University of Iowa Athletics

Alex Marinelli

Height 5-9
Weight 165 lbs.
Class RS Sr.
Hometown Miamisburg, Ohio
High School St. Paris Graham
Alex  Marinelli - Wrestling - University of Iowa Athletics

2020-21
• Big Ten Champion at 165 pounds, winning his third conference title
• No. 1 seed at the NCAA Championships
• Entered the national championships 5-0 with two dual wins and a 3-0 mark at the conference tournament
• All seven wins against ranked opponents
• Lost in the quarterfinals of NCAA Championships and medical forfeited from tournament
• Academic All-Big Ten
• NWCA Scholar Athlete
• Letterwinner
2019-20
• All-American
• Big Ten Champion at 165 pounds
• No. 1 seed at the 2020 NCAA Championships
• 20-1 overall record
• 11-1 in duals and 7-1 in Big Ten duals
• tied for the team lead with eight falls
• nine wins over ranked opponents, including five in the top six
• won the 165-pound title at the Midlands Championships
• recorded four pins at Midlands and was named the Midlands Champion of Champions for the second time in his career (2017)
• won Midlands awards for most falls (4) and highest tournament point total (29)
• reached as high as No. 2 in national rankings during regular season… reached No. 1 in coaches rankings following Big Ten Championships
• Academic All-Big Ten
• NWCA Scholar Athlete
• Letterwinner
2018-19
• All-American, placing seventh at 165 pounds at the 2019 NCAA Championships
• Earned the top seed at the national tournament after winning the Big Ten Championships
• Was named Co-Outstanding Wrestler at the Big Ten Championships
• Entered the national tournament 23-0
• Won his first two matches at the NCAA Championships to improve to a career-best 25-0
• Led the team with nine falls, his fastest in 2:10
• Scored a team-best 77 points in 15 dual meets, averaging 5.13 team points per dual, the most by a Hawkeye since Brent Metcalf averaged 5.35 in 2010
• Completed an undefeated regular season for the second straight year, going 15-0 in duals and 9-0 in the Big Ten
• Won the 165-pound title at the Midlands Championships
• Had a team-high 27 wins
• Was 12-2 against ranked opponents
• Earned the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award
• Was named Iowa’s Outstanding Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner
• Academic All-Big Ten honoree
• NWCA Academic All-American team
• Letterwinner
2017-18
• All-American, placing sixth at NCAA Championships
• Placed sixth at Big Ten Championships
• Posted a 19-6 record at 165 pounds, going 10-0 in dual competition and 8-0 in Big Ten duals
• Scored 40 team points in dual competition
• Led team in dual and Big Ten dual winning percentage (1.000) and Big Ten dual wins (8)
• Recorded five pins and two major decisions
• Won title at Midlands Championships, earned Champion of Champions honor
• Won first 14 matches of the season
• Named Big Ten Athlete of the Week twice (12/12, 2/13)
• Amateur Wrestling News all-rookie team
• Academic All-Big Ten
• NWCA All-American team
• Letterwinner
2016-17
• Redshirted
• Won two open tournament titles at Grand View and Missouri Valley College Opens
• Placed fourth at Midlands Championships (5-2)
• Posted a 13-2 overall record with losses to No. 1 and No. 12 ranked opponent
• Ended season on a four-match win streak
• Posted five pins and one major decision
High School
• Four-time Ohio state champion (152, 160, and 170)
• Led team to four state titles
• Led team to national championship junior year
• Undefeated junior and senior year
• 200-4 career record
Personal
• Born February 6, 1998
• Married to Moriah (Stickley) Marinelli
• Son of Tony and Lisa Marinelli
• Health and human physiology 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 19-6 10-0 8-0 40 6th 6th 2-1 0-1 2-0 5-1 0:52
2018-19 27-2 15-0 9-0 77 1st 7th 2-0 5-0 1-0 9-0 2:10
2019-20 20-1 11-1 7-1 42 1st AA 0-0 2-0 1-0 8-0 1:17
2020-21 7-1 2-0 2-0 6 1st dnp 0-1 2-0 0-0 0-0 – –
Career 73-10 36-1 26-1 165 4-5 9-1 4-0 23-1 0:52