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: 45-31; 78-44* (*including redshirt year)

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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