2011-12: After dominating his way to a 24-0 record and a strong chance at an NCAA championship, he was sidelined with a season-ending injury for the second-straight season ... Before suffering that injury at Oklahoma, he had tallied 16 bonus-point wins, eight falls, three technical falls, five major decisions, nine wins over ranked opponents and 14 dual wins, as well as a No. 2 national ranking ... Despite only wrestling in 14 of the Cowboys' 18 duals, he finished second on the squad in duals nearfalls with 16, second on the squad with 58 dual points and fourth on the team with 43 dual takedowns ... He racked up an incredible five wins over eventual All-Americans and four came with bonus points attached, including a 16-5 major decision over eventual NCAA champion Tony Nelson of Minnesota, a 20-3 technical fall over Nick Gwiazdowski of Binghamton, a fall over Jeremy Johnson of Ohio in 2:29 and a 10-2 major decision over Bobby Telford of Iowa ... Won the UCM Open behind bonus-point wins in all four of his bouts, tallying three falls and a major decision ... He finished third at the Reno Tournament of Champions after losing to Chad Hanke, which did not count on his NCAA record due to Hanke taking an Olympic redshirt year.
2010-11 (Redshirt Year): Was penciled in at the beginning of the season to be the starter at heavyweight, but an injury early forced him to sit the majority of the season ... Wrestled only five open tournament matches before being injured, but recorded four wins, including one fall, one tech fall and a major decision ... Received a redshirt after sitting out the season with his injury.
2009-10: Earned All-America status in his first year wrestling at the collegiate level with a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Championships ... Showed a good deal of toughness by earning his way to the podium through the wrestleback, as he won four consolation bouts to secure his seventh-place finish ... Upset No. 9 Chad Beatty of Iowa in the championship first round before losing to No. 8 Sonny Yohn in the round of 16 ... From there, he pinned American's Daniel Mitchell, then claimed upset wins over No. 11 Patrick Bond of Illinois and No. 7 Anthony Biondo of Michigan before losing a tough 6-5 decision to No. 6 Eric Lapotsky of Oklahoma ... Earned a measure of revenge when he used a pair of dominating throws to topple Minnesota's Yohn by a 12-7 score in the seventh-place match ... NWCA all-academic team honoree ... First-team academic all-Big 12 honoree ... Fifth-place finisher in a loaded 197-pound weight class at the Big 12 Championships ... Lost by decision to a pair of top-10 wrestlers at the event ... Enjoyed a productive regular season while making the transition to folkstyle wrestling for the first time in his life ... Finished with a 30-9 overall record that included a 13-5 mark in duals and six wins over ranked opponents ... Ranked second on the team with 42 dual match takedowns ... Scored eight wins by fall ... Won the 197-pound weight class title at the Reno Tournament of Champions, the Oklahoma City Open and the Central Missouri Open ... Won 21 of his first 22 bouts.
2008-09: Attended Oklahoma State, but did not compete ... Made his connection to OSU by training with former Cowboy Olympian Daniel Cormier in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia.
Prior to OSU: Trained under Russian wrestling legend BuvaisarSaitiev in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia for five years ... Won an international tournament in Nice, France in 2006 ... Took third at the 2006 Russian National Championship ... Third-place finisher at the International Youth Wrestling Tournament in Kalinigrad in 2006 ... Placed second at the 2008 New York Athletic Club Open, pinning 2008 U.S. Olympic team member Andy Hrovat in the semifinal round before eventually falling to 2008 Olympian Nicolai Ceban of Moldova in the title bout.
Personal: Alan Gelogaev was born Nov. 11, 1986 in Sernovodsk, Chechenya ... Son of Alihan and Maryam Gelogaev ... Has four sisters and a brother ... Majoring in business administration ... Nickname is "Z", stemming from his middle name, Zelim.
Alan Gelogaev Capsule