University of Iowa Athletics

#32 Ben Kueter

Height 6-3
Weight 220 lbs.
Class RS Fr.
Hometown Iowa City, Iowa
High School Iowa City
Ben Kueter - Football - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Item – – Won Under-20 World Wrestling Championship in July, 2022… won USA Wrestling’s Under-20 men’s freestyle world team trials in 2022… will be a dual sport athlete, competing on the Iowa wrestling team.

2023-24 Wrestling – – Redshirted… posted a 3-1 record at 285 pounds, going 2-1 vs. ranked opponents… recorded decisions over #29 Bennet Tabor of Minnesota (5-3) and #11 Konner Doucet of Oklahoma State (5-1), and pinned Northwestern’s Jack Jessen in 45 seconds… letterwinner.

2023 Football Honors – – Team Leader Award, defense/special teams… 2023 Football – – Did not see any game action.


High school honors – – Named USA TODAY All-Iowa Male Athlete of the Year for 2021-22… named to All-Iowa Elite all-state team as a junior… one of five finalists for high school Butkus Award as a senior… Under Armour All-American as a senior… first-team all-state as a senior and Defensive Player of the Year… earned first-team all-state honors as a junior… three-year first-team all-academic honor student… Career – – Helped prep football team post 15-5 record over junior and senior seasons, reaching state semifinals as a junior… 98 tackles as a senior… recorded 101 tackles as a junior, with 41 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks, leading Class 5A in all three categories… recorded 24 receptions for 369 yards and 11 touchdowns on offense… four-year football team captain… also competed in wrestling, baseball and track as a prep… career wrestling record of 111-0, becoming seventh athlete in Iowa prep history to post undefeated career… became the 32nd wrestler in state history to win four straight state titles (160 pounds as a freshman, 195 pounds as a sophomore and 220 pounds in last two seasons)… recorded bonus points in 105 of 111 career matches, including 75 pins, with 67 bonus point wins in his last two seasons… won all 39 individual matches as a senior and was 37-0 as a junior… No. 1 pound-for-pound recruit nationally by MatScouts… as a junior outfielder in baseball, batted .333 with 26 RBIs as team posted 29-14 record, reaching Class 4A substate finals… helped prep baseball team reach state semifinals as a junior.

Personal – – Born 6/7/2004… sport and recreation management major… parents are Tina and Scott Kueter… high school coach was Mitch Moore.