From offseason to preseason, atmosphere changes with accouterment
UI wrestlers Cory Clark and Thomas Gilman are in a battle at 125 pounds
UI head coach wants to see urgency, fight, points, separation and domination out of 2013-14 Hawkeyes
Clark leads all Hawkeyes with a fourth place finish at 125 pounds
Freshman advances to 125-pound semifinals at the Ken Kraft Midlands Championships
Session V Saturday, March 22, 2014
Session III Friday, March 21, 2014
Session IV Friday, March 21, 2014
Session I Thursday, March 20, 2014
Session II Thursday, March 20, 2014
2013-14 -- earned All-America honors following fifth place finish at NCAA Championships... placed fourth at Big Ten Championships to earn an automatic bid to national tournament... season record was 22-4, including 8-0 in dual competition, 3-0 in the Big Ten, and 5-0 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena... only Hawkeye to have a perfect dual record... made eight dual starts, all at 125... opened the season with a 12-0 record... placed sixth at Midlands... tied for second on the team with nine falls... had an 8-4 record against ranked opponents... reached as high as No. 4 in national rankings... letterwinner.
2012-13 -- redshirted... posted a 20-2 record at 125 and 133 pounds while competing unattached... won 125-pound titles at Kaufman-Brand and UNI Opens and 133-pound titles at Roger Denker and Grand View Opens... placed fourth at Midlands... pinned nine opponents, scoring one technical fall and two major decisions... scored 6-1 decision over Illinois' Jesse Delgado in UNI Open finals... ended season on an eight-match winning streak.
High School -- four-time Iowa state champion... captured state and conference titles at 103 pounds in 2009... won state and conference titles at 112 pounds in 2010... won state and conference titles at 119 pounds in 2011... captured state and conference championships at 126 pounds in 2012... was a four-time MVP for Southeast Polk High School... holds school records for career wins and falls, and single-season record for wins.
Personal -- born May 26, 1993... parents are Robin VanHeeswyk and Paul Clark, and stepfather Rob VanHeeswyk... has three brothers, Cody Clark and Bradley and Brandon VanHeeswyk ... open major.... has three brothers, Cody Clark, Bradley VanHeeswyk and Brandon VanHeeswyk... recreation and sport business major.
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