2004-05: Missed the majority of the 2004-05 season after suffering an injury.
2003-04: Saw time at both 157 and 165 pounds, but was NIU's starter during MAC action at the 165-pound division ... Finished third in the MAC Championships after recording a 10-11 overall record during the season ... Was 2-3 in MAC action during the regular season, but used a 10-2 win over Nick Brenner (Kent State) and Tony DeAnna (Ohio) to secure third.
2002-03: Was 10-4 with one pin last season while wrestling in the 165-pound weight class ... Won the Loras Invitational and finished second at the Dubuque Invite ... Got his first win of the season after recording a 17-5 major-decision victory over Bryant Manbler of Loras College.
2001-02: Three of his seven wins came on one day, capturing victories over Olivet (MI), Loras and Elmhurst ... Finished second at Dubuque and first at the Loras Invitational.
High School: Captured back-to-back state titles in the Badger State and claimed the No. 8 ranking in Intermat's 145-pound ratings ... Won 80 consecutive matches in his final two seasons, posting unblemished marks of 39-0 as a junior and 41-0 as a senior ... Four-time state qualifier finished with a school-record 143 victories in 150 matches, including a 34-2 mark as a 140-pound sophomore.
Personal: Son of Julie and Michael Nelson ... Born June 6, 1982 ... Majoring in Elementary Education.
Year W L Pins
2001-02 7 21 1
2002-03 10 4 1
2003-04 14 15 1
2004-05 2 6 0
Career 33 46 3