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Tyler Sorenson
Position: 197 Weight Class
Year: Senior
Hometown: Garretson, S.D.
High School: Garretson High School
Experience: 1 Letter

2009-10:  Qualified for the NCAA Tournament for the second season in a row at 197 pounds ... named to the Western Wrestling Conference first team ... team best 31-7 record, with a 12-2 mark in duals to push his career win total to 75, tied for 24th in school history (75-19) ... named the team's Most Outstanding Wrestler award and had the most takedowns and most pins ... notched four wins by technical fall en route to a first-place finish to lead the Jacks at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open by outscoring his opponents 75-12 at 197 pounds and was named Co-Outstanding Wrestler of the open along with Cody Garcia from the University of Nebraska-Omaha (11/7) ... won his first two matches by fall before battling through a pair of decisions, including a 10-9 decision over Jacob Marrs of UNO in the championship to win at 197 at the Kaufmann/Brand Open (11/21) ... traveled his way to the championship match on three straight wins at the Western Wrestling Regional, defeating Neil Delaney of Air Force 7-4 and No. 4 seeded Josh Wood of Utah Valley 7-3. In the championship match, Sorenson earned a win by technical fall 17-2; 7:00 (3/6) ... won a pair of matches at the NCAA Championships (3/18-19)

  Become the second SDSU wrestlers to qualify for the NCAA Tournament wrestling at 197 pounds ... named to the Western Wrestling Conference second team while earning wrestler of the week honors on January 13th for his performance against American International, Sacred Heart (Conn.) and at the Franklin & Marshall Quadrangular ... given the coaches award at the SDSU banquet ... had a 14-4 record, 13-2 against Division I opponents, while winning his first 12 matches of the season with three pins ... defeated #11 Hudson Taylor of Maryland 11-9 in a dual in January ... two of Sorenson's losses came at the hands of #14 Anderson Andrew or Northern Iowa, 5-6 and 1-3  ... placed second at the NCAA West Regionals

2007-08:  Posted a 12-2 overall record despite sitting out the first two months... earned a spot on the all-Western Wrestling Conference Third Team based on his finish at the 2008 NCAA West Regional on March 8 in Fargo, N.D... recorded a team-high 9-1 record in dual matches... was #1 seed in Western Regional, finished in third... voted in as an alternate at 184 pounds to the NCAA tournament... won the Outstanding Wrestler Award at the team’s annual banquet ... named to the WWC All-conference Third Team

Compiled an 18-6 record last season ... collected one pin last season ... placed second at the Warren Williamson/Daktronics Open ... was runner-up at the UNI Open ... shared the SDSU Outstanding Freshman Award with Ryan Meyer

2005-06: Tyler redshirted during the 2005-06 season ... went 15-6 in open competition

High School:
Wrestled for Jason Bohl of Garretson High School ... four-time state place-winner ... compiled a 234-47 record ... 2005 South Dakota state champion