University of Iowa Athletics

Matt Fields

Height 6-3
Weight 215 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Lowden, Iowa
High School North Cedar
Matt Fields - Men's Wrestling - University of Iowa Athletics

2007-08 — all-American, placing fifth at NCAA Championships… placed third at Big Ten Championships… collegiate season record was 32-8 at heavyweight, going 19-3 in dual competition and 5-3 in Big Ten duals… posted a 6-1 record at Carver-Hawkeye Arena… ranked second on team in collegiate wins (32), third in duals wins (19) and fourth in dual winning percentage (.863), dual team points scored (72) and pins (5)… won Kaufman-Brand Open title while competing unattached… placed eighth at Midlands Championships… earned team’s Most Improved and all-American awards, as well as J. Donald McPike award which is annually presented to the graduating senior with the highest grade-point average… academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2006-07 — placed fourth at Big Ten Championships… season record was 28-12 overall and 24-12 in collegiate matches at heavyweight… went 14-4 in duals and 5-2 in Big Ten duals… posted an undefeated 7-0 mark at Carver-Hawkeye Arena… scored 53 dual team points, which ranked fifth on the team… runner-up at Kaufman-Brand Open and placed sixth at Midlands Championships… won Spartan Classic title while competing unattached… ranked third in team in pins (3), fourth in dual wins (14) and dual winning percentage (.778), and fifth in collegiate wins (24) and fastest fall (2:26)… letterwinner.

2005-06 — posted a 21-7 overall record, going 15-6 in collegiate competition before suffering a season-ending injury during the Minnesota dual… went 5-4 in dual matches, 2-1 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena and 1-1 in Big Ten duals at heavyweight… scored 18 team points in dual competition… runner-up at Kaufman-Brand Open, UNI Open and Midlands Championships… won title at Spartan Classic while competing unattached… letterwinner.

2004-05 — posted a 28-12 overall record and a 24-12 mark in collegiate competition at heavyweight… placed fifth at Big Ten Championships… went 10-5 in dual competition, 4-4 in Big Ten duals and 4-3 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena… scored 33 team points in dual competition… scored five major decisions and two pins… went 3-0 in sudden victory matches… placed third at Kaufman-Brand Open and seventh at Midlands Championships… earned coaches appreciation team award… letterwinner.

High School — prep career record was 137-11, going undefeated as a junior (44-0) and senior (22-0)… two-time state champion, placing second as a sophomore… set school records for most pins in a season (38) and career, and most takedowns in a career… won 2002 FILA Cadet Nationals title and 2003 Junior Nationals title… three-time team captain and two-time team MVP… four-year letterwinner in wrestling and track… two-time state qualifier in discus, setting school record in that event… also lettered twice in football, once in cross country… four-year honor roll student… coach was Doug Wieland.

Personal — born September 9, 1985… son of Bob Fields and Rhonda Fields … health and sports studies major.

Collegiate Dual Big 10 Dual Dual Pts. Big 10 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
2004-05 24-12 10-5 4-4 33 5th 3/0 0/0 5/0 0/0 2/0 1:42
2005-06 15-6 5-4 1-1 18 2/0 1/0 1/1 0/0 1/0 2:49
2006-07 24-12 14-4 5-2 53 4th 1/0 1/2 3/0 1/0 3/1 2:26
Career 63-30 29-13 10-7 104 6/0 2/2 9/1 1/0 6/1 1:42