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John Meeks
Weight: 141
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
High School: Roosevelt
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John Meeks
Release: 10/18/2012

Awards and Honors
2016 Missouri Valley College Open runner-up
2015 Harold Nichols Cyclone Open (fifth-place)
Iowa State wrestling Total Commitment Award
2014 UNI Open champion
2013 Kaye Young Open champion
2013 Harold Nichols Cyclone Open (third-place)

Finished the season with a 12-12 record… posted a 3-6 record in dual competition… competed at the 2016 Big 12 Championship, recording a 2-2 record… finished runner-up champion at the 2016 Missouri Valley College Open… placed fifth at the Cyclone Open… recipient of the Iowa State wrestling Total Commitment Award.

Posted a 10-6 record, while compiling a 1-4 dual record... went 3-0 at the Grand View Open before having to injury-default out of the tournament... earned a first place finish at the 2014 UNI Open... defeated UNI's Darrin Eades by a 20-5 technical fall to begin his run at the title... opened the season with a 12-9 victory over Utah Valley's Matthew Ontiveros.

Redshirted his sophomore season ... wrestled to an 11-1 overall record while competing unattached ... finished first at the Kaye Young Open and picked up bonus points in four of five matches at the event, pinning Iowa Lakes CC's Gilberto Sa and NIACC's Kendall Love and majoring Lincoln's Enoch McCottrell and William Penn's Marshawn Lacy... placed third at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open.

Only true freshman to wrestle in the Cyclones’ lineup... finished season with a 13-13 overall record and a 7-9 mark in dual competition... went 3-1 en route to a runner-up finish at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open to UNI’s Joe Colon, who went 27-4 in 2011-12... picked up first career dual win over Geoffrey Bostany of Penn 8-5, as the Cyclones defeated the Quakers 25-9... recorded a pin and five major decisions on the year... went 3-2 at the National Collegiate Open en route to a fourth-place finish... took third at the Big 12 Championships behind All-Americans Jon Morrison (Oklahoma State) and Cody Brewer (Oklahoma).

High School
One of the most storied and decorated high school wrestlers in the state of Iowa ... finished his high school career at Roosevelt with a perfect record of 168-0, becoming just the sixth wrestler all-time in the state of Iowa to accomplish the feat ... four-time state champion ... champion at 119 as a freshman, 125 as a sophomore, 130 as a junior and 138 as a senior ... coached by Jay Groth ... 2009 Brute Adidas Folkstