University of Iowa Athletics

Joe Slaton

Height 5-4
Weight 133 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Cedar Rapids, Iowa
High School Kennedy
Previous School Virginia Tech

Career — All-American, placing second at 133 pounds at 2008 NCAA Championships… placed third at 2008 Big Ten Championships… was 6-2 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena… transferred from Virginia Tech University after the 2005-06 season… was a member of three NCAA and Big Ten champion Iowa teams.

2009-10 — season record was 10-1 at 141 pounds while competing unattached… won title at Harold Nichols Open and placed third at Midlands Championships… letterwinner.

2008-09 — posted a 6-1 collegiate record at 133 and 141 pounds, going 17-1 overall… posted a 1-1 record in dual competition… won titles at Kaufman-Brand, Flash Flanagan, Grand View and Duhawk Opens… letterwinner.

2007-08 — All-American, placing second at 133 pounds at NCAA Championships… placed third at Big Ten Championships… went 31-5 in collegiate matches, 18-3 in dual competition and 7-1 in Big Ten duals, scoring 67 points in dual matches… posted a 6-1 record at Carver-Hawkeye Arena… ranked second on team in major decisions (10) and technical falls (2) and third in fastest fall (0:47)… named Wrestler of the Week by the Big Ten and TheMat.com Dec. 12… won Midlands title… won Kaufman-Brand Open while competing unattached… earned team all-America award… letterwinner.

2006-07 — competed unattached due to Virginia Tech transfer… posted an 18-4 record at 133 and 141 pounds while wrestling unattached… won titles at Cleveland State, Harold Nichols and Glen Brand Opens… placed fourth at Kaufman-Brand and Northern Iowa Opens… recorded four major decisions, two technical falls and one pin.

2005-06 — redshirted at Virginia Tech University.

High School — prep career record of 165-11 and 75 pins included undefeated senior season (43-0)… two-time state champion and runner-up… national high school Senior National runner-up… 2005 USA Wrestling and AISCS honorable mention all-American… Wrestling USA scholastic all-American… Kennedy’s Most Outstanding Athlete… three-time conference champion… three-time team captain… set school records for career takedowns (437), career near falls (179), career escapes and career wins (165)… runner-up at 2003 FILA Cadet Freestyle Nationals and placed sixth in 2002… coached by Brent Paulson.

Personal — born December 14, 1986… son of Matt and Robin Shaver.

Overall Dual Big Ten Dual Dual Pts. Big Ten 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
2007-08 31-5 18-3 7-1 67 3rd 2nd 1/0 1/0 10/0 2/0 1/1 0:47
2008-09 6-1 1-1 0-0 3 – – – – 0/0 0/0 0/1 1/0 1/0 1:25
Career 37-6 19-4 7-1 70 1/0 1/0 10/1 3/0 2/1 0:47