NCAA champion named Most Valuable Wrestler at annual awards banquet
A lot about March Madness and a little about Mother Nature
Lofthouse earns fifth, Evans sixth in Saturday's medal round
Tony Ramos and Derek St. John move through semis and into champoionship finals
Iowa sits in fourth place, has seven wrestlers alive in the tournament
NCAA Wrestling Session V Saturday, March 23, 2013
NCAA Wrestling Session VI Saturday, March 23, 2013
NCAA Wrestling Session IV Friday, March 22, 2013
NCAA Wrestling Session I Thursday, March 21, 2013
NCAA Wrestling Session II Thursday, March 21, 2013
2012-13 -- All-American, placing fifth at NCAA Championships... placed third at Big Ten Championships, earning his third straight automatic NCAA bid... posted a 22-9 overall record at 184 pounds, including a 14-6 mark in dual competition... was 4-2 in Big Ten duals... was 6-1 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena... scored 58 dual points... pinned four opponents, recorded five major decisions and one technical fall... was 11-9 against ranked opponents... letterwinner.
2011-12 -- All-American, placing seventh at NCAA Championships... placed third at Big Ten Championships, earning his second-straight automatic NCAA bid... posted a 28-9 record at 174 pounds, going 13-4 in duals and 5-2 in Big Ten duals... scored 53 team points in dual competition... went 7-2 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena... runner-up at Midlands Championships and Lindenwood Open... recorded four pins, three technical falls and three major decisions... letterwinner.
2010-11 -- went 20-10 at 174 pounds, posting a 10-5 dual record and a 3-4 Big Ten dual mark... placed third at Big Ten Championships, earning an automatic bid to his first NCAA Championships... scored 40 team points in dual competition... went 5-2 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena... placed fifth at Midlands... recorded five major decisions, two pins and one technical fall... won 174-pound title at FILA Junior Nationals... letterwinner.
2009-10 -- redshirted... posted a 30-7 record at 174 pounds while competing unattached... won titles at Brand, York College and Grand View Opens... placed second at Duhawk Open, third at Wisconsin and Harold Nichols Opens and fourth at Kaufman-Brand Open... pinned nine opponents, while scoring three technical falls and three major decisions.... placed second at 74 kg/163 pounds at ASICS men's freestyle University National Championships.
High School -- prep career record of 192-7, included a 47-0 sophomore campaign... four-time state and regional champion, winning titles at 140, 152, 160 and 171 pounds... helped team to three state and regional titles... four-time Junior National all-American and Cadet all-American... won Cadet National Greco-Roman national title, Junior National Greco-Roman title and Junior National freestyle titles... NHSCAA sophomore and junior national champion, placing second senior year... earned all-state and all-region honors at linebacker in football... received 2009 Utah High School Scholar-Athlete award... academic all-state in football and wrestling... graduated first in his class with a 4.0 grade-point average... coached by Davie Swenson.
Personal -- born June 22, 1991... son of JoLee Bottorff... grandparents are Lyle and Julee Lofthouse... his uncle, Luke, also wrestled at Iowa (2005-11)... open major.