Dennis Gustafson

  • Dennis
  • Gustafson

  • Class
  • Weight
    133 lbs.
  • High School/Other
    Forest Park
  • Hometown
    Woodbridge, Va.
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Updated: April 14, 2018

Two-time ACC Champion (2014, 2017)
Two-time NCAA Qualifier

2017-18: NCAA qualifier … ACC Champion at 133 pounds … VaSID All-State first team ... Seeded ninth at the NCAA Championships … Went 1-2 at nationals with a 4-1 decision over Cornell’s Charles Tucker … Finished with a record of 24-9 … Went 21-7 during the regular season, including a 12-4 mark in duals … Capped his ACC career with his first conference title since his true freshman season in 2014 … Defeated No. 1 seed Jack Mueller of Virginia with an 11-7 decision in the finals … Won four straight matches against Lehigh’s Nick Farro, Duke’s Josh Finesilver, North Carolina’s Zach Sherman and NC State’s Tariq Wilson to close out the regular season … Defeated 13th-ranked Tariq Wilson of NC State in the ACC dual meet championship match, 9-7, and in the ACC tournament semifinals, 7-5 … Defeated 17th-ranked Josh Terao of American by decision, 6-4, at the Journeymen Collegiate Classic … Went 4-2 at the Cliff Keen Invitational.

2016-17: Finished third at the ACC Championship at 133 pounds … Started the season at 141 pounds, but dropped down to 133 pounds in December … Went 5-0 to claim the 133-pound title at the Franklin & Marshall Open … Started the year with bonus point victories over Edinboro and VMI … Won a 3-2 decision in the first tiebreaker period against Jacob Rubio of No. 15 Oklahoma in the Virginia Duals championship match … Beat Joe Lobeck of No. 10 Lehigh, 4-0, in a dual … Fell to eventual ACC champion Dom Forys of Pitt in the semifinal of the ACC Tournament … Bounced back to win both of his consolation bouts to place third.

2015-16: Went 9-7 on the season for the Hokies … Won versus Duke via forfeit Feb. 13 … Scored a major decision victory against Jamal Morris of NC State 13-5 on Feb. 11 … Won versus Anthony Rivera of Edinboro by tech fall 15-0 on Feb. 7 … Won versus Cory Steinbrook of West Virginia by major decision 9-1 on Jan. 29 … Won versus James Szymanski of UNC 9-1 on Jan. 16… Won against Arizona State's Mikel Perales by fall 6:27 on Jan. 9 … Won by fall over the Citadel's Caleb Smith and also won 9-3 versus Grim Gonzalez of Bucknell on Jan. 8

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.