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Sammy Brooks
Sammy  Brooks

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Oak Park, Ill.

High School:
Oak Park-River Forest

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 184

Weight:
184

02/05/2016

Heavy Turnout for Senior Night Party

Hawkeyes win 45-0 to clinch Big Ten regular season title on Senior Night

01/29/2016

Hawkeyes Turn Back the Clock on Gophers

Hawkeyes's 34-6 win is the largest in the series in 24 years

01/22/2016

No. 2 Hawkeyes Return Home, Roll Purdue, 39-4

Hawkeyes pile up points in first Carver-Hawkeye Arena appearance since Dec. 10

01/10/2016

No. 2 Hawkeyes Make History in Evanston

Hawkeyes' 54-0 shutout is largest margin of victory in a Big Ten Dual

01/08/2016

No. 2 Hawkeyes Pull Away from No. 11 Illini

Hawkeyes win final four bouts to top Illini in Big Ten road opener

01/29/2016

No. 2 Iowa 34, No. 23 Minnesota 6

No. 2 Iowa 34, No. 23 Minnesota 6 Friday, Jan. 29, 2016

01/24/2016

No. 2 Iowa 21, No. 11 Nebraska 11

No. 2 Iowa 21, No. 11 Nebraska 11 Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016

01/22/2016

No. 2 Iowa 39, No. 20 Purdue 4

No. 2 Iowa 39, No. 20 Purdue 4 Friday, Jan. 22, 2016

01/15/2016

No. 2 Iowa 31, Wisconsin 3

No. 2 Iowa 31, Wisconsin 3 Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 Madison, Wis.

11/20/2015

Iowa Wrestling -- Maryland & Grand Canyon

Iowa 36, Maryland 9 / Iowa 44, Grand Canyon 0 Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

2014-15 -- placed third at the Big Ten tournament to earn an automatic berth to his first NCAA Championships... recorded a career-high 29 wins and reached as high as No. 7 in the national polls... placed third at the Midlands Championships and first at the Luther Open... owned a 14-3 dual record, including an 8-1 mark in Big Ten duals, an 8-2 mark at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, and an 11-6 record against ranked opponents... ranked third on the team with seven pins, third with 8 major decisions, and fourth with three technical falls... letterwinner.

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.

Overall Dual Big Ten Dual Dual Pts. Big Ten NCAA TB MDTFPinsFastest
Year Record Record Record Scored Place Place W/L W/L W/L W/L Pin
2013-14 18-7 7-3 3-1 26 - - - - 3-0 2-1 2-0 4-0 1:30
2014-15 29-7 14-3 8-1 62 3rd - - 1-1 8-0 3-0 7-0 1:53
Career 47-14 21-6 11-2 88 4-1 10-1 5-0 11-0 1:30

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