Wrestling



    Kurt Kinser  
    Kurt Kinser

    Hometown:
    Bloomington, Ind.

    Position:
    Volunteer Assistant Coach

    Alma Mater:
    Indiana University (2011)


    AS A COACH
    Kinser was named a Volunteer Assistant Coach for Head Coach Duane Goldman for the 2014-15 season.


    SENIOR SEASON (2010-11)
    Qualified for the NCAA Championships for the fourth consecutive year ... moved back to the 149-lbs. weight class and finished the year with a 28-10 record, going 4-2 in Big Ten bouts ... he led the Hoosiers with 10 pins, earning Indiana's Viktor Sveda Award (most falls) ... advanced to the finals at the Michigan State Open ... placed third at the Las Vegas Invite ... went 3-0 (2 pins) at the IU Quads against Cleveland State, Gardner-Webb and SIUE ... seeded third for Big Ten Championships where, after losing in the first session, came back to win four straight to finish in third ... was seeded 10th for the NCAA Championships.

    JUNIOR SEASON (2009-10)
    Advanced to the NCAA Championships for the third time in as many seasons ... was ranked as high as No. 6 nationally and finished the regular season slotted eighth at 157 pounds ... posted an overall record of 29-9, including a 6-2 mark in the Big Ten ... compiled eight pins and four major decisions ... reached the finals of three non-conference tournaments, winning the title at the Michigan State Open with a 4-0 day ... took runner-up in the Eastern Michigan Open and Southern Scuffle ... defeated No. 3 Matt Moley of Bloomsburg, 3-1, to advance to the championship match at the Scuffle ... won three consecutive matches in the NCAA Championships ... took fifth place at the Big Ten Championships ... pinned three straight opponents during a midseason five-bout winning streak ... also strung together 11 consecutive victories earlier in the season.

    SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008-09)
    Qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second consecutive year after placing sixth at Big Tens ... moved up to the 157-lbs. weight class and posted a 19-10 record overall, 5-3 in the Big Ten ... finished the regular season ranked 15th nationally, ranking as high as ninth earlier in the year ... compiled five pins, a tech fall and two major decisions throughout the season ... tallied four wins over nationally-ranked opponents on the year ... earned Big Ten Wrestler of the Week laurels after beginning his season with a 5-0 weekend and individual title at the Michigan State Open ... defeated #8 Matt Moley (Bloomsburg) in the second overtime en route to his MSU Open crown ... followed that up by going 5-2 at the Las Vegas Open for a seventh place finish that included wins over #17 Matt Dragon of Penn and #13 Jason Johnstone from Ohio State ... also topped Northwestern's Jason Welch twice, once when he was unranked early in the season and again during the dual match when Welch was slotted #14 in the national rankings ... picked up a win at NCAAs, eliminating Jess Dong of Virginia Tech from the competition with a 10-2 major decision.

    FRESHMAN SEASON (2007-08)
    Qualified for the NCAA Championships, earning one of the Big Ten's two wild card selections after placing eighth at the Big Ten Championships ... ended the season at 32-16 overall, 12-6 in duals, with 18 pins, a tech fall and a major decision ... his 18 falls finished in the national top-five rankings and are the second highest single-season total in IU history, just one pin shy of the all-time school record held by Rod Chamberlin (1981) ... had his hand raised three times at the NCAAs, including after a first-period pin of #19 Don Fisch (Rider) in the first round ... defeated three-time All-American and former NCAA finalist, Ryan Lang of Northwestern in a 6-4 sudden victory at the Big Tens ... during a 13-match winning streak midseason, he stuck 12 of his adversaries in that stretch ... began collegiate career with a fifth place showing at the Michigan State Open ... took third place at the Missouri Open by going 7-1, winning six matches via pin ... went a combined 7-0 (all pins) at the Hoosier Duals, F.I.T.E. Duals and National Duals ... stuck #17 Josh Wagner of Missouri in the first period, 2:46, at the National Duals ... ripped off four victories at the Midlands ... had a 3-0 showing at the Hoosier Quad that included a pin, tech fall and major decision.

    REDSHIRT SEASON
    Went 15-4 overall with six pin falls and two major decisions ... took sixth place at the Michigan State Open by going 5-2 over the weekend ... won the Missouri Open Championship at the 149-pound weight class by defeating the No. 1 seed with a 2-1 decision in the finals ... racked up three pin falls en route to the finals ... finished in third place at the Nittany Lion Open with a 5-1 record that included three pin falls and two major decisions ... pinned his opponent in 1:43 in the third-place match ... his lone defeat in that tournament was a 7-5 loss to the tournament champion.

    PREP/PERSONAL
    Was one of the top high school wrestlers in both the state and the country while wrestling for Bloomington South ... won the state championship in his senior year after finishing as runner-up his junior year ... helped Bloomington South to four sectional championships, four regional championships and three semi-state championships ... has one brother, Kraig, and one sister, Stevie ... son of Steve and Dana Kinser ... his father is a 20-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Racing champion and a former Indiana state wresting champion ... born on Jan. 11, 1988 ... majoring in Religious Studies and Criminal Justice.


       

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