University of Iowa Athletics

Aaron Costello

Height 5-11
Weight 285 lbs.
Class Jr.
Hometown Dubuque, Iowa
High School Western Dubuque

2019-20

  • Posted an 18-4 overall record at 285 pounds, competing in five tournaments… Won titles at Jim Koch Open and Don Parker Blugold Open
  • Placed second at Luther Open and third at Lindenwood Open
  • Pinned eight opponents, posted two major decision and one technical fall
  • Academic All-Big Ten
  • Letterwinner

2018-19

  • Overall record of 8-5 at 285 pounds, including a 3-2 mark in duals
  • Placed second at the Loras Open
  • Did not place at the Midlands Championships, posting a 3-2 record at the tournament
  • Was 0-1 in the Big Ten, losing 3-1 in sudden victory in his only conference dual appearance
  • Had two falls, his fall in 34 seconds was Iowa’s second fastest fall of the season
  • Academic All-Big Ten
  • Letterwinner

2017-18

  • Redshirted
  • Competed in five tournaments, compiling an overall record of 15-4
  • Won the title at the Luther Open
  • Was runner-up at the Pat “Flash” Flanagan Open
  • Placed fourth at the UNI Open
  • Did not place in the Gold Division at the Lindenwood Open, posting a record of 4-2 at the tournament
  • Was 0-2 at the 2017 Midlands Championships
  • Recorded one major decision and five pins, the fasted in 1:29
  • Five pins led all freshman

High School

  • State champion in 2017
  • State runner-up in 2016
  • Two-time conference champion.
  • Holds school records for most consecutive wins (53) and most pins in a season (44)
  • Allowed only six points his senior season
  • Placed sixth at Fargo Nationals in 2016
  • Two-time runner up at Folkstyle Nationals
  • Received two varsity letters for football and earned MVP all-area and all-district
  • Two-time academic all-district for football
  • Received one varsity letter in track
  • High school honor roll and presidential award winner all four years

Personal

  • Born October 10th, 1998
  • Son of Leo and Lori Costello
  • Has two sisters, Emily and Ashley
  • Father wrestled at Loras College
  • Related to Casey Kreiter, who played football at Iowa and is now playing for the Denver Broncos
  • High school coaches were Paul Cleary and Matthew Manning
  • Sports and recreation management major

 

Overall Dual Big Ten Dual Dual Pts. Big Ten NCAA OT MD TF Pins Fastest
Year Record Record Record Scored Place Place W-L W-L W-L W-L Pin
2018-19 8-5 3-2 0-1 9 – – – – 0-0 1-1 0-0 2-2 0:34
2019-20 18-4 0-0 0-0 0 – – – – 1-0 2-0 1-0 8-0 0:10
Career 26-9 3-2 0-1 9 1-0 3-1 1-0 10-2 0:10