University of Iowa Athletics

Michael Kemerer

Height 5-9
Weight 174 lbs.
Class RS Sr.
Hometown Murrysville, Pa.
High School Franklin Regional
Michael Kemerer - Wrestling - University of Iowa Athletics

2020-21
• All-American.
• Became 22nd four-time All-American in program history
• Placed runner-up at NCAA Championships.
• Earned No. 1 seed at NCAA Championships, posting a 7-0 record before national tournament
• Big Ten Champion
• 11-1 overall record with seven bonus-point victories
• Reached as high as No. 1 in national rankings
• Academic All-Big Ten
• NWCA Scholar Athlete
• Letterwinner
2019-20
• All-American
• Big Ten runner-up
• No. 2 seed at the NCAA Championships
• Recorded an overall record of 15-1
• Reached as high as No. 1 in the national rankings
• No. 2 coaches ranking and No. 1 in RPI entering the NCAA Championships
• 10 of his 15 wins were against ranked opponents
• Six wins against the top 10
• Won his first 15 matches of the season
• Lone loss was 8-5 to Mark Hall in Big Ten finals
• 13 dual wins was tops on the team
• Scored 54 dual points, second on the team
• Scored bonus points in 10 of 15 wins
• Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week (2/4)
• Academic All-Big Ten
• NWCA Scholar Athlete
• Letterwinner
2018-19
• Missed the season due to injury
• Named Most Improved at team’s annual awards banquet
• Academic All-Big Ten
• Dean’s List
• Letterwinner
2017-18
• All-American, placing fourth at NCAA Championships
• Placed sixth at Big Ten Championships
• Posted a 27-3 record at 157 pounds, going 14-0 in dual competition and 8-0 in Big Ten duals
• Won Midlands title
• Won Most Pins/Fastest Time Award, pinning four opponents in 9:54 at Midlands CHampionships
• Won first 22 matches of the season
• Led team in overall wins (27), dual wins (14), overall dual and Big Ten dual winning percentage (1.000), Big Ten dual wins (8) and pins (10)
• Ranked second in overall winning percentage (.900), dual team points scored (62) and technical falls (5)
• Recorded four major decisions and 10 pins, scoring bonus points in 19 of his 27 victories
• Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week twice (11/28, 1/3)
• Quickest pin was in 1:25
• Shared the Most Pins Award with Sam Stoll (10)
• Academic All-Big Ten
• NWCA All-American team
• Letterwinner
2016-17
• Placed third at the NCAA Championships at 157 pounds to earn his first career All-America honor
• Big Ten Championships runner-up
• Midlands Champion
• Spent the last three months of the season ranked No. 2 nationally
• Opened the season 19-0
• Led the team with 33 wins, recorded a 33-3 overall mark while starting every dual at 157 pounds
• Owned a 14-1 records in duals and an 8-1 mark in Big Ten duals
• Scored 57 points in duals, second most on the team
• Tied for second on the team with five technical falls, and tied for the team lead with 12 major decisions
• Amateur Wrestling News All-Rookie first team
• Academic All-Big Ten
• NWCA All-America team
• Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner
• Letterwinner
2015-16
• Redshirted
• Won four open tournament titles at 149 pounds, including Duhawk Open, Grand View Open, Harold Nichols Open, and Joe Parisi Open
• Placed fifth at Midlands Championships (6-2)
• Posted a 24-2 record overall, with only two losses to fourth-ranked Alex Richardson and seventh-ranked Jake Sueflohn at Midlands
• Only two losses were by a combined three points
• 19 of 24 wins resulted in bonus points, including eight major decisions, five technical falls, and six falls
• Won UWW Junior National Championship
High School
• State champion with an undefeated record as a senior in 2015
• Four-time sectional champion, and three-time state runner-up
• Led Franklin Regional to consecutive state championships as a junior and senior
• Four-time Super 32 finalist and two-time champion
• Four-time Powerade finalist and three-time champion
• Three-time Fargo All-American
• Two-time Ironman finalist with one title
• Four-time member of the honor roll and a member of the National Honors Society
• High school coach was Erick Mausser, club coach was former Iowa All-American Jody Strittmatter
Personal
• Born Dec. 12, 1996
• Son of Ray and Beth Kemerer
• Has four sisters, Julia, Marissa, Christina, and Elizabeth
• Marissa is his twin sister
• Business 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 33-3 14-1 8-1 57 2nd 3rd 2-0 12-0 5-0 4-1 0:55
2017-18 27-3 14-0 8-0 62 6th 4th 0-0 4-0 5-0 10-1 1:25
2019-20 15-1 13-0 9-0 54 2nd AA 0-0 4-0 3-0 3-0 1:43
2020-21 11-1 4-0 4-0 17 1st 2nd 0-1 3-0 2-0 2-0 1:30
Career 86-8 45-1 29-1 190 2-1 23-0 15-0 18-1 0:55