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Chris Heald
Chris Heald

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
West Bloomfield, Mich.

High School:
West Bloomfield

Weight:
197


04/15/2014

U-M Student-Athletes Recognized at Scholar Athlete Celebration

U-M Student-Athletes Recognized at Scholar Athlete Celebration

12/27/2013

Wolverine Athlete Spotlight: Chris Heald

Wresling Wolverine Athlete Spotlight: Chris Heald

03/27/2013

Fifty-Nine Wolverines Named to Winter Academic All-Big Ten Team

Fifty-Nine Wolverines Named to Winter Academic All-Big Ten Team

03/19/2013

Week #14: Wolverines to Send Seven to NCAA Championships

Wrestling to Send Seven to NCAA Championships

03/10/2013

Wolverines Take Sixth at Big Tens Behind Nine Placewinners

Wrestling Takes Sixth at Big Tens Behind Nine Placewinners

Senior/Junior (2013-14)... Academic All-Big Ten ... Posted a 0-2 record at the Big Ten Championships (March 8-9) ... Earned a 7-4 decision over Illinois' Jeff Koepke (Jan. 17) ... Dropped a close 3-1 SV decision to Maryland's #10 Christian Boley (Jan. 5) ... Posted a 1-2 record at the Midlands Championships (Dec. 29-30) ... Earned a 6-5 decision over Central Michigan's Jackson Lewis (Dec. 15) ... Claimed eighth place at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 6-7) with a 4-3 record ... Posted two pins at the Las Vegas tournament and a 10-1 major decision over Wyoming's #8-seeded Shane Woods ... Dropped a close 7-5 decision to Oregon State's #1 Taylor Meeks (Nov. 17).

Junior/Sophomore (2012-13)... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award ... Registered a seventh-place finish at the Big Ten Championships (March 9-10) with a 2-2 record ... Avenged two earlier-season losses, including an 8-2 decision over Michigan State's #17 John Rizqallah ... Appeared in 11 dual meets -- 10 at 184 pounds and one at 197 ... Posted a 3-8 dual-meet record ... Rallied past Oklahoma's Nolan McBryde to claim a 10-4 decision (Feb. 17) ... Used a late takedown and back points to beat Northwestern's Jacob Berkowitz, 6-3 (Jan. 27) ... Posted a 2-2 record at the Midlands Championships (Dec. 29-30) ... Split two matches at U-M's tri-meet (Dec. 8), losing at 197 pounds before defeating Eastern Michigan's Phillip Joseph, 9-5, at 184 ... Went 2-2 at the Nittany Lion Open (Dec. 2) ... Posted a 2-2 record at the Michigan State Open (Nov. 11) ... Went 1-2 at the Eastern Michigan Open (Nov. 3).

Sophomore/Freshman (2011-12)... Academic All-Big Ten Conference ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award recipient ... Went 0-2 at the Mat Town Invitational (Dec. 29) ... Dropped a 4-2 decision to Buffalo's Jake Waste in career dual debut (Nov. 18) ... Also appeared in three open tournaments ... Went 2-2 at the Nittany Lion Open (Dec. 4) and Michigan State Open (Nov. 12) ... Claimed third place at the Eastern Michigan Open (Nov. 5) with a 4-1 record.

Freshman (2010-11)... Redshirted season ... Competed in three open tournaments ... Posted a 1-2 record at the Ashland Simonson Open (Jan. 22) ... Claimed third place at the Purple Raider Open (Jan. 16) with a 4-1 record, two tech falls and a major decision ... Earned first collegiate win against Lake Erie's Michael Vitatle, 15-0 ... Made collegiate debut at the Cleveland State Open (Dec. 11).

Prep... Graduated from West Bloomfield High School (2010) ... Two-time Michigan state placewinner, finishing third (2010) and fourth (2009) at 189 pounds ... Oakland County champion (2010) and two-time finalist ... Named to the Oakland County and West Bloomfield Beacon Dream Team (2010) ... Career prep record of 167-44 ... Went 25-8 in two appearances at the Oklahoma City Duals (2009, '10) ... Also lettered in football and track ... Served as WBHS football team captain (2009).

Personal... Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology, majoring in physical education ... Born on April 8, 1992 ... Son of Stephen and Kelly Heald ... Father wrestled at North Idaho College (1986-87).

Year Overall Dual Tourney Falls TF MD Big Ten NCAA
2010-11 (RS) 5-5 0-0 5-5 0 3 1 -- --
2011-12 8-11 0-4 8-7 1 2 3 -- --
2012-13 12-18 3-8 9-10 0 1 2 7th --
2013-14 7-21 2-13 5-8 2 0 1 dnp --
Totals 32-55 5-25 27-30 3 6 7


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