University of Iowa Athletics

Joey Gunther

Height 5-10
Weight 165 lbs.
Class So.
Hometown Libertyville, Ill.
High School Libertyville

2017-18

  • Posted a 16-9 record at 174 pounds
  • NCAA qualifier
  • Placed sixth at Big Ten Championships
  • Recorded a 10-2 mark in dual competition, going 5-1 in Big Ten duals, and scoring 34 team points in dual competition
  • Competed at Midlands Championships
  • Went 2-0 in overtime matches
  • Scored four major decisions
  • Started season on a seven-match winning streak
  • Letterwinner

2016-17

  • Started 13 of Iowa’s 15 duals at 165 pounds
  • Posted an overall mark of 20-10, a dual record of 9-4, and a Big Ten record of 5-3
  • Qualified for the NCAA Championships, going 2-2 at the national tournament
  • Recorded four wins over top 20 opponents
  • Reached as high as No. 17 in the national rankings
  • Opened the season with a career-high 10-match winning streak
  • Letterwinner

2015-16

  • Redshirted
  • Posted a 18-5 record competing unattached at 165 pounds
  • Competed in five open tournaments
  • Won the Grand View and Duhawk Opens
  • Placed third at Pat Flanagan Open, and fourth at Joe Parisi Open
  • Had two major decisions and one technical fall

High School

  • Conference champion in 2014 (152) and 2015 (160)
  • Placed sixth at state meet as a junior, and was runner-up as a senior
  • Named team MVP as a senior
  • Two-time Greco-Roman national finalist and state champion
  • 2013 freestyle state champion and Greco-Roman cadet All-American
  • 2014 Greco-Roman Junior All-American and member of the national duals all-tournament team
  • High school coach was Dale Eggert

Personal

  • Born May 7, 1997
  • Son of Joe and Cathy Gunther
  • One brother, Michael
  • Communications 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
2016-17 20-10 9-4 5-3 32 – – – – 1-1 3-2 2-0 1-0 4:09
2017-18 16-9 10-2 5-1 34 6th – – 2-0 4-1 0-0 0-1 —-
Career 36-19 19-6 10-4 66 – – – – 3-1 7-3 2-0 1-1 4:09