University of Iowa Athletics

Ben Kueter

Height 6-3
Weight 285 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Iowa City, Iowa
High School Iowa City
Ben Kueter - Men's Wrestling - University of Iowa Athletics

Hawk Item
• Won Under-20 World Wrestling Championship in July, 2022
• Won USA Wrestling’s Under-20 men’s freestyle world team trials in 2022
• Dual sport athlete, competing on the Iowa football team

2023-24
• Finished 3-1 wrestling attached (redshirt season)
• 2-1 record against ranked opponents; lone defeat came against #1 Greg Kervliet (Penn State) and won by decision against #29 Bennet Tabor (Minnesota) and #11 Konner Doucet (Oklahoma State)
• Pinned Jack Jessen (Northwestern) in 45 seconds

High School Honors
• Freestyle Junior World Champion at 97 kg
• Freestyle Under-20 Pan American Champion at 97 kg
• Named USA TODAY Boys Wrestler of the Year for 2022-23
• Named USA TODAY All-Iowa Male Athlete of the Year for 2021-22
• 2023 Iowa Class 3A Dan Gable Mr. Wrestler of the Year
• 2023 Bob Steenlage Iowa High School Wrestler of the Year
• Fifth Iowa high-schooler to win a Junior world wrestling title and the fourth from Iowa City High
• Four-time undefeated state champion; seventh in the history of Iowa high school wrestling
• 111-0 high school record
• 74 career pins and 105 career bonus-point wins
• Competed in four sports at City High; Butkus Award finalist for the nation’s top high school linebacker

Personal
• Born June 7, 2004
• Sport and recreation management major
• Parents are Tina and Scott Kueter