WRESTLER SPOTLIGHT: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY’S MARCUS COLEMAN

As found on Iowa State University’s website, below is Marcus Coleman’s bio. Learn about this wrestler’s career:

“WEIGHT: 197

CLASS: Redshirt Junior

HOMETOWN: Ames, Iowa

HIGH SCHOOL: Ames

Awards and Honors

2021 NCAA Qualifier

2021 Big 12 Championship (Fourth Place)

2021 Second Team Academic All-Big 12

2020 NCAA Qualifier

2020 Big 12 Championship (Fifth Place)

2019 NCAA Qualifier

2019 Big 12 Championship (Fifth Place)

2020-21

2021 NCAA Qualifier… now three-time NCAA Qualifier… finished fourth at 197-pounds at the Big 12 Championship… Academic All-Big 12 Second Team… posted a 9-7 record during the 2021 season… led the team with six falls on the year… went 4-2 at the Big 12 Championship with all four wins coming by pin… led all 197-pound NCAA Qualifiers in pins… earned the starting spot midway through the year, going 2-1 in dual action… posted three wins over ranked opponents.

2019-20

Wrestled to a 16-11 record, 8-6 dual, during his redshirt sophomore season… qualified for the NCAA Championships at 184 pounds and was seeded 23rd for the national tournament before the season ended early due to the outbreak of Covid-19 virus worldwide… qualified for the NCAA Championships with a fifth-place finish at the Big 12 Championship… made the switch from 174 pounds to 184 pounds in January… compiled a 12-7 record after the weight switch… wrestled a grueling schedule, taking on 14 wrestlers ranked in the final NCAA Coaches Poll throughout the season… second on the team in total dual back points (24)… tallied 20 dual takedowns on the year… won four matches by major decision, three pins and one technical fall.

2018-19

Wrestled to a 28-14 record in his first season in the lineup for Iowa State… qualified for the 2019 NCAA Championships… took fifth place at the Big 12 Championship… tallied a 10-4 record in dual competition… tied for the team lead in dual-takedowns with 40 on the year… led the team in major decision wins with 10 and was second on the team in bonus-point wins with 16… finished sixth at the Southern Scuffle… earned a runner-up finish at the Last Chance Open and the Cyclone Open… finished fifth at the Lindenwood Open.

2017-18

Redshirted his initial season as a Cyclone… compiled an impressive 24-2 record in his first season at Iowa State… only two losses came to UNI’s Big 12 Champ, Taylor Lujan… took first place at the Duhawk Open, Pat ‘Flash’ Flanagan Open, UNI Open and Lindenwood Open… finished third at the Grand View Open and the Cyclone Open… 17 of his 24 wins came by bonus-point margin… won five matches by fall, six by technical fall and 6 by major decision.

High School

No. 78 overall recruit in the class of 2017… three-time Iowa high school state champion… Junior National Folkstyle champion… runner-up at Fargo… wrestled to a 156-16 record… competed for Ames High School

Personal

Born on March 24, 1999… son of Erica Andorf and Lamont Coleman… has one sibling, Blayke… majoring in Criminal Justice.”

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WRESTLER SPOTLIGHT: PENN STATE UNIVERSITY’S AARON BROOKS

As found on Penn State University’s website, below is Aaron Brooks’s bio. Learn about this wrestler’s career:

CLASS: Sophomore

Hometown: Hagerston, MD

Weight: 184

Parents: JOHN BROOKS, RANELLE BOYD,

                 ADRIENNE BROOKS

Major: RPTM

CAREER NOTES:

Athletic: All-American as a true freshman…Was the 184-pound Big Ten Champion (2020)…Named Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2020)…Was to be the #3 seed at the 2020 NCAA Championships at 184 before the NCAA cancelled the tournament… Named First Team All-American after 2020 tournament was cancelled by the NCAA in reaction to a virus.

2019-20 / TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON:

Season: Notched an impressive 15-1 overall record as at true freshman.  Went 9-1 in dual meets and then won the Big Ten Championship at 184 as a true freshman, qualifying for the NCAA Championships before the NCAA cancelled the event. He was set to be the #3 seed.  Brooks was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Penn State’s third under Cael Sanderson (David Taylor, 2011; Jason Nolf, 2016)…Named First Team All-American after 2020 tournament was cancelled by the NCAA in reaction to a virus.

