OREGON STATE 2012-13 Served as one of five team captains for senior season ... Compiled a 16-11 overall record with a 2-5 mark in dual meets and a 13-4 record in open tournaments ... Went 1-2 at the NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa ... Finished third at the Pac-12 Championships, going 2-1 and winning his final two bouts ... Finished first at 184 lbs. in the Mike Clock Open and second at the Reno Tournament of Champions ... Picked up dual victories against Michigan and Cal Poly SLO... Spent all but five weeks nationally ranked amongst three polls ... Given Team Impact Award during team's post-season awards banquet.
2011-12 Appeared at the NCAA Championships at 184 pounds after claiming a true second-place finish at the Pac-12 Championships ... Posted an 0-2 mark at the NCAA Championships ... Went 3-1 in the league's postseason tournament, defeated Arizona State's Kevin Radford, 4-3, for the automatic berth ... Went 20-17 on the year, including 1-0 in major decisions, 3-0 in technical falls and 7-4 in pins ... Opened the year at 174 pounds and went 16-9 overall ... Won his first seven bouts of the season, including three by pin, one by technical fall and one by major ecision ... Made first appearance at 184 pounds on Jan. 15 and went 4-6 ... Was 4-8 in Pac-12 duals overall ... Went 7-5 overall against Pac-12 foes.
2010-11 Competed in four bouts, going 2-2 ... All four came during the Southern Scuffle at 184 pounds on Dec. 29 ... Was 1-2 in decision bouts and picked up a forfeit victory ... Competed unattached at the Reno Tournament of Champions (Dec. 19), Clackamas Open (Jan. 15), Boxer Open (Jan. 29) and Cal Open (Feb. 5).
2009-10 As a redshirt freshman, lettered, wrestled at 184 pounds ... 15-10 record with four pins ... 6-5 dual meet record ... Competed in the University Nationals at 84 kilograms ... Seeded fourth at the Pac-10 Championships, finished fifth with 2-2 record; technical fall over Rory McBryde, UC Davis, 21-5 (5:37); decision over Kelan Bragg, Cal Poly, 13-7 ... Finished second at the Best of the West Tournament ... Finished 1-2 at Midlands Championships; fall over Derek Ross, Nebraska-Kearney, 6:02 ... Six-match winning streak ... Recorded two technical falls.
2008-09 Redshirted during his true freshman season.
GREAT FALLS HIGH SCHOOL Lettered four years in wrestling for head coach Steve Komac ... Two-time state champion at 171 and 189 pounds ... 2007 Greco-Roman Junior National Champion ... Also lettered three years in football, starting two years ... Two-time First Team All-State ... Competed in the East-West Shrine Bowl.
PERSONAL Born August 25, 1989 in Havre, Mont. ... Majoring in liberal studies ... Parents are Bob and Lori Vinson, family includes brother Bobby and sister Shayna ... Member of the Leadership High program in high school.