University of Iowa Athletics

Colby Covington

Height 5-11
Weight 165 lbs.
Class So.
Hometown Springfield, Ore.
Previous School Iowa Central CC

2008-09 — went 6-2 in collegiate competition at 165 and 174 pounds, and 9-2 overall… posted a 1-2 dual record and 1-1 Big Ten dual mark at 174 while wrestling for injured starter Jay Borschel… won 165-pound titles at Flash Flanagan and Grand View Opens… five of his wins were by pin, technical fall or major decision.

2007-08 — redshirted at Iowa Central Community College.

2006-07 — NJCAA national champion at 165 for Iowa Central… went 34-0 on season, winning Midwest Conference title… placed third at 2006 Midlands Championships.

High School — prep career record was 118-34 with 58 pins… won state 171-pound title senior year… two-time conference champion and team won two conference titles… set school record for most takedowns in a season (228)… placed fifth at 2005 Greco-Roman Junior Nationals, third at 2006 NHSCA Senior Nationals and fourth at 2006 Freestyle Junior Nationals… three-year letterwinner in lacrosse… also played football… coached by Mike Simmons, Dennis Harada and Brian Watson.

Personal — born February 22, 1988… son of Brad and Noelle Covington… sociology, and health and sport studies major.

Collegiate Dual Big 10 Dual Dual Pts. Big 10 NCAA SV TB MD TF Pins Fastest
Year Record Record Record Scored Place Place W/L W/L W/L W/L W/L Pin
2008-09 6-2 1-2 1-1 3 0/0 0/1 1/0 1/0 1/0 4:35