University of Iowa Athletics

Pat Lugo

Height 5-5
Weight 149 lbs.
Class Jr.
Hometown Homestead, Fla.
High School South Dade
Previous School Edinboro University
Pat Lugo - Men's Wrestling - University of Iowa Athletics


  • All-American
  • Big Ten champion at 149 pounds
  • No. 1 seed at the NCAA Championships
  • Midlands champion
  • 21-1 overall record
  • Started every dual at 129 and posted a 12-1 record
  • 21 wins ranked second on the team
  • 12 wins over ranked opponents, including eight in the top 10
  • Defeated top-ranked Austin O’Conner in Midlands finals to take over the top spot in the national rankings
  • Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week following a first-period fall against Oklahoma State’s No. 6 Boo Lewallen.


  • Earned All-America honors after placing eighth at 149 pounds at the 2019 NCAA Championships
  • Earned an automatic berth at the national tournament after placing third at the Big Ten Championships
  • Placed fourth at the Midlands Championships
  • Posted an overall record of 23-9, including a 7-1 mark in the Big Ten
  • Was 10-7 against ranked opponents
  • Big Ten Wrestler of the Week following a 7-4 win over Oklahoma State’s Kaden Gfeller
  • Reached as high as No. 10 in the national rankings
  • Letterwinner


  • Redshirted
  • Posted a 7-2 record at 149 pounds while competing unattached
  • Placed fourth at Midlands Championships in only season competition
  • Recorded two pins


  • Posted a 31-9 record at Edinboro
  • Recorded 10 major decisions and six technical falls
  • Placed third at the Southeast Open
  • Placed second at the Las Vegas Invitational.
  • Won the PSAC Championships
  • Placed fourth at the Southern Scuffle
  • First at the EWL Championships
  • Qualified for the NCAA Championships as the eighth seed, did not place


  • Posted a 32-9 record with six falls, four technical falls, and five major decisions at Edinboro
  • Qualified for NCAA Championships and advanced to the Round of 12
  • EWL and PSAC Freshman of the Year, and was selected to the Amateur Wrestling News All-Rookie Team
  • Finished the season ranked 18th by InterMat, Flowrestling, Amateur Wrestling News and the, and 19th by
  • Won the PSAC championship and finished third at the EWL Championships
  • Won the first 20 matches of his freshman season… won the PSAC Championships
  • Finished first at Roadrunner Open, and reached the quarterfinals at the Southern Scuffle
  • Finished third at the EWL Championships

High School

  • Four-time Florida place winner, winning state titles as a junior (138) and senior (152), for South Dade High School and head coach Humberto Reyna
  • Finished third as a sophomore
  • Was ranked 11th by InterMat at 152 lbs
  • Went undefeated his final two seasons, finishing with a 67-0 record in 2014-15 and 61-0 in 2013-14
  • Ended his career with 132 consecutive victories dating back to a string of four straight wins in the consolation bracket of the state championships his sophomore year


  • Born June 13, 1997
  • Son of Julie Moreno and Patricio Lugo
  • Has two brothers (Ozzy Lugo and David Zaniga) and one sister (Stephanie Zaniga)
  • Sport and Recreation Management 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
2018-19 23-9 10-4 7-1 41 3rd 8th 3-3 4-0 2-0 3-0 1:22
2019-20 21-1 12-1 8-1 40 1st x 1-1 4-0 1-0 2-0 2:21
Career 44-10 22-5 15-2 81 4-4 8-0 3-0 5-0 1:22