Mat-Town Open (12/1): Won the 184-pound title at Lock Haven’s Mat-Town Open in first action of the year, going 3-0 with a pin. Lehigh (12/6): Made Penn State dual debut on the road, downing Chris Weiler 10-5 in Bethlehem. Penn (12/8): Made Rec Hall dual debut by rolling to a 19-4 tech fall (6:03) over Jesse Quatse. Illinois (1/10): Big Ten dual debut victory, 9-4, over Zach Braunagel in Rec Hall. Rutgers (1/19): Recorded first pin in Rec Hall over Billy Janzer at the 4:36 mark in dual meet victory. Iowa (1/31):  Impressive 7-3 victory over #6 Abe Assad of Iowa in road dual.Wisconsin (2/7): Posted 3-2 win over sixth-year senior Johnny Sebastian. Minnesota (2/9): Posted strong 13-3 major over Owen Webster in Minneapolis. Ohio State (2/15): Tallied six takedowns in lopsided 15-4 major over #12 Rocky Jordan in BJC Dual.

Big Ten Championship (3/7-8): Won Big Ten title at 184 as a true freshman after 3-0 run at Rutgers. Majored #19 Owen Webster of Minnesota 15-4 and then pinned #9 Taylor Venz of Nebraska (4:00) to avenge his only loss of the year to date, advancing to the finals. Took care of #7 Cameron Caffey of Michigan State 3-2 in the title bout to win the crowns. Honored as Big Ten Freshman of the Year after the tournament.

HIGH SCHOOL / PERSONAL:

Wrestled at North Hagerstown High School…Named 2018 National High School Coaches Association Wrestler of the Year…Became seventh wrestler to capture four NHSCA Championships at NHSCA High School Nationals…Compiled a 163-2 record at NHHS…Won four Maryland state titles…Went 22-0 as a senior, 46-0 as a junior, 43-1 as a sophomore and 45-1 as a freshman…Four-year letterman, three-year captain…Has one sister, Kaiya…Has three brothers, Isaiah, Jared and Jaden…Considering a communications major.

BROOKS MATCH-BY-MATCH

 2019-20

Date   Wt.  Result        Opponent                                                Place Record

12/1   184 WBF          Kyle Myers, West Virginia (4:50)              LHU    1-0

12/1   184 W, 11-5    Jared McGill, Pitt                                       LHU    2-0

12/1   184 W, 7-4       Kyle Inlander, Bucknell                     LHU (1st)    3-0

12/6   184 W, 10-5    Chris Weiler, Lehigh                                  dual    4-0

12/8   184 W, 19-4    Jesse Quatse, Penn (TF; 6:03)                 dual    5-0

1/10   184 W, 9-4       Zach Braunagel, Illinois                             dual    6-0

1/19   184 WBF          Billy Janzer, Rutgers (4:36)                       dual    7-0

1/24   184 L, 5-9        #8 Taylor Venz, Nebraska                         dual    7-1

1/31   184 W, 7-3       #6 Abe Assad, Iowa                                  dual    8-1

2/7     184 W, 3-2       Johnny Sebastian,  Wisconsin                  dual    9-1

2/9     184 W,  13-3   Owen Webster, Minnesota (major)           dual  10-1

2/15   184 W, 15-4    #12 Rocky Jordan, Ohio State (major)     dual  11-1

2/23   184 W, 8-5       Tanner Harvey, American                         dual  12-1

3/7     184 W,  15-4   #19 Owen Webster, Minnesota (major)   B1G  13-1

3/7     184 WBF          #9 Taylor Venz, Nebraska (4:00)             B1G  14-1

3/8     184 W, 3-2       #7 Cameron Caffey, Michigan State   B1G (1st)  15-1

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WRESTLER SPOTLIGHT: OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY’S JAIMEN HOOD

As found on Ohio State’s website https://ohiostatebuckeyes.com/sports/m-wrestl/roster/ below is Jaimen Hood’s bio. Learn about this wrestler’s career:

WEIGHT: 133 lbs.

