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Matt Banse
Matt Banse


Strawberry Point, Iowa

High School:



8 Hawkeyes Earn All-America Honors

Doris and Sowinski named first team All-Americans


Sowinski, Doris Reach Victory Stand

The Hawkeyes compete in day three of the NCAA Championships.


Byers Records Season Best Mark

The Hawkeyes compete in day two of the NCAA Championships.


Hawkeyes Head to Capital City for NCAA Championships

Des Moines, Iowa, will host the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships June 6-9


NCAA Titles Up for Grabs in the Hawkeye State

8 Hawkeyes continue pursuit of national title June 6-9 at the NCAA Championships


NCAA Track & Field Championships

NCAA Track & Field Championships Friday, June 8, 2012 Des Moines, Iowa


B1G Track & Field Championships

B1G Track & Field Championships Friday, May 11, 2012


Musco Twilight XIII

Musco Twilight XIII Saturday, April 21, 2012


Iowa State Classic

Iowa State Classic Friday, Feb. 10, 2012

2012 -- Indoor - placed second in weight throw with collegiate-best 67-8 (20.62m) at Iowa State Classic... that mark led team and ranks second all-time at Iowa... placed 10th in shot put with team-leading and collegiate-best 57-3 3/4 (17.47m) and weight throw (62-8 1/2, 19.11m) at Big Ten Championships... shot put mark ranks 10th all-time at Iowa... won weight throw at New Year's Classic (64-5, 19.63m), ISU Qualifier (64-5, 19.63m) and Adidas Classic (63-0, 19.20m), and placed second at New Balance Invite (66-10 3/4, 20.39m)... placed second in shot put at Iowa State Classic (53-10 1/2, 16.42m) and at New Year's Classic (54-10 1/4, 16.72m), and fourth at Iowa Invite (55-3, 16.84m). Outdoor - NCAA qualifier in hammer throw, placing 12th with collegiate-best throw of 201-11 (61.55m) at NCAA West Preliminary... that mark ranks sixth all-time at Iowa... led team in shot put (56-11 1/2, 17.36m) and hammer throw (201-11, 61.55m), qualifying for NCAA West Preliminary in both events... placed eighth in hammer (198-5, 60.49m) and 10th in shot put (56-10 3/4, 17.34m) at Big Ten Championships... placed 20th in hammer at NCAA Championships (197-11, 60.33m) and 11th at Drake Relays (191-0, 58.21m).... placed third in hammer (195-7, 59.62m) and fourth in shot put (56-11 1/2, 17.36m) at LSU Invite... won hammer (194-3, 59.20) at Arkansas Spring Invite... letterwinner.

2011 - Indoor - led team in the weight throw with a season-best toss of 64-8 1/2 (19.72m) at Iowa Invite... set collegiate-best in shot put (55-9 1/4, 17.00m) at Razorback Invite... placed 11th in weight throw (63-7, 19.38m) at Big Ten Championships... won weight throw (61-7 1/2, 18.78m) and shot put (55-0 1/4, 16.77m) at Iowa Open... Outdoor - led team in hammer throw with collegiate-best performance at Big Ten Championships, placing fourth in 199-11 (60.94m)... that performance ranks sixth all-time at Iowa and helped team to first Big Ten title since 1967... qualified for NCAA West Regional in hammer, placing 18th with a throw of 197-2 (60.09m)... placed 13th in hammer at Drake Relays (199-3, 60.73), fourth at LSU Invite (195-1, 59.46m) and ninth at Musco Twilight XII (190-6, 58.07m)... also led team in shot put, posting season-best 55-7 1/2 (16.95m) at Sun Angel Classic for third place... runner-up in shot put at LSU Invite (55-2 1/4, 16.82m), placing 11th at Big Ten Championships (53-11, 16.43m), 16th at Drake Relays (53-9 3/4, 16.40m) and sixth at Musco Twilight XII (53-4 1/2, 16.27)... letterwinner.

2010 - Indoor - ed team in weight throw (61-7 1/2, 18.78m) with win at Iowa Invite... threw season-best 55-1 1/2 (16.80m) in shot put with second-place finish at Iowa Invite... won weight throw (60-4 1/2, 18.40m) and placed third in shot put (52-6, 16.00m) at Iowa Open... Outdoor - led team in hammer throw with collegiate-best 199-0 (60.66m)...tied for sixth all-time at Iowa...competed in hammer throw (17th, 196-1, 59.76m) and shot put (39th, 52-2, 15.90m) at NCAA West Regional...threw collegiate-best in the shot put at Big Ten Championships (56-9 1/4, 17.30m)...won hammer throw in three of six competitions this season...won at Tiger Track Classic (190-10, 58.17m), Lee Calhoun Memorial (199-0, 60.66m), and Iowa Invitational (187-7, 57.18m)...won shot put at Lee Calhoun Memorial (52-7 1/4, 16.03m)...placed second in hammer throw at Musco Twilight XI (195-10 3/4, 59.71m)...placed third in shot put at Iowa Invitational (50-8 1/4, 15.45m)...letterwinner.

2009 -- Indoor - led team in weight throw (54-8 1/4)... placed 23rd in weight throw (53-1 1/2) at Big Ten Championships... placed second in weight throw and fourth in shot put against Illinois (54-1 1/2, 52-11 1/2) and at Iowa Invite (52-0, 53-0)...Outdoor - placed 24th in hammer (165-5) at NCAA Midwest Regional... qualified for regional meet in hammer throw with his collegiate-best 187-7 for second place at Messersmith Invite... that team-leading mark ranks seventh in school history... won shot put at Lee Calhoun Memorial with a collegiate-best 54-2... placed 17th in hammer (175-6) at Big Ten Championships... placed ninth in shot put (53-11) and 13th in hammer (172-1) at Tiger Track Classic, 14th in hammer (176-6) at Drake Relays, and fourth in hammer (169-0) and fifth in shot put (51-5 3/4) at Illinois Invite... letterwinner.

2008 -- Track - redshirted

High School -- four-time state champion and six-time conference champion... won Drake Relays shot put title senior year... set school shot put (61-4) and discus (173-11) records... coached by Doug Guilford and Matt Lee... lettered four years in baseball, two in football and one in wrestling... National Honor Society member... honor roll student.

Personal -- born January 29, 1988... son of Tom and Bonnie Banse... his brother, Andy, was a four-year letterwinner in track (2002-05) at Iowa... interdepartmental studies and communication studies major.

Banse's Collegiate Bests
Event Mark Meet Date
Shot Put (I ) 57-3 3/4 (17.47m) at Big Ten Championships 2/24/12
Shot Put (O) 56-11 1/2 (17.36m) at LSU Invitational 4/7/12
Wt. Throw (I) 67-0 (20.62m) at Iowa State Classic 2/11/12
Hammer (O) 199-11 (60.94m) Big Ten Championships 5/5/11
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