Blake Rosholt
Blake Rosholt

Ponca City, Okla.

High School:
Ponca City



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2013-14: Finished the season 12-10 overall and 3-4 in duals ... Was 1-5 versus ranked opponents......Went 0-2 in his third appearance at the NCAA Championships... Missed most of the dual season due to a nagging shoulder injury ... Earned third at the Big 12 Championship, dominating Leo Trindade of WVU, 9-0, in the third-place bout ... Received an at-large bid to NCAAs ... Produced a runner-up finish at the Joe Parisi Open ... Earned fifth at the Southern Scuffle, where he defeated No. 15 Conner Hartmann of Duke ... Picked up two pins, two major decisions and a technical fall ... Named to the 2014 second-team Academic All-Big 12 squad.

2012-2013: NCAA All-American at 197 pounds, finishing in eighth place ... Upset No. 6-seed Kyven Gadson in the second round, 8-7, redeeming his loss in the Big 12 finals ... Put together a 17-10 overall record after missing part of the season due to an injury ... Finished second at the Big 12 tournament ... Lead the team in nearfalls (12) ... Gathered three wins over ranked opponents in No. 10 Brent Haynes of Missouri, No. 14 Mario Gonzales of Illinois and Gadson ... Pinned Pennsylvania's Mike Steltenkamp in his first dual of the year in 4:23 ... Also picked up a fall in 3:51 over WVU's Mark Colabucci in the Big 12 dual finals ... Picked up 11 bonus-point wins in the form of five falls, two technical falls and four major decisions.

2011-12: Wrapped up his sophomore season with a record of 19-3, including a dual record of 8-2 and a 6-3 record vs. ranked opponents ... Placed first in the 197-pound bracket at the Reno Tournament of Champions, notching wins by technical fall and major decision in two of the first three matches ... Defeated two eventual All-Americans in No. 11 Alfonso Hernandez of Wyoming, 4-3, in the semifinal bout and teammate No. 4 Cayle Byers to take the title ... Defeated No. 17 Mario Gonzales of Illinois, 8-6, in sudden victory during the NWCA National Duals ... Beat No. 15 Grant Gambrall of Iowa, 8-4, during the Cowboys' dual victory in Iowa City ... Placed first at the UNK Loper Open, winning his first match by fall in just 26 seconds ... Recorded a second-place finish at the Central Missouri Open, winning three-straight before falling to Byers in the final bout ... Is fifth on the team with six victories against ranked opponents.

2010-11: At-large selection into the NCAA Championships field ... Finished with a 9-10 record that included two wins over ranked opponents ... Scored a 2-1 win over Campbellsville's Parker Burns in the wrestleback first round at the NCAA Championships ... Fifth-place finisher at the Big 12 Championships ... Originally slated to wrestle at 197 pounds, Rosholt was moved up to heavyweight after Alan Gelogaev went down with an injury sufferered at the first open tournament of the year ... Weighed in at less than 210 pounds for nearly all of his bouts and often times surrendered more than 50 pounds to his opponents ... Signature win of the season was a 4-3 triumph over No. 8 Nathan Fernandez of Oklahoma when he hit a switch late in the match and rode Fernandez out to snatch a victory from the Sooner senior ... Scored a 4-3 win over eventual All-American Levi Cooper of Arizona State in Tempe.

2009-10 (Redshirt Year): Put together an 11-8 overall record competing exclusively in open tournaments ... Six of his 11 victories came with bonus points attached, highlighted by three wins by fall ... Placed third at the Oklahoma City Open and was sixth at the Central Missouri Open ... Wrestled his first three tournaments at 197 pounds before bumping up to the 285-pound weight class for the final open tournament of the season ... His only defeat at the Oklahoma City Open came at the hands of OSU teammate and eventual All-American Alan Gelogaev.

High School: Attended Ponca City HS in Ponca City, Okla., where he was runner-up for the 2008 state title at 160 pounds and runner-up for the 2009 state title at 189 pounds, losing to the nation's top-ranked wrestler Chris Perry in the title bout his senior year ... Led Ponca City to a second-place finish at the state meet as a junior and as a senior.

Personal: Son of Jim and Tracey Rosholt ... Oldest brother Jake was a three-time NCAA champion for the Cowboys and another older brother, Jared, was a three-time OSU All-American and the winningest heavyweight in the storied history of Cowboy wrestling ... Older sister, Jesyca was a standout soccer player at OSU ... Blake is the youngest of the Rosholt family.

Blake Rosholt Capsule

Year Overall Dual vs. Ranked Fall MD TF Quick
2009-10 Redshirted
2010-11 9-10 8-6 2-5 0 2 0 --
2011-12 19-3 8-2 6-3 5 1 2 0:26
2012-13 17-10 10-5 3-9 5 4 2 0:59
Career 45-23 26-13 11-17 10 7 4 0:26
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