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Mike Zadick
Mike Zadick

Position:
Assistant Coach

Alma Mater, Year:
University of Iowa, 2004

04/21/2012

Zadick's Tournament Ends With No Regrets

Mike Zadick's pursuit of a second Olympic berth ended today at home

04/19/2012

All the World's a Stage...

...and 7 former Hawkeyes are merely players this weekend

04/16/2012

Hawk Talk Daily: Random Thoughts

Iowa football, Iowa golf, Iowa softball and USA Wrestling...

03/28/2012

Metcalf, McDonough Up the Ante

Former Hawkeyes take another step closer to London Olympics

03/27/2012

McDonough Earns Wildcard for Olympic Trials

Two-time NCAA champion will compete April 22 for a spot on Team USA

03/16/2012

NCAA Wrestling Championships (Session III)

NCAA Wrestling Championships Friday, March 16, 2012 Scottrade Center, St. Louis

03/16/2012

NCAA Wrestling Championships (Session IV)

NCAA Wrestling Championships Friday, March 16, 2012 Scottrade Center, St. Louis

03/15/2012

NCAA Wrestling Championships (Session I)

NCAA Wrestling Championships Thursday, March 15, 2012 Scottrade Center, St. Louis

03/15/2012

NCAA Wrestling Championships (Session II)

NCAA Wrestling Championships Thursday, March 15, 2012 Scottrade Center, St. Louis

12/02/2011

No. 1 Iowa 20, No. 7 Illinois 13

No. 1 Iowa 20, No. 7 Illinois 13 Friday, Dec. 2, 2011

A 2008 Olympian, former Iowa wrestler Mike Zadick recently completed his ninth year on the University of Iowa staff. Zadick has served as Iowa's interim assistant coach since 2011, a volunteer assistant coach for four seasons (2004-06, 2009-10) and the strength training coach for three seasons (2006-08). Zadick won the 2008 U.S. Freestyle Olympic Team Trials at 132 pounds (60 kg), and earned a spot in the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

During his tenure, Zadick has helped the Hawkeyes to three NCAA and Big Ten team titles. Since 2005, Iowa has crowned seven NCAA champions, 10 Big Ten champions, 43 All-Americans and 43 academic all-Big Ten honorees. The Hawkeyes have posted an 132-22-1 dual record - including unbeaten seasons in 2008-09 (24-0), 2009-10 (23-0), 2010-11 (15-0-1).

With Zadick's help, Iowa set school records for longest dual unbeaten (84) and winning streaks (69), longest dual road unbeaten (51) and winning streaks (44), most Carver-Hawkeye Arena victories (11) and most dual shutouts (8).

Iowa also made another entry in the record books, setting the national collegiate dual meet attendance record of 15,955 when it hosted Iowa State Dec. 6, 2008, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The previous record of 15,646 was set Feb. 1, 2002, when Minnesota hosted Iowa at the Target Center in Minneapolis. The Hawkeyes won the Iowa State dual, 20-15. The Hawkeyes also set a national dual attendance record by averaging 9,014 fans in 2011-12.

Zadick was a three-time All-American (2000-02) at Iowa, winning the 149-pound Big Ten title in 2002. He earned a spot on the 2010 World Team at 60kg/132 pounds and was the 2009 U.S. Senior Nationals freestyle champion at that weight. In 2007, he was the U.S. World Team Trials champion and won a silver medal at the Pan American Games in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. Zadick's other international accomplishments include a silver medal at the 2006 World Championships in Guangzhou, China, and runner-up finishes at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team trials and U.S. Nationals, and the 2005 World Team Trials challenge tournament.

Mike and his older brother, Bill, are part of Iowa's tradition of brothers competing for the Hawkeyes. Bill was the 2006 World Champion at 145.5 pounds (66kg) and a two-time All-American for the Hawkeyes, winning a Big Ten and NCAA title at 142 pounds in 1996. Bill also served as Iowa's volunteer assistant coach for the 2003 and 2004 seasons.

A native of Great Falls, Mont., Zadick earned a bachelor's degree in sports studies from the University of Iowa in 2004.

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