Wrestling


Ben Friedl
Ben Friedl

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Orland Park, Ill.

High School:
Carl Sandburg

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 174

Birthdate:
08/24/1988

2009-10: Did not compete after undergoing offseason knee surgery.

2008-09: Went 5-4 with a 5-3 mark at 174 and 0-1 at 184 ... Placed fourth at the Missouri Open after going 3-2 ... Went 2-1 at the ACC/Big Ten Clash ... Wrestled at 184 against eventual national champion Jake Herbert during the Northwestern dual.

2007-08: Went 14-13, becoming the starter at 184 during the Big Ten season ... Went 7-9 at 184 and 7-4 at 174 ... Defeated NCAA qualifier A.J. Kissel (Purdue) during the dual ... Went 3-5 in Big Ten action ... Placed fourth at the Missouri Open after going 4-2 ... Went 3-2 at Midlands.

2006-07: Redshirt season ... Went 4-2 at the Missouri Open ... Went 2-2 at the Dubuque Open.

HIGH SCHOOL: Finished his senior season with a 47-2 record en route to a second-place finish at the state meet ... Wrestled for two state championship teams during his high school career.

PERSONAL: Full given name is Benjamin Parker Friedl ... Born Aug. 24, 1988 ... Parents are Warren and Kathy Friedl ... Majoring in speech communication ... Brother, Pete, was a three-time Illinois All-American ... Biggest thrill in sports was being a part of a two-time state championship team ... Says his brother, Pete, has most influenced his athletic career because he pushed him to be a better athlete and to become a Division I athlete.

Friedl's Career Record

Year	W	L	F	Big Tens	NCAAs
2007-08	14	13	0	---	---
2008-09	5	4	0	---	---
2009-10    0    0    0    ---    ---
Total    19    17    0
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