Brandon Sorensen Bio - Hawkeye Sports Official Athletic Site

Brandon Sorensen
Brandon  Sorensen


Cedar Falls, Iowa

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 149



Match Notes: No. 2 Iowa at Montana State Northern

Hawkeyes visit Havre, Montana, to face Northern Lights


Heavy Turnout for Senior Night Party

Hawkeyes win 45-0 to clinch Big Ten regular season title on Senior Night


Match Notes: Hawkeyes host Indiana on Senior Night

No. 2 Hawkeyes host No. 20 Hoosiers at 7 p.m. on Mediacom Mat


Hawkeyes Turn Back the Clock on Gophers

Hawkeyes's 34-6 win is the largest in the series in 24 years


No. 2 Hawkeyes Return Home, Roll Purdue, 39-4

Hawkeyes pile up points in first Carver-Hawkeye Arena appearance since Dec. 10


No. 2 Iowa 34, No. 23 Minnesota 6

No. 2 Iowa 34, No. 23 Minnesota 6 Friday, Jan. 29, 2016


No. 2 Iowa 21, No. 11 Nebraska 11

No. 2 Iowa 21, No. 11 Nebraska 11 Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016


No. 2 Iowa 39, No. 20 Purdue 4

No. 2 Iowa 39, No. 20 Purdue 4 Friday, Jan. 22, 2016


No. 2 Iowa 31, Wisconsin 3

No. 2 Iowa 31, Wisconsin 3 Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 Madison, Wis.


Iowa Wrestling -- Maryland & Grand Canyon

Iowa 36, Maryland 9 / Iowa 44, Grand Canyon 0 Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

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
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