The Open Wrestling Championships begin Friday at Las Vegas Convention Center
Freshman advances to 125-pound semifinals at the Ken Kraft Midlands Championships
Cory Clark listed as the top contender at 125 pounds
Iowa will compete in the inaugural Grapple at the Garden on Dec. 16
Hawkeye heavyweight notches a pair of pins during Saturday's finals
2013-14 -- recorded an 18-6 mark at 174 and 184 pounds... went 2-0 in Big Ten duals, scoring 8 team points in dual competition... ended season on an 11-match winning streak... placed seventh at Midlands Championships... won titles at Pat "Flash" Flanagan and Grand View Opens, placing fourth at Luther Open... recorded four pins, two techincal falls and two major decisions... academic All-Big Ten... placed fourth at University Nationals... letterwinner.
2012-13 -- redshirted... posted an 11-8 record at 184 pounds while competing unattached... placed third at Roger Denker Open, fifth at UNI Open and sixth at Lindenwood Open... pinned three opponents.
High School --three-time state placewinner, including the 170-pound state championship as a senior... two-time conference champion... team captain and MVP as a senior... placed fifth at the 2012 Junior Freestyle Nationals... placed third at the 2012 FILA Junior World Team Nationals... placed first at the 2011 USAW Junior Folkstyle Nationals, second at the 2011 USAW Greco-Roman Nationals and third at the USAW Junior Freestyle Nationals... played football as a freshman and sophomore... three-time first team academic all-state (2010-12)... four-time first team academic all-conference (2009-12)... involved in student council, student activities leadership team, Team Leadership Council and Fellowship of Christian Athletes... coached by former Hawkeye Jessman Smith.
Personal --born May 2, 1994... son of Todd and Lorna Meyer... has one brother, Aaron, and one sister, Paige... human physiology major.