Arizona State Wrestling Adds Brent Chriswell to Roster

Aug. 26, 2007

TEMPE, Ariz. - Brent Chriswell, a two-time high school state champion from Washington, has transferred to Arizona State University and joined the Sun Devil wrestling program, seventh-year Head Coach Thom Ortiz announced. A native of Seattle, Wash., Chriswell comes to Tempe following one year at Purdue University where he redshirted his true freshman season.

While redshirting at PU, Chriswell competed in a pair of events for the Boilermakers during the 2006-07 season. Wrestling at 184 pounds, he won the Edinboro Open and took second at the Nittany Lion Open. Prior to transferring to ASU, Chriswell competed in the 2007 FILA Junior National tournament in Las Vegas, Nev., where he captured the 185-pound freestyle crown.

During his prep career, Chriswell compiled a three-year record of 107-3 and pinned 88 opponents. After finishing as the state runner-up as a sophomore at 160 pounds, he captured his first state title, winning the 171 pound crown in 2005 with a 36-1 record. As a senior, Chriswell moved up to 189 pounds and won his second state title after posting a 39-0 record with 33 of those victories coming by fall. For his efforts, he was selected as an Asics Honorable Mention All-American.

On the national level, Chriswell won a pair of titles in 2005 as he captured the FILA Cadet Greco-Roman crown at 167.5 pounds in the same weekend he won the FILA Cadet Freestyle title at 187.25 pounds. That same year, he also finished third at the 2005 USA Wrestling Junior Freestyle National Championships at 171 pounds.

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