Dorian Henderson
Dorian Henderson


Columbus, Ga.

High School:



Sixty-NineMizzou Student-Athletes to Graduate

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Wrestling Announces Season Awards

Mizzou held their annual banquet on Sunday, April 15


Mizzou Eliminated from NCAA Championships

Tigers finish tournament with 20.0 points


Tigers Put Three into Round of 12

Missouri in a tie for 17th with 20.0 points after three sessions


Haynes Advances to Quarterfinals

Mizzou with seven wrestlers alive after day one


NCAA Wrestling Nationals - Session Three

NCAA Wrestling Nationals, Session Three. Scottrade Center - St. Louis, Mo. March 16, 2012


NCAA Wrestling Nationals - Session One

NCAA Wrestling Nationals, Session One. Scottrade Center - St. Louis, Mo. March 15, 2012


NCAA Wrestling Nationals - Session Two

NCAA Wrestling Nationals, Session Two. Scottrade Center - St. Louis, Mo. March 15, 2012


Big 12 Wrestling Championships - Finals

Big 12 Wrestling Championships - Finals - March 3, 2012


Big 12 Wrestling Championships - Semifinals

Big 12 Wrestling Championships - Semifinals - March 3, 2012

2010-11: Henderson capped off a solid junior season with his third consecutive appearance at the NCAA Championships and a third place finish at Big 12's. Once again a staple at the 174 pound weight class for Missouri, Henderson also provided the team with some flexibility, as he wrestled up to 184 pounds on several occasions during the dual season. He did just that in the season opener against Illinois, jumping up to 184 and scoring a 13-5 major decision over Tony Dallago. He went back to 174 pounds the next day at the UCM Open, where he went 5-0 with a major, two technical falls and a pin to capture the title. He scored another major decision at the first home dual of the year, beating Oregon State's Cody Weishoff by a 19-5 final. Henderson went 3-1 at the Northeast Duals, winning two matches by decision while also picking up a 24-9 technical fall over American's Thomas Barreiro at 184 pounds. He won a pair of matches at the 2010 Midlands, both by bonus points, as he won 18-0 while also majoring Northwestern's Paul Jackson by a 14-3 score. He closed out the month of January with five straight dual victories, including a 19-5 major decision at 184 against Randy Larson of Boise State and a 4-2 decision over Caleb Kolb in Nebraska to open Big 12 action. At the Big 12 Championships, Henderson overcame a loss in his first match and bounced back with two straight wins to finish in third place. He avoided elimination with another win over Kolb, and then outlasted Jeff James of Oklahoma by a 3-1 score in sudden victory. At Nationals, Henderson opened with a 4-1 win against Rob Morrison of Rider in the first tiebreaker before falling to the consolation bracket. He battled back with two straight wins, a major decision against Scott Giffin of Penn and a 7-6 decision over Ohio's Nick Purdue, before being eliminated. Henderson finished the season with a 25-11 record, which included a 13-6 mark in dual action. He registered six major decisions and four technical falls, and wrestled in five overtime matches on the season, most amongst Tigers.

2009-10: After qualifying for the NCAA Championships as a redshirt freshman in the 184 pound weight class, Henderson dropped down to 174 and earned his second career bid last season. At the University of Central Missouri Open, Henderson claimed the 174 pound title, and followed that up with a runner-up finish at the Missouri Open the following weekend. He rolled to a 15-4 major decision against Northwestern's Paul Jackson at the National Duals. A week later, Henderson earned a technical fall victory over Hofstra's Jonathan Rothman, and followed that up the next day with his lone pin of the year, beating Drexel's Dave Woodall by fall in just 34 seconds. After a bit of a cold stretch, Henderson broke out of it by winning his opening round match at NCAA's over Bucknell's Shane Riccio, edging out his opponent by a 3-2 decision. Henderson then staved off elimination with an 11-3 major decision over conference opponent Ryan Burk of Iowa State before falling to Scott Giffin of Penn, ending his NCAA run.

For the third time in five years, the Missouri wrestling team qualified a redshirt freshman, Henderson, for the NCAA Championships. Henderson was the Tiger's youngest competitor of the eight-man staff and finished the three-day tournament with an 0-2 record. Henderson ranked as high as 20th in the nation by InterMat and was one of 52 grapplers from across the country to earn an at-large bid in the first year of the new NCAA qualification process. Seeded fourth at the league tournament, Henderson suffered uncharacteristic back-to-back losses in his initial run at a conference title. Henderson's first ranked opponent of the season pit the Tiger against Tim Hawkins of Cal State Fullerton, Henderson collected a 4-2 win. Later in the season, Henderson proved deserving of his top 20 ranking after holding off Justin Kerber of Cornell, 3-2, and Vince DiDona of Central Michigan, 4-2, in sudden victory. Henderson closed out his redshirt freshman season with a 20-15 record and two top-eight finishes at tournaments including a first place showing at the University of Central Missouri Roger Denker Open on Jan. 17.

Henderson wrapped up his redshirt season with three consecutive tournament titles in the 174-pound weight class. Wrestling at the Dana Open on Jan. 5, Henderson defeated Enock Francois from Northwestern College, 2-1, to capture his first title. Henderson followed with a 7-3 decision in the championship finals over then-teammate Ryan Sonderegger at the Roger Denker Open on Jan. 18. Henderson's final first place finish came at the Missouri Valley College Open on Feb. 2 after a 9-6 decision over Luke Borneman from Cumberland. Among Henderson's other tournament appearances, the Tiger took third at the Lindenwood Open on Oct. 27 as well as at the Missouri Open Freshman Division on Nov. 18. Henderson managed a 13-match win streak between Nov. 18 and Feb. 2.

Henderson was a three-time state champion at Columbus High School in Georgia (2005, 2006, 2007) and wrestled at 171 pounds. A member of the Blue Devil squad coached by Larry Morgan, Henderson's team earned the Georgia State title his junior campaign (2006) finishing runner up in 2005. Competing at Senior Nationals in 2007, Henderson finished fourth overall. Henderson later took fourth in Greco and eighth in Freestyle competition in Fargo, N.D. For his work on the mat, Henderson was the recipient of the Dave Shultz award for Georgia. Henderson received nine letters in high school as a member of the wrestling, football and track and field teams. Additionally, Henderson was named Bi-City Athlete of the Year in 2007.

The son of Earnest and Esther Robbins, Dorian was born Oct. 29, 1988, in Columbus, Ga. Henderson has two siblings, Lenzy (19) and Jaremiah (16). Henderson is undecided on a major.

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