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Matt Brown
Matt Brown


West Valley City, Utah

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Junior All-American Matt Brown turned his first year as a full time starter into a spot in the 174-pound NCAA title bout last season. Now with one All-America honor and a Big Ten title under his belt, the Utah native has an NCAA title as his prime focus in 2013-14. The NCAA's Elite 89 Award Winner and a first team Academic All-American (both Capital One and NWCA) is one of five returning All-Americans set to lead Penn State. Parents: Cindy Riley and Dave Brown -- Major: Crime, Law and Justice

Lion Career
Notched 12-1 major over #18 Nathaniel Brown of Lehigh on 11/16 then pinned West Virginia's Ross Renzi (4:10) on 11/18...rolled to 2012 NLO title at 174 with 5-0 record, including a tech fall and two majors, downed #11 Greg Zanetti of Rutgers 7-4 in finals...posted 5-1 mark to take third at Southern Scuffle on 1/1-2, with two pins and a major...upset by #4 Logan Storley of Minnesota in the semifinals...majored Purdue's Kyle Mosier 15-3 in road dual on 1/20...10-7 loss to #4 Robert Kokesh of Nebraska on 1/27...tough 4-3 loss to #6 Mike Evans at Iowa on 2/1...6-4 win over #8 Jordan Blanton of Illinois on 2/3...last second loss to #7 Nick Heflin of Ohio State on 2/10...downed #14 Greg Zannetti of Rutgers 6-2 on 2/24 in final dual of the season.

Big Ten Championships (4-0, CHAMPION, NCAA Qualifier): .Brown stormed to a 4-0 record and first Big Ten title as the five-seed at the 2013 Big Ten Wrestling Championships..pinned Indiana's Cheney Dale (6:15)...beat #6 Nick Heflin of Ohio State 7-1...downed #11 Dan Yates of Michigan 5-1 in semifinals...dominated #3 Mike Evans of Iowa 7-3 in title bout.

NCAA Championships (4-1, Runner-Up, All-American): Rolled to a 4-1 mark in first NCAA Championship tournament, advancing to national finals and earning All-American honors as National Runner-Up...majored Missouri's Todd Porter (10-1)...pinned Pitt's Nick Bonaccorsi (1:30)...majored Iowa State's Tanner Weatherman...beat #6 Logan Storley of Minnesota 3-2 in national semifinals...dropped hard-fought 2-1 (TB) decision to #1 Chris Perry in national finals.

Red-shirted in 2008-09...went 5-0 to win title at ESU Open on 11/12...5-0 at Laker Open on 11/19 to win crown, including two pins and three techs...5-1 at the Nittany Lion Open on 12/4 to place fifth...made Penn State dual debut at 174 with 19-4 tech fall over Lock Haven's Aaron McKinney on 12/18...superb run at the Southern Scuffle, going 4-1 to take second place...lost in finals to teammate #2 Ed Ruth by 6-3 margin, beat #7 Dorian Henderson and #11 Logan Storley of Minnesota in the process, also had two pins...made Big Ten dual meet debut on 2/3 up two weights at 197 (weighed in at 174) and downed Husker starter James Nakashima 2-1...two days later, weighed in at 174 once again and moved up two weights to beat 15th-ranked 197-pounder Max Huntley of Michigan 3-1 in his Rec Hall dual debut...majored Utah Valley's Monte Schmalhaus 13-3 in front of homestate crowd in Orem, Utah, on 2/11...majored Pitt's Ethan Headlee 12-2 in season dual finale on 2/19.

Red-shirted during the 2008-09 season at Iowa State for Sanderson before his two year mission...posted a 22-6 record as a red-shirt...wrestled at both 157 and 165.

High School/Personal
Brown amassed a superb 149-4 career record at Cyprus High School in Utah, won three state titles, finished fourth as a freshman and was a two-time high school All-American. He is the son of Dave and Cindy Brown.

Career Statistics
2008-09 Red Shirt Season
2011-12 27-2 5-0 (2-0) 22-2 (0-0/0-0) 7-0 4-0 10-0 19
2012-13 29-5 11-3 (5-3) 19-2 (4-0/4-1) 8-1 2-0 7-0 49
Career 56-7 16-3 (7-3) 41-4 (4-0/4-1) 15-1 6-0 16-0 68
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