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Joe Slaton
Joe Slaton

Hometown:
Cedar Rapids, IA

High School:
Kennedy

Last College:
Virginia Tech

Height:
5-4

Weight:
133

Career -- all-American, placing second at 133 pounds at 2008 NCAA Championships... placed third at 2008 Big Ten Championships... was 6-2 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena... transferred from Virginia Tech University after the 2005-06 season... was a member of three NCAA and Big Ten champion Iowa teams.

2009-10 -- season record was 10-1 at 141 pounds while competing unattached... won title at Harold Nichols Open and placed third at Midlands Championships... letterwinner.

2008-09 -- posted a 6-1 collegiate record at 133 and 141 pounds, going 17-1 overall... posted a 1-1 record in dual competition... won titles at Kaufman-Brand, Flash Flanagan, Grand View and Duhawk Opens... letterwinner.

2007-08 -- all-American, placing second at 133 pounds at NCAA Championships... placed third at Big Ten Championships... went 31-5 in collegiate matches, 18-3 in dual competition and 7-1 in Big Ten duals, scoring 67 points in dual matches... posted a 6-1 record at Carver-Hawkeye Arena... ranked second on team in major decisions (10) and technical falls (2) and third in fastest fall (0:47)... named Wrestler of the Week by the Big Ten and TheMat.com Dec. 12... won Midlands title... won Kaufman-Brand Open while competing unattached... earned team all-America award... letterwinner.

2006-07 -- competed unattached due to Virginia Tech transfer... posted an 18-4 record at 133 and 141 pounds while wrestling unattached... won titles at Cleveland State, Harold Nichols and Glen Brand Opens... placed fourth at Kaufman-Brand and Northern Iowa Opens... recorded four major decisions, two technical falls and one pin.

2005-06 -- redshirted at Virginia Tech University.

High School -- prep career record of 165-11 and 75 pins included undefeated senior season (43-0)... two-time state champion and runner-up... national high school Senior National runner-up... 2005 USA Wrestling and AISCS honorable mention all-American... Wrestling USA scholastic all-American... Kennedy's Most Outstanding Athlete... three-time conference champion... three-time team captain... set school records for career takedowns (437), career near falls (179), career escapes and career wins (165)... runner-up at 2003 FILA Cadet Freestyle Nationals and placed sixth in 2002... coached by Brent Paulson.

Personal -- born December 14, 1986... son of Matt and Robin Shaver.

Slaton's Career Stats

CollegiateDualBig 10 DualDual Pts.Big 10NCAA SV TB MD TF Pins Fastest
YearRecordRecordRecordScoredPlacePlaceW/LW/L W/L W/L W/L Pin
2007-0831-518-37-1673rd2nd1/0 1/0 10/0 2/0 1/1 0:47
2008-096-11-10-030/0 0/0 0/1 1/0 1/0 1:25
Career37-619-47-1701/0 1/0 10/1 3/0 2/1 0:47
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