University of Iowa Athletics

Nelson Brands

Height 5-9
Weight 174 lbs.
Class So.
Hometown Iowa City, Iowa
High School Iowa City West

2019-20

  • Posted a 9-4 overall record at 184 pounds, competing in two tournaments
  • Posted a 2-2 dual record, going 1-1 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, and scoring six team points in dual competition
  • Won title at Don Parker Blugold Open
  • Recorded two pins, two major decisions and one technical fall
  • Letterwinner

2018-19

  • Redshirted
  • Recorded an 18-0 overall record competing unattached in four tournaments
  • Scored bonus points in 10 matches, including three technical falls, three major decisions, and four pins
  • Won tournament titles at the Grand View Open, Lindenwood Open, UNI Open, and Loras Open

High School

  • Three-time Iowa high school state champion
  • Won the 160-pound title in 2018, the 152-pound title in 2017, and the 138-pound title in 2016
  • Three-time first team all-conference and all-state
  • Named team MVP in 2017
  • Holds school records for takedowns in a season (485) and in a career (1,250)
  • Fastest pin recorded in seven seconds
  • Placed third at 2016 UWW Cadet Nationals
  • Placed third at Fargo Junior Nationals in 2018

Personal

  • Born February 11, 1999
  • Son of Terry and Michelle Brands
  • Has one sister, Sydney
  • Father Terry is Iowa’s associate head coach and a two-time NCAA champion at the University of Iowa
  • 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
2019-20 9-4 2-2 0-0 6 – – – – 1-1 2-0 1-0 2-0 2:54
Career 9-4 2-2 0-0 6 1-1 2-0 1-0 2-0 2:54