University of Iowa Athletics

Michael Kelly

Height 5-8
Weight 165 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Cedar Falls, Iowa
High School Cedar Falls

2014-15 — was 23-12 overall and earned an at-large berth to the NCAA Championships, the first of his career… 23 wins were a career best… dual record of 10-7, including a 3-5 mark in the Big Ten and a 9-2 mark at Carver-Hawkeye Arena… reached as high as No. 8 in the national rankings… won the Luther Open title and placed third at Midlands Championships… letterwinner.

2013-14 — posted a 10-6 season record, going 10-5 at 149 pounds, going 0-1 at 157 pounds… went 4-4 in dual competition and 0-1 in Big Ten duals, scoring 22 team points… won title at Luther Open… pinned four opponents… letterwinner.

2012-13 — went 10-8 at 149 pounds, posting a 6-6 record in dual competition and a 0-3 mark in Big Ten duals… scored 23 team points in dual competition… went 3-1 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena… placed fourth at Lindenwood Open… scored five major decisions, two pins and one technical fall… letterwinner… Dean’s List.

2011-12 — posted a 15-14 record at 149 and 157 pounds… went 3-9 in duals and 2-5 in Big Ten duals at 149… scored 12 team points in dual competition… placed fifth at Midlands Championships and third at Lindenwood Open… went 1-3 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena… academic all-Big Ten… letterwinner.

2010-11 — redshirted… posted a 25-4 record at 157 and 165 pounds while competing unattached… won titles at Kaufman-Brand, Northern Iowa, William Penn and Glen Brand Opens… placed second at Pat “Flash” Flanagan, Grand View and DuHawk Opens… pinned 11 opponents, while scoring five major decisions and two technical falls… placed eighth at 163 pounds at FILA Junior Nationals.

High School — two-time state champion… prep career record was 141-14 with 76 pins… three-time state qualifier… coached by Wil Kelly, Zhang Fan, Chris Helgeson, Zach Weigline and Brett Williams.

Personal — born May 14, 1991… son of Shawn and Paula Kelly… his relatives, Wil Kelly and Ryan Heim, wrestled at Iowa… entrepreneurial management major.

Overall Dual Big Ten Dual Dual Pts. Big Ten NCAA TB MD TF Pins Fastest
Year Record Record Record Scored Place Place W/L W/L W/L W/L Pin
2011-12 15-14 3-9 2-5 12 – – – – 0-0 1-3 0-0 2-0 2:52
2012-13 10-8 6-6 0-3 23 – – – – 0-0 5-1 1-0 2-1 1:10
2013-14 10-6 4-4 0-1 22 – – – – 0-0 2-1 0-0 4-1 1:58
2014-15 23-12 10-7 3-5 41 – – – – 1-0 0-2 1-1 5-0 1:32
Career 58-40 23-26 5-14 106 1-0 8-7 2-1 13-1 1:10