Awards and Honors
2014 Kaye Young Open runner-up
2014 Grandview Open (sixth-place)
2013 Kaye Young Open (third-place)
2012 Kaye Young Open champion
2012 "Flash Flanagan Open (fourth-place)
2011 Harold Nichols Cyclone Open (fifth-place)
Wrestled to a 10-4 record... picked up three wins, two by first period fall at the Grandview Open before withdrawing from the tournament due to injury... pinned Skyler Carroll of Dickinson State in 1:35 and Jerrad Nieland of North Dakota State in 2:17... finished runner-up to teammate Quean Smith at the Kaye Young Open... picked up three first period pins at the Kaye Young Open... seven of his 10 wins came bay fall.
Finished the 2013-14 season at .500, posting an overall record of 11-11 … Took third at the Kaye Young Open, pinning three opponents … placed sixth at the Grand View Open, adding two pins … finished the season with eight total pins.
Finished the season with a 9-5 overall record… started the season with seven consecutive pins before suffering an ankle injury at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open, sidelining him from the rest of the tournament… Kaye Young Open champion after pinning his way through the bracket… pinned teammate Jon Scanlan 3:57 into the title match at heavyweight… went 2-2 at the UNI Open with wins over Josh Haug (Iowa) and Garrett Fosdyck (King College-TN)… also competed at the 50th Midlands Championships.
Redshirted initial season... competed unnattached with a season mark of 11-10… placed fifth at the Harold Nichols/Cyclone Open with a 3-2 record, pinning both Evan Christensen and Levi Roberson of Midland… pinned Cheven Okobonoh of Iowa Central at the UNI Open… placed fourth at the “Flash” Flanagan Open with a 4-2 record while pinning Zach Tooley of Wisc.-LaCrosse… pinned Tyler Styrk of William Penn at the Grand View Open… pinned Ryan DeWitt of Waldorf and Eric Grudis of Dakota Wesleyan at the Briar Cliff Open.
Wrestled for Assumption High School ... coached by Pete Bush.
Born October 15, 1992 ... son of Jeff and Jackie Swope ... kinesiology and health major with a minor in coaching.