University of Iowa Athletics

Michael Kemerer

Height 5-9
Weight 149 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Murrysville, Pa.
High School Franklin Regional
Michael Kemerer - Wrestling - University of Iowa Athletics

Career
• Iowa’s first five-time All-American in program history
• Posted a 100-12 career record, going 55-12 vs. ranked opponents
• Went 26-2 in Carver-Hawkeye Arena
• Posted 55 career dual starts
• Six-time academic All-Big Ten honoree
• Four-time NWCA Scholar Athlete

2021-22
• All-American
• Placed fourth at NCAA Championships
• Placed sixth at Big Ten Championships and earned an automatic bid to NCAA tournament
• Posted a 14-4 overall record at 174 pounds, going 7-2 in dual competition and 6-2 in Big Ten duals
• Scored 30 team points in dual competition
• Climbed as high as No. 2 in the national rankings
• Earned three team awards – tied for the team high with three pins, the Mike J. McGivern award presented annually to Iowa’s most courageous wrestler, and the J. Donald McPike, Sr. award presented annually to the senior with the highest GPA
• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
• Academic All-Big Ten
• Letterwinner

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
2021-22 14-4 7-2 6-2 30 6th 4th 2-1 1-0 1-0 3-0 1:30
Career 100-12 52-3 35-3 220 4-2 24-0 16-0 21-1 0:55
2 Incoming Hawkeyes Win Fargo National Titles; 4 Earn All-America Honors
Kennedy, Cassioppi Win U23 National Titles
9 Hawkeyes Head to Ohio for U20/U23 World Team Trials
Cassioppi, Lugo to Compete at World Team Trials Challenge Tournament
Iowa Leads Nation in Attendance for 15th Straight Year; Sets Division I Record
Inaugural Soldier Salute to Take Place Dec. 29-30
Schreiver Finishes 8th at U.S. Open Senior Championships
7 Hawkeyes Named NWCA Scholar All-Americans
Hawkeyes Head to U.S. Open Championships
Final Notes 2022
Jacob Warner Named Mike Howard Most Valuable Wrestler
Jacob Warner Finishes Runner-Up at 2022 NCAA Championships
4 Hawkeyes Wrap NCAA Championships with All-America honors
Jacob Warner to Compete for NCAA Championship
DeSanto, Warner Advance to NCAA Semifinals
6 Hawkeyes Advance to NCAA Quarterfinals