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Daniel Dennis
Daniel Dennis

Ingleside, IL

High School:



Career -- two-time all-American, NCAA qualifier and Big Ten placewinner... won 2008 Midlands Championships... placed second at 2010 Big Ten Championships and fifth in 2009... went 17-7 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena... was a member of three NCAA and Big Ten champion Iowa teams.

2009-10 -- all-American at 133 pounds, placing second at NCAA Championships... placed second at Big Ten Championships, earning automatic bid to NCAA meet... season record was 22-4, going 16-2 in dual competition and 7-1 at Big Ten duals... scored 63 team points in dual competition... named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week Feb. 2 for his dual wins over Michigan State and Penn State... missed Midlands Championships and NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals due to injury... posted a 9-8 decision over Maryland's Steve Bell at NWCA All-Star Dual... one of five Hawkeyes to earn team all-America award... letterwinner.

2008-09 -- all-American at 133 pounds, placing seventh at NCAA Championships... placed fifth at Big Ten Championships, earning automatic bid to his first NCAA meet... season record of 31-6 included 11 and 10-match winning streaks... went 20-2 in dual matches and 8-0 in Big Ten duals... scored 76 team points in dual competition, which ranked fifth on team... ranked third in dual wins (20) and major decisions (7), fourth in collegiate wins (31) and fifth in collegiate winning percentage (.838)... won Midlands Championships title... named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week Feb. 10 for his dual wins at Michigan State and Penn State... pinned four opponents and posted two technical falls... earned team all-America award... letterwinner... won 60 kg/132.25 pound title at Northern Plains Senior Regional Championships.

2007-08 -- went 1-0 at 133 pounds, scoring a 6-3 decision over Boise State's Cory Fish at the dual in Boise... shared team Coaches Appreciation award with junior Rick Loera... letterwinner... won 60 kg title at University Nationals.

2006-07 -- redshirted... compiled a 13-2 season record while competing unattached at 133 pounds... won title at Glen Brand Open... runner-up at Kaufman-Brand and Northern Iowa Opens... recorded one technical fall, four major decisions and two pins.

2005-06 -- season record was 20-18 overall and 15-18 in collegiate competition at 133 pounds... went 7-11 in dual matches and 1-7 in Big Ten duals... scored 25 team points in dual competition... went 2-6 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena... placed fifth at Midlands Championships and Kaufman-Brand Open... won title at Spartan Classic while competing unattached... letterwinner.

High School -- two-time state runner-up, winning two conference titles... career record was 153-28... set school records for most wins, most technical falls and most team points scored... three-time all-conference and all-state selection... team MVP senior year... placed fifth at 2004-05 senior nationals... coach was Ryan Geist.

Personal -- born September 24, 1986... son of Tim and Jane Dennis.

Dennis' Career Stats

CollegiateDualBig 10 DualDual Pts.Big 10NCAASV TB MDTFPinsFastest
YearRecordRecordRecordScoredPlacePlaceW/L W/L W/LW/LW/LPin
2005-0615-187-111-725----0/0 0/0 4/50/22/34:05
2007-081-01-00-03---- 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/00/0-----
2008-0931-620-28-0765th7th 1/1 0/0 7/0 2/04/02:05
2009-1022-416-27-17632nd2nd 2/0 1/0 6/0 3/01/02:46
Career69-2844-1516-81673/1 1/0 17/5 5/2 7/32:05
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