Iowa placed 2nd at NCAA Championships to earn a trophy for the 8th straight year
Gilman, Sorensen place 4th in their 1st NCAA Championships
Hawkeye sophomore places 2nd at 133 pounds, earns 2nd All-America honor
Hawkeyes are in 2nd place entering the final day of the national wrestling tournament
Iowa has 4 wrestlers alive on the backside of bracket, 7 in round of 12
NCAA Wrestling Championships -- Session IV Friday, March 20, 2015
B1G Wrestling Championships -- Session III Sunday, March 8, 2015
B1G Wrestling Championships -- Session II Saturday, March 7, 2015
Big Ten Conference Wrestling -- Session I Saturday, March 7, 2015
No. 2 Missouri 18, No. 1 Iowa 12 EAS/NWCA National Duals final Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
2014-15 -- earned All-America honors following second place finish at NCAA Championships at 133 pounds... named Mike Howard Most Valuable wrestler... placed third at the Big Ten Championships to earn automatic bid to national tournament... season record was 30-6, inlcuding a 13-4 dual record and 4-4 conference record... 11-1 record inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena... had a 12-6 record against ranked opponents... won 13 of his last 15 matches... matched his career high with nine falls, the second highest total on the team... scored 55 dual points, fifth highest on the team... won the Luther Open title and the Midlands championship... reached as high as No. 3 in national rankings... letterwinner.
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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