Karsten Van Velsor
Karsten Van Velsor
Weight: 149
Year: R-Junior
Hometown: Ottumwa, Iowa
High School: Ottumwa HS
Major: Special Education

2016-17: Posted an overall record of 9-21 for this season… Collected four falls and one major… Competed at 157 pounds in Southern Conference Championship

2015-16: Dominated as an unattached wrestler with a 15-5 record at 149 pounds, including 10 falls.

2014-15: Recorded 13-22 record in his second straight season as a starter at 149 pounds ... Only SIUE wrestler to compete at 149 pounds during the season ... Posted a 3-4 record in Southern Conference regular season action ... Finished with two falls, one technical fall, and two major decisions.

2013-14: Posted 10-24 record in his first season as a starter ... Recorded one fall and one major decision ... Tabbed No. 8 seed at the Southern Conference Championships.

Prep: State finalist at 138 pounds his senior season at Ottumwa High School ... Two-time state qualifier ... Posted a career record of 124-45 record after finishing 44-7 with 29 pins his senior season ... Set school record with 80 career pins ... Two-time Most Valuable Wrestler and team captain ... Earned Ottumwa High School Iron Man award four times ... Named Ottumwa Outstanding Athlete of the Year during 2012-13 season ... Four-year honor roll student ... National Honor Society member ... Competed for Excel Wrestling Club ... 2013 Corn Cob Nationals champion ... Finalist at 2012 Big Horn Nationals and Corn Cob Nationals ... Parents are Mark and Alesia Van Velsor.