Johnny Eblen
Johnny  Eblen

RS Senior

Kansas City, Mo.

High School:
Park Hill



Health Sciences / Positive Coaching


Five Tigers Named To 2015 NWCA All-Academic Team

Tiger Style's five recipients is T-1st most in the country


Seven Tigers Named To 2015 Academic All-MAC Wrestling Team

Tiger Style grapplers among 35 total MAC wrestling student-athletes to receive honor


Tiger Style Back Up To Third Place After NCAA Championships Third Session

Waters, Houdashelt, and Cox secure All-American honors, four others still with chance entering tonight's session


Miklus' Pin Highlights Tigers' First Session At NCAA Championships

Seven of ten Mizzou grapplers advance to second round of winners' bracket


Nine Tigers Remain In Play Following NCAA Championships Second Session

Waters (125), Houdashelt (149), and Cox (197) last remaining Mizzou grapplers in winners' bracket


• 2015 NCAA Championships Qualifier (174 pounds)
• 2015 Academic All-MAC Team
• 2014 Academic All-MAC Team

• Finished the season with a 29-7 overall record, including a 16-2 dual record (5-0 MAC competitions).
• His 29 victories marked a new single season career high, surpassing his previous high of 20 wins (twice).
• 16 dual wins also set a new career high, surpassing his six dual victories a season ago.
• 174 pound runner up at 2015 MAC Championships.
• Placed second at 2014 Harold Nichols Cyclone Open, and earned third place honors at 2015 Southern Scuffle.
• Spanning from Jan. 10, 2015 - Feb. 21, 2015, tallied a season best 11 match winning streak.
• Consensus top-10 nationally ranked wrestler (174 pounds) throughout the season.
• Racked up eight wins against ranked opponents, highlighted by 7-3 decision over No. 5 Tyler Wilps (Pittsburgh) on Jan. 2, 2015.
• Concludes his Tiger Style career with 87-24 career record, and amassed 20+ wins in three separate campaigns. Also leaves Columbia ranked T-8th all-time in career technical falls (nine) and career major decisions (21).

• Held the starting spot on the lineup through the end of the regular season when he suffered an injury that would keep him out for the rest of the year.
• Was crowned the champion at the Warren Williams/Daktronics Open after defeating Bree Pfarr (Minnesota) in the finals, 5-1.
• Finished in sixth-place at the Joe Parisi Open after an injury in his third match kept him out of the rest of the tournament.
• A loss in the finals at the UNI Open against Kevin Steinhaus (Minnesota) gave him a second-place finish.
• Went 20-7 this season overall, with a dual record of 6-1. Eblen picked up one technical fall win and five major decisions this season.

• Competed in five tournaments for the Tigers and made his way onto the starting lineup at 184 pounds.
• Took titles at three tournaments - the UCM Open (six wins), Kaufman-Brand Open (four wins) and Roger Denker Open (four wins).
• Competed in his first collegiate dual against Baker; Eblen won by major decision 11-3 over Parker Owen.
• Finished in seventh at the Southern Scuffle, winning five of his seven matches.
• Completed the season with 20 wins and only four losses. Eblen had three wins by fall, eight by major decision, and two technical falls this season.

• Participated in six tournaments in his first season as an attached wrestler for Mizzou.
• Finished in third place at both the UCM and Roger Denker Opens with ten wins between the two tournaments.
• Took fourth place at the Lindenwood Open.
• Had second-place finishes at the Kaufman-Brand Open and the MVC Open. Both finals matches were against other Missouri wrestlers.
• Had an overall season record of 18-6.
FRESHMAN (2010-11)

• Taking his redshirt and wrestling at 184 pounds, Eblen competed in five open tournaments as an unattached wrestler.
• Eblen's first collegiate win occurred at the Lindenwood Open against Jared Korte (McKendree) by major decision 22-10.
• Finished in fifth at the UCM Open and sixth at the Kaufman/Brand and Roger Denker Opens.
• Was named the champion at the MVC Open after defeating four other wrestlers.
• Eblen's season record was 13-5 including three pins and one technical fall.

• Won the state title his senior year at 189 pounds, along with helping his team to a first-place finish.
• Took fourth place and second place at state his sophomore and junior seasons respectively, both at 171 pounds.
• At the 2007 Fargo Cadet Nationals, he placed second in the Greco competition and fourth in the freestyle.
• In 2009, finished eighth in freestyle at the Fargo Junior Nationals.

• Johnny Eblen was born to Tom and Hyon Eblen on Dec. 13, 1991 in Des Moines, Iowa.
• Has two siblings - Tommy, who wrestled at UCM, and Tim.

Season Overall Duals (MAC) Tournament (MAC/NCAA) Major Dec. Fall Tech. Fall
2010-11 Redshirted
2011-12 18-6 0-0 (0-0) 18-6 (0-0/0-0) 4 3 2
2012-13 20-4 2-2 (0-0) 18-2 (0-0/0-0) 8 3 2
2013-14 20-7 6-1 (4-1) 14-6 (0-0/0-0) 5 0 1
2014-15 29-7 17-2 (5-0) 13-5 (2-1/2-2) 6 6 4
Career 87-24 25-5 (9-1) 63-19 (2-1/0-0) 23 12 9
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