Ben Kueter #32 LB
Iowa City, IA / Iowa City HS
Won Under-20 World Wrestling Championship in July, 2022 . . . won USA Wrestling’s Under-20 men’s freestyle world team trials in 2022.
High School Honors
Named USA TODAY All-Iowa Male Athlete of the Year for 2021-22 . . . named to All-Iowa Elite all-state team as a junior . . . one of five finalists for high school Butkus Award as a senior . . . Under Armour All-American as a senior . . . first-team all-state as a senior and defensive Player of the Year . . . earned first-team all-state honors as a junior
High School Career
Helped prep football team post 15-5 record over junior and senior seasons, reaching state semifinals as a junior . . . 98 tackles as a senior . . . recorded 101 tackles as a junior, with 41 tackles for loss and 11.5 sacks, leading Class 5A in all three categories . . . recorded 24 receptions for 369 yards and 11 touchdowns on offense . . . four-year football team captain . . . also competed in wrestling, baseball and track as a prep . . . career wrestling record of 72-0 prior to senior season, with three straight Class 3A individual state titles . . . posted 37-0 record at 220 pounds in wrestling as a junior . . . record included 36 bonus-point wins, with 20 pins and 10 technical falls while being named to All-Iowa Elite team . . . considered No. 6 overall wrestling prospect in 2023 class, including No. 2 ranking for his weight class . . . as a junior outfielder in baseball, batted .333 with 26 RBI as team posted 29-14 record, reaching Class 4A substate finals . . . helped prep baseball team reach state semifinals as a senior.
Staying home 🏠 Excited to welcome a world champ to the LB room!@Benkueter1 x #SWARM23 pic.twitter.com/UBM0p9hLrF
— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) December 21, 2022
- Born Born 6/7/2004
- Open major
- Earned first-team all-academic honors three years
- Parents are Tina and Scott Kueter
- High school coach was Mitchell Moore