Ryan Blees

  • Ryan
  • Blees

  • Class
    r-Junior
  • Weight
    157 lbs.
  • High School/Other
    Bismarck
  • Hometown
    Bismarck, N.D.
YearOverallDualLeagueMajor Dec.Tech FallFallTimePoints
2016-201712-53-21-02412:2310
2017-20181-20-10-0000-0
Career13-73-31-02412:2310

Updated: September 13, 2017

2016-17: Went 12-5 and 3-2 in duals in his first season with the Hokies … Tallied seven bonus point victories … Went 5-0 and won the 157-pound title at the Edinboro Open … First dual meet win came against West Virginia’s Dayton Garrett in an 11-2 major decision … First career ACC victory was a 6-5 decision over Joseph Moon of North Carolina … Started at 165 pounds against No. 6 Nebraska in the NWCA National Duals.

2015-16:​ Blees accumulated a 15-6 record and saw spot starting duties for the Cowboys.

2014-15 (Redshirt Year): Went 22-10 on the season, competing only in open tournaments … Wrestled most of the season at 165 pounds … Tallied six falls and seven major decisions … Fastest fall in 54 seconds … Faced one ranked opponent in No. 18 Harrison Hightower of Ohio at the Reno Tournament of Champions … Placed second at the Oklahoma, Joe Parisi and Missouri Valley opens … Produced third and fourth finishes at the Roger Denker Open and the OCU Open, respectively … Also competed in the Bob Smith Open and Reno Tournament Champions.

High school: Attended Bismarck High School … Put together a 250-25 record under coaches Jeff Schumacher and Scott Knowlen … Named a five-time Fargo National All-American … Won the 2013 Junior National freestyle championship at 152 pounds.

Personal: Born on July 9 in Bismarck, N.D. … Son of Jeff and Kris Blees ... Has two siblings, Adam and Megan ... Majoring in agribusiness