As a Sophomore (2010-11)
2011 NCAA runner-up at 165 pounds after falling to Nebraska's Jordan Burroughs in the finals ... Defeated defending NCAA Champion, Andrew Howe, of Wisconsin in the semifinals ... Went 4-1 at the NCAAs ... Finished the season with a 32-6 overall record ... Began the season wrestling at 174 pounds for the Sooners where he went 12-2 overall and 4-0 in dual meets ... Finished fourth at the 2010 Cliff Keen Invitational at 174 pounds after defeating Oregon State's then-No. 7 Colby Covington and Illinois' fifth ranked Jordan Blanton ...Named the Big 12 Wrestler of the Week (Jan. 24) after he earned a decisive 9-1 major decision victory over 10th-ranked Andrew Sorenson of Iowa State ... Claimed the 174 pound Brockport Open Title ... Only Big 12 and dual loss came against Nebraska's No. 1-ranked Burroughs (7-3) .... Finished second at the 2011 Big 12 Championships after being narrowly defeated by Burrhoughs (2-1) ... Named to the 2011 All-Academic Big 12 team ... NWCA All-Academic Team member ... Named Most Outstanding Wrestler at the team banquet.
As a Freshman (2009-10)
Posted a 4-2 record at the 2010 NCAA Championships to earn fifth place earn All-America status ... At the national tournament, upset the No. 5, No. 9 and No. 12 seeds ... Earned third at the 2010 Big 12 Championships after posting back-to-back wins after an opening-round loss ...Was one of three true-freshman in the Oklahoma lineup ... Posted a 31-14 overall record, including an 11-6 dual record ... Was 1-4 against Big 12 foes during the regular season ... Placed third at the Lindenwood Open ... Placed second at the Oklahoma City Invitational and third at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open ... Started in all but three of Oklahoma's dual meets ... Named the Most Valuable Freshman at the postseason banquet.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered all four years at Goddard High School ... Compiled a 150-4 overall record under coaches Brett Means and Tim Fisher ... Was a two-time Greco All-American and four-time Kansas state champion ... Named Co-Wrestler of the Year ... Was a Brute National Champion and placed third at Senior Nationals ... Owns the Kansas state record for most falls in a career (125).
PERSONAL: Full name is Tyler John Caldwell ... Hometown is Wichita, Kan. ... Planned minor is aviation, major is undecided ... Has two siblings, Courtney (22) and Kael (3) ... Son of Ty Caldwell and Johnna Brown ... Sushi is his favorite food ... Hangover is his favorite movie and wakeboarding is his favorite hobby ... Jamaica is his favorite vacation destination.