University of Iowa Athletics

Sammy Brooks

Height 6-0
Weight 184 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Oak Park, Ill.
High School Oak Park-River Forest
Sammy Brooks - Men's Wrestling - University of Iowa Athletics

2016-17— Big Ten champion at 184 pounds… placed fourth at the NCAA Championships to earn his second All-America honor… posted an overall record of 28-4 and a Big Ten record of 6-1… ranked second on the team with a career-best nine falls… recorded his 100th career win at the NCAA Championships… reached as high as No. 3 in the national rankings… four technical falls ranked fourth on the team… six major decisions ranked sixth on the team… placed third a the Midlands Championships… letterwinner.

2015-16 — Big Ten champion at 184 pounds… placed eighth at NCAA Championships to earn All-America honor… placed fourth at Midlands Championships… recorded a technical fall at the Grapple on the Gridiron, accounting for Iowa’s two-point differential in a 18-16 win… named Big Ten and USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week on Nov. 16… posted a 27-6 overall record, including a 15-2 record and 8-1 Big Ten mark… had a career-high four technical falls, and matched his career best with seven pins… scored 76 dual points, second on the team… reached as high as No. 5 in the national polls……. letterwinner.

2014-15 — placed third at the Big Ten tournament to earn an automatic berth to his first NCAA Championships… recorded a career-high 29 wins and reached as high as No. 7 in the national polls… placed third at the Midlands Championships and first at the Luther Open… owned a 14-3 dual record, including an 8-1 mark in Big Ten duals, an 8-2 mark at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, and an 11-6 record against ranked opponents… ranked third on the team with seven pins, third with 8 major decisions, and fourth with three technical falls… letterwinner.

2013-14 — recorded a 18-7 mark at 184 and 197 pounds… went 7-3 in dual competition and 3-1 in Big Ten duals… scored 26 points in dual competition… placed sixth at Midlands Championships, and second at Luther and Joe Parisi Opens… went 3-0 in overtime bouts… recorded four pins, two technical falls and two major decisions… letterwinner.

2012-13 — redshirted… posted a 19-9 record at 184 pounds while competing unattached… runner-up at UNI, Roger Denker and Grand View Opens… placed third at Kaufman-Brand Open and eighth at Midlands Championships… recorded five technical falls, four pins and three major decisions… won FILA Junior World Team Trials at 84 kg… placed eighth at FILA Junior World Championships at 84 kg.

High School — two-time state champion and three-time state finalist… two-time team MVP, earning Takedown and Pin King and Tough Guy awards senior year… 2012 Junior National Greco-Roman (182 lb.) and Freestyle (195 lb.) champion… won bronze medal at 2011 FILA Cadet Freestyle World Championships in Szombathely, Hungary… 2011 FILA Cadet Greco-Roman (84 kg) and Freestyle (84 kg) champion… 2011 Junior Nationals All-American in Greco-Roman and Freestyle… 2010 Cadet National Greco-Roman and Freestyle finalist… coached by Mike Powell.

Personal — born March 21, 1994… son of Charles Brooks and Caryn Brooks… siblings include brothers Max and Ben… Max played football at Illinois Wesleyan, while Ben wrestled at North Carolina… recreation and sports 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
2013-14 18-7 7-3 3-1 26 – – – – 3-0 2-1 2-0 4-0 1:30
2014-15 29-7 14-3 8-1 62 3rd – – 1-1 8-0 3-0 7-0 1:53
2015-16 27-6 15-2 8-1 76 1st 8th 0-0 3-0 4-0 7-2 0:43
2016-17 28-4 11-1 6-1 47 1st 4th 0-0 6-0 4-0 9-3 0:48
Career 102-24 47-9 25-4 209 4-1 19-1 13-0 27-5 0:43