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    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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