Sam Bennett
Sam Bennett

RS Junior

Anderson, Ind.

High School:
Anderson Highland




Huskies Cap Season with Annual Banquet

Rob Jillard, Nick Smith earn Bruce Swierczewski Most Valuable Wrestler Award


Huskies Prepare for MAC Championships

NIU hopes to grab at least one of MAC's 41 NCAA auto bids


Huskies Rally for 20-14 Win at Buffalo

NIU claims six of final seven matches against Bulls


NIU Returns Home to Battle #7 Missouri

Huskies face fifth Top 25 team this season in Tigers


NIU Splits Matches at Wendy's Duals

Huskies crush Ashland, fall to #22 Purdue

2013-14:Went 9-9 on the year with six starts at 165 pounds... Tied for the team lead with three technical falls during the year... Recorded four major decisions, tied for second-most on the team... Finished sixth at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open (11/3) with a 4-3 record... Opened the year with back-to-back tech falls at South Dakota State, outscoring Mason Bender of Augustana (S.D.) and Travis Kephart of Midland by a combined score of 33-1... Scored a 15-0 tech fall of Buffalo's Jake Campana to help the Huskies earn a come-from-behind dual win...

2012-13:Posted a 7-13 record on the year after emerging as the starter at 165 late in the season... Went 1-4 in dual matches, with his win coming in a first period pin of SIU Edwardsville's Logun Taylor on Jan. 6... Placed sixth at the 2013 Mid-American Conference Championships (3/10), beating Eastern Michigan's Jacob Davis in a 4-1 decision... Won the 165 bracket at the Harper Open (2/2), posting a pin and a technical fall en route to the title.

2011-12:Went 4-4 on the mat in 2011-12 at 157 pounds... Won the 157-pound bracket at the Harper Open with a 3-0 mark... Recorded a 1-2 mark in dual matches, defeating Jake Shirley of Cumberland (12/21) by a 9-1 major decision.

2010-11:Compiled a 10-3 record while wrestling at 157... placed fifth at the Michigan State Fresh/Soph Open... took third at the Flash Flanagan Open... finished first at the Harper Open, defeating Elmhurst's Tom Jung in the championship match 5-4.

High School: Letterwinner all four years... team captain junior and senior years... posted a 42-0 record en route to the 2010 Indiana State Championship at 152 as a senior... chosen as team MVP sophomore year...state runner up as a sophomore and was third at the 2009 Indiana State Wrestling tournament at 152...the 16th ranked high school senior in his weight class by Wrestling USA Magazine...placed fifth at the 2009 NHSCA Junior National Championship.

Personal: Son of Tammy and Chuck Bennett... an assistant coach for the Scots Wrestling Club... involved in Therapy Dogs International... admires Georges St. Pierre. Birthdate: June 26, 1991. Major: Business administration.

Season Wins Losses Pins
2010-11RS 10 3 0
2011-12 4 4 0
2012-13 7 13 2
2013-14 9 9 0
CAREER 20 26 2