ODU Wrestling BIO
Kevin Beazley
Player Profile:
Kevin Beazley 1372470
Weight: 197
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Howell, Mich.
High School: Detroit Catholic Central

Career Record: 70-39; 103-52* (*including redshirt year)

2016-17: Captured All-American honors after placing eighth at 197 lbs. at the 2017 NCAA Championships... Went 3-3 at the national tournament, which included a pin over the No. 7 seed Aaron Studebaker from Nebraska... Season record of 25-8 with a 12-4 mark in dual meets... Led the team in major decision victories with 7 and defeated six nationally-ranked wrestlers throughout the season... Finished as the Mid-American Conference runner-up, falling only to three-time NCAA Champ and Olympic bronze medalist J'Den Cox of Missouri... Southeast Open Champ... Placed sixth at Midlands, reaching the semis before medically forfeiting out of the tournament... Named to his second Academic All-MAC Wrestling Team.  

2015-16: Took an Olympic redshirt.

2014-15: Qualified for the NCAA Championships … Finished third at the MAC Championships … Finished the season 27-17 overall and 10-8 in dual action … Placed second at the Wolfpack Open (11/16) and third at the Cleveland State Open (12/13) … Highlighted the season with wins over No. 15 Jared Haught and No. 24 Cole Baxter … Started in all 18 dual meets at 197 pounds … Tied for second on the team with six falls, with the fastest coming in just 18 seconds … Tied for third on the team in overall wins (27), and third in major decisions (5) ... Named to the Academic All-MAC Wrestling Team.

2013-14: Finished the season 18-14 as a redshirt freshman … Led the Monarchs lineup with 5 falls … Placed Fourth at the MAC Championships and first at the Wolfpack Open … Defeated NCAA All-American Taylor Meeks (Oregon State) ... Named Academic All-MAC Wrestling Team Honorable Mention.

In June, Beazley won his second-straight Greco-Roman International Wrestling Federation (FILA) Junior World Team Trials at his weight class of 96 kg (211 pounds) …  By virtue of winning, he qualified for and competed in the Junior World Championships in Zagreb, Croatia.

2012-13: Went 33-13 during redshirt campaign at 197 …  Led the Monarchs in falls, racking up 15 throughout the season …  Was tied for eighth in the nation for most pins …  Placed sixth at the prestigious Midlands tournament, upsetting three nationally ranked wrestlers …  Earned a fall over Binghamton's NCAA Qualifier Nathan Schiedel (12/29) …  Placed third at the National Collegiate open, going 4-1 on the day …  Placed second at the N.C. State Wolfpack Open as well as at the Cleveland State Open …  Also took third at the Clarion Open, Millersville Open and Mat Town Open …  Registered a sixth place finish at the Nittany Lion Open.

In June, Beazley won the 2013 Greco-Roman International Wrestling Federation (FILA) Junior World Team Trials at his weight class of 96 kg (211 pounds) and competed in the Junior World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Prep: Four-time district champion …  Two-time regional champion …  Michigan state runner-up his junior year …  Won the state championship his senior year …  Has received 13 All-American honors throughout his career …  Placed second at Fargo Nationals twice …  Two-time Flo Nationals finalist …  Career high school record of 190-22.

Off the Mat: Son of David and Dacia Beazley …  Has one sister, Kennedy …  Father was named the 2012 USA Wrestling Junior Greco-Roman Coach of the Year …  Was on the MHSAA Student Advisory Council in high school …  Volunteered for the Beat the Streets wrestling clinic …  Majoring in sport management at ODU.

Kevin Beazley's Wins over NCAA Qualifiers:
12/29/12 – Alex Polizzi (Northwestern)
12/29/12 – Nathan Schiedel (Binghamton)
12/29/12 – Jackson Hein (Wisconsin)
1/1/14 – Taylor Meeks (Oregon State)

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