Dennis Gustafson
    • Class
    • Weight
    • High School/Other
    • Hometown
    • r-Sophomore
    • 141 lbs.
    • Forest Park
    • Woodbridge, Va.
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    Updated: March 20, 2015

    PRONOUNCED GUS-tuff-son

    2014 ACC Champion

    2014-15: Redshirted … Wrestling unattached, won the Nittany Lion Open at 141 pounds, going 5-0 … Wrestling unattached, went 5-1 at the Purple Raider Open to place third … Won the 141-pound title at the Appalachian State Open, going 3-0 while competing unattached … Went 3-2 at the Edinboro Open while wrestling unattached.

    2013-14: The ACC Champion at 133 pounds as a true freshman … An NCAA Qualifier at 133 pounds … Was officially 18-13, but went 25-15 when factoring in his unattached results … Went 9-7 in dual matches … Had six major decisions, a technical fall and a pin … Went 4-2 in ACC duals … Wrestling unattached, went 3-1 at the Hokie Open to take third place … Placed second at the Wolfpack Open, going 4-1 … Had his redshirt pulled off for the Virginia match, dropping his first official match … Won his match against Old Dominion in the dual match … Won three matches at the Las Vegas Invitational … Went 2-2 at the Midlands Championships Won both of his matches in the North Carolina/Maryland weekend … His major decision in the NC State dual match proved to be the difference in Tech's one-point win … Picked up a 14-5 major decision over No. 11 Nick Soto of Chattanooga at the NWCA National Duals … Went 3-0 at the ACC Championship with three major decisions to take the conference crown … Went 1-2 at the NCAAs … A first-team selection to the VaSID All-State team.

    High School: Lettered three times for Coach Seth Cameron at Forest Park High … A 2012 NHSCA Junior National runner-up. … Rated as the No. 52 overall recruit in the country by FloWrestling, No. 71 by Amateur Wrestling News, No. 81 by InterMat and No. 86 by D1CollegeWrestling … A 2010 North Carolina Group 4A state champion and followed it up by finishing third in Virginia in both 2011 and 2012 … Won a Virginia state title his senior year … Was a 2010 NHSCA Freshman national champ and a 2011 Sophomore National runner-up. … Has a career record of 141-14 heading into his senior season … Finished his senior year ranked No. 4 in the country at 132 pounds by Amateur Wrestling News and No. 10 by InterMat.

    Personal: Dennis Milton Gustafson III was bron March 10, 1995 in Kansas … The son of Dennis and April Gustafson … Father is a master sergeant in the Army, and was transferred to Northern Virginia after previously being stationed in North Carolina … Has a younger brother, Dustin … Majoring in sociology.

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