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



Clark Finishes Runner-Up at NCAA Championships

Hawkeye sophomore places 2nd at 133 pounds, earns 2nd All-America honor


Clark Moves to Finals, Iowa has 6 in Medal Round

Hawkeyes are in 2nd place entering the final day of the national wrestling tournament


Gilman, Clark, and Evans Advance to Semis

Iowa has 4 wrestlers alive on the backside of bracket, 7 in round of 12


5 Hawkeyes Advance to Quarterfinals

Hawkeyes in second place after Session II


Hawkeyes Push 6 Through at NCAAs

Hawkeyes tied for fifth place after Session I


NCAA Wrestling Championships -- Session IV

NCAA Wrestling Championships -- Session IV Friday, March 20, 2015


B1G Wrestling Championships -- Session III

B1G Wrestling Championships -- Session III Sunday, March 8, 2015


B1G Wrestling Championships -- Session II

B1G Wrestling Championships -- Session II Saturday, March 7, 2015


Big Ten Conference Wrestling -- Session I

Big Ten Conference Wrestling -- Session I Saturday, March 7, 2015


No. 1 Iowa 24, No. 5 Cornell University 8

No. 1 Iowa 24, No. 5 Cornell University 8 Saturday, Feb. 21, 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

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