YEAR: Senior

HOMETOWN: Mason, OH

CAREER HONORS

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2019)
  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2018, 2019)

YEAR-BY-YEAR

2018-19 (Redshirt Freshman)

  • Posted an overall record of 10-6 while competing in four open tournaments
  • Picked up bonus points in half of his victories with two major decision, two pins and a tech fall
  • Placed third in the Ohio Intercollegiate Open (‘White’ Division) and sixth in the Findlay Open
  • Traveled to Costa Rica for a service-learning trip collaboration between Ohio State Athletics, SASSO and Student-Athletes Abroad

2017-18 (Redshirt)

  • Earned three wins while competing in the Cleveland State Open and Purple Raider Open
  • Garnered bonus points in both triumphs at the Purple Raider Open, registering a major decision and pin

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE

  • Ohio high school state runner-up in 2017, capping a 43-5 senior season
  • Also qualified for the state tournament as a junior

PERSONAL

  • Son of Marie and Carlos Hood
  • Siblings – Chara (sister), Dasia (sister), Kiera (sister), Max (brother), Zack (brother)
  • Mechanical engineering major”

 

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WRESTLER SPOTLIGHT: CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY’S BROCK BERGELIN

As found on Central Michigan University’s website, below is Brock Bergelin’s bio. Learn about this wrestler’s career:

Weight: 133 lbs.

Class: Redshirt Junior

Hometown: Denmark, WI

High School: Denmark

2019-20: Posted a 17-12 record as a redshirt freshman … scored bonus points in 14 of his victories … registered nine pins, three majors and two technical falls on the season … wrestled in four dual meets, going 2-2 … defeated Michigan’s Austin Assad, 12-4, in his dual-meet debut (12/24) … won all four of his matches by pin in placing first at the Alma Open (1/18) … placed fifth in the Edinboro Open (2/1) … earned Academic All-MAC honors.”

2018-19: Went 6-11 wrestling at 133 pounds … finished 4-2 to place fifth at the Michigan State Open (11/3) … posted a 1-2 record with one pin at Midlands (12/29-30) … his pin-fall victory came at 3:58, over Conner Ziegler of Army … posted first career Mid-American Conference dual-meet victory when he claimed a 6-3 win over Trevor Giallombardo of Ohio (2/3).

2017-18: Went 10-9 wrestling at 125 pounds … recorded one pin … went 3-1 and the Mount Union Purple Raider Open (1/14) … finished 2-2 at the Alma Open (1/20) … went 3-2 at the Michigan State Open (11/5).

High School: Two-time Wisconsin high school state champion … won two sectional and two regional championships at Denmark … three-time first team all-conference selection … Junior freestyle All-American … Cadet Greco-Roman All-American … finished second at Cliff Keen USA Wrestling Preseason Nationals … placed fourth at the Cliff Keene USA Wrestling Junior/Cadet Folkstyle … honor roll student at Denmark High School.”

 

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WRESTLER SPOTLIGHT: UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN’S ERIC BARNETT

As found on University of Wisconsin’s website, below is Eric Barnett’s bio. Learn about this wrestler’s career:

“CLASS: Junior

HOMETOWN: Greenville, Wisconsin

High School: Hortonville

Height: 5-6

2019-20: In his first appearance in a Badger singlet, Barnett won the Cougar Clash hosted by SIUE… pinned his first two opponents at the UW Field House and went 6-6 in the Big Ten… finished the regular season with five pins, third most on the team… Barnett had a key fall over Nebraska’s Alex Thomsen, helping the team to the upset over the No.5 Cornhuskers… at his first Big Ten Championship, Barnett took 10th place at 125 pounds for the Badgers

High School: Ranked second in the country by FloWrestling and third in the country by Intermat at 126lbs…career record of 185-3, undefeated in every season but freshmen year…Wisconsin state champion as a senior…2019 Fargo champ…WHO’s Number One Champion at 120lbs in senior season…46-0 in junior season…Individual state champion, Freestyle Fargo champ, and Folkstyle national finalist, and Greco Fargo All-American…Team MVP and Conference MVP…45-0 in sophomore season…Individual state champion, Greco Fargo All-American and Folkstyle All-American…Team MVP…47-3 in freshman season, third-place in individual state, Freestyle Fargo All-American, Folkstyle All-American and third-place at Cadet World Team Trials…co-team MVP and team state qualifiers

