Awards and Honors: 2014 Academic All-Big Ten
2013-14: 9-9 record in open tournaments while competing unattached at 174, 184 and 197 lbs. ... 3-2 record at the Duhawk Open ... 1-2 record at the Grand View Open ... 1-2 record at the Jim Fox Open ... placed second at the Dan Gable Open with a record of 3-1... 1-2 record at the Loras Open
2012-13: 7-13 record in open tournaments at 174 lbs. ... placed fifth at the Loras Open with a 2-2 record ... 1-2 record at the Pointer Open ... 0-2 record at the UNI Open ... 3-3 record at the Flash Flanagan Open ... 1-2 record at the Grand View Open ... 0-2 at the Blugold Open.
High School:Four-year varsity team member at Brookfield Central High School ... team captain junior and senior years ... named team MVP in his senior season ... member of the Team Wisconsin National Team ... also competed in football and cross country ... graduated with honors and won a Scholar Athlete Award ... awarded the Bob Petruska Award, given to the Brookfield Central athlete who best displays leadership, sportsmanship and determination.
Personal:Parents are Dean and Karen Veling ... two siblings, Tyler Veling and Michael Smith ... is an Eagle Scout ... hobbies include long boarding, water tubing and quantum mechanics ... intends on majoring in biology.