Barry Davis Bio - Hawkeye Sports Official Athletic Site
Barry Davis
Barry Davis

Cedar Rapids, IA

High School:


At Iowa: Won his third NCAA title by beating Joe McFarland of Michigan, 8-4...Named the Big Ten's Male Athlete of the Year...Won fourth Big Ten Championship...Senior season record of 43-1...Only loss was at the Midlands...Finished firsta t the Minnesota Quad, UNI Open and Northern Open...The number one ranked wrestler at 126 pounds all year...Finished his career with 21 straight wins...Finished his career as the all-time winningest wrestler in Iowa history...Named Most Valuable wrestler at the Big Ten meet...Only loss during senior season was to John Fisher of Michigan at the Midlands...the 1984 Olympic silver medalist at 125.5 pounds...won his first four matches at the Olympics before dropping the championship bout to Hideaki Tomiyama, a former world champion from Japan, 8-3...redshirted in 1984 to prepare for the U.S> Olympic trials...three-time Big Ten champion...placed seventh at NCAAs as a freshman and won the Big Ten meet with a 9-7 decision over Michigan's Joe McFarland...first NCAA title as a sophomore (beating Iowa State's Kevin Darkus, 7-5) and second league crown (edging McFarland, 6-4)...pinned Illinois' Chris Davis (3:39) to earn his third Big Ten title and decisioned Gary Bohay (Arizona State) 5-2 for second NCAA record is record for career wins is 141 by Ed Banach...won 81 of 88 matches his first two season at 118 pounds...went 38-1-1 in 1982-83 at 126 pounds...holds school record with 46 wins in a season (46-1 as a sophomore)...record of 84-2-1 the last two season...losses to McFarland of Michigan at the Midlands Open in 1982 (4-1) and 1983 (6-2)...the tie was against Iowa State's Darkus, 6-6...has a 20-match winning streak going in collegiate matches from his junior season.

High School: Three-time high school state champion, he led Prairie to state team title in 1979...four-year prep mark was 102-6-1...won four straight conference titles and was captain his last three years...nicknamed Sparrow...born 9/17/61 in Bloomfield, Iowa...majoring in general studies.

Year	W	L	D	F	W	L	D	F	Ten	NCAA
1980-81	20	2	0	3	35	6	0	4	1st	7th
1981-82	17	0	0	7	46	1	0	1	1st	1st
1982-83	17	0	1	3	38	1	1	9	1st	1st
1983-84	Redshirt
1984-85	17	0	0	4	43	1	0	14	1st	1st
Career	71	2	1	17	163	9	1	28
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