Brandon Sorensen Bio - Hawkeye Sports Official Athletic Site

Brandon Sorensen
Brandon  Sorensen


Cedar Falls, Iowa

High School:




Burak Wins Title, 7 Hawkeyes Medal at University Nationals

Burak outscores opponents 64-1 to win 97 kg/213 lbs. freestyle national championship


17 Hawkeyes to Compete at University Nationals

Hawkeyes represented in freestyle and Greco-Roman tournaments


Final Notes of 2014-15

Iowa placed 2nd at NCAA Championships to earn a trophy for the 8th straight year


5 Hawkeyes Grab All-America Honors

Gilman, Sorensen place 4th in their 1st NCAA Championships


Clark Finishes Runner-Up at NCAA Championships

Hawkeye sophomore places 2nd at 133 pounds, earns 2nd All-America honor


NCAA Wrestling Championships -- Session IV

NCAA Wrestling Championships -- Session IV Friday, March 20, 2015


B1G Wrestling Championships -- Session II

B1G Wrestling Championships -- Session II Saturday, March 7, 2015


Big Ten Conference Wrestling -- Session I

Big Ten Conference Wrestling -- Session I Saturday, March 7, 2015


No. 2 Missouri 18, No. 1 Iowa 12

No. 2 Missouri 18, No. 1 Iowa 12 EAS/NWCA National Duals final Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015


No. 1 Iowa 24, No. 5 Cornell University 8

No. 1 Iowa 24, No. 5 Cornell University 8 Saturday, Feb. 21, 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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