University of Iowa Athletics

Real Woods

Height 5-7
Weight 141 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Albuquerque, N.M.
High School Montini Catholic (Ill.)
Previous School Stanford University
Real Woods - Wrestling - University of Iowa Athletics

Career
• Two-time All-American
• Three-time NCAA qualifier
• Two-time Pac-12 Champion
• 42-8 career record
• Two-time NWCA Scholar All-American

2021-22 (at Stanford)
• NCAA All-American
• Advanced to the semifinals at 141 pounds before finishing sixth overall
• Was the No. 4 seed in the NCAA Championships
• Pac-12 Champion
• Finished 17-4 overall with eight wins against ranked opponents… had a 12-match winning streak during the regular season
• Had seven major decisions, two technical falls and one pin
• Southern Scuffle champion

2020-21 (at Stanford)
• NCAA Qualifier
• NWCA Scholar All-American
• 6-3 overall at 141 pounds
• Received an at-large berth into the NCAA Championships in St. Louis, Mo.
• Reached the quarterfinals at the national tournament as the No. 21 seed, finishing 2-2
• Posted a 6-3 decision over No. 12 seed Grant Willits of Oregon State in the first round
• Earned a 3-1 sudden victory decision over No. 5 seed Dom Demas (Oklahoma) in the second round
• Runner-up at the Pac-12 Championships (Feb. 28) in Corvallis, Ore.

2019-20 (at Stanford)
• NWCA First Team All-American (2020)
• Pac-12 champion at 141 pounds
• Just the sixth Stanford freshman to win a conference title in program history
• Finalist for FloWrestling Freshman of the Year and Amateur Wrestling News Rookie of the Year
• TOM DI All-Freshman First Team
• Pac-12 Wrestler of the Week (Jan. 8)
• NWCA Scholar All-American
• 19-1 overall and 9-1 in duals at 141 pounds
• Registered 14 wins by bonus points
• Ended the season on a 15-match winning streak – matching the 12th longest winning streak in school history
• Only loss came on the road at No. 3 Ohio State (Nov. 10) in his first career dual meet against No. 1 Luke Pletcher in sudden victory
• NCAA Qualifier
• Awarded the No. 3 seed for the NCAA Championships
• Listed as No. 10 in the country on the NCAA’s Most Dominant Wrestler list (all weights)
• No. 1 rated freshman at 141 pounds by Amateur Wrestling News
• Won the Battle at The Citadel (Nov. 3)
• Southern Scuffle champion (Jan. 1-2)
• Helped lead the Cardinal to its highest finish ever in Chattanooga (3rd)
• Pac-12 Champions

2018-19 (at Stanford)
• Redshirted
• 22-1 wrestling unattached at 141 pounds
• Registered 13 technical falls
• Knocked off two ranked opponents
• Won the Princeton Open (Nov. 4), California Collegiate Open (Jan. 26), Rocky Mountain Collegiate Open (Feb. 10) and National Collegiate Open (March 2)
• Runner-up at the Southern Scuffle (Jan. 1-2)

Freestyle
• Captured silver at 65 kg at the Junior Pan American Freestyle Championships, helping lead the U.S. to a first-place finish in Guatemala City (2019)
• Placed third at the U.S. Open at 65 kg in junior freestyle (2019)

High School 
• A 2018 graduate of Montini Catholic High School in Lombard, Ill.
• Four-year letterwinner in wrestling, captained his team as a junior and senior
• Team was two-time state champions (2015, 2018), runners-up in (2017) and third in 2016
• Three-time state champion and runner-up as a sophomore
• Four-time all-conference and all-state

Personal
• Son of Raymond and Jennifer Woods
• Has four siblings – Felicity, Aliyah, Blest and True
• Full name is Real Marshall Ray Woods

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
*2019-20 19-1 8-1 36 AA 1-1 5-0 4-0 5-0 0:33
*2020-21 6-3 0-0 DNP 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-1 2:14
*2021-22 17-4 4-1 16 6th 0-0 7-0 2-0 1-1 2:16
Career 42-8 12-2 52 2-1 12-0 7-0 7-2 0:33

* at Stanford University