Tyler Kral
Tyler  Kral

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Crown Point, Ind.

High School:
Crown Point

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 285

Birthdate:
08/12/1994

02/21/2016

Trio of Grapplers Post Major Decisions

Sabatello scores major decision in final home match

01/16/2016

No. 20 WR Wins 27-15 at Michigan State

Boilermakers win three of their seven bouts with bonus points

01/08/2016

Kral Wins for No. 19 Wrestling

Top-ranked Penn State beats Boilermakers 42-3 in home opener

03/03/2015

2015 B1G Wrestling Championships Central

March 7-8 // St. John Arena // Columbus, Ohio

03/02/2015

B1G Wrestling Championships Pre-Seeds Announced

Nine Boilermakers earn pre-seeds for championships March 7-8 in Columbus, Ohio.

Stats, Records, Match-by-Match

2015-16
Tournaments
• Competed at Michigan State Open (unattached) (11/15)
• Competed at Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (12/4)
• Competed at Midlands Championships (12/29)
• Competed at Big Ten Championships (3/5)

Season Notes
• Second season as the Boilermakers’ primary heavyweight ... got the starting nod in 15 of the 17 duals
• Set career bests in overall wins (9), dual wins (7), Big Ten dual wins (2), decisions (7), takedowns (13), reversals (4) and back points (12)
• Tied for the most overtime matches on the team with four, going 2-2 in those matches
• Three of the four ranked opponents he went up against were ranked among the top 10
• Won the first Big Ten dual match of his career with a 7-4 decision over Penn State’s Jan Johnson (1/8) and followed it up with a 6-0 shutout of Dimitrius Renfroe of Michigan State (1/15)
• Closed out the regular season with his first major decision, a 10-1 outing vs. Duke’s Brendan Walsh, since a season-opening major decision in 2014-15

2014-15
Tournaments
• Competed at Michigan State Open (unattached) (11/2)
• Placed sixth at Roadrunner Open (11/16)
• Competed at Midlands Championships (12/29)
• Competed at Big Ten Championships (3/7)
• Competed at ASICS UWW University Nationals 125 kg (5/30)

Season Notes
• First season as 285-pound starter ... appeared in 14 of 18 duals
• Of the 10 nationally ranked opponents faced, half of them were listed sixth or higher
• Began season with an 8-0 major decision over Arthur Bunce of Northern Illinois at Michigan State Open
• Rallied from first-round loss at Roadrunner Open to win four straight decisions on his way to a sixth-place showing
• Closed out 39-6 dual victory over Indiana Tech with his first career dual pin, sticking Kegan Clark-Sanchez in 2:15
• Clinched Purdue’s 39-0 shutout of SIU Edwardsville with a come-from-behind a 4-3 decision over Chris Johnson in the final bout

2013-14
Tournaments
• Competed at Michigan State Open (11/9)
• Competed at Concordia (Wis.) Open (11/23)
• Competed at Cleveland State Open (12/14)

Season Notes
• First career win was a 1:24 fall at Concordia (Wis.) Open

2012-13
• Redshirted

HIGH SCHOOL
• Earned 11 varsity letters at Crown Point ... three in football, four in wrestling, four in track & field
• Indiana High School Athletic Association 220-pound champion as a senior with a 44-2 record ... placed third at 215 as a junior
• Finished with a high school career record of 122-8
• Two-time academic all-state and four-year honor roll student
• Received Crown Point Blanket Award for students with at least a 3.0 GPA, seven letters and a championship award
• President of the Crown Point athletic counsel
• Eighth in state in the shot put as a senior ... all-state tight end as a junior and senior

PERSONAL
• Full Name: Tyler Michael Kral
• Major: Mechanical Engineering Technology
• Birthday: August 12, 1994
• City Born: Virginia Beach, Virginia
• Parents: Rand and Michele Kral
• Siblings: One brother, Morgan, and a sister, Reece

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