Personal: Parents are Angela and Jason Barnett…has two brothers, Gary and Jacob…member of Askren Wrestling Academy… major is undecided

Off the Mat with Eric

Where is your favorite place on campus? Camp Randall

Where is your favorite place to eat on campus? BelAir Cantina

Why did you choose Wisconsin? Coaches, partners, friends and close to home

How did you spend your summer? Training and taking summer classes in Madison

Where is your go-to study spot? Camp Randall

What is your major? Undecided

What are your post-college plans? Pursue world and Olympic teams

Who is your favorite school to wrestle against? Undecided

What is your best wrestling memory? Winning Fargo

Where is your favorite place to wrestle? Madison

When did you begin wrestling? At four years old

What is your favorite thing about Wisconsin wrestling? The family bond

What is something you do before every match? Pray

What is one word that describes this team? Family

My teammates say that I am hyper

My favorite thing to do off the mat with my teammates is eat food

What is your most memorable wrestling achievement? Winning WHO’s #1

Favorite Coach Bono saying: “If nothing changes, nothing changes”

What is your dream as a collegiate wrestler? Win a team and individual national title

If you would switch places with anyone on the team for a day, who would you pick and why? Trent Hillger because he is a unit

What is your favorite song to sing in the car? Gucci Gang

If you had a completely free day, how would you choose to spend it? Sleeping

If you could have dinner with any three people, dead or alive, who would you choose? Margot Robbie, Donald Trump and Jesus

Who is your favorite athlete in any sport? Tom Brady

What is your favorite sports team? Wisconsin Badgers

What other sports did you play growing up? Cross country, baseball and football”

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WRESTLER SPOTLIGHT – UNIVERSITY OF IOWA’S SPENCER LEE

As found on the University of Iowa’s website, below is Spencer Lee’s bio. Learn about this wrestler’s career:

2020-21

  • Big Ten Medal of Honor winner
  • Hodge Trophy Winner
  • NCAA Champion, became the seventh three-time NCAA champion in program history
  • Lee outscored his five opponents 59-8 on his way to the title
  • All-American (21st four-time in school history)
  • Big Ten Champion (125 pounds)
  • Big Ten Wrestler of the Year
  • No. 1 seed at NCAA Championships
  • Undefeated 12-0 record
  • Outscored 12 opponents 141-15
  • Five pins, all in the first period (1:21, 1:53, 2:27, 1:32, 0:23)
  • Scored bonus points in 11-of-12 matches
  • First eight matches of the season were terminated early (5 pins, 3 tech. falls)
  • Wire-to-wire No. 1 ranked wrester at 125
  • 11 wins over ranked opponents, four in the top 10
  • Finished season with 35-match winning streak, outscoring his opponents, 432-42.
  • Academic All-Big Ten
  • NWCA Academic Scholar

2019-20

  • Hodge Trophy Winner
  • James E. Sullivan Award Winner
  • All-American
  • NCAA Most Dominant Wrestler
  • Big Ten Champion (125 pounds)
  • Big Ten Wrestler of the Year
  • No. 1 seed at NCAA Championships
  • Undefeated 18-0 record
  • Outscored 18 opponents 234-18
  • NCAA best 5.0 average team points
  • Four pins, all in the first period (0:54, 0:52, 2:21, 2:53)
  • Nine technical falls, team high and most by a Hawkeye since Doug Schwab in 2000
  • Four technical falls in the first period, all in under four minutes
  • Scored bonus points in 16-of-18 matches
  • Team-high 58 dual points scored
  • Only four of 18 matches went the full seven minutes
  • Wire-to-wire No. 1 ranked wrester at 125
  • Seven wins over ranked opponents, four in the top 7, three in the top 5
  • Won the U.S. Senior Nationals to earn a spot at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Trials
  • Academic All-Big Ten
  • NWCA Scholar Athlete
  • Letterwinner

