Daniel Mitchell
Daniel Mitchell
Weight: 197
Year: RS Junior
Hometown: Broomfield, Colo.
High School: Legacy
Major: Business Administration

 

2012-13 (Redshirt Year): Went undefeated during the year, winning both the Edinboro and National Collegiate Open … tallied three falls and two major decisions.

2011-12: Named the NCAA's Elite 89 Award winner for the highest GPA of any student-athlete competing at the Division I Wrestling Championships ... went 21-12 on the season with six falls and four major decisions … finished sixth at the EIWA Championships … earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships, registering a 4-1 decision over Harvard’s James Fox … came in fourth place at the Midlands Championships, which included a 3-2 decision over No. 7 Grant Gambrall of Iowa … finished third at the Nittany Lion Open after recording a 4-1 record, including a 7-0 decision over No. 16 Nick Vetterlein of Virginia Tech … won five bouts in a row from January 8 through February 5, posting two falls and a major decision … his six falls were second-most on the team.

2010-11: Qualified for the NCAA Championships for a second consecutive year … earned NWCA Academic All-America status and posted the fifth-highest GPA among Div. I wrestlers … placed third at the EIWA Championships … led the team with a 33-9 overall record and ranked third with seven falls and six major decisions … his 33 wins rank second on American’s single-season list … defeated then No. 11 Joe Kennedy of Lehigh 3-2 … also placed first at the Wilkes Barre Open and Brockport Oklahoma Gold, and took second at the Keystone Classic … won seven straight matches to begin the year including four bonus point victories … fastest fall came in 1:37.

2009-10: NCAA Championships qualifier … placed fourth at the EIWA Championships … defeated Central Michigan’s Eric Smiaz, 10-2, at the NCAA Championships … earned victories over fourth-seeded Joseph Kennedy from Lehigh, 10-7, and seventh-seeded Lamar Brown from Rutgers, 6:53 at the EIWA Championships … posted a 6-7 record and a 3-3 dual meet record … won his first career match against Jack Callendar of Drexel by fall at the 1:56 mark.

High School: Top of the Rockies Champion … Colorado State champion … undefeated senior season … placed in State Championships twice … Student Athlete of the Year … 21 pins out of 23 matches senior year...earned three varsity letters in wrestling...named team captain junior and senior year … played rugby for four years … also named class valedictorian and AP scholar with distinction.

Year

Overall

Dual

Fall

MD

TF

2009-10

6-7

3-3

2

1

0

2010-11

33-9

15-5

7

6

1

2011-12

21-12

8-4

6

4

0

Total

60-28

26-12

15

11

1

Daniel Mitchell