University of Iowa Athletics

Kolby Franklin

Height 6-0
Weight 197 lbs.
Class RS Fr.
Hometown DuBois, Pa.
High School Wyoming Seminary/Iowa City
Kolby Franklin - Men's Wrestling - University of Iowa Athletics

• Redshirted
• Went 8-4 as an attached wrestler and 14-6 overall, competing at 197 pounds
• Made his varsity dual debut in road Big Ten dual at Wisconsin
• Runner-up at Luther Open, Cyclone Open, Soldier Salute and Don Parker Open
• Lost a 4-0 decision to teammate Jacob Warner in Soldier Salute final
• Finished third at Lindenwood Open
• Dean’s List honoree during the fall semester

High School
• Competed at Saint Joseph’s Catholic Academy as a freshman, Wyoming Seminary as a sophomore and junior and Iowa City High School as a senior
• Fargo champion as a freshman, fourth as a junior and runner-up as a senior
• Lock Haven Collegiate Open champion and Bob Quade Cyclone Collegiate Open champion as a senior… runner-up at Ironman
• Prep state champion and national prep runner-up as a sophomore… runner-up at Powerade and fourth at Ironman
• Ranked No. 27 on MatScouts’ 2022 Big Board
• District and regional champion and state runner-up as a freshman… placed third at Powerade and seventh at Ironman
• National Honor Society
• Honor Roll and Dean’s List all four years
• High school coaches were Cory Connell, Scott Green and Pat Flynn

• Born June 3, 2003, in DuBois, Pa.
• Son of Buddy Franklin and Kristine Lazar
• Has a younger sister, Kali
• Majoring in sport and recreation management

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
2022-23 8-4 0-1 0-1 0 0-0 3-0 1-0 1-0 0:35
Career 8-4 0-1 0-1 0 0-0 3-0 1-0 1-0 0:35