University of Iowa Athletics

Brandon Sorensen

Height 5-8
Weight 149 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Cedar Falls, Iowa
High School Denver

2017-18 — placed fifth at NCAA Championships at 149 pounds to earn his fourth career All-America honor… Iowa’s 20th four-time All-American in school history… placed second at Big Ten Championships… won Midlands Championships title, earning spot in 20-in-4 Midlands club… posted a 27-4 record, going 14-1 in dual competition and 8-1 in Big Ten duals… scored six pins, six major decisions and three technical falls… ended Hawkeye career with 127 career wins, which ranks 12th in school history, and a 35-3 mark in Carver-Hawkeye Arena… led team in overall wins (27), dual wins (14), Big Ten dual wins (8), dual meet team points scored (63) and major decisions (6)… started the season on an 18-match winning streak… Academic All-Big Ten… John and Dorothy Sill Award winner for most dedicated wrestler… NWCA All-American team… letterwinner.

2016-17  placed third at the NCAA Championships at 149 pounds to earn his third career All-America honor… placed third at the Big Ten Championships… won the Midlands Championships for the second year in a row, and became the 24th wrestler in the history of the tournament to join the 20-in-4 club, which requires a wrestler win 20 matches in their first four years of tournament competition… reached as high as No. 2 in the national rankings… won his first 17 matches of the season… his final win of the season was the 100th of his career… overall record of 31-5… started 15 duals at 149 pounds, posting a 12-3 dual mark and an 8-1 record in the Big Ten… career-high 12 major decisions tied for the team lead… career-high seven pins ranked third on the team… matched his career best with three technical falls, fifth on the team… Academic All-Big Ten… NWCA All-Academic team… letterwinner.

2015-16 All-American, placing runner-up at NCAA Championships… placed second at Big Ten Championships… won the Midlands Championships… was 29-2 overall with both losses to eventual NCAA champion Zain Retherford… won his first 25 matches of the season… reached as high as No. 1 in the national rankings… started all 17 of Iowa’s duals, winning all 17, including a 9-0 mark in Big Ten duals… 29 wins led the team… 10 wins over ranked opponents… had seven major decisions, three technical falls and three falls.. letterwinner.

2014-15 placed fourth at NCAA Championships to earn All-America honors… placed second at Big Ten Championships to earn automatic bid to national tournament… 40-6 overall record… 40 wins were a team high, and one shy of matching Ed Banach’s single-season freshman record… first Hawkeye since 1999 to win 40 matches in a single season… owned a 13-1 dual record, including an 8-0 mark in Big Ten duals and a 7-1 record inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena… six falls tied for fourth on the team… his nine major decisions ranked second and his three technical falls tied for third most… won titles at the Joe Parisi Open and Maryville Kaufman Brand… placed third at the Midlands Championships… had an 11-6 record against ranked opponents… reached as high as No. 2 in national rankings… John and Dorothy Sill award winner for most dedicated wrestler… named to Amateur Wrestling News All-Rookie team… letterwinner.

2013-14 redshirted… posted a 24-4 record at 149 and 157 pounds while competing unattached… ended season on a 13-match winning streak… placed third at Midlands Championships… won titles at Grand View, Pat “Flash” Flanagan and Jim Fox Opens… placed second at Luther Open… recorded five major decisions, three pins and two technical falls.

High School four-time Iowa high school state champion from 2010-13… finished his career tied for the most career wins in the history of the Iowa High School Athletic Association… led Denver High School to team titles at the 2010 and 2012 state tournament… four-time conference champion and first team honoree… 2013 USA Wrestling folkstyle national runner-up… placed fifth at 2013 USA Wrestling freestyle nationals… 2012 USA Wrestling high school preseason national champion… team captain on 2013 cross country team, placing second as a team at state championship.

Personal born August 22, 1994… son of Dwight and Julie Sorensen… siblings include brothers Blake and Brock, and one sister, Brenna… brother Blake wrestles at Upper Iowa… business major… high school coaches were Dwight Sorensen, Chris Krueger, Shane Miller and Rod Wolfensperger… coaching and sport promotion 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
2014-15 40-6 13-1 8-0 46 2nd 4th 2-1 9-0 3-0 6-0 0:47
2015-16 29-2 17-0 9-0 70 2nd 2nd 2-0 7-1 3-0 3-0 2:18
2016-17 31-5 12-3 8-1 49 3rd 3rd 0-3 12-0 3-0 7-1 0:37
2017-18 27-4 14-1 8-1 63 2nd 5th 2-0 6-0 3-0 6-0 1:20
Career 127-17 56-5 33-2 228 6-4 34-1 12-0 22-1 0:37