Jeff McGinness Bio - Hawkeye Sports Official Athletic Site
Jeff McGinness
Jeff McGinness

Iowa City, IA

High School:
West HS


1998 -- won second NCAA title, defeating Casey Cunningham (Central Michigan), 3-1 in the finals...three-time all-American...won first two NCAA matches by pin...won second Big Ten title, defeating Jason Davids of Minnesota, 6-0 in the finals...named Outstanding Wrestler of the Big Ten Tournament...won 19 of his first 20 season matches, and won his last 11 matches...scored 11 team bonus point victories...won Northern Iowa Open title and placed third at Midlands Open...was 5-2 in overtime matches...won team Sacrifice award and shared Team MVW award with Mark Ironside and Joe Williams.

1997 -- redshirted.

1996 -- finished second at Big Ten Championships...won 126-pound title at Northern Iowa Open...recorded a 27-3 mark with five falls...named Outstanding Wrestler, Champion of Champions and Gorriaran Award winner at Midlands Championships...had a 12-match and a 13-match winning streak during the season...recorded six major decisions at 126...quickest pin was 0:48 against Kyle Wheaton of Augsburg...academic all-Big Ten selection...member of NWCA all-Academic first team.

1995 -- NCAA and Big Ten champion at 126 with a 30-0 record, including eight falls...pinned Jason Kobrynich from East Stroudsburg in second round of NCAA Meet...won Northern Open title...quickest pin came against Rich Wheeler of Oregon State in 1:24...last loss was a 5-3 decision to Penn State's Sanshiro Abe at the 1994 NCAA Meet...won team Howard award.

1994 -- compiled a 36-9 record, finishing fifth at the NCAA meet and second at the Big Ten meet...named Big Ten Freshman of the Year...recorded 12 falls and eight major decisions...placed first at Northern Iowa Open...placed third at Midlands...quickest pin was 0:25 over Missouri's Joe Schmidt...scored 10 points or more in 13 matches...there of nine losses came to Sanshiro Abe of Penn State, who finished third at 126 in NCAA meet.

High School -- ninth four-time state champion in Iowa...finished career undefeated (172-0)...named to Wrestling USA's all-America team and 13-member Dream Team as a 130-pounder...first team all-American by AWN...only person to ever win the Junior Nationals and Cadet Nationals in the same year...1992 World Junior champion...set school records for career wins, takedowns (390) and falls (111) was Brad Smith.

Personal -- Born 6/11/75...psychology and communications major.

Year	W-L-F	Big Ten 	NCAA
1994	36-9-12	2nd	5th
1995	30-0-8	1st	1st
1996	27-3-5	2nd	--
1997	Redshirted
1998	34-4-6	1st	1st
Career	127-16-31
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