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Matt Ballweg
Matt Ballweg

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Waverly, Iowa

High School:
Waverly-Shell Rock

Height:
5-9

Weight:
157

2010-11 -- recorded a 4-5 season mark at 149 pounds... went 2-3 in duals and 1-2 in Big Ten duals... scored nine team points in dual competition... went 2-1 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena... recorded two major decisions and one technical fall... competed at Midlands Championships... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2009-10 -- posted a 9-4 record at 157 pounds, going 0-1 in duals... won title at Kaufman-Brand Open and placed second at Grand View Open... letterwinner... placed fourth at 70 kg/154.25 pounds at ASICS men's freestyle University National Championships.

2008-09 -- went 13-19 at 157 pounds... posted a 9-15 in dual competition and went 1-7 in Big Ten duals... scored 35 team points in dual competition... won title at Flash Flanagan Open... also competed at Midlands Championships... posted two pins, two technical falls and one major decision... letterwinner... placed seventh at 60 kg at ASICS men's freestyle University National Championships.

2007-08 -- went 10-4 at 149 pounds... placed second at Jim Fox Open... placed third at Kaufman-Brand Open while competing unattached... also competed at Midlands Championships... scored three major decisions, one technical falls and two pins... his fastest pins (34 seconds) ranked second on the team... academic all-Big Ten... letterwinner.

2006-07 -- redshirted... posted a 12-7 record at 149 pounds while wrestling unattached... runner-up at Spartan Classic... also competed at Kaufman-Brand, Northern Iowa and Glen-Brand Opens... recorded five pins and two major decisions.

High School -- prep career record of 164-9 featured two undefeated seasons (45-0, 51-0) and 84 pins... two-time state champion... four-time conference champion... three-time district champion... set school records for best season record (51-0), best career record (164-9), most falls in a season (33) and most falls in a career (84)... two-time most valuable and most dedicated wrestler... won 138.5-pound title and named outstanding wrestler at 2005 FILA Cadet Nationals... placed fifth at 2004 Cadet Nationals and eighth at 2006 Junior Nationals... coached by Rick Caldwell.

Personal -- born April 7, 1988... son of Tom and Prudy Ballweg... his father wrestled at Wisconsin... his brothers, Mark and Jacob, also wrestle at Iowa... they are the 37th set of brothers to wrestle at Iowa... management/marketing 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
2007-08 10-4 0-0 0-0 0 - - - - 0/0 0/0 3/0 1/0 2/1 0:34
2008-09 13-19 9-15 1-7 35 - - - - 0/0 0/0 1/5 2/1 2/0 1:46
2009-10 9-4 0-1 0-0 0 - - - - 0/0 0/0 2/0 0/0 3/0 0:53
2010-11 4-5 2-3 1-2 9 - - - - 0/0 0/0 2/1 1/0 0/0 ----
Career 36-32 11-19 2-9 44 0/0 0/0 8/6 4/1 7/1 0:34
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