Wrestling



    Brandon Becker  
    Brandon Becker

    Hometown:
    Mickleton, N.J.

    High School:
    Kingsway

    Position:
    Volunteer Coach


    Brandon Becker returned to Bloomington last season after spending the previous two years as a member of the Rutgers coaching staff. The 2011-12 season will mark his second as an IU volunteer coach.

    During his first year coaching the Scarlet Knights, Rutgers broke the school record for victories in a single season with a 20-7 mark in dual action. Three Scarlet Knights earned NCAA Championship bids, which was the most for RU since 2004.

    Prior to arriving at Rutgers, the Mickleton, N.J. native attended Indiana University. Becker helped lead the Hoosiers to a 12th-place at the 2007-08 NCAA Championships as a fifth-year senior, earning All-American recognition with a fourth-place finish at 157-pounds. It was his third career All-American honor, as he placed fifth in 2005 and seventh in 2006.

    He took second-place at 157 in the Big Ten Tournament his junior and senior seasons, third his sophomore year and fifth as a redshirt freshman. During his sophomore year he became the 14th Hoosier to reach 50 career victories. Becker finished his outstanding collegiate career with a record of 119-36, the sixth-highest win total in Indiana history.

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