Brandon Tucker
Brandon Tucker

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Broken Arrow, Okla.

High School:
Broken Arrow

Height / Weight:
5-4 / 125

Birthdate:
08/15/1984



2006-2007 (JUNIOR, 125)
Season record of 17-15 overall with a record of 2-6 in Big Ten duals ... went 4-2 at the Eastern Michigan Open (11/4), including an 8-2 decision over Danny Marreale of Lindenwood ... undefeated at the ACC/Big Ten Clash (11/18), Purdue Duals (12/17) and Boilermaker Duals (1/6), going 3-0 on all three days ... defeated then-sixth-ranked Gabe Flores of Illinois in an 8-3 decision during Big Ten dual action (2/9) ... went 1-2 in the Big Ten Tournament ... ranked third on the team in takedowns on the season with 47 and fourth on the team in wins on the season with 17.

2005-2006 (SOPHOMORE, 125)
Was 15-16 overall in his second season at 125 pounds, including 1-6 in Big Ten duals ... placed fifth at the Spartan Open (11/13) ... placed fifth at the Body Bar Invitational (11/19) ... pinned Cody Walsh of Lassen in 1:22 at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (12/2-3) ... pinned CS-Fullerton's Curtis Schurkamp in 5:57 at the Lone Star Duals (1/7) ... sustained season-ending injury during match against Michael Watts of Michigan (2/5).

2004-2005 (FRESHMAN, 125)
Posted a 10-17 record in his first season of collegiate wrestling, starting at 125 ... was 4-4 in Big Ten dual action ... had a 2-13 record against 2005 NCAA qualifiers, including a 2-3 mark against All-Americans ... defeated Tim Kephart of Missouri, 8-7, at the Missouri Open (11/21) for his first collegiate win ... scored an 8-5 decision over then-No. 19 Drew Opfer of Kent State (1/16) ... won his first Big Ten match by pinning Ohio State's Nathan Costello (1/28) in 3:55 ... defeated 2003 and 2005 All-American Bobbe Lowe of Minnesota (2/5) by decision, 8-7 ... upset then-No. 5 and eventual national champion Joe Dubuque of Indiana (2/18), 4-3.

2003-04 (REDSHIRT)
Did not compete during initial season at Purdue.

HIGH SCHOOL
Four-year letterwinner at Broken Arrow High School ... ranked No. 1 in the nation as a senior 112-pounder ... won four state titles, compiling a career record of 150-9 ... record improved each season after a 33-6 state title run as a freshman ... finished 37-2 as a sophomore en route to the state crown ... posted back-to-back 40-win seasons, recording a 40-1 mark as a junior before completing a perfect 40-0 campaign as a senior ... coached by Link Davis and Steve Dunlap.

PERSONAL
Born on Aug. 15, 1984, in Tulsa, Okla. ... full name is Brandon Blane Tucker ... son of Gisela and Danny Tucker ... has two brothers, Gene and Jason ... enjoys playing guitar and riding horses ... majoring in consumer and family sciences.