University of Iowa Athletics

Alex Meyer

Height 6-0
Weight 174 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Pleasant Hill, Iowa
High School Southest Polk
Alex Meyer - Men's Wrestling - University of Iowa Athletics

2016-17 — placed fifth at the Big Ten Championships to earn an NCAA automatic berth… went 2-2 at the national tournament, reaching the quarterfinals of the championship bracket… placed fourth at the Midland Championships and first at the Luther Open… started 15 of Iowa’s 16 duals at 174 pounds… posted an overall record of 26-9, a dual mark of 12-3, and a Big Ten record of 7-2… recorded career bests in major decisions (8) and technical falls (5)… five technical falls tied for second on the team… eight major decisions tied for third on the team… Academic All-Big Ten… NWCA Academic All-American… Big Ten Medal of Honor winner… Big Ten Postgraduate Scholar… letterwinner.

2015-16 — All-American, placing eighth at NCAA Championships… lost his opening match of natianal tournament before winning four straight to reach the medal round… advanced to NCAA Championships for first time in career following a fifth place finish at Big Ten Championships… placed third at Midlands Championships… posted a 27-7 record with 10 wins over ranked opponents… reached as high as No. 3 in national polls… was 9-0 in Big Ten duals… recorded five major decisions, three technical falls, and two pins… Academic All-Big Ten… NWCA Academic All-American… letterwinner

2014-15 — posted an 18-3 record and defeated two top-six ranked opponents at 174… went 2-0 in Big Ten duals, collecting 12 team points in dual competition… placed third at Midlands Championships… won title at Joe Parisi Open and placed second at the Luther Open… recorded five pins, two major decisions, and one technical fall… academic All-Big Ten… John and Dorothy Sill Award recipient… letterwinner.

2013-14 — recorded an 18-6 mark at 174 and 184 pounds… went 2-0 in Big Ten duals, scoring 8 team points in dual competition… ended season on an 11-match winning streak… placed seventh at Midlands Championships… won titles at Pat “Flash” Flanagan and Grand View Opens, placing fourth at Luther Open… recorded four pins, two techincal falls and two major decisions… academic All-Big Ten… placed fourth at University Nationals… letterwinner.

2012-13 — redshirted… posted an 11-8 record at 184 pounds while competing unattached… placed third at Roger Denker Open, fifth at UNI Open and sixth at Lindenwood Open… pinned three opponents.

High School —three-time state placewinner, including the 170-pound state championship as a senior… two-time conference champion… team captain and MVP as a senior… placed fifth at the 2012 Junior Freestyle Nationals… placed third at the 2012 FILA Junior World Team Nationals… placed first at the 2011 USAW Junior Folkstyle Nationals, second at the 2011 USAW Greco-Roman Nationals and third at the USAW Junior Freestyle Nationals… played football as a freshman and sophomore… three-time first team academic all-state (2010-12)… four-time first team academic all-conference (2009-12)… involved in student council, student activities leadership team, Team Leadership Council and Fellowship of Christian Athletes… coached by former Hawkeye Jessman Smith.

Personal —born May 2, 1994… son of Todd and Lorna Meyer… has one brother, Aaron, and one sister, Paige… human physiology major.

Overall Dual Big Ten Dual Dual Pts. Big Ten NCAA TB MD TF Pins Fastest
Year Record Record Record Scored Place Place W/L W/L W/L W/L Pin
2013-14 18-6 2-0 2-0 8 – – – – 1-1 2-0 2-0 4-0 2:47
2014-15 18-3 3-1 2-0 12 – – – – 0-0 2-0 1-0 5-0 3:51
2015-16 27-7 16-1 9-0 23 – – – – 0-0 5-1 3-0 2-1 4:02
2016-17 26-9 12-3 7-2 45 5th – – 0-0 8-0 5-0 0-0 – –
Career 89-24 33-5 20-2 88 5th – – 1-1 17-0 11-0 11-1 2:47