Ryan Robinson
Ryan Robinson


Collinsville, Ill.

High School:


2011-12: As a sophomore, Robinson competed in five opens in 2011-12, placing in a pair while winning 11 matches on the year. He scored a fall in just 33 seconds to open his season at the UCM Open and picked up two more victories on the day. A week later, Robinson finished fourth at the Lindenwood Open, pinning three opponents in the first period. He took second at the Roger Denker Open on Jan. 15, pinning Max Adair (Labette) in 3:56, scoring a 16-0 technical fall over Dustin Hackett (Pratt) and defeating Darnell Bortz (Oklahoma State) by a 6-4 decision to get to the finals. Robinson pinned six opponents on the season.

Robinson wrestled in three tournaments during the year and placed in the top-three of all of them. Wrestling at 197 pounds, Robinson went 3-0 with two wins by fall at the Roger Denker Open to claim the championship. His first fall came in 1:01, and after winning 3-1 in the semifinals, Robinson recorded another pin in the finals, this one coming in 4:41. With a 3-1 showing at the Missouri Valley Open, Robinson took third place. After pinning Carl Lawrence of Missouri Valley in 2:10, Robinson was bumped to the consolation bracket. He'd bounce back, however, with a 12-4 major decision before pinning Lawrence again, this time in 0:48, to finish third. Robinson earned runner-up honors at the National Collegiate Open in February, going 3-1 on the day. He started the event by pinning Travis Standback of Eastern Michigan in 4:05 before picking up two wins by decision to advance to the finals, where he was defeated by Matt Wilps of Pittsburgh. Of Robinson's nine wins on the year, five came by pin.

2009-10: Wrestling at the 197 pound level, Robinson redshirted his freshman year and posted a 2-4 record, picking up both his victories via fall.

High School:
A member of the Collinsville wrestling team, Robinson finished second at the Illinois State Championships his junior (2007-08) season and third as a senior (2008-09), both while competing in the 189-pound weight class. In four years as a Kahok grappler, Robinson notched 145 wins. For his work on the mat, Robinson was named the team MVP and earned Athlete of the Year honors in 2009. Robinson, coached by Tom Blaha, was a four-year letterwinner with the Collinsville wrestling team.

Born in St. Louis, Mo., on Aug. 21, 1990, to parents Richard and Sherry Robinson, Ryan has one sister, Sara (24). Robinson is majoring in computer science.

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