2018-19

  • NCAA champion
  • Won the 125-pound national title, earning All-America honors
  • Outscored opponents 55-7 in five matches at NCAA Championships
  • Placed second at the Big Ten Championships
  • Posted a 23-3 overall record, including a perfect 7-0 mark in Big Ten duals
  • Had a team-high seven technical falls
  • Eight pins ranked second on the team
  • Had a pin in 30 seconds, fasted on the team
  • Placed second at the Midlands Championships
  • Academic All-Big Ten
  • Named Mike Howard Most Valuable Wrestler at annual team banquet
  • NWCA Academic All-American Team
  • Letterwinner

2017-18

  • NCAA champion, winning first career title at 125 pounds to earn All-America honors
  • Big Ten Wrestler of the Year
  • Scored team bonus points in four of his five NCAA matches to earn USA Wrestling’s Athlete of the Week honors
  • Placed third at Big Ten Championships, earning Big Ten Freshman of the Year honors
  • Earned Amateur Wrestling News’ 2018 Hammer Award
  • Posted a 22-2 record at 125 pounds, going 8-0 in dual competition and 6-0 in Big Ten duals
  • Scored 37 team points in dual competition
  • Won title at UNI Open and placed sixth at Midlands Championships
  • Led team in overall winning percentage (.917), dual and Big Ten dual winning percentage (1.000), fastest fall (40 seconds) and technical falls (8)
  • Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week (1/23)
  • Named Mike Howard Most Valuable Wrester at annual team banquet
  • Amateur Wrestling News all-rookie team
  • Big Ten sportsmanship award winner
  • NWCA Academic All-American team
  • Letterwinner

High School

  • Four time Pennsylvania state qualifier
  • Three time Pennsylvania state champ (113, 120 x 2)
  • Only gave up 3 takedowns in four years until the state finals his senior year
  • No. 1 wrestler in the country for all four years (113, 120 and 126)
  • Cadet World Champion (50kg)
  • Two time Junior World Champion (50kg)
  • Only world champion in school history
  • Was on the high honor roll
  • Volunteered at kids club and miracle league

Personal

  • Born on October 14th, 1998 in Denver, Colorado
  • Son of Larry and Cathy Lee
  • Has a twin sister named Gaby
  • Mother was an alternate for the Olympic judo team
  • Father was the judo national coach and the paralympic coach
  • Sports and recreation management major”

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WRESTLER SPOTLIGHT: UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA’S LIAM CRONIN

As found on University of Nebraska’s website, below is Liam Cronin’s bio. Read about this wrestler’s career:

2020-21 (Senior)

NCAA Championships – DNP (1-2) – 125 pounds

  • First Round: #13 Liam Cronin (NEB) pinned Jake Ferri (KENT), 6:29
  • Second Round: #4 Drew Hildebrandt (CMU) dec. #13 Liam Cronin (NEB), 2-1
  • Cons. Second Round: #14 Jaret Lane (LEH) dec. #13 Liam Cronin (NEB), 13-12

Big Ten Championships – 9th (2-2) – 125 pounds

  • First Round:  BYE
  • Quarterfinals: No. 7 Devin Schroder (PUR) dec. Liam Cronin (NEB), 3-1 SV1
  • Cons. Second Round: No. 8 Michael DeAugustino (NW) dec. Liam Cronin (NEB), 4-1
  • 9th-Place Semifinals: Liam Cronin (NEB) dec. No. 13 Dylan Shawver (RUT), 9-5
  • 9th-Place Match: Liam Cronin (NEB) pinned No. 6 Eric Barnett (WIS), 2:02

Regular Season – 125 pounds

  • 7-1 overall and dual record
  • Bonus Points: One pin, one major decision
  • Defeated #14 Patrick McKee (Minnesota) by decision, 4-1, in his first match as a Husker on Jan. 8
  • Finished 2-1 on the season against ranked opponents
  • Closed the season on a 6 match win streak, defeating Wisconsin’s Ethan Rotondo in a 7-6 decision after scoring a last-second reversal to take the match.

