Mark Ironside Bio - Hawkeye Sports Official Athletic Site
Mark Ironside
Mark Ironside

Cedar Rapids, IA

High School:


1998 - won second NCAA title, defeating Shawn Enright (Ohio), 9-3 in the finals...became Iowa's 13th four time all-American...won fourth Big Ten Title, becoming the 10th wrestler in conference history to do so...named Big Ten Wrestler of the Year for the third consecutive year...Hodge Award winner...ended his career on a 67-match winning streak that spanned three seasons...scored team bonus points in 28 of his 35 matches...scored an 18-7 major decision over #2 Jeremy Ensrud (Oregon) at the NWCA All-Star Dual Meet...was Big Ten Wrestler of the Month for January...won Midlands Open and Northern Iowa Open individual titles...ranked #1 by AWN and Intermat/WIN the entire season...shared Team MVW award with Joe Williams and Jeff McGinness...recorded most season pins for Iowa with 14.

1997 - won first NCAA title and third Big Ten title...named Big Ten Wrestler of the Year and Outstanding Wrestler of the conference tournament...all-Big Ten selection for third consecutive year...finished the season undefeated with a 30-0 record and a team-best 13 pins...quickest pin was 1:42 against Nebraska's Brad Canoyer at National Duals...recorded eight major decisions...earned third all-American honor...named Big Ten Wrestler of the Month in March due to conference meet performance...shared team MVW award with Lincoln McIlravy, Joe Williams and Mike Mena.

1996 - won Big Ten title, pinning two opponents and scoring a major decision...placed third at NCAA Championships...finished with a 35-2 record with nine major decisions...recorded most falls on the team with nine, fastest was 3:14 against Philip Rembert (Wildcat WC)...started the season with a 25-match winning streak...won titles at Midlands and Northern Iowa Open...won team Sill (dedication) Award.

1995 - placed sixth at NCAA Meet...won Big Ten title winning two of four matches by fall and major decision...won by match termination over Ryan Nunamaker of NC State (21-6) in first round of NCAA's...finished season with 13-5 record with one fall, after gaining eligibility during the spring semester...was 14-3 wrestling unattached...fastest pin was 1:14 against J. Ryan of Lincoln.

High School - two-time state champion...placed third at state meet as a sophomore...finished career with a 106-5-1 record...selected third team all-American by AWN as a senior...three-time first team all-conference selection...two-time team was Dick Briggs.

Personal - born 7/3/, health, leisure and physical studies major.

Year 	W-L-F		B10	NCAA
1995	27-8-2		1st	6th
1996	35-2-9		1st	3rd
1997	30-0-13	         1st	1st
1998   	35-0-14	         1st 	1st
Career   127-10-38
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