University of Iowa Athletics

Carter Happel

Height 5-8
Weight 141 lbs.
Class Sr.
Hometown Lisbon, Iowa
High School Lisbon

2019-20

  • Posted an 8-5 overall record at 141 pounds, going 2-3 in dual competition and 2-2 in Big Ten duals
  • Scored six team points in dual competition
  • Pinned three opponents, posting one major decision
  • Won title at Luther Open
  • Letterwinner

2018-19

  • Recorded an overall record of 4-4
  • 3-4 record at 141
  • 1-0 at 149
  • Won his only Big Ten dual, a 2-0 decision against Purdue’s Parker Filius
  • Did not place at Midlands Championships
  • Placed fourth at the Lindenwood Open
  • Letterwinner

2017-18

  • Recorded a 11-7 record at 141 pounds
  • Recorded a 2-3 dual record, scoring nine team points in dual competition
  • Placed second at Luther College Open (4-1) and placed sixth at Midlands Championships (5-3)
  • Letterwinner

2016-17

  • Redshirted
  • Won four open tournament titles at 141 pounds, including Grand View Open, Luther College Open, Pat “Flash” Flanagan Open, and Missouri Valley College Open
  • Placed third at Northern Iowa Open
  • Posted a 22-3 record overall
  • Ended the season on a 10-match winning streak
  • Recorded eight pins, three technical falls, and five major decisions

High School

  • Four-time state champion at  120, 132, 138 and 145
  • Three-time conference champion (132, 138, 145)
  • Placed sixth in the state in duals junior year
  • Placed second in duals and traditional senior year
  • Four-time team MVP
  • Dan Gable Mr. Wrestler junior through senior year
  • State tournament MVP senior year
  • Fastest pin was 24 seconds
  • Fargo cadet national champion
  • Fila cadet national champion
  • Placed third and fifth at Fargo junior nationals

Personal

  • Born February 21, 1997
  • Son of Dean and Dawn Happel
  • Father wrestled at Iowa
  • Sports studies 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
2017-18 11-7 2-3 2-3 9 – – – – 0-0 1-2 2-0 2-1 4:28
2018-19 4-4 1-0 1-0 3 – – – – 0-0 3-0 0-0 0-0 – –
Career 15-11 3-3 3-3 12 – – – – 0-0 4-2 2-0 2-1 4:28