Sammy Brooks Bio - Hawkeye Sports Official Athletic Site

Sammy Brooks
Sammy Brooks


Oak Park, Ill.

High School:
Oak Park-River Forest

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 184



Rolling out the Welcome Mat

From offseason to preseason, atmosphere changes with accouterment


Clark and Brooks Place in Midlands Debuts

Clark leads all Hawkeyes with a fourth place finish at 125 pounds


Clark Among Midlands Final 4

Freshman advances to 125-pound semifinals at the Ken Kraft Midlands Championships


Top Contenders Announced for Midlands Championships

Cory Clark listed as the top contender at 125 pounds


Hawkeyes Head to New York City

Iowa will compete in the inaugural Grapple at the Garden on Dec. 16


No. 1 Iowa 37, Michigan State 0

No. 1 Iowa 37, Michigan State 0 Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014


Iowa defeats Michigan 26-6

Iowa defeats Michigan 26-6


Minnesota at Iowa

Minnesota at Iowa Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014


The Iowa Wrestlers dropped a dual meet to Minnesota at Carver-Hawkeye Arena

The Iowa Wrestlers dropped a dual meet to Minnesota at Carver-Hawkeye Arena by a score of 19-15


No. 3 Iowa 22, No. 8 Nebraska 9

No. 3 Iowa 22, No. 8 Nebraska 9 Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014

2013-14 -- recorded a 18-7 mark at 184 and 197 pounds... went 7-3 in dual competition and 3-1 in Big Ten duals... scored 26 points in dual competition... placed sixth at Midlands Championships, and second at Luther and Joe Parisi Opens... went 3-0 in overtime bouts... recorded four pins, two technical falls and two major decisions... letterwinner.

2012-13 -- redshirted... posted a 19-9 record at 184 pounds while competing unattached... runner-up at UNI, Roger Denker and Grand View Opens... placed third at Kaufman-Brand Open and eighth at Midlands Championships... recorded five technical falls, four pins and three major decisions... won FILA Junior World Team Trials at 84 kg... placed eighth at FILA Junior World Championships at 84 kg.

High School -- two-time state champion and three-time state finalist... two-time team MVP, earning Takedown and Pin King and Tough Guy awards senior year... 2012 Junior National Greco-Roman (182 lb.) and Freestyle (195 lb.) champion... won bronze medal at 2011 FILA Cadet Freestyle World Championships in Szombathely, Hungary... 2011 FILA Cadet Greco-Roman (84 kg) and Freestyle (84 kg) champion... 2011 Junior Nationals All-American in Greco-Roman and Freestyle... 2010 Cadet National Greco-Roman and Freestyle finalist... coached by Mike Powell.

Personal -- born March 21, 1994... son of Charles Brooks and Caryn Brooks... siblings include brothers Max and Ben... Max played football at Illinois Wesleyan, while Ben wrestled at North Carolina... recreation and sports business major.

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