Ben Ralston
Ben  Ralston

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Oxford, Mich.

High School:
Oxford

Weight:
184


06/10/2016

NSCA Recognizes 16 Wolverines with All-American Awards

NSCA Recognizes 16 Wolverines with All-American Awards

04/16/2012

2011-12 Michigan Wrestling Roster

2011-12 Michigan Wrestling Roster

11/13/2011

Wolverines Crown Four Champions at MSU Open

Wrestling Crowns Four Champions at MSU Open

11/08/2011

Week #2: Wolverines to Compete at MSU Open in Final Tune-Up

Week #2: Wolverines to Compete at MSU Open in Final Tune-Up

11/05/2011

Eight Wolverines Place at Season-Opening EMU Open

Eight Wrestlers Place at Season-Opening EMU Open

Fifth-Year Senior (2015-16)
• Academic All-Big Ten
• U-M Athletic Academic Achievement
• Posted a 3-2 record at 184 pounds at the Southern Scuffle (Jan. 1-2)
• Earned a 6-2 decision against Hofstra's Cary Damiana the season-opening Northeast Duals (Nov. 15)

Senior/Junior (2014-15)
• Academic All-Big Ten
• U-M Athletic Academic Achievement
• Competed in two open tournaments
• Posted a 3-2 record at the EMU Open (Nov. 15)

Junior/Sophomore (2013-14)
• Academic All-Big Ten
• Posted a 1-2 record at the Midlands Championships (Dec. 29-30)
• Went 2-2 in first appearance at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Dec. 6-7)
• Posted a 2-0 mark at the EMU Duals (Nov. 16); rallied from a five-point deficit to defeat Kent State's Caleb Marsh, 8-7, and earned a 4-2 decision vs. Northern Illinois' Billy Chancey in dual debut

Sophomore/Freshman (2012-13)
• Competed in six open tournaments
• Captured the 174-pound title at the Simonson Open (Feb. 9) with a 3-0 record
• Claimed second place at the Alma College Open (Jan. 26) with a 3-1 record
• Went 2-2 at the Ashland Open (Nov. 17), Michigan State Open (Nov. 11) and Eastern Michigan Open (Nov. 3)

Freshman (2011-12)
• Redshirted season; appeared in two open tournaments
• Posted a 3-2 record at the Michigan State Open (Nov. 12)
• Wrestled back to third place at the Eastern Michigan Open (Nov. 5), compiling with a 6-1 record with a pin, a tech fall and two major decisions
• Earned a 15-1 major decision over Mount St. Joseph's Nick Manning first collegiate win

Prep
• Graduated from Oxford High School (2011)
• Honor Roll
• Captured the 2011 Michigan state 160-pound title; also placed fifth at the state meet as a junior (2010)
• Career prep record of 159-37

Personal
• Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in neuroscience
• Born on November 4, 1992
• Son of Scott and Cindy Ralston

Year Overall Dual Tourney Falls TF MD Big Ten NCAA
2011-12 (RS) 9-3 0-0 9-3 1 1 3 -- --
2012-13 12-8 0-0 12-8 0 1 4 -- --
2013-14 5-6 2-2 5-4 1 0 0 -- --
2014-15 4-4 0-0 4-4 0 0 2 -- --
2015-16 4-2 1-0 3-2 0 0 0 -- --
Totals 34-23 3-2 31-21 2 2 9


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