University of Iowa Athletics

Cory Clark

Height 5-6
Weight 133 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Pleasant Hill, Iowa
High School Southeast Polk

2016-17 — NCAA champion at 133 pounds… earned NCAA All-America honors, becoming the 19th four-time All-American in school history… named Iowa’s Mike Howard Most Valuable Wrestler and earned the Mike J. McGivern Award for most courageous wrestler… ranked as high as No. 1 in the national polls… season records of 20-3 overall, 5-1 in the Big Ten… placed runner-up at the Big Ten Championships… recorded 11 wins over ranked opponents, including three wrestlers ranked in the top five en route to the NCAA title… letterwinner.

2015-16 — Big Ten champion at 133 pounds… placed runner-up at the NCAA Championships, earning his third career All-America honor… named Mike Howard Most Valuable wrestler… ranked as high as No. 1 in national polls… season record of 26-2, including a 16-1 mark in duals and a 8-1 record in the Big Ten… seven falls tied for third on the team… 10 wins over ranked opponents… letterwinner

2014-15 — earned All-America honors following second place finish at NCAA Championships at 133 pounds… named Mike Howard Most Valuable wrestler… placed third at the Big Ten Championships to earn automatic bid to national tournament… season record was 30-6, inlcuding a 13-4 dual record and 4-4 conference record… 11-1 record inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena… had a 12-6 record against ranked opponents… won 13 of his last 15 matches… matched his career high with nine falls, the second highest total on the team… scored 55 dual points, fifth highest on the team… won the Luther Open title and the Midlands championship… reached as high as No. 3 in national rankings… letterwinner.

2013-14 — earned All-America honors following fifth place finish at NCAA Championships… placed fourth at Big Ten Championships to earn an automatic bid to national tournament… season record was 22-4, including 8-0 in dual competition, 3-0 in the Big Ten, and 5-0 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena… only Hawkeye to have a perfect dual record… made eight dual starts, all at 125… opened the season with a 12-0 record… placed sixth at Midlands… tied for second on the team with nine falls… had an 8-4 record against ranked opponents… reached as high as No. 4 in national rankings… letterwinner.

2012-13 — redshirted… posted a 20-2 record at 125 and 133 pounds while competing unattached… won 125-pound titles at Kaufman-Brand and UNI Opens and 133-pound titles at Roger Denker and Grand View Opens… placed fourth at Midlands… pinned nine opponents, scoring one technical fall and two major decisions… scored 6-1 decision over Illinois’ Jesse Delgado in UNI Open finals… ended season on an eight-match winning streak.

High School — four-time Iowa state champion… captured state and conference titles at 103 pounds in 2009… won state and conference titles at 112 pounds in 2010… won state and conference titles at 119 pounds in 2011… captured state and conference championships at 126 pounds in 2012… was a four-time MVP for Southeast Polk High School… holds school records for career wins and falls, and single-season record for wins.

Personal — born May 26, 1993… parents are Robin VanHeeswyk and Paul Clark, and stepfather Rob VanHeeswyk… has three brothers, Cody Clark and Bradley and Brandon VanHeeswyk … open major…. has three brothers, Cody Clark, Bradley VanHeeswyk and Brandon VanHeeswyk… recreation and sport business 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
2013-14 22-4 8-0 3-0 38 4th 5th 2-0 3-0 4-0 9-0 1:09
2014-15 30-6 13-4 4-4 55 3rd 2nd 0-1 4-0 1-0 9-0 0:49
2015-16 26-2 16-1 8-1 72 1st 2nd 1-1 4-0 1-0 7-0 1:48
2016-17 20-3 9-2 5-2 33 2nd 1st 0-0 2-0 2-0 4-0 1:29
Career 98-15 46-7 20-7 198 3-2 13-0 8-0 29-0 0:49