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Benyamin Kamali

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Position
Redshirt Sophomore
Class
Lansing, Mich.
Hometown
Detroit Catholic Central
High School

2019-20
• Did not see action on the season due to injury

2018-19
• Redshirt season
• Wrestled at 125 pounds, posting a 10-7 record through three open tournaments
• Was 4-0 in matches yielding bonus points with two wins by pinfall and two major decisions
• Fifth-place finish at the Hokie Open (11/4) to open the season with a 4-2 record
• Also competed at the Wolfpack Open (11/18) and the Franklin & Marshall Open (1/5)
• Third-place finish at the F&M Open with a 4-1 record that included two wins by pinfall

HIGH SCHOOL
• Three-time Michigan State Champion
• Ranked No. 8 at 120 pounds by InterMat
• 2017 FloNationals Champion
• Fargo Greco and Freestyle All-American
• 2016 FloNational Runner-up
• Helped lead Detroit Catholic Central to a No. 9 National Ranking by InterMat

PERSONAL
• Son of Mehrdad Kamali and Farahnaz Zarifian
• Has two older brothers, Ali and Kamyab
• Ali wrestled at Olivet College while Kamyab currently wrestles for Olivet
• Volunteered with local homeless shelters in Michigan
• Major: Sociology

Weight Class Overall Record Dual Record ACC Dual Record Dual Points
Scored
ACC Championship Record NCAA Championship Record Major Decisions Tech Falls Pins Fastest Pin
2018-19* 125 10-7 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 2-0 0-0 2-0 0:58
Career 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0:00

*Denotes redshirt season which does not count in career records