2014-15: Three-time starter for the Badgers at 157 lbs. ... compiled a 4-6 season record ... went 1-2 while competing against Maryland, Rider and Purdue ... recorded a 0-2 finish at the Navy Classic ... marked a 3-1 finish at Midland Championships
2013-14: 20-4 record in open competition while competing unattached at 165 lbs. ... won the Blugold Open while notching bonus-point victories in three out of five matches ... finishedthird at the Grand View Open while going 4-1 ... finished third at the Jim Fox Open ... won the Dan Gable Open after going 3-0 ... took fifth place at the Loras Open with a record of 4-2
High School: Two-time state champion ... won state as a senior after compiling a record of 46-0 ... was also perfect as a junior and won state after going 45-0 ... finished second at state as a sophomore after going 40-3 ... placed fifth in state as a freshman and went 45-6 ... took eighth place in freestyle competition at the 2013 Fargo Cadet and Junior National Championships ... finished with a fifth place finish in freestyle competition at the 2012 Fargo Championships
Davis on Liegel: "His parents went here; his brother goes here, so I think he knows UW really well. He's a great athlete. He's a great football player as well as a great wrestler. I think he'll excel here."
Personal: Parents are Ralph and Mary Liegel ... has three brothers, Steven (25), Scott (23) and Shane (14) ... also participated in football and was an all-conference linebacker and running back ... earned High Honors while in high school ... father wrestled for Wisconsin from 1982-1987 and brother, Scott, wrestled for Wisconsin ... brother, Steven, played football at Winona State University ... undecided on a major
"Wisconsin provided the best overall atmosphere for me to succeed both academically and athletically. It's one big family here."
Off the Mat with Seth
First started wrestling:
2nd gradeMy favorite thing about Wisconsin wrestling is:
The tradition. Wisconsin Wrestling truly is one big family. We take care of one another here. A non-athletic talent I have is:
Ironing Jake Stilling's dress clothesBefore each match, I: Make sure my headgear fitsMost memorable wrestling achievement
: Hugging my Dad after my 1st state title or 2 time All-American at Junior Fargo Freestyle Nationals.One thing I absolutely have to do before I turn 40:
Pilot license Favorite Coach quote:
“Name this song and I’ll take a minute off of live.” –Coach Hull Best UW memory:
When the football team upset #1 ranked Ohio St in Camp Randall.
If you were stranded on an island, which two teammates would you bring with you and why? Eric Peissig and Jake Stilling. Just because. Greatest fear:
When coach Ruschell combs his hair straight down.What song would you put on the soundtrack to your life?
Pick any song by Thomas Rhett. What is your favorite movie line or scene?
Animal House. The entire movie. What is your favorite book?
American SniperFavorite UW athlete?
Alex Erickson - Small town Wisconsin guy doing big things. Inspiration for kids everywhereFavorite athlete?
What does it mean to be a Badger?
"Being a Badger wrestler means that I get to attend one of the most prestigious universities in the world while competing in the toughest wrestling conference in the country. But beyond that, it’s about growing as a person in an environment unlike many others."