared in three open tournaments at 165 pounds and compiled a 2-5 record, with both of his wins coming by fall. At the postseason banquet, Ousley was named Nebraska's Spirit-of-Excellence Award winner. 

2012-13 (Redshirt Freshman)
Regular Season
Ousley wrestled in five open tournaments at 157 pounds, compiling a 10-9 record. He earned three pins and one major decision on the season. Ousley garnered academic All-Big Ten honors following the season.

2011-12 (Redshirt)
Regular Season
Ousley wrestled in eight open tournaments at 157 pounds, compiling a 7-17 record. His best finish came with a sixth-place showing at the Quality Inn Open. Ousley went 3-3, earning his only pin of the season while also recording a technical fall over Dickinson State’s Jason Armitage.

In the classroom, Ousley earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll during the fall semester.

Before Nebraska
Ousley was a four-year letterwinner at Saginaw Heritage High School, where he helped his team to three consecutive Division 1 District Championships. As a senior, Ousley was a third-place finisher in his district and finished the year with a 44-12 record. Ousley was dominant in his final season, pinning 33 of his opponents and recording three technical falls. Ousley was a four-time team captain and was also a 2010 AAU Scholastic Duals All-American after helping his team to a 18th-place finish at the national tournament.

The son of Todd and Ann Ousley, Ian was born on Dec. 2, 1992, in Austin, Texas. He has two brothers, Dae and Josh. Ian is majoring in nutrition, exercise and health sciences at Nebraska and garnered Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2013 and 2014. He is a three-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll and was named to the 2014 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team, while also earning a Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award during the same year.

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