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    Ben Kuhar
    Ben Kuhar

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Concord Township, Ohio

    High School:
    St. Edward

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / Hwt.



    03/29/2012

    Celebrate the 2011-12 Wrestling Season at Banquet, Golf Outing

    Annual banquet scheduled for May 5, golf outing set for May 21

    03/28/2012

    Northwestern Picks Up 43 Winter Academic All-Big Ten Awards

    Wildcats on pace to again break school record for total Academic All-Big Ten honors

    03/28/2012

    Northwestern Picks Up 44 Winter Academic All-Big Ten Awards

    Wildcats on pace to again break school record for total Academic All-Big Ten honors

    02/13/2012

    This Week in Northwestern Athletics - Week of Feb. 13

    Baseball begins 2012 season, wrestling closes 2011-12 regular season at home

    02/03/2012

    'Cats Improve to 5-0 in Nonconference Action, Defeat NIU 24-18

    NU wins six bouts, including four with bonus points

    2011-12 Northwestern Match-by-Match Results Get Acrobat Reader

    2011-12: Saw dual action on Feb. 3 against Northern Illinois, filling in for Mike McMullan ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Distinguished Scholar.

    2010-11: Third year as a starter at heavyweight ... Made NU his debut at the Big Ten Championships where he placed eighth, defeating Ohio State's Zach Stolarsky before falling to No. 2 seed Ricky Alcala of Indiana ... Finished 14-16 with a 9-10 dual record ... Took fifth place at Penn's Keystone Classic with a 4-2 mark at the event ... 0-2 at Midlands Championships ... Two wins at Pittsburgh Duals while also wrestling No. 4 Ryan Tomei of Pitt to a tight 3-1 loss ... Picked up Big Ten dual wins over Stolarsky (2/19), Pat Walker of Illinois (1/14) and Roger Vukobratovich of Purdue (2/4) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2009-10: Began season as starter at heavyweight ... Won five matches and placed third at the season-opening Eastern Michigan Open, including wins over wrestlers from Michigan State, Michigan and Purdue ... At Northern Illinois on Dec. 3, battled through a shoulder injury sustained midway through the match to finish the bout ... The injury forced him to miss the remainder of the season ... Five of six dual losses came by four points or fewer.

    2008-09: First year as a starter at heavyweight ... Posted a 5-12 overall mark with 2-9 record in duals ... 1-3 in the Big Ten before suffering a hand injury that ended his season on 1/31 ... 2-2 Michigan State Open with one pin ... 1-2 in Midlands Championships, including an 8-2 loss to eventual NCAA champion Mark Ellis of Missouri ... Defeated Alan O'Donnell of Michigan State 11-3 on 1/23 ... Lost 3-2 in two overtimes to Michigan's Eddie Phillips in NU's 17-17 tie with the Wolverines on 1/31.

    2007-08: Redshirted ... Posted 6-6 record while wrestling unattached ... 1-2 at Michigan State Open ... Won three matches at Missouri Open ... Took two matches at Edinboro Open.

    High School: Career record of 50-13 with 29 pins ... Two-time Cadet Freestyle National Champion (2004, 2005) ... Won 30 matches and reached state finals sophomore year ... Ended sophomore season as No. 1 ranked heavyweight prospect in the nation for the class of 2007.

    Personal: Born Bennett Elmer Kuhar ... Son of Kevin and Laurie Kuhar ... Attended same high school as former Northwestern teammates Kyle Bertin and Keith Sulzer ... Majoring in mechanical engineering ... Chose Northwestern over Minnesota and Stanford.

    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
    2008-09 5-12 2-9 1-3 6-24 -- 2-0 0-0 0-0
    2009-10 5-6 0-5 0-1 0-18 -- 1-1 0-0 0-0
    2010-11 14-17 9-11 3-4 34-36 8th 1-3 0-0 2-0
    2011-12 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-6 -- 0-1 0-0 0-0
    Career 24-36 11-26 4-8 40-84 -- 4-5 0-0 2-0