University of Iowa Athletics

Montell Marion

Height 5-7
Weight 141 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Des Moines, Iowa
High School Roosevelt

2011-12 — All-American, placing second at 141 pounds at NCAA Championships… placed second at Big Ten Championships to earn his third-straight NCAA automatic bid… posted a 30-4 record, going 16-1 in duals and 6-1 in Big Ten duals… scored 58 team points in dual competition, which ranked fourth on team… his 30 season wins, 16 dual wins and six Big Ten dual wins, overall winning percentage (.882), dual winning percentage (.941) and Big Ten dual winning percentage (.857) rank third on team… went 9-0 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena… placed second at Midlands Championships… won title at Lindenwood Open… led team with 10 major decisions… went 4-1 in overtime bouts… won first 15 matches of season…. letterwinner.

2010-11 — All-American, placing fourth at 141 pounds at NCAA Championships… placed fourth at Big Ten Championships to earn his second-straight NCAA automatic bid… posted a 13-5 record at 141, going 4-1 in Big Ten duals… won title at Pat ‘Flash’ Flanagan Open… posted a 1-1 record at Carver-Hawkeye Arena… scored 14 team points in dual competition… posted five major decisions and one pin… was reinstated to team Jan. 4, 2011, after being suspended from squad in May 2010… earned team Mike J. McGivern Award, which is presented to the team’s most courageous wrestler, and All-America award… letterwinner.

2009-10 — All-American, placing second at 141 pounds at NCAA Championships… placed third at Big Ten Championships to earn his first bid to NCAA meet… posted a 31-8 record, going 11-3 in dual matches and 6-2 in Big Ten duals… went 4-2 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena… scored 45 team points in dual competition… named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week Jan. 19 after upsetting Oklahoma State’s Jamal Parks (4-0) at Carver-Hawkeye Arena… won Kaufman-Brand Open title while competing unattached… won Wisconsin Open title and placed sixth at Midlands… earned team most improved award and shared team all-America award with four other Hawkeyes… letterwinner.

2008-09 — posted a 17-4 record at 133 pounds… won Grand View Open title… placed second at Kaufman-Brand and Northern Iowa Opens, and fifth at Midlands Championships… pinned three opponents and posted five major decisions… letterwinner.

2007-08 — redshirted… posted an 11-5 record at 133 pounds while wrestling unattached… placed second at Jim Fox Open and fifth at Kaufman-Brand Open… also competed at Midlands Championships… recorded three pins, four major decisions and one technical fall.

High School — two-time state champion and two-time state runner-up… prep career record of 151-7 included a 36-0 season… recorded 62 career pins… three-time all-American… four-time district champion… team captain senior year… coached by Dion Cobb and Al Garrison.

Personal — born May 3, 1988… son of Lydell Marion and Sherri Marion… sports and health 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
2008-09 17-4 0-0 0-0 0 – – – – 0-0 0-0 5-0 0-0 3-1 2:11
2009-10 31-8 11-3 6-2 45 3rd 2nd 1-1 0-0 5-1 2-0 4-2 2:37
2010-11 13-5 4-1 4-1 14 4th 4th 0-2 0-1 5-0 0-0 1-0 2:49
2010-11 30-4 16-1 6-1 58 2nd 2nd 4-1 0-0 10-0 0-0 2-0 0:43
Career 91-21 31-5 16-5 117 5-5 0-0 25-1 2-0 9-3 0:43