Honors & Awards
2010 Western Wrestling Conference Coaches' Honor Roll: June 7, 2010
2009-10: Spent his first semester in college at Army, but transferred to Northern Colorado at the semester ... Wrestled to a record of 5-9, including one major decision ... Finished 1-2 at the NCAA West Regionals, beating South Dakota State's Seth Moe in the consolation bracket.
PREP: Placed first as a junior and second as a senior in Minnesota state championship tournament... Made three state tournament appearances... Five-time all-conference selection at Becker High School under coach Brad Novak... Career record of 171-30... Five-time letterwinner and two-time captain... Preseason high school national ranking of No. 16 by Win Magazine... Wrestling USA Magazine ranked him 23rd nationally... 2008 Minnesota Junior National Dual Team Member... 2008 Central Junior Regional Greco Roman Champion... Also garnered all-conference honors as a running back/linebacker in football, serving as a senior captain and earning three letters.
PERSONAL: Kevin James O'Brien was born May 26, 1990 in Waconia, Minn... Parents are Ken and Lois O'Brien... Has an older brother, Eric, and a younger sister, Nicole... Major is undeclared.