Official Store

    David Helmer
    David Helmer


    McLean, Va.

    High School:

    Height / Weight:
    5-9 / 149


    'Cats Look to Capture Another Keystone Classic Title

    NU won 2011 edition hosted by Penn


    No. 14 Northwestern Opens 2012-13 Season at Stanford

    Wildcats visit Palo Alto, Calif., for first dual of season


    Pariano Previews 2012-13 Northwestern Wrestling Season

    Wildcats host wrestle-offs in Ken Kraft Wrestling Complex Saturday at 10 a.m.


    Jason Welch: The Making of a Captain

    Undefeated junior captain working through 2011-12 season one goal at a time


    Northwestern in Second After Session I of Midlands

    Four alive in championship round, nine others competing in wrestlebacks

    2012-13 Northwestern Match-by-Match Results Get Acrobat Reader

    2012-13: Did not compete.

    2011-12: Wrestled at 149 and 157 lbs. ... Competed at 149 lbs. at the Michigan State Open and Keystone Classic and at 157 lbs. at Midlands ... Went 2-6 overall, with a 9-2 decision over Brown's Ken Staub at the Keystone Classic and a 6-3 decision over Chicago's Jim Layton at Midlands ... 1-2 at Midlands.

    2010-11: Picked up first career dual win against Wisconsin-Whitewater on Nov. 14 ... 4-2 at Eastern Michigan Open before falling to teammate Pierce Harger.

    2009-10: Redshirt season ... Competed in six open tournaments during his redshirt season and compiled a 17-9 record ... Champion of both the Missouri Open and Dan Gable Open ... 4-3 at season-opening Eastern Michigan Open ... 0-2 at Midlands Championships, where he lost to Wisconsin's 157-pound starter Greg Burke by 5-2 decision.

    High School: Two-time state champion in Virginia while wrestling for Langley ... Finished with a career varsity record of 161-16, including a 52-1 mark as a senior ... Four-time region champion ... Inducted into the Virginia Wrestling Hall of Fame as Student-Athlete of the Year ... Named a High School All-American by USA Wrestling, which ranked him ninth in the nation among seniors at 152 pounds ... Team captain ... Also played football and earned all-district honors as a tailback, scoring 15 touchdowns his senior year with more than 1,000 rushing yards.

    Personal: Born David Robert Helmer ... Son of Dave and Eileen Helmer ... Father wrestled in college for Notre Dame ... Chose Northwestern over Cornell and Minnesota ... Majoring in sociology with a minor in business institutions.

    Season Overall W-L Dual Meet W-L Big Ten W-L Dual Points For-Against Big Ten Champs. Pins For-Against Tech Falls For-Against Major Dec. For-Against
    2010-11 6-6 1-0 0-0 3-0 -- 0-0 0-0 0-0
    2011-12 2-6 -- -- -- -- 0-1 0-0 0-1
    Career 8-12 1-0 0-0 3-0 -- 0-1 0-0