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Brandon Sorensen
Brandon  Sorensen

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Cedar Falls, Iowa

High School:
Denver

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 149

Weight:
149/157

03/19/2016

Brooks, Burak, Meyer Earn All-America Honors

Hawkeyes in 4th place heading into NCAA finals

03/19/2016

Hawkeyes Shutout in NCAA Finals

Gilman, Clark, Sorensen finish runner-up at NCAA Championships

03/18/2016

Reservations for 3 in NCAA Finals

Gilman, Clark, Sorensen advance to national championship bouts

03/06/2016

Clark, Brooks Crowned B1G Champions

Hawkeyes place second at 2016 conference tournament

03/05/2016

4 Hawkeyes Advance to B1G Finals

Clark, Sorensen, Brooks, Burak compete for title Sunday

03/19/2016

NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Session VI

NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Session VI Saturday, March 19, 2016

03/18/2016

NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Session III

NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Session III Friday, March 18, 2016

03/18/2016

NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Session IV

NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Session IV Friday, March 18, 2016

03/17/2016

NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Session II

NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships Session II Thursday, March 17, 2016

03/05/2016

Big Ten Wrestling Championships (Session II)

Big Ten Wrestling Championships (Session II) Saturday, March 5, 2016

2015-16 -- All-American, placing runner-up at NCAA Championships... placed second at Big Ten Championships... won the Midlands Champinoships... was 29-2 overall with both losses to eventual NCAA champion Zain Retherford... won his first 25 matches of the season... reached as high as No. 1 in the national rankings... started all 17 of Iowa's duals, winning all 17, including a 9-0 mark in Big Ten duals... 29 wins led the team... 10 wins over ranked opponents... had seven major decisions, three technical falls and three falls.. letterwinner.

2014-15 -- placed fourth at NCAA Championships to earn All-America honors... placed second at Big Ten Championships to earn automatic bid to national tournament... 40-6 overall record... 40 wins were a team high, and one shy of matching Ed Banach's single-season freshman record... first Hawkeye since 1999 to win 40 matches in a single season... owned a 13-1 dual record, including an 8-0 mark in Big Ten duals and a 7-1 record inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena... six falls tied for fourth on the team... his nine major decisions ranked second and his three technical falls tied for third most... won titles at the Joe Parisi Open and Maryville Kaufman Brand... placed third at the Midlands Championships... had an 11-6 record against ranked opponents... reached as high as No. 2 in national rankings... John and Dorothy Sill award winner for most dedicated wrestler... named to Amateur Wrestling News All-Rookie team... letterwinner.

2013-14 -- redshirted... posted a 24-4 record at 149 and 157 pounds while competing unattached... ended season on a 13-match winning streak... placed third at Midlands Championships... won titles at Grand View, Pat "Flash" Flanagan and Jim Fox Opens... placed second at Luther Open... recorded five major decisions, three pins and two technical falls.

High School -- four-time Iowa high school state champion from 2010-13... finished his career tied for the most career wins in the history of the Iowa High School Athletic Association... led Denver High School to team titles at the 2010 and 2012 state tournament... four-time conference champion and first team honoree... 2013 USA Wrestling folkstyle national runner-up... placed fifth at 2013 USA Wrestling freestyle nationals... 2012 USA Wrestling high school preseason national champion... team captain on 2013 cross country team, placing second as a team at state championship.

Personal -- born August 22, 1994... son of Dwight and Julie Sorensen... siblings include brothers Blake and Brock, and one sister, Brenna... brother Blake wrestles at Upper Iowa... business major... high school coaches were Dwight Sorensen, Chris Krueger, Shane Miller and Rod Wolfensperger... coaching and sport promotion major.

Overall Dual Big Ten Dual Dual Pts. Big Ten NCAA OT MDTFPinsFastest
Year Record Record Record Scored Place Place W-L W-L W-L W-L Pin
2014-15 40-6 13-1 8-0 46 2nd 4th 2-1 9-0 3-0 6-0 0:47
2015-16 29-2 17-0 9-0 70 2nd 2nd 2-0 7-1 3-0 3-0 2:18
Career 69-8 30-1 17-0 116 4-1 16-1 6-0 9-0 0:47

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