University of Iowa Athletics

Derek St. John

Height 6-0
Weight 157 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Parnell, Iowa
High School Iowa City West
Derek St. John - Men's Wrestling - University of Iowa Athletics

2013-14 — became the 18th four-time All-American in program history with a fifth place finish at NCAA championships… placed second at Big Ten tournament… won the Midlands Championships… opened the season ranked No. 1 and opened with 20 straight wins… finished with a 30-6 overall record, including 13-3 in duals and 4-3 in Big Ten… earned his 100th career win in the opening round of the conference tournament… recorded a single-season career-high five pins… finished with three technical falls and four major decisions… 55 dual points scored ranked third on the team… letterwinner.

2012-13 — NCAA Champion at 157 pounds, defeated Northwestern’s Jason Welch 3-2 in the finals… placed third at Big Ten Championships, earning his third-straight NCAA automatic bid… led team in total wins with a 31-2 overall record… .931 win percentage led team… led team with three technical falls… pinned four opponents and recorded seven major decisions… perfect 8-0 record in Big Ten duals… 9-0 record at Carver-Hawkeye Arena… scored 85 dual points, the second-highest toal on the team… won his first 22 duals of the season, a career-long… only two losses of the season were by a single point… named Mike Howard Most Valuable Wrestler award… earned Mike J. McGivern Award (most courageous) for the second straight season… letterwinner.

2011-12 — All-American, placing second at 157 pounds at NCAA Championships… Big Ten Champion, beating Northwestern’s Jason Welch (4-3) in the finals for his second-straight automatic NCAA bid… posted a 21-3 record at 157 pounds, going 9-2 in duals and 2-1 in Big Ten duals… won first 11 season bouts before missing Midlands Championships and seven duals due to injury… went 6-0 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena… scored all three of his overtime wins at either Big Ten or NCAA Championships… recorded four major decisions, three technical falls and two pins… won Lindenwood Open title… earned Mike J. McGivern Award for most courageous wrestler…

2010-11 — All-American, placing fourth at 157 pounds… placed second at Big Ten Championships… posted a 24-6 record, going 15-1 in dual competition and 7-1 in Big Ten duals… posted an 8-0 record at Carver-Hawkeye Arena… scored 55 team points in dual competition… recorded five major decisions and three pins… earned team Most Improved and All-America awards… letterwinner.

2009-10 — redshirted… posted a 26-4 record at 157 pounds while competing unattached… won titles at Grand View and Wisconsin Opens… placed third at Harold Nichols and Kaufman-Brand Opens and fifth at Midlands Championships… recorded eight major decisions, four pins and two technical falls… placed third at 74 kg/163 pounds at ASICS men’s freestyle University National Championships.

High School — prep career record of 182-9 included a 50-0 campaign his junior year… two-time state champion… four-time conference champion… four-time first team all-district and all-conference… helped team to two state and four conference titles… team MVW senior year… set school records for most career wins (182) and fastest fall (6 seconds)… won titles at Junior National Folkstyle Championships, Fargo Junior Freestyle Championships and File Junior Freestyle Championships in 2009… won Western Junior Folkstyle title and placed second at Fargo Junior Freestyle Championships in 2008… coached by former Hawkeye NCAA Champion and two-time All-American Mark Reiland.

Personal — born October 2, 1990… son of Trent and Laurie St. John… attended same high school as Hawkeye teammate Nick Moore… business studies major.