197 pounds
Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Warren, Ohio
High School: Howland
Experience: High School


As a Redshirt Freshman (2016-2017): Won 14 matches as team’s starter at 197 pounds…started the year 5-0 after claiming Southeast Open 197-pound fresh/soph title…led the team in major decision victories with five…started season on 10-2 tear…came from behind to defeat Virginia’s Chance McClure for first career dual win (11/20)…earned major decision over Columbia’s Matt Doggett at Grapple at the Garden (11/27)…defeated NDSU’s Cordell Eaton and George Mason’s Matt Meadows at GMU Tri-match (12/9)…earned major decision over Matthews Corremti for first career dual win (12/11)…pinned NDSU’s Alex Bleeker at Midlands Championships (12/29)…defeated Andre Lee of Illinois, 4-3 (1/8)…earned major decision over Indiana’s Jake Hinz (2/3). 

As a Freshman (2015-16): Posted 8-3 record while serving a redshirt season…captured Franklin & Marshall Open title at 184 pounds…won first collegiate match by major decision over Joe Salvi (American) at F&M Open (12/30)…beat Harvard’s Michael Mocco by sudden victory to win title (12/30)…finished 3-2 at Shorty Hitchcock Open (1/16)…won a match by major decision over Chandler Sambets (Citadel) at National Collegiate Open (3/5). 

Before Maryland: A 2015 State Champion and three-time state placer (1st, 7th, 4th)… finished seventh at the 2014 Junior Freestyle Nationals… was a NHSCA Freshman National Champion…finished third at the NHSCA Junior Nationals…a two time Ironman Tournament placer.

Personal: Nickname is "DB"...majoring in letters and sciences. 

Whisler's Career Statistics
Year W-L Dual Record Falls Tech Falls Major Dec.
2015-16* 8-3 0-0 0 1 2
2016-17 14-14  8-10 
Total 22-17 8-10 2 1 7
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