University of Iowa Athletics

Mark Ballweg

Height 5-5
Weight 141 lbs.
Class RS Sr.
Hometown Waverly, Iowa
High School Waverly-Shell Rock

2012-13 — recorded a 23-7 overall record, including an 18-4 mark in dual competition at 141 pounds… finished runner-up at the Big Ten Championships, earning an automatic NCAA bid… tied for the team lead with 10 major decisions… recorded two pins and one technical fall… opened the season with a career-high 10 match winning streak… advanced to the round of 12 at the NCAA Championships… owned a 7-1 Big Ten record… letterwinner.

2011-12 — posted a 13-3 record at 141 and 149 pounds… went 1-1 in dual competition at 149… won Duhawk Open title, placing third at Lindenwood Open… ended season on a five-match winning streak… pinned four opponents and scored three major decisions… letterwinner

2010-11 — recorded a 16-8 mark at 141 and 149 pounds… posted a 15-3 record at 141 before moving up to 149 at the end of January… placed sixth at Midlands Championships… went 12-3 in duals and 4-3 in Big Ten duals… posted a 6-1 record at Carver-Hawkeye Arena… scored 58 team points in dual competition, which ranked second on team… pinned seven opponents, which ranked third on team… also recorded two major decisions and one technical fall… letterwinner.

2009-10 — posted a 10-5 record, going 0-2 in collegiate competition at 133 pounds… won title at Wisconsin Open, placed second at Grand View Open and fourth at Kaufman-Brand Open while competing unattached… pinned six opponents and scored two technical falls… letterwinner… placed second at 63 kg/138.75 pounds at ASICS men’s freestyle University National Championships.

2008-09 — redshirted… posted a 15-8 record at 141 pounds… 11 of his 15 wins were by pin, technical fall or major decision… won title at Kaufman Brand Open, placed second at Kaye Young Open and placed fifth at Harold Nichols Open… also competed at Northern Iowa and Brand Opens and Midlands Championships.

High School — prep career record was 158-6… two-time state champion… team also won two state titles… three-time conference champion… coached by Rick Caldwell.

Personal — born August 29, 1989… son of Tom and Prudy Ballweg… his father wrestled at Wisconsin… his brother, Jacob, wrestled at Iowa and his brother, Matt, was a four-year letterwinner for the Hawkeyes (2008-11)… they are the 37th set of brothers to wrestle at Iowa… interdepartmental studies major.

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
2009-10 10-5 0-0 0-0 0 – – – – 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 6-0 1:44
2010-11 16-8 12-3 4-3 58 – – – – 1-1 0-0 2-2 1-0 7-0 1:22
2011-12 13-3 1-1 0-1 3 – – – – 1-0 0-0 3-1 1-0 4-0 1:44
2012-13 23-7 18-4 7-1 69 2nd – – 1-0 0-0 10-2 1-0 2-1
Career 62-23 31-8 11-5 130 3-1 0-0 15-6 3-0 19-1 1:22