Before Nebraska

  • Wrestled three seasons, including redshirt year, at Indiana, where he compiled 41 collegiate victories 
  • 2020 NCAA Qualifier 
  • Placed fifth at 2020 Big Ten Championships
  • 9-3 dual match record, including 6-3 in Big Ten dual matches as a junior
  • Compiled a 17-13 overall record as a sophomore in 2018-19 with two pins, four technical falls and two major decisions
  • Won seven of his final eight bouts and earned a first-place finish at the Purple Raider Open at the University of Mount Union (Ohio) to cap redshirt season in 2017-18. 
  • Made five appearances in the starting dual meet lineup in addition to seeing action at several open tournaments as a true freshman in 2016-17. 
  • U23 World Team Trials champion in 2019 (Greco-Roman),
  • Placed third at the 2018 U23 Nationals (Greco-Roman)
  • Finished runner-up at the United World Wrestling Junior Nationals in 2017 (Freestyle). 
  • Prior to enrolling at Indiana, Cronin wrestled four seasons under head coach Alan Clinton at Servite High School, where he set Servite records for single-season takedowns, career takedowns, bonus point wins, and winning percentage.
  • Cronin helped his team win four CIF team state championships during his prep years.
  • Became the first high school state finalist from Servite (a feat he accomplished in both 2015 and 2016)
  • Named the 2015 Wrestler of the Year by the Orange County Register. 
  • Seven-time Junior Fargo All-American, split between Freestyle and Greco-Roman
  • Won gold at the FILA Junior Greco World Cup
  • Named to the National High School Coaches Association All-America team in 2016. 

Personal

  • Born November 17, 1997
  • Parents: Shannon and Jeff Cronin
  • Brothers: Riley”

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WRESTLER SPOTLIGHT: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING’S WARREN CARR

As found on Wyoming’s website https://gowyo.com/sports/wrestling/roster below is Warren Carr’s bio. Learn about this wrestler’s career: 

Weight: 157

Year: Sophomore

Major: Architectural Engineering

Hometown: Gillette, Wyoming

High School: Thunder Basin

2020-21: 3-5 

Career: 3-5

 2020-21: Competed in four events for the Cowboys in his first season for Wyoming… Went 1-1 at the Cowboy Challenge Tournament getting a 7-6 win over Brayden Roberts (WVU) … Notched two wins at the UVU Round Robin Tournament highlighted by a 4-1 win over James Emmer (UVU) 

 High School: Carr finished his high school career as a four-time state placer and a three-time finalist while also being crowned a state champion once while at Thunder Basin High School. While being a three-time team captain for the Titans, Carr was named the 2020 Spirit of the Bolt winner and the Most Outstanding Senior while also receiving the 2020 US Marine Corps’ Scholastic Excellence honor. Carr was also a decorated football player while at TBHS.”

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WRESTLER SPOTLIGHT: IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY’S DAVID CARR

As found on Iowa State University’s website, below is David Carr’s bio. Learn about this wrestler’s career:

“Weight: 157

Hometown: Canton, Ohio

Class: Redshirt Sophomore

High School: Perry

Awards and Accomplishments

2021 Hodge Trophy Finalist

2021 NCAA Champion

2021 NCAA All-American

2021 Big 12 Wrestler of the Year

2021 Big 12 Champion

2021 Second Team Academic All-Big 12

2020 Senior Freestlye Nationals (Sixth Place)

2020 NCAA All-American (First Team)

2020 NWCA Scholar All-America Award

2020 Big 12 Champion

2020 Second Team Academic All-Big 12

2019 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (Third Place)

Big 12 Wrestler of the Week

2019 Junior World Champion

2019 UWW Junior National Champion

2018 Dave Shoultz Memorial International (Fourth Place)

2020-21

2021 157-pound NCAA Champion… 2021 All-American… finalist for the Dan Hodge trophy, finishing third… 2021 157-pound Big 12 Champion… 2021 Big 12 Wrestler of the Year… Academic All-Big 12 Second Team… Iowa State’s 50th individual to win a national championship and the 70th individual national champion overall in program history… Iowa State’s 300th All-American in program history… 86th two-time All-American in Iowa State history… compiled a 20-0 record, becoming Iowa State’s first undefeated champion since 2011… 14 of his 20 wins came by bonus-point variety for a 65 percent bonus-rate… won five matches by major decision, four by technical fall and four by fall… defeated 12 opponents ranked in the top-20… did not surrender a takedown at the NCAA Championships, outscoring his opponents by a 40-10 margin en route to the title… 60-1 takedown differential during the 2021 campaign… went 12-0 in duals, racking up 171 total match points… led the team in duals in takedowns (44), four-point near-falls (15) and total back-points (66).

