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Terry Brands
Terry Brands

Sheldon, IA

High School:
Sheldon HS



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1992 - NCAA and Big Ten champion with season record of 35-0...named Outstanding Wrestler at the Big Ten Meet...was ranked No. 1 entire season by Amateur Wrestling News...won Northern and Midland Open titles...Big Ten Wrestler of the Month for January...won NWCA all-star title, defeating Shawn Charles of Arizona State, 23-13...is ranked fifth in career wins (137), sixth in career pins (48) and third in career winning percentage (.951) in Iowa record books...shared team Howard Most Valuable Wrestler Award with twin brother Tom and Troy Steiner.

1991 - ranked No.1 entire season by AWN...NCAA runner-up after posting 43-2 record...only setbacks were to non-collegian Ken Chertow (New York, AC), 7-4, and in NCAA title match against Jason Kelber of Nebraska, 10-5...won second straight conference title by defeating Adam DiSabato of Ohio State 4-2...had 18 pins (tied for team high), nine technical falls and 10 major decisions...scored 20 or more points in 13 matches...named Outstanding Wrestler at Drake Classic, going 5-0 with four pins and one technical fall...43 season wins ties him for fourth in the Iowa record books.

1990 - shared the Howard Most Valuable Wrestler Award with twin brother Tom...won last 19 matches to gain Big Ten and NCAA titles...defeated second-ranked Jason Kelber, 3-2, for national championship...captured first conference championship with a 22-7 technical fall over Michigan State's Brian Smith...lone setbacks in 33-2 campaign were to all-American Gary McCall (Iowa State) and 1989 NCAA Champion Kendall Cross (Oklahoma State)...avenged both losses with 6-1 and 11-3 wins over McCall and a 25-9 technical fall against Cross, who was ranked No. 1 at the time...won 29 of his last 30 bouts...scored more than 20 points seven times...outscored his opponents 309-134 in matches not decided by fall or forfeit...was 18-2 vs. NCAA qualifiers...outscored all-Americans LeShawn Charles (Arizona State), Cross and Dan Knight (Iowa State) 75-32 in consecutive matches...5-0 mark in Big Ten duals...won Northern Iowa Open and placed second at Northern Open.

1989 - second team freshman all-American by AWN...26-3 record included an 11-match winning steak to end season...lost late-season tryout to Steve Martin for tourney 118-pount spot...all three season losses were to 1989 all-Americans (two to Northwestern's Jack Griffin and one to Arizona State's Zeke Jones)...champion at Sioux and Drake Opens...placed fifth at Midlands and third at Northern Opens.

1988 - redshirted...compiled a 19-4 record wrestling unattached.

High school - state champion as a sophomore (32-1) and junior (34-0), and runner-up as a senior (33-1)...fourth team AWN all-American...110-10 career record with 53 pins...won 99 of last 101 matches.

Personal - born 4/9/68...criminology major

Terry Brands' Career Record
Year		W-L-D-F		Big Ten	NCAA
1988		Redshirt		----		----
1989		26-3-0-8		----		----
1990		33-2-0-8		1st		1st
1991		43-2-0-18		1st		2nd
1992		35-0-0-14		1st		1st
Career		137-7-0-48
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