Awards and honors: 2013 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
2012-13: Wisconsin's starter at 133 and 141 lbs. ... 11-17 overall record on the season ... 5-10 record in dual meets ... 5-7 record against Big Ten competition ... finished eighth at 133 lbs., at the Cliff Keen Invite with a 4-3 record ... made the move up to 141 lbs., for the Midlands Championships ... went 1-2 at Midlands at 141 lbs. ... went 1-1 at NWCA National Duals ... finished eighth at 141 lbs., at the Big Ten championships with a 1-3 record ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.
2011-12: Wisconsin's starter at 133 lbs ... has a 10-6 overall record at 133 and 141 lbs., including one win by major decison ... went 2-2 at the 2011 Midlands Championships at 133 lbs.
2010-11: Wisconsin's starter at 125 lbs. ... 7-12 record on the season ... has two major decisions ... went 2-2 at the NWCA National Duals ... took sixth place at the Big Ten Championships at 125 lbs. with a 2-3 record
2009-10: Redshirt season ... Went 4-1 at the Loras Open to finish in fifth place at 133 lbs. ... won the UW Stevens Point Open at 133 lbs. with a 5-0 record ... went 4-2 at the Kaufman/Brand Elite to finish in fifth place at 133 lbs. ... earned Academic All-Big Ten honors ... competed freestyle at the 2010 ASICS U.S. Open at 60 kg/132.25 lbs. but did not place
2008-09: One of four true freshmen to start for the Badgers ... Wisconsin's starter at 133 lbs. ... went 0-14 overall, 0-10 in duals and 0-5 in Big Ten duals ... went 3-2 in open tournaments before starting his first dual on Nov. 21, 2008 ... started the most duals for Wisconsin at 133 lbs. ... wrestled at FILA Junior Nationals during summer 2009 ... wrestled in both the freestyle and Greco-Roman competition at 60 kg/132.25 lbs.
High School: Four-time Minnesota state runner-up ... compiled a 178-16 overall record at Apple Valley High School ... named team rookie of the year as a freshman ... won most dedicated award as a junior ... team MVP as a senior ... finished sixth at Senior Nationals in 2008 ... ranked No. 18 in the country at 125 lbs. in InterMat Final All-Class High School rankings ... Academic All-State and NHSCA Academic All-American
Personal: Majoring in political science ... parents are Tom and Darla Kelliher ... has two brothers, Craig and Matt ... Craig is a freshman on the wrestling team at Central Michigan ... also played football at Apple Valley High School ... also likes ultimate frisbee and the guitar ... helped out Team Minnesota at the Freestyle/Greco Nationals in Fargo, N.D. during summer 2009
I liked the wrestling program and the academic standards of the UW.