2019-20

Became Iowa State’s first ever Junior World Champion (74kg)… won the 2019 UWW Junior National Championship to earn a spot in the Best-of-Three Finals for the Junior World Team spot. Wrestled to an 18-1 record, 9-0 in dual, during his redshirt freshman season… qualified for the NCAA Championships at 157 pounds and was seeded third for the national tournament before the season was ended early due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus worldwide… named First Team All-American by the NWCA… earned NWCA Scholar All-America honors… won the Big 12 Championship at 157 pounds, defeating OSU’s Wyatt Sheets by 6-4 decision in the finals… Iowa State’s 213th individual conference champion in school history… first freshman Big 12 champ since David Zabriske (2007)… Iowa State’s fifth freshman Big 12 Champion… named Second Team Academic All-Big 12… earned Big 12 Wrestler of the Week honors after his 6-1 victory over Iowa’s then-ranked No. 2 Kaleb Young… took third place at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational behind a 5-1 record… led the team in total dual points scored (121), takedowns per dual (4) and total dual back points (34)… posted two wins by fall, two by technical fall and five by major decision.

2018-19

Redshirted his initial season at Iowa State… posted a 23-1 record while wrestling unattached… competed at the Dave Shoultz Memorial International in freestyle, taking fourth place… won four out of the five tournaments he competed in, taking third in the other… claimed titles at the Grand View Open, Lindenwood Open, UNI Open and Dave Edmonds Open… recorded 14 bonus-point victories, including a team-high eight major decisions.

High School

Noted as one of the nation’s top recruits out of high school… pegged as the No. 2 overall recruit in the class of 2018 by FloWrestling and No. 1 at his weight… competed for his dad, Cyclone legend Nate Carr while wrestling for Perry High School… five-time high school state champion… Cadet World Bronze Medalist… Fargo National Champion… Flo Who’s #1 Champion… IronMan Champion… compiled a high school record of 246-7.

Personal

Born on March 28, 1999… son of Nate and Linda Carr… has six siblings… majoring in Communication Studies.”

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IVAN ARGUELLO, ANGEL BANDA, AND KOBY MILNER MAY BE BATTLING FOR 125 POUND SPOT AT REINHARDT

By ROCCO ARTESIAN

Per Reinhardt University’s website, the Eagles appear to have three wrestlers coming back for the 2021-2022 season who will be battling for the starting spot in the 125 lbs. weight class. Ivan Arguello, Angel Banda, and Koby Milner will square off in the wrestling room to ultimately determine who lands the coveted lead role. And who knows, they may also face challenges from new freshmen joining the team.

Ivan Arguello, last year a redshirt freshman, hails from Pepperell High School in Rome, Georgia. He was a three-time state placer.

Last year a true freshman, Angel Banda is from Adairsville, Georgia. In high school, he was a Georgia state champion and a two-time state placer.

The elder statesman of the group, Koby Milner, may not even be in for the battle, that is if he just graduated; he is listed on the Reinhardt website as a senior. If he is still around next season, he’s likely to be the winner of the wrestle-offs for the 125 lb. weight class, given his impressive resume, as reported on the Eagles website:

“Junior: NAIA All-American (7th), AAC Conference Champion, NAIA Scholar-Athlete

Sophomore: NAIA All-American (6th), AAC Conference Champion

Freshman: NAIA National Qualifier, AAC Conference Champion

Previous to Reinhardt: 3-time GHSA State Champion, 2-time Triple Crown Winner, Dapper Dan Team Member (GA), 2x Georgia National Team Member, Honor Graduate”