2012 NCAA PARTICIPANT (125)
Competed at 125 lbs. ... Went a combined 10-9 during the season, with a 10-7 mark in open tournaments and 0-2 in dual competition ... Earned four decisions, a major decision, two tech falls and three pins during the season ... Fastest fall cameNorth Idaho College's Brock Banta (2:07), during the Clackamas Open (Jan. 20) ... Ranked has high as 14th nationally in his weight class during the pre-season ... Started at 125 lbs., for the Beavers in duals vs. Michigan (Nov. 16) and Boise State (Jan. 5) ... Went 4-2 at the Mike Clock Open (Nov. 11), finishing fourth,1-2 at the Reno Tournament of Champions (Dec. 16) and 0-2 during the Midlands Championships (Dec. 29) ... Finished in second place with a3-1 mark at the Clackamas Open and went2-1 en route to another runner up finishat the California Collegiate Open in San Francisco (Feb 2).
Went 26-17 record in first season of Division I competition ... Went 4-3 in major decisions, 2-3 in technical falls and 8-2 in pins ... Tallied 2-2 mark at NCAA Championships ... Claimed second at the Pac-12 Championships, losing a 14-3 major decision to Stanford's Ryan Mango in the final ... Had defeated Boise State's Landon Hartley, 6-1, and Cal State Bakersfield's Tyler Iwamura, 3-2, to advance to the league's finale ... Has had three-bout win streaks six times in 2011-12 ... Last came Jan. 1 during the Southern Scuffle ... Eight pins is tied for seventh-best by an OSU freshman ... Twenty-six wins, meanwhile, is in top 10 for an OSU freshman ... Went 7-6 in duals, including a 5-1 mark against league opponents ... Was 12-3 against Pac-12 opponents overall.
Utilized redshirt season... Competed unattached at various events ... Placed first at Mike Clock Open (Nov. 7), and at the Southern Oregon Open (Nov. 13-14) ... Also competed at Reno Tournament of Champions (Dec. 19), Clackamas Open (Jan. 15) and Cal Open (Feb. 5) ... Was at 125 pounds in all unattached matches.
CREIGHTON PREP/WAHPETON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Lettered four years ... Served as team captain for each of his four years at the high school level ... Was a three-time state champion.
Born September 24, 1991 in Lincoln, Neb. ... Majoring in sociology with a minor in criminal justice ... Son of Tim and Janet Neumann ... Has three sisters, Taytam, Chelsea and Morganne ... Biggest athletic thrill to date is winning state ... Chose Oregon State because it has the best coaches in the country and it is very good academically.