Ben Apland
Ben Apland

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Woodridge, Ill.

High School:
Downers Grove South

Weight:
Hwt


03/22/2013

Wolverines Wrap Up Season at NCAA Championships

Wrestling Wraps Up Season at NCAA Championships

03/21/2013

Massa Advances to NCAA Quarterfinals, Five Alive in Wrestlebacks

Massa Advances to NCAA Quarterfinals, Five Alive in Wrestlebacks

03/19/2013

Week #14: Wolverines to Send Seven to NCAA Championships

Wrestling to Send Seven to NCAA Championships

03/13/2013

Three Wolverines Earn Seeds for NCAA Championships

Three Wrestlers Earn Seeds for NCAA Championships

03/10/2013

Wolverines Take Sixth at Big Tens Behind Nine Placewinners

Wrestling Takes Sixth at Big Tens Behind Nine Placewinners

Fifth-Year Senior (2012-13)... Posted a 2-2 record at the NCAA Championships (March 21-23) ... Registered a sixth-place finish at the Big Ten Championships (March 9-10) with a 3-3 record ... Pinned Michigan State's #6 Mike McClure (2:23) in the wrestlebacks ... Appeared in 12 dual meets, posting a 7-5 record, including a 6-2 Big Ten dual mark ... Owns nine bonus wins, including four pins ... Earned a 10-3 decision over Purdue's Alex White (Feb. 3) ... Won two consecutive matches by forfeit against Iowa (Jan. 19) and Northwestern (Jan. 27) ... Fell to Wisconsin's #11 Connor Medbery, 6-2, in final match (Jan. 13) ... Defeated Nebraska's Spencer Johnson, 8-2, in Big Ten opener ... Claimed fourth place at the Midlands Championships (Dec. 29-30) with a 6-2 record ... Earned two first-period falls in U-M's home tri-meet (Dec. 8), pinning Duke's Brendan Walsh (2:45) and Eastern Michigan's Chris Eggert (0:53) ... Went 2-2 in season debut at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Nov. 30-Dec. 1).

Senior/Junior (2011-12)... Posted a 2-2 record at the NCAA Championships (March 15-17) ... Went 0-2 at the Big Ten Championships (March 3-4) ... Pinned Illinois' Pat Walker (4:54) in qualifying match ... Posted an 8-4 dual record, including a 5-3 mark in Big Ten duals ... Avenged a loss to Ohio State's #18 Peter Capone with a 4-2 decision (Feb. 3) ... Pinned #14 Peter Sturgeon (5:00) to seal U-M's dual win against Central Michigan (Jan. 22) ... Earned a 6-4 decision over Northwestern's #19 Mike McMullan (Jan. 6) ... Posted a 3-0 record en route to the heavyweight title at the Mat Town Invitational (Dec. 29) ... Beat Kent State's #15 Brendan Barlow, 2-0, in the final ... Defeated Wisconsin's Cole Tobin, 8-4, in Big Ten opener (Dec. 11) ... Claimed seventh place at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 2-3) with a 5-2 record ... Posted a 10-2 major decision over Boise State's #20 J.T. Felix in the seventh-place match ... Earned a 20-5 technical fall over Buffalo's Tyler Peter in dual opener (Nov. 18) ... Took third place in season debut at the Michigan State Open (Nov. 12), posting a 4-1 record ... Earned a 3-1 decision over MSU's Steve Andrus at MSU event.

Junior/Sophomore (2010-11)... Competed in the NCAA Championships (March 17-19) and was eliminated with a 1-2 record ... Claimed sixth place at the Big Ten Tournament (March 5-6) with a 3-3 record ... Registered a 7-9 dual record, including a 6-3 mark in Big Ten duals ...Pinned by Penn State's #5 Cameron Wade (5:23) while carrying a four-point advantage (Feb. 6) ... Cruised past Wisconsin's #11 Eric Bugenhagen, 5-2 (Feb. 4) ... Put U-M ahead for good with a third-period pin (6:26) against Ohio State's Zach Stolarsky (Jan. 28) ... Dropped a narrow 5-3 decision to Central Michigan's #2 Jarod Trice (Jan. 16) ... Kicked off Michigan's comeback win against Purdue (Jan. 14) with a 21-4 technical fall against Roger Vukobratovich ... Posted a 2-2 record at Virginia Duals (Jan. 7-8) ... Claimed runner-up honors at the Southern Scuffle (Dec. 29-30) with a 5-1 record ... Fell to Penn State's #6 Cameron Wade, 4-2, in the final ... Earned wins over Indiana's Ricky Alcala, 2-0, in the quarterfinals and VMI's Josh Wine (F, 3:41) in the semifinals ... Took second place at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 3-4) with a 3-1 record ... Fell to Oklahoma's Nathan Fernandez, 4-0, in the final after defeating three ranked opponents in earler rounds ... Knocked off Central Michigan's #5 Jarod Trice, 6-2, in the semis ... Opened season with narrow losses to Lehigh's #1 Zach Rey, 5-2 (Nov. 19), and Pittsburgh's #11 Ryan Tomei, 8-7 (Jan. 14).

Sophomore/Freshman (2009-10) ... Claimed sixth place at the Big Ten Conference Tournament (March 6-7), posting a a 2-3 record ... Registered a 6-9 dual record ... Earned first varsity win over Purdue's Adam Walls with a Fall 2:27 into the match at the Cliff Keen Invitational (Dec. 4-5).

Freshman (2008-09)... Redshirted season ... Competed in six open tournaments ... Earned back-to-back runner-up honors at the Simonson Construction Open (Jan. 24) and the Kent State Open (Jan. 18), posting a combined 5-2 record ... Took third place at the Grand Valley State Laker Open (Nov. 23) with a 2-1 mark ... Placed fourth at the Ashland Harris Open (Nov. 15), posting a 5-2 record ... Runner-up in the freshman/sophomore heavyweight division at the Michigan State Open (Nov. 9) with a 4-1 record ... Earned first collegiate win with a 10-1 major decision against Grand Valley State's Joe Kuzmicz at the MSU event ... Also competed at the Eastern Michigan Open (Nov. 1).

Prep... Graduated from Downers Grove South High School (2008) ... Four-time academic letter recipient ... Captured the 2008 Illinois state 215-pound title ... Placed fourth at the state meet as a junior (2007) ... Career prep record of 118-10, including a perfect 44-0 senior season ... Claimed third place (285 pounds) at the 2008 Junior Freestyle Nationals ... Three-time Fargo Nationals All-American ... Three-time freestyle state champion (2006, '07, '08) ... Served as Downer Grove South HS team captain as a senior ... Also participated in football, earning three letters and serving as DGSHS captain as a senior.

Personal... Enrolled in the School of Engineering, majoring in chemical engineering ... Born on July 24, 1990 ... Son of Todd and Sara Apland.

Year Overall Dual Tourney Falls TF MD Big Ten NCAA
2008-09 (RS) 16-8 0-0 16-8 6 1 2 -- --
2009-10 14-18 6-9 8-9 5 0 3 6th --
2010-11 18-16 7-9 11-7 5 1 2 6th dnp
2011-12 23-11 8-4 15-7 6 1 3 dnp dnp
2012-13 20-14 7-5 13-9 4 0 1 6th dnp
Totals 91-67 28-27 63-40 26 3 10


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