Awards and Honors
2016 Missouri Valley College Open Champion
2015 UNI Open runner-up
2015 Cyclone Open (sixth-place)
2014 Kaye Young Open runner-up
2014 UNI Open (fourth-place)
2013 Kaye Young Open (third-place)
2013 UNI Open runner-up
Posted a 12-9 record… wrestled in four duals, posting an 1-3 record… took first-place at the Missouri Valley College Open, notching three bonus-point wins… defeated teammate John Meeks in the finals by 9-7 decision… finished runner-up champion at the UNI Open… won his first three matches with two major-decisions and a pin, before falling to Max Thomsen in the finals… at the Cyclone Open, he finished in sixth-place… kicked off the home dual schedule with a pin over Midland’s Luis Sifuentes in 1:42.
Posted a 14-8 record in his redshirt freshman campaign... wrestled to a second place finish at the Kaye Young Open... recorded two technical-falls, as well as a pin over NIACC's Taylor Lehman at the Kaye Young Open... took fourth place at the UNI Open... pinned Michigan State's Josh Pennell in 2:27... competed at the Southern Scuffle, defeating Nick Montgomery of Cleveland State by 13-2 major-decision.
Redshirted his initial collegiate season ... went 13-4 while competing unattached ... placed second at the UNI Open behind a first-round tech-fall and a second-round major decision ... placed third at the Kaye Young Open, notching a tech-fall and two pins ... notched six victories at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open en route to a fifth-place finish, including a 15-0 tech-fall over Pratt CC's Korey Pfannenstiel and a fall over Lindenwood's Derrick Weller in 2:04.
Compiled a career prep record of 148-27 at Crespi Carmelite High School… two-time California state tournament placer… went 54-6 as a senior en route to a sixth-place finish at 152 pounds… took home eighth as a junior at 132 pounds… three-time Fargo All-American… took home 145 pound Greco-Roman national title at 2013 Fargo Nationals… also finished as the freestyle runner-up… coached by Mike Odman… three-time Western Junior Regional champion.
Born on August 16, 1994… son of Carlos and Melanie Briceno… has two siblings: Marina and Clayton… engineering major.