NCAA Wrestling Nationals, Session Four. Scottrade Center - St. Louis, Mo. March 16, 2012
2011-12: Qualifying for his third career NCAA Championship, Haynes posted a 24-8 record as a junior while going 12-5 in duals. After starting the year with a 2-2 record in November, Haynes opened the month of December by taking first at the Kaufman-Brand Open. He won all four of his matches with bonus points, pinning his first two opponents while scoring tech falls in his last two bouts. He defeated Iowa State's Cole Shafer by a 15-0 technical fall at the dual in Columbia, kick-starting a stretch that saw him win eight straight matches and 15 of 16 heading into mid-February. He captured the first place crown at the Southern Scuffle, opening the New Year with a perfect 5-0 tournament without giving up a point. He scored two first period pins in his first two contests and then dominated No. 4 Matt Powless (Indiana), winning 15-0. He scored another shutout against a top wrestler, winning by a 6-0 decision over No. 2 Sonny Yohn (Minnesota) to move in to the finals. He was declared champion after No. 1 Cam Simaz (Cornell) had to forfeit. Haynes was named Big 12 Wrestler of the Week for his performance at the Scuffle, the first honor of his career. Haynes won his next two dual meets by technical fall before his winning streak was snapped by No. 2 Chris Honeycutt (Edinboro), but Haynes followed with another streak, scoring seven straight wins which included four victories over ranked opponents. He defeated No. 7 Blake Rosholt (Oklahoma State), 10-4, in Columbia, and went up against three top-20 opponents at the NWCA National Duals Regional at Rutgers, winning all three contests. He opened the tournament with a 7-1 win over No. 18 Ryan Smith (Cal Poly) and defeated No. 15 Max Huntley (Michigan) in the following dual, 8-0. In the Regional finals, Haynes defeated Yohn for the second time on the season, this time winning by a 10-0 major decision. He finished second at the Big 12 Championship, featuring a 6-2 victory over No. 16 Keldrich Hall (Oklahoma). Haynes went 2-2 at the NCAA Championship, defeating Huntley again (5-0), and No. 11 Micah Burak (Penn) by a 6-0 score before dropping his next two bouts. Haynes finished the year with five wins by technical fall, tying him for fifth-most in a single season at Missouri. Haynes also scored three major decisions and five falls over the course of the year. Honors: Big 12 Wrestler of the Week (Jan. 9)
2010-11: Haynes opened his sophomore season with 12 straight wins while capturing three open championships in the process. After winning all three matches at the UCM Open, Haynes dominated the 197 pound class at the Kaufman/Brand open, pinning four of his five opponents while scoring a technical fall in the other match. At the Northern Iowa Open, Haynes pinned his first two opponents before picking up two straight decisions to finish in first place. In December, Haynes joined the Tiger lineup at 197 pounds, and closed out the month with a fourth place finish at the Midlands. He won his first match by an 11-2 major decision over Keldrick Hall of Oklahoma. After dropping his next contest, Haynes rallied off five straight victories, four of which came with bonus points. He scored a major decision on Maryland's Dallas Brown and sandwich two technical falls over Big Ten opponents around a 9-6 decision against Bucknell's Jay Hahn. He then pinned Joseph Kennedy of Lehigh in 1:34 to move into the third place contest. Haynes won four of his five matches at the NWCA National Duals in January, including a technical fall over Craig Kelliher of Central Michigan. Haynes won both contests at the tri-meet against Chattanooga and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, defeating Robert Prigmore of UTC, 6-0, and pinning SIUE's Robert Cooney in 2:26. At the Oklahoma Dual, Haynes picked up his second win of the year over Hall, winning 3-2. He'd knock off Hall one more time, beating the Sooner by a 4-2 decision to open up action at the Big 12 Championships. After a loss bumped him to the consolation round, Haynes scored a 3-2 victory in the first tiebreaker over Andy Johnson of Nebraska to secure third place. Advancing to the NCAA Championships for the second straight year, Haynes went 2-2 in the tournament. Despite losing his opening match, Haynes bounced back with an 18-0 technical fall in 2:48 against Chattanooga's Nikolas Brown. He then scored a 9-6 win over Logan Brown of Purdue before being eliminated in his next match. Haynes finished the year with a 29-11 record, which included nine wins by fall and five technical fall victories.
2009-10: Wrestling at 197 pounds, Haynes capped off his impressive redshirt freshman campaign with a trip to the NCAA Championships. He kick-started the season with a 4-1 decision over Illinois' Patrick Bond, helping the Tigers to an 18-16 victory in the season-opening dual. He then took third at the University of Central Missouri Open, winning five of his six matches. The next weekend at the Missouri Open, Haynes claimed the 197 pound title, as he opened the event with a 16-1 tech fall before rallying off three straight decisions on his way to first place. He contributed to Mizzou's 24-14 road win over Chattanooga with a 12-4 major decision. Haynes picked up wins by fall over Hofstra's Anthony Tortora and Drexel's Jack Callender on back-to-back days in late January. Scored points for the Tigers with his narrow 8-7 decision over Oklahoma State's Alex Gelogaev, and would again beat Gelogaev, this time by a 6-5 final, to open the Big 12 Championships. Finished 3-2 at nationals, opening with an 18-6 major decision over Erik Schuth of Ohio. He then would defeat Army's Richard Starks by an 8-2 score, and picked up another major decision later on, winning 11-0 over Ohio State's Cody Magrum.
2008-09: A first place finisher at the Missouri Open, Haynes was awarded runner-up honors at the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Open on Dec. 7 and Missouri Valley College Open on Feb. 6. The Tiger grappler competed in six open tournaments as a redshirt and finished in sixth place or better in all six meets. Haynes recorded 20 wins on the year, 14 of which were marked as bonus point victories. Competing at the University of Central Missouri Open on Nov. 16, Haynes went 5-2, with two wins notched as falls and two as technical falls.
High School: A member of the Northmen wrestling squad at Oak Park High School in Kansas City, Mo., Haynes and his teammates earned four state titles (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008), and finished third, sixth and ninth nationally (2006, 2007 and 2008, respectively). Haynes wrestled at 189 pounds and won state championship titles as a junior (2007) and senior (2008) and ranked as high as second in the nation by Wrestling USA and W.I.N. Magazine. Coached by Randy Smith, Gary Mayabb and Tim Rupp, Haynes finished second as a sophomore (2006) and third as a freshman (2005) at the State Championships. Haynes earned four letters in wrestling in addition to multiple All-America honors. Outside of school, Haynes was a 10-year member of the Victory Wrestling Club led by Head Coach Randy Smith and was a 2004 cadet national Greco runner-up, 2005 cadet Greco third-place finisher and fourth place freestyler. In 2006, Haynes' junior season, he earned fifth place honors in Greco competition. As a junior in 2007, Haynes finished sixth in junior Greco and fourth in freestyle while competing in Fargo, N.D. In 2008, Haynes was a national champion in junior Greco and took seventh in junior freestyle and second at senior nationals.
Personal: The son of Chuck and Debby Haynes, Brent was born Dec. 13, 1989 in Kansas City, Mo. He has two siblings, Bruce (27) and Zaidee (16), Haynes plans to major in special education at Mizzou.