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Matt Keller
Weight: 133
Year: Senior
Hometown: McDonald, TN
High School: Bradley Central HS

2005-06: Earned All-America status after placing eighth at NCAA Championships at 133 pounds ... Went 3-3 with a pin and a major at NCAAs ... Pinned Omar Gaitan of Cal-Davis ... Scored a 9-1 major over Penn State’s Jake Strayer ... Dropped a 6-4 match to Missouri’s Tyler McCormick in seventh-place match ... Voted Outstanding Wrestler at the Southern Conference Championships ... Won SoCon title at 133 pounds ... Earned automatic berth to NCAA Championships ... Compiled a 37-11 overall record with 12 pins ... Went 19-7 in tournaments and 18-4 in dual matches ... Earned All-SoCon accolades ... Was 4-0 in SoCon duals ... Produced nine major decisions ... Named Outstanding Wrestler at the Lone Star Duals ... Took first-place honors at the Reno Tournament of Champions ... Finished fourth at the Las Vegas Invitational and fifth at the Southern Scuffle ... Selected SoCon Wrestler of the Month for December and January ... Four-time SoCon Wrestler of the Week ... Nationally ranked the entire season ... Reached as high as No. 6 on Jan. 10 ... Pinned VMI’s Brandon Stillo in the SoCon semifinals and beat Appalachian State’s Terreyl Williams, 15-3 for the the SoCon title ... Pinned Duke’s Michael Degli Obizzi ... Defeated ASU’s Williams 5-1 ... Scored a 13-3 major over American’s Jordan Lipp ... Registered 9-5 victory over No. 1-ranked Tom Clum of Wisconsin ... Pinned Army’s Whit Dunning ... Outpointed Navy’s Sean Knapp, 12-4 ... Won by fall over Columbia’s Brandon Kinney ... Produced a 12-4 major over North Carolina’s Jared Royer and a 14-6 major over Indiana’s Andrae Hernandez ... Decisioned Drexel’s Zach Makovsky, 12-5 ... Pinned Northern Iowa’s Chris Helgeson ... Defeated VMI’s Tyler Anthony, 7-2 ... Won by fall over Davidson’s Travis Hunter and UNC Greensboro’s Chris Bencivenga ... Transferred to UTC from the University of Nebraska following the 2005 season.

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA: NCAA Qualifier as a sophomore at Nebraska ... The 10th seed at the 2005 NCAAs ... Was 1-2 with a first-round win over Joe Kemmerer of UNCG ... Was 20-8 overall with four pins wrestling at 125 ... Earned a 13-3 dual match record ... Placed fifth at the Las Vegas Invitational ... Helped Huskers to a third-place finish at the Big 12 Conference Championships and a 19th-place finish at the NCAAs ... Earned third-place finish at Big 12 Tournament with wins over Missouri’s Tim Kephart and Iowa State’s Grant Nakamura ... An NCAA Qualifier his freshman year ... Went 3-2 at the NCAAs, defeating Paul Gross of Stanford, Rene Hernandez of Purdue and David Hoffman of Virginia Tech ... Placed third at the Big 12 Championships, posting wins over Missouri’s Brett Watkins and Oklahoma’s Mimi Miller ... Went 28-12 overall with two pins ... Registered a 13-5 dual match record wrestling at 133 ... Named Big 12 Wrestler of the Week in February ... Finished seventh at the Las Vegas Invitational ... Redshirted in 2002-03 ... Went 28-3 with 14 pins wrestling unattached ... Claimed individual titles at the Oklahoma, Dana and UNO Glen Brand Open ... Coached at Nebraska by Mark Manning.

Four-time State Champion at Bradley Central High School ... Lost only two matches during his high school career ... Notched an incredible career record of 140-2 ... Coached at Bradley Central by Steve Logsdon.

Matthew Keller ... Born Aug. 22, 1983 in Louisville, Ky. ... Son of David and Margie Keller.

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