Two-time NCAA qualifier for the Wisconsin Badgers, Tristan Moran, getting his hand raised after a win for the Badgers.
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SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Tristan Moran, a two-time NCAA qualifier who wrestled at Oklahoma State and Wisconsin, has been hired by Cal Poly head wrestling coach Jon Sioredas as a volunteer assistant coach.
While at Wisconsin, Moran placed fourth in the 2020 Big Ten Championships at 141 pounds and qualified for the nationals, which were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He was seeded ninth. Moran also qualified for the 2019 nationals after a sixth-place Big Ten performance and finished one win shy of All-American honors.
Moran was 43-16 in two seasons at Wisconsin after transferring from Oklahoma State, where he posted a 61-16 record in three seasons on the mat, primarily as a reserve 141-pounder. He placed sixth and seventh in the Midlands during his two seasons at Wisconsin.
Of his 104 collegiate victories, 32 were by fall.
“Tristan will bring significant experience to our middle weights,” said Sioredas. “Our young student-athletes will benefit from Tristan, who competed at both Oklahoma State (Big XII) and Wisconsin (Big X). Tristan has notable wins over Nick Lee, Jaydin Eierman, and Chad Red, and was selected as an All-American by the National Wrestling Coaches Association in 2020.”
At Oklahoma State, Moran was 5-1 in the 2017 Reno Tournament of Champions and won nine matches in a single day at the 2016 event to finish third at 141 and help the Cowboys to the team title.
Moran is a graduate of Stillwater High School in Stillwater, Okla., compiling an overall record of 85-10. He was a four-time state finalist, including an Arizona high school state title in 2012 while wrestling at Chandler High School and an Oklahoma high school state champion in 2014.
Moran graduated from Wisconsin in May 2020 with a degree in life science communications. Most recently, he was working as manager of the Askren Wrestling Academy in Madison, Wisc.