NIU hopes to grab at least one of MAC's 41 NCAA auto bids
2013-14:Recorded a 19-14 mark as the Huskies' starter at heavyweight... Earned a fifth-place finish at the MAC Championships with a 2-2 record, defeating Eastern Michigan's Khodar Hoballah in the placing match... Opened the year Nov. 3 with a fifth-place performance at South Dakota State's Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open with a 3-2 record... Posted his only bonus-point win of the season Nov. 16 at the EMU Duals with a 12-4 major decision over Findlay's Cody Hoston... Recorded a team-best 6-2 record in MAC duals, a mark that includes a 4-2 victory over 2014 NCAA qualifier Blaize Cabell of Northern Iowa on Nov. 23... Claimed a 5-2 triumph over 2014 national qualifier David Devine of SIU Edwardsville on Jan. 4.
2012-13: Posted a career-high 16 wins in his second season as a full-time starter at heavyweight... Went 9-8 in dual matches... Notched one major decision and one pin during the season... Took fourth at the MAC Championships (3/10) with a 2-2 record... Placed third at the Kaufman-Brand Open (12/1) and fourth at the EMU Open (11/3)... Competed in six overtime matches during the year, posting a 4-2 mark... Faced nine different NCAA qualifiers in 2012... Got his lone pin of the season on Jan. 6, sticking Appalachian State's Joe Cummings in 4:23.
2011-12: Went 14-12 with two pins while starting every meet at heavyweight... Tied for the team lead with 45 dual points scored... Had a five match winning streak from Jan. 22 through Feb. 18... Posted an 11-6 record in dual matches... Dropped four matches in overtime... Pinned Cumberland's Joe Hill in 2:19 on Dec. 21 and Northwestern's Ben Kuhar in 6:48 on Feb. 3.
2010-11: Finished the season with a 6-4 record while wrestling at 285... took second place at the Flash Flanagan Open, losing to Iowa's Bobby Telford in the championship match... finished second at the Harper Open, losing to Harper College's Adam Chalphant in the championship match... defeated Loras College's Kyle Henry by pin fall in just 0:48.
2009-10 (Redshirt): Competed in two tournaments on the season, winning two matches in the heavyweight class...had one win by pin at the Cleveland State Open
High School: Earned first-team All-Conference honors senior season ... Finished senior season with 45-3 record and a third place finish in state ... Holds high school record for most wins in a season (45)... Four-time varsity letter winner in both wrestling and football ... Named team captain junior and senior seasons ... Won the Coach's Award junior year and Leadership Award senior year ... Named to second-team All Northwest District team ... Named the most valuable offensive lineman for Norwalk High School.
Personal: Son of Jeff, Sr., and Cynthia Torrence ... Born on June 13, 1991 ... Admires Ray Lewis, Cael Sanderson, and Dan Gable ... Majors in psychology.