Austin Pickering
Austin Pickering

RS Sophomore

Port Huron, Mich.

High School:
Port Huron Northern




Jillard, Morse, Torrence Pace Huskies at Kaufman-Brand Open

Top-three finishes by Rob Jillard, Andrew Morse and Jared Torrence highlight NIU's 14 placewinners


Northern Illinois Returns to Mats at Kaufman-Brand Open

Huskies take part in second open tournament of the season Saturday


Huskies Host Purdue, Loras, Calumet College in NIU Duals

NIU looks to keep undefeated mark intact against trio of teams


Huskies Put 13 on the Podium at EMU Open

Mougin paces NIU in open bracket; Scott wins fresh/soph 197 title


Northern Illinois Open Regular Season at EMU Open

Tournament will feature 530 wrestlers from across the country

2012-13: Finished the year with a 4-6 record at 197... Placed fifth at the Flash Flanagan Open (1/12) with a 2-2 record... Record two of his four wins by pin, sticking Cornell College's Colton Kelly at 6:55 at Loras and Concordia (Neb.)'s Cameron Bruce at 1:55 in the Grand View Open (1/26)... Scored a 9-0 major decision against King's Cody Davis at the Kaufman-Brand Open (12/1).

2011-12:Posted a 6-6 record with one pin at 197 pounds... Took fifth place at the Pointer Open with a 2-2 record... Finished fifth at the Harper Open behind a 2-2 mark... Lone pin came against Illinois State's Mike Gweneger in 1:32... Notched one tech fall during the season, an 18-2 rout of unattached James McCoury at the Michigan State Fresh/Soph Open.

High School: Amassed a 171-33 record during his four-year career at Port Huron Northern High School... Holds the single season and career school records for wins, pins, takedowns and tournament wins... Posted back-to-back 50 win seasons, posting a 54-4 mark as a junior and a school record 56 wins versus three losses his senior season... Two-time team MVP and team captain... Named All-Area Wrestler of the Year his senior season... Lettered in football and track and was a member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born on Sept. 14, 1992... Son of Russ and Krystal Pickering... Majoring in sociology.

Season Wins Losses Pins
2011-12RS 6 6 1
2012-13 4 7 2