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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

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