University of Iowa Athletics

Michael Kemerer

Height 5-9
Weight 174 lbs.
Class RS Sr.
Hometown Murrysville, Pa.
High School Franklin Regional

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. 1in 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
  • 75 career wins is most among active Hawkeyes

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 x 0-0 4-0 3-0 3-0 1:43
Career 75-7 41-1 25-1 173 2-0 20-0 13-0 16-1 0:55