Eric Juergens Bio - Hawkeye Sports Official Athletic Site
Eric Juergens
Eric Juergens

Maquoketa, IA

High School:
Maquoketa HS


2001 - NCAA Champion, defeating Oklahoma State's Johnny Thompson, 10-7, in the 133-pound title match...became Iowa's 16th four-time all-American with that win...Big Ten Champion, defeating Wisconsin's Kevin Black, 13-6 in the finals...named Big Ten Wrestler of the Year...ended the year on a 28-match winning streak, winning 65 of his last 66 outings...season record was 30-1...was 21-1 in dual matches and 8-0 in Big Ten duals...season loss was a 3-2 decision to Oklahoma State's Charles Walker in a December 2 dual...defeated Nebraska's Todd Beckerman, 10-2 at the N.W.C.A. All-Star Classic...named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week (Jan. 31-Feb 6.) for his performances in the Purdue and Wisconsin duals...led Iowa in dual team points scored with 108...recorded 10 pins, the quickest in 1:30 over Loras' Kyle Billups...won 10 matches by major decision and three by technical co-Most Valuable Wrestler and co-Most Improved Wrestler...letterwinner.

2000 - NCAA Champion, defeating Iowa State's Cody Sanderson, 3-1 in sudden victory in the 133-pound title match...won four of his five NCAA tournament matches by either major decision or pin...Big Ten Champion, defeating Michigan State's Pat McNamara, 4-2, in the finals...all-American...won title at Midlands Open...overall season record was 32-0, while his collegiate season record was 31-0...was 18-0 in dual matches and an 8-0 in Big Ten duals...scored 79 team points in dual matches, which was the most by an Iowa wrestler that season...won 17 matches by either pin, technical fall or major decision...named team's Most Improved Wrestler and co-Most Valuable Wrestler...also earned Team all-American Award...letterwinner.

1999 - all-American at 133 pounds...placed third at NCAA and Big Ten meets...runner-up at Northern Iowa Open and Midlands Championships...placed third at Ryan Kaufman-Brand Open...overall season record was 36-7...was 15-2 in dual competition and 9-1 in Big Ten duals...recorded four pins, six major decisions and three technical falls during the season...letterwinner...won team McGivern Award.

1998 - all-American at 118 pounds...placed third at NCAA and Big Ten meets...named NCAA Freshman of the Year...defeated Tim Dernlan of Purdue, 3-1 in overtime for third place at Big Tens and defeated Stephen Abas of Fresno State, 5-3 in overtime for third place at NCAAs...won 12 of his first 14 matches of the season and 11 of his last 12 dual matches...placed second at Northern Iowa Open...dual match record was 12-2...won team McGivern Award...letterwinner.

1997 - redshirted...tied for first place with teammate Doug Schwab at the Kaufman-Brand Open...was 5-2 while wrestling unattached at 126 pounds.

High School - four-time state champion, compiling a 144-0 career mark with 100 pins...Northern Plains Regional Champion, first-team AWN all-American and second team Asic Tiger all-American as a senior...third team Asic Tiger all-American as a junior...placed second at Cadet Nationals during sophomore year...also lettered in football...honor roll was Jeff Tampir.

Personal - born 2/19/78...son of Jim and Deb Juergens...younger brother, Marc, was also a member of the Iowa wrestling team.

Year	W-L-F	Big Ten 	NCAA
1998	23-5-2	3rd	3rd
1999	36-7-4	3rd	3rd
2000	31-0-7	1st	1st
2001	30-1-10	1st	1st
Career	120-13-23
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