NCAA Wrestling Nationals, Session One. Wells Fargo Arena - Des Moines, Iowa. March 21, 2013.
2012-13: After taking an Olympic redshirt season, Bradley took to the mat with full force, ending his final season at Mizzou with a record of 39-3. Nov. 10 brought two wins right away for Bradley, one by major decision against Alex White (Purdue) with whom he would wrestle again later in the season. His third win came against NAIA-No. 2 Brandon Gebhardt (Baker). Bradley took first place at the Joe Parisi Open, sweeping his contenders, three by falls (1:55, 4:06, 0:58) and two by decisions. Another two wins on Nov. 24 brought Bradley's record on the season up to 10-0. The first day of the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational began for Bradley with two major decision wins, followed by a win by forfeit. The following day ended with another two wins against No. 15 Connor Medberry of Wisconsin and No. 6 Chad Hanke of Oregon State, landing Bradley the first place title. Grapple at the Garden was another success for Bradley as he won two straight matches, the second of which was against No. 16 Justin Grant (Bloomsburg). The 2012 calendar year would end with Bradley sitting on a 17-0 record headed into the Southern Scuffle. Taking the new year head on, Bradley swept all five matches of the tournament, including decision wins against No. 3 Alan Gelogaev (Oklahoma State) and No. 1 Anthony Nelson (Minnesota) en route to the heavyweight title. A win by technical fall (19-4) over John Gusewelle (North Dakota State) and a decision against No. 6 Jarod Trice (Central Michigan) sent Bradley into the NWCA Cliff Keen National Duals on a roll. In the Regionals, hosted by Mizzou, Bradley met Alex White of Purdue again, again winning their match by major decision. Bradley's first loss of the season came at the hands of No. 3 Alan Gelogaev of Oklahoma State, ending his 31-straight wins in his senior campaign. Bradley would finish out the Duals with a win against No. 11 Bobby Telford of Iowa. The MAC Championships came with three more wins for Bradley and the first place title along with them, bringing his season record to 35-1 going into his second NCAA Championships. A major decision (10-1) win against Stryker Lane of Cornell, followed by a win against Matthew Gibson of Iowa State would comprise Bradley's first day at the Championships. A win against No. 9 Zac Thomusseit of Pittsburgh sent Bradley into the NCAA semifinal round, where he would drop a heartbreaker to No. 5 Michael McMullan of Northwestern in sudden victory, 3-1. Bradley responded with a win over No. 10 Jarod Trice, his third win of the season against Central Michigan's heavyweight. His final match of the year, against No. 3 Gelogaev, was unfortunately a loss, however still landing him the fourth place title at the Championships, along with All-American honors for the second time in his career. A 39-3 record on the year (.9286 win percentage) as well as going 17-1 in duals would put him at fifth place all-time in Mizzou Wrestling history for winning percentage in a season, behind Ben Askren, Shepard Pittman, and teammate Alan Waters. His 62 dual points was first for the team, tied with Waters. His career record closed out at 105-15 with 14 major decisions, 13 falls and 4 technical falls.
2011-12: Bradley took an Olympic redshirt.
2010-11: Dom Bradley capped off his first year as the starter in the Tiger lineup with All-America honors, as he finished in third place at the 2011 NCAA Championships. Bradley posted the best winning percentage amongst Tigers during the season, finishing with a 30-4 record while going 19-3 at duals. After opening the year with a 3-0 decision in the dual against Illinois, Bradley took first at the UCM Open, winning his first three matches by technical fall before scoring a major decision in the finals. After dropping three contests at the Northeast Duals, Bradley went on to win his next 20 matches, going 7-0 against Big 12 opponents during that time frame. At the Big 12 Championships, Bradley became Mizzou's first heavyweight Big 12 Champion, as he defeated Kyle Simonson of Iowa State, 2-1, and Nathan Fernandez of Oklahoma, 3-1, to take first place. At his first career NCAA appearance, Bradley won his first three matches to advance to the semifinals. He opened the tournament with a 3-2 decision over J.T. Felix of Boise State, and followed that with another 3-2 win, this time over Wisconsin's Eric Bugenhagen in the second tiebreaker. After defeating Levi Cooper of Arizona State, 5-2, Bradley was bumped to the consolation bracket by the No. 1 seed and eventual National Champion Zach Rey of Lehigh, falling 2-1. Bradley bounced back by beating Spencer Myers of Maryland for the second time on the season, shutting him out by a 2-0 final. The Tiger heavyweight secured third place with a hard-fought 3-2 win over Jarod Trice of Central Michigan, making him the second heavyweight in Missouri history to take All-America honors. His .882 winning percentage was the eighth-best in a single season at Mizzou.
2009-10: Opened the season with a third place finish in the heavyweight class at the University of Central Missouri Open, going 4-1 on the day. He kicked off the event with a win by fall in 2:14, and followed that with a 10-2 major decision. After dropping his match to Oklahoma State's Jared Rosholt, Bradley bounced back with a 3-2 victory to put himself in the third place match, where he would defeat teammate Mark Ellis by a 2-1 final in the second tiebreaker. In the dual against Purdue on Nov. 20, Bradley recorded a victory via fall against the Boilermakers' Adam Walls, as Bradley pinned Walls in just 0:18. Two days later, Bradley took the heavyweight crown at the Missouri Open, earning a win by fall and two others by decision. Bradley claimed third place at the Nittany Lion Open in December, once again defeating Ellis in the third place match. Bradley kicked off the meet with a major decision over Navy's Joseph Breaux, and then defeated his second opponent with a pin in 2:27. A 5-0 win over Binghamton's Daniel Bittner put him in the semifinals, but he dropped a 2-1 decision to Zachery Rey of Lehigh, setting up his rematch with Ellis, where he again secured a 2-1 tiebreaker victory. Wrestling against Cornell at the NWCA National Duals, Bradley took a 13-4 major decision over his opponent. Bradley finished the season with a 19-5 record, winning five times via fall and four times via major decision.
2008-09: Ranked periodically among the top-25 heavyweights in the nation, Bradley stepped into Missouri's lineup in its season opener against Lock Haven, Nov. 15, collecting his first career dual victory, 8-6, over Gabe Murtorff. Throughout his redshirt freshman campaign, Bradley managed a 9-0 record in duals, scoring two wins by fall and one by major decision. Bradley competed in one Big 12 dual and held off Nebraska's 16th-ranked Tucker Lane, 3-2, in the evening's opening match. Wrestling in tournaments, Bradley took third at the Missouri Open and fourth at the Midlands Championships. While at the Midlands, Bradley topped then-No. 2 David Zabriskie of Iowa State, 3-2, in a tiebreaker, as well as then-No. 5 John Wise of Illinois, 7-4. The Tiger heavyweight finished his first competitive year with a 17-3 record that included four wins over top-20 ranked grapplers and two against 2009 All-Americans. During the summer of 2009, Bradley showcased his mat skills, claiming the Junior Freestyle World Championship title, Aug. 9, in Ankara, Turkey. Bradley had a solid freestyle season, finishing third at the Senior World Team Trials and fourth at the U.S. Senior Nationals. Additionally, Bradley claimed the FILA Junior Team Trials and FILA Junior Nationals titles.
2007-08: Bradley opened his redshirt freshman campaign by claiming his first collegiate win by fall over Matthew McClaughlin of Rend Lake College Oct. 27, at the Lindenwood Open. Finishing the all-day event with a 4-0 record, Bradley collected his first of two tournament titles at heavyweight, the second coming Jan. 18 at the Roger Denker Open. Bradley went on to place among the top six finishers at five tournaments including a runner-up showing at the Missouri Valley College Open. Bradley owned a nine-match and seven-match win streak in his first season with the Tigers and recorded four wins by fall, the fastest clocked at 45 seconds, Nov. 11, against Bobbie DeLeon of Missouri Valley College.
HIGH SCHOOL: A three-time heavyweight Missouri State Champion at Blue Springs High School (2005, 2006, 2007), Bradley was ranked No. 1 in the nation in his weight class throughout the course of his senior campaign. Coached by Mike Hagerty, Bradley's Wildcat team finished third in 2005 and 2006 and took fourth during his senior campaign (2007). For his work on the mat, Bradley was named to the Asics First Team Dream Team as well as earning Blue Springs and The Examiner Wrestler of the Year honors. In addition, Bradley received four letters in wrestling and two letters as a member of the Blue Springs varsity football team. Bradley was also a member of the Wildcat track and field program. Prior to joining Missouri's squad in August, Bradley competed in the Junior Pan American Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, earning the gold medal in Greco and silver in Freestyle competition. Bradley also earned top honors at the Federation Internationale des Luttes Associees (FILA) Junior Championships in April, automatically qualifying for Junior Worlds. Competing as a member of the Mo-West Club Team, under Head Coach Jason Heslop, Bradley was a three-time Missouri State Freestyle/Greco Champion and earned 275 pound national champion honors in Fargo, N.D., in 2006 and 2007. As a freshman, Bradley won the Brute/Adidas National Champion title at 215 pounds, following with a similar title at 275 pounds, his junior year. Wrestling at 215 pounds in 2005, Bradley finished fourth in the freestyle tournament and second in the Greco competition in Fargo, N.D.
PERSONAL: Dominique was born March 10, 1989, to Art Bradley and Peg Humphrey in Des Moines, Iowa. Bradley has one sister, Mercedes (19). Bradley is majoring in hotel and restaurant management and hopes to become a high school wrestling coach after graduating.