University of Iowa Athletics

Mike Evans

Height 6-0
Weight 174 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Enola, Pa.
High School Blair Academy
Mike Evans - Men's Wrestling - University of Iowa Athletics

2014-15 — earned All-America honors with a sixth place finish at NCAA Championships… placed third at Big Ten Championships to earn automatic bid to national tournament… defended his 174-pound title at Midlands Championships… won a career-high 30 matches… was 15-1 in duals, including a 7-1 Big Ten record and a 10-0 record at Carver-Hawkeye Arena… his 15 dual wins tied for first on the team… his 65 dual points scored ranked second on the team… he ranked third in technical falls (4) and tied for fifth with four major decisions… reached as high as No. 2 in the national rankings… was 13-5 against ranked opponents… letterwinner.

2013-14 — earned his second All-America honor with a sixth place finish at NCAA Championships… placed second at the Big Ten tournament for the third straight year… finished with a career high in wins and a 28-7 overall record, including a 12-3 record in duals and a 5-1 mark in the Big Ten… won the Midlands Championships… had an 8-7 record against ranked opponents… reached as high as No. 4 in national rankings… 19 of 28 wins were by bonus points… led team with six technical falls… matches his single-season career-high with seven falls… recorded five major decisions… 52 dual points scored ranked fourth on the team… letterwinner.

2012-13 — earned All-America honors following a sixth place finish at NCAA Championships… recorded an overall record of 23-7, including 17-3 in dual competition… opened the season 2-0 competing at 165 pounds before moving up to 174 pounds, where he posted an overall record of 21-7… earned a runner-up finish at the Big Ten Championships, earning an automatic NCAA bid… scored 68 dual points and tied for the team lead with 10 major decisions… was 7-1 in Big Ten duals, and 8-0 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena… pinned two opponents and scored two technical falls… academic All-Big Ten honors… NWCA All-Academic team… letterwinner.

2011-12 — posted a 26-8 record at 165 pounds, going 14-4 in duals and 6-2 in Big Ten duals… placed second at Big Ten Championships, earning an automatic NCAA bid… went 9-0 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena… scored 61 team points in dual competition, which ranked third on team… won title at Lindenwood Open and placed seventh at Midlands Championships… started season on nine-match winning streak… pinned seven opponents, while scoring five major decisions and three technical falls… earned the Most Improved Wrestler Award… letterwinner.

2010-11 — redshirted… posted a 22-2 record at 174 pounds while competing unattached… won titles a Kaufman-Brand, Northern Iowa, William Penn, Pat “Flash” Flanagan and DuHawk Opens… pinned 12 opponents, while recording three major decisions and one technical fall… ended season on 10-match winning streak.

High School — prep career record of 165-8 includes a 52-0 senior campaign… won prep state and national titles at 189 pounds senior year… three-time Pennslyvania freestyle and Greco-Roman state champion… three-time sectional and district champion… four-time conference champion… four-time Fargo All-American… member of Asics All-America, Dapper Dan USA and Cliff Keen Dream teams as a senior… also played football… coached by Jeff Buxton.

Personal — born Aug. 2, 1991… son of Richard and Cindy Evans… recreation and sport 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
2011-12 26-8 14-4 6-2 61 2nd – – 0-1 5-3 3-0 7-0 1:10
2012-13 23-7 17-3 7-1 68 2nd 6th 1-1 10-0 2-0 2-1
2013-14 28-7 12-3 5-1 52 2nd 6th 2-1 5-0 6-0 7-0 1:57
2014-15 30-5 15-1 7-1 65 3rd 6th 3-2 4-0 4-0 5-0 1:57
Career 107-27 58-11 25-5 246 6-5 24-3 15-0 21-1 1:10