Tyler Caldwell
Tyler Caldwell

Wichita, Kan.

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Cowboy Wrestling Season in Review

By Taylor Miller


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Perry, Oliver Crowned National Champs, Cowboys Finish Second

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Cowboy Wrestling in Second, Five Advance to Semis


Oliver, Perry Advance to NCAA Finals

Cowboys secure seven All-Americans.


NCAA Wrestling Championships Session Three

March 22, 2013 Wells Fargo Arena

201314: Wrapped up his collegiate career as a two-time NCAA finalist ... Lost to Penn State's David Taylor in the NCAA finals at 165 pounds ... Recorded a major decision in the quarterfinals of the event over No. 7 Pierce Harger of Northwestern ... Finished the season at 28-4 overall and a 14-2 mark in dual action ... Went 9-4 against ranked opponents ... Earned his second-consecutive 165-pound Big 12 title grabbing two major decisions, including a 12-1 win over No. 12 Michael Moreno of Iowa State ... Compiled a perfect 4-0 record against Big 12 competition ... Produced wins over nine of the 13 ranked opponents that he faced, including a 2-1 win over No. 3 Nick Sulzer in the semifinals of the Southern Scuffle ... Finished second at the Southern Scuffle ... Won the Joe Parisi title at 165 pounds, defeating No. 11 Zach Toal of Missouri in the finals ... Eight of his dual wins came with bonus points attached ... Fastest fall came in 1:54 over Cristian Mayasa in the dual against American ... Collected eight major decisions, four falls and three technical falls ... Named to the 2014 Academic All-Big 12 team with a 4.0 GPA ... Selected as NWCA Academic All-American ... Four-time NCAA All-American.

2012-13: In his first year as a Cowboy, he finished third at NCAAs, upsetting No. 3-seed Peter Yates, 5-1 in the third-place bout, becoming a three-time All-American ... Allowed his opponents to score only six points the entire tournament ... Boasted a 35-5 overall record that includes a team-high 17 wins over ranked opponents ... Posted an 18-4 dual record ... Claimed his first Big 12 title at 165 pounds with a thrilling 1-0 victory over No. 5 Bubby Graham of Oklahoma ... Acquired 14 bonus point wins in the form of six falls and eight major decisions ... Ranked second on the team in dual nearfalls with 10 ... Took 1st at the Lindenwood Open ... Defeated No. 7 Nick Sulzer of Virginia, 5-2, to produce a third-place finish at the Southern Scuffle ... Went undefeated at the National Duals Finals, snatching wins over No. 8 Conrad Polz, No. 20 Zach Toal and No. 14 Cody Yohn.

2011-12 (Olympic redshirt): Took an Olympic redshirt year capped by a 1-2 finish in the freestyle 74 kg bracket at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Trials in Iowa City, defeating Matt Brown in his first match before falling to Andrew Howe and Nick Marable ... Placed at several senior freestyle events, including third at the 2011 Freestyle Olympic Trials Qualifier, third at the 2012 Dave Schultz Memorial, third at the 2012 Cerro Pelado International in Cuba, fourth at the 2011 Sunkist Kids International and third at the 2011 University Nationals.

2010-11 (at Oklahoma): NCAA runner-up as a sophomore at 165 pounds after falling to Nebraska's Jordan Burroughs in the finals ... Defeated defending NCAA Champion Andrew Howe of Wisconsin in the semifinals ... Went 4-1 at NCAAs ... Finished the season with a 32-6 overall record ... Began the season wrestling at 174 pounds where he went 12-2 overall and 4-0 in dual meets ... Finished fourth at the 2010 Cliff Keen Invitational at 174 pounds after defeating Oregon State's then-No. 7 Colby Covington and Illinois' fifth-ranked Jordan Blanton ...Named the Big 12 Wrestler of the Week (Jan. 24) after he earned a decisive 9-1 major decision victory over 10th-ranked Andrew Sorenson of Iowa State ... Claimed the 174-pound Brockport Open Title ... Only Big 12 and dual loss came against Nebraska's No. 1-ranked Burroughs (7-3) .... Finished second at the 2011 Big 12 Championships after being narrowly defeated by Burroughs (2-1) ... Named to the 2011 All-Academic Big 12 team ... NWCA All-Academic Team member ... Named Most Outstanding Wrestler at the team banquet.

2009-10 (at Oklahoma): Posted a 4-2 record as a freshman at the 2010 NCAA Championships to place fifth and earn All-America status ... At the national tournament, upset the No. 5, No. 9 and No. 12 seeds ... Took third at the 2010 Big 12 Championships after posting back-to-back wins after an opening-round loss ...Was one of three true-freshman in the Oklahoma lineup ... Posted a 31-14 overall record, including an 11-6 dual record ... Was 1-4 against Big 12 foes during the regular season ... Placed third at the Lindenwood Open ... Placed second at the Oklahoma City Invitational and third at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open ... Started in all but three of Oklahoma's dual meets ... Named the Most Valuable Freshman at the postseason banquet.

High School: Lettered all four years at Goddard High School ... Compiled a 150-4 overall record under coaches Brett Means and Tim Fisher ... Was a two-time Greco All-American, including a seventh-place finish at the 2007 Junior Nationals, and four-time Kansas state champion ... Named Co-Wrestler of the Year ... Was a Brute National Champion and placed third at Senior Nationals ... Owns the Kansas state record for most falls in a career (125).

Personal: Born on Nov. 20, 1989 ... Full name is Tyler John Caldwell ... Hometown is Wichita, Kan. ... Has three siblings, Courtney, Kyle and Kael ... Son of Ty Caldwell and Johnna Brown.

Year Overall Dual vs. Ranked Fall MD TF Quick
2009-10 31-14 11-6 N/A 4 8 3 0:50
2010-11 32-6 13-1 N/A 2 6 3 4:35

Olympic Redshirted



18-3 17-4 6 9 0 1:12
Total 98-25 42-10 17-4 12 23 6 0:50
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