The seventh-ranked Missouri Wrestling program will face off in two dual meets against Stanford and South Dakota State on Saturday at the Hearnes Center.
2012-13: As a sophomore, Wiest wrestled in seven tournaments in the 149-pound weight class for the Tigers. Between the UCM Open and the Joe Parisi Open, Wiest won 10 of his first 14 matches in the season. Wiest took fifth place at the Kaufman-Brand Open, winning his first three bouts in a row by decision. He would drop the next two matches, then bounce back to defeat his own teammate, Brandon Rice, by a 3-1 decision to capture fifth place. At the Roger Denker Open, Wiest went 5-2 to gain fourth place and tally two decisions, one major, and two falls. The two falls came in his first two matches of the event. Wiest continued to stay sharp at the Grand View Open where he placed third. He won his first three bouts by decision and technical fall before taking his lone loss from Northern Iowa's Clay Welter by decision, 4-2. Wiest bounced back and went 3-0 in his next three matches, defeating SIUE's Logun Taylor by technical fall at 6:07. He compiled a 28-12 record for the season, appearing in 3 duals where he went 2-1, with his lone loss coming at 165 pounds against Purdue's Pat Robinson.
2011-12: Wiest wrestled in five tournaments as a redshirt freshman, competing at both 149 and 157 pounds. Of the five Opens he entered, he placed in three of them, including a pair of fourth place finishes to wrap up his season. He opened the campaign at the UCM Open and captured fifth place, closing the day with a 4-2 record with each win coming by decision. Despite not placing at the Kaufman-Brand Open, Wiest won four matches and recorded his lone fall of the season, pinning Missouri Valley's Christophe Murray in 2:57. Wiest's first fourth place finish came at the Roger Denker Open in January. Competing at 157 pounds, Wiest won five bouts and lost two contests by just one point in each match, including a 4-3 decision to teammate Jacob Guerrant in the third place bout. A few weeks later, Wiest won six matches in one day to capture fourth again, taking all six victories by decision. He finished the season with a 21-10 record, winning 18 of those matches by decision.
2010-11: Wiest split time between 149 and 157 pounds during his redshirt season, winning 11 of his 19 matches while competing in four open tournaments. He went 3-2 during each of his first two opens, including a win via fall in 1:23 over McKendree's Devin Patterson at the Lindenwood Open. He opened the Kaufman/Brand Open with back-to-back decisions before being dropped to the consolation bracket. However, he bounced back with two more decisions to finish the tournament with a 4-2 record. Wiest picked a major decision win over Nico Martinez of Missouri Valley College at the MVC Open in February.
High School: Wrestling for the Fort Zumwalt West Jaguars, Wiest picked up two third place and two fourth place finishes at state during his four-year high school career. Amassed 151 career wins, capped off by a 46-4 senior season where he registered 19 victories by fall. He also helped his team to runner-up finishes at state in 2007 and 2009. Also in 2007, Wiest finished seventh in the freestyle at the Fargo Wrestling Nationals. Wiest graduated as a member of the Honor Roll.
Personal: Trevor Wiest was born to Mike and Melissa Wiest on Jan. 4, 1992 in Blue Springs, Mo. His mother is a veterinarian who graduated from Mizzou. He has one brother, Brandon (22), who is a senior on the Missouri wrestling team. Wiest is undecided on his major.