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Jacob Ballweg
Jacob Ballweg

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Waverly, Iowa

High School:
Waverly-Shell Rock

Height:
5-5

Weight:
149

2011-12 -- posted a 16-4 record at 149 pounds... went 1-2 in dual competition... won Duhawk Open title, placing third at Lindenwood and Grand View Opens... ended season on a seven-match winning streak... pinned six opponents and posted two major decisions... academic all-Big Ten.

2010-11 -- redshirted... posted a 19-2 record at 149 pounds while competing unattached... won titles at William Penn, Glenn Brand and Pat "Flash" Flanagan Opens, while placed second at Kaufman-Brand Open and third at Northern Iowa Open... ended season on a 12-match winning streak... pinned four opponents and recorded one technical fall... placed third at 145.5 pounds at FILA Junior Nationals.

High School -- prep career record of 179-6 included an undefeated 46-0 senior season... three-time state champion and four-time state finalist... team won three state titles... four-time conference champion... 2010 Junior National freestyle champion... named valedictorian of his graduating class... coached by Rick Caldwell.

Personal -- born October 7, 1991... son of Tom and Prudy Ballweg... his father wrestled at Wisconsin... his brother, Mark, also wrestles at Iowa and his brother, Matt, was a four-year letterwinner for the Hawkeyes (2008-11)... they are the 37th set of brothers to wrestle at Iowa... undecided engineering major.

Overall Dual Big Ten Dual Dual Pts. Big Ten NCAA SV TB MDTFPinsFastest
Year Record Record Record Scored Place Place W/L W/L W/L W/L W/L Pin
2011-12 16-4 1-2 0-0 3 - - - - 0-0 0-0 2-1 0-0 6-0 1:02

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