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    Brandon Precin
    Brandon Precin

    RS Senior

    Orland Park, Ill.

    High School:
    Carl Sandburg

    Height / Weight:
    5-4 / 125

    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
    2006-07 33-15 12-8 5-3 61-15 7th 7-0 3-0 3-1
    2007-08 37-9 13-3 5-3 51-10 7th 12-0 0-0 7-1
    2008-09 33-4 17-1 7-1 93-6 2nd 7-0 2-0 8-1
    2009-10 Redshirted
    2010-11 35-3 19-1 7-1 90-6 2nd 8-1 0-0 9-0
    Career 138-31 61-13 24-8 295-37 -- 34-1 5-0

    Career Notes: Brandon Precin completed one of the most outstanding careers in Northwestern wrestling history in 2011, going out as one of only five three-time NCAA All-Americans the program has ever produced ... Ranks third all-time in career victories with a record of 138-31, giving him the seventh-best career winning percentage in school history (.817) ... Two-time NCAA third-place finisher ... Two-time Big Ten finalist ... One of only two Wildcats ever to win two Midlands championships ... Garnered a No. 1 national ranking at 125 pounds his senior season ... Scored 90+ dual points in junior and senior years.

    2010-11: Became a three-time All-American by placing third at the NCAA Championships for the second time in his career ... Also placed second at Big Ten Championships for the second time ... Finished 35-3 in his senior season with a 19-1 mark in dual matches, 7-1 in the Big Ten ... Won 68 of his final 75 collegiate matches ... On Jan. 3, earned No. 1 national ranking at 125 pounds for the first time in his career ... Won his second career Midlands championship on Dec. 30, upsetting defending NCAA champion and top-ranked Matt McDonough of Iowa, 3-1, in the final ... One of only two Wildcat wrestlers ever to win multiple Midlands titles (Jake Herbert is the other) ... Named the Art Kraft Champion of Champions at the 2010 Midlands ... Team tri-captain ... At NCAA's, earned No. 3 seed and reached national semifinals before falling to 2010 NCAA champion Matt McDonough of Iowa ... Precin came back to defeat fifth-seeded Zach Sanders of Minnesota and Ben Kjar of Utah Valley State to claim third ... Began season 25-0 ... Only three losses of the season came to McDonough ... Last six victories of the regular season (all Big Ten duals) came with bonus points ... Won his weight class at Keystone Classic hosted by Penn, majoring Princeton's 15th-ranked Garrett Frey in the final ... Eight pins this season ... Winner of team's Most Valuable Wrestler Award ... Champion at 55 kg at University Nationals.

    2009-10: Redshirt season ... Compiled a 21-3 record wrestling unattached ... Competed at Dave Schultz Memorial International Championships in Colorado Springs, going 2-2 ... 4-1 at Midlands Championships, where he took third place.

    2008-09: Became a two-time All-American with his third-place finish at NCAA Championships ... Finished season 33-4 overall, 17-1 in duals and 7-1 in the Big Ten ... Ranked as high as No. 2 in USAToday/InterMat/NWCA poll ... As the No. 4 seed at NCAAs, won first two matches against Anthony Mustari of Northern Colorado and Michael Martinez of Wyoming ... Lost to Arizona State's 12th-seeded Anthony Robles in the quarterfinals ... Defeated Obenson Blanc of Oklahoma State and Scott Sentes of Central Michigan in wrestlebacks before defeating 2008 NCAA champion Angel Escobedo of Indiana (3-0) for the first time in his career in the consolation semifinals ... In third-place match, avenged earlier loss to Robles with a 3-1 victory (6-1 NCAA record) ... His 100th-career win came in the NCAA Championships against Blanc, making him the 12th NU wrestler to reach that milestone ... Placed second at the Big Ten Championships, losing to Escobedo in the finals 3-2 ... Won his first Midlands title, going 6-0 and beating Iowa State's eighth-ranked Tyler Clark in the final ... Named Hilton Garden Inn Athlete of the Week on 1/5 ... Prior to his loss to Robles at NCAAs, his only three losses had come to former national champions (Escobedo and Edinboro's Paul Donahoe) either by one point or in overtime ... Won both matches at NWCA National Duals, including a pin against Nebraska's Andy Pokorny ... Pinned Iowa's fifth-ranked Charlie Falck in dual season finale on 2/22 and Penn State's 14th-ranked Brad Pataky in Big Ten Championships ... Second on the team with seven pins ... One of 17 All-Americans to also be named to the NWCA All-Academic team.

    2007-08: Earned first-career All-America honor with seventh-place finish at NCAA Championships ... Finished year with 37-9 record ... Went 13-3 in duals and 5-3 in Big Ten ... Posted 4-2 mark at NCAA Championships ... Scored win over Cornell's Mike Rodriguez to advance to second round ... Defeated Penn's ninth-seeded Rollie Peterkin to advance to quarterfinals ... Took top seed and eventual champion Angel Escobedo of Indiana to the wire, falling in second overtime by riding time ... Defeated Bloomsburg's seventh-seeded Michael Sees and Old Dominion's 10th-seeded Jared Nicholson in consolation bracket ... Finished seventh at Big Ten Championships with 3-2 record ... Started season with 21 straight wins ... Tournament wins at Eastern Michigan Open, Michigan State Open and Missouri Open ... Finished second at Midlands Championships ... Defeated top-seeded Nick Simmons in Midlands semifinals ... Posted four wins at National Duals with only loss coming to then-top-ranked Paul Donahoe of Nebraska ... Three of his losses came to Indiana's Escobedo ... Notched two wins over eventual third-place finisher Mark McKnight of Penn State ... Pinned NCAA qualifier Colin Cudd of Wisconsin in dual match.

    2006-07: Posted 2-2 record at first NCAA Championships ... Finished seventh at Big Ten Championships by pinning Ohio State's Will Livingston ... Started every dual for the Wildcats at 125 lbs. in freshman season ... Entered season-opening Eastern Michigan Open unseeded and placed sixth ... Defeated top-seeded Mark Moos of Michigan in first collegiate match ... Captured third place at the Reno Tournament of Champions with wins over Oklahoma State's then-18th-ranked Tyler Schinn and Central Michigan's then-13th ranked Luke Smith ... Eighth at the 2006 Midlands Championships ... Scored a technical fall against Cornell's Luis Salinas at NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals (1/13) ... First win against a Big Ten opponent came in a triple overtime win over Collin Cudd of Wisconsin (1/26) ... Upset Penn State's then-seventh-ranked Mark McKnight in dual match (2/2) ... Topped Michigan's Mike Watts in last Big Ten dual (2/18).

    High School: Two-time Illinois state champion ... 186-6 varsity record ... Four-time conference champion, four-time regional champion and three-time sectional titleholder ... Named team's Most Valuable Player all four years of his career ... Captain his senior season ... Named SWSC Outstanding Wrestler, SICA Outstanding Wrestler and WGN/Chicago Tribune Athlete of the Month his senior year ... Competed in 2006 Illinois/Indiana All-Star Duals and recognized as Outstanding Wrestler ... In club competition, he was a three-time freestyle state champion and a three-time FILA Cadet All-American ... Competed for Team Overtime ... Four-year honor roll student ... Member of National Honor Society.

    Personal: Born Brandon Scott Precin ... Son of Robert and Jeanine Precin ... Grandfather Clarence Precin was a second-place finisher in the Illinois state field archery tournament and represented the U.S. in international competition ... Chose Northwestern over Illinois, Central Michigan and Columbia ... Double-majoring in secondary teaching and history.