Honors and Awards: 2013 All-American at 133 lbs. (third place) ... 2011 All-American at 133 lbs. (fifth place) ... 2010 All-American at 133 lbs. (fifth place) ... 2009 and 2010 Midlands Champion
2012-13: Wisconsin's starter at 133 and 141 lbs. ... earned the third All-America honor of his career at 133 lbs., at the NCAA championships with a 5-1 record to place third ... ranked in the top-10 all season and as high as third at both 133 and 141 lbs. ... finished the year as the No. 3-ranked wrestler at 133 lbs. ... 33-6 overall record on the season ... 13-2 dual meet record ... 11-2 record against Big Ten competition ... notched 14 wins over ranked opponents ... placed third at the Cliff Keen Invite at 141 lbs., with a 5-1 record ... made the move down to 133 lbs., at the Midlands Championships ... placed third at Midlands with a 6-1 record at 133 lbs. ... went 2-0 at NWCA National Duals ... placed third at 133 lbs., at the 2013 Big Ten Championships with a 4-1 record... led Wisconsin in wins (33), dual wins (13), dual points (56), Big Ten wins (7), technical falls (4) and major decisions (8) ... named Team MVP at the end of the season.
2011-12: Sat out season after taking an Olympic redshirt in order to attempt to qualify for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
2010-2011: Wisconsin's starter at 133 lbs. (ranked in the top 4 all season and as high as third) ... 31-5 record on the season (excludes open tournaments) at 133 lbs ... 1-0 at 141 lbs. (vs. South Dakota State, Jan. 8, 2011) ... 17-1 record in duals (eight at 133 lbs., one at 141 lbs.) ... had three pins, 11 tech falls and sixmajor decisions ... won the Loras Open title at 133 lbs. with a 4-0 record ... took second place at 133 lbs. at the Cliff Keen Invite with a 4-1 record ... placed first at the 2010 Midlands Championships at 133 lbs. for the second-straight year ... went 4-0 at the 2011 NWCA National Duals ... took second place at the Big Ten Championships with a 3-1 record ... went 4-2 to take fifth place at the NCAA Division I Championships, earning All-America honors
2009-10: Wisconsin's starter at 133 lbs. (ranked within the top 12 all season and as high as fifth) ... 31-9 record on the season ... 7-1 record in the Big Ten ... had three wins by pin, seven by tech fall and nine by major decision ... went 4-1 at the Cliff Keen Invite to finish in third ... won the Midlands Championship at 133 lbs. with a 5-0 record ... went 3-2 at the NWCA National Duals ... finished in fourth place at the Big Ten Championships with a 2-2 record ... went 5-2 to take fifth place at the NCAA Division I Championships, earning All-America honors ... took seventh at 60 kg/132.25 lbs. with a 3-2 record at the 2010 ASICS U.S. Open in freestyle
2008-09: Redshirt season ... went 18-2 in open tournaments .... His two losses were to wrestlers ranked in the top five for 133 lbs. (then-No. 5 Nick Fanthorpe of Iowa State and then-No. 2 Jayson Ness of Minnesota) ... loss to Fanthrope was 4-2 decision, to Ness was 8-4 decision ... finished first at the UNI, Stevens Point and Dan Gable Opens at 133 lbs. ... placed second at the Cyclone Open and third at the Kaufman-Brand Open ... registered four major decisions, three tech falls and three pins ... competed at U.S. Senior Nationals and FILA Junior World Team Trials during summer 2009 in the freestyle competition (60 kg/132 lbs.)
High School: Four-time Colorado state champion ... just the 15th wrestler in history of Colorado high school wrestling to win four state titles ... totaled a 162-1 record, his lone loss coming during his freshman campaign ... tallied 101 career pins in high school ... three-time Fargo All-American ... placed second at the 2007 Junior Pan-American Games in Venezuela ... two-time Junior Worlds competitor (2007 in China and 2008 in Turkey)
Personal: Major is undeclared ... parents are Darin and Mary Graff ... has three siblings, Patton, Taylor and Alex
Why Wisconsin? I chose Wisconsin because of the coaches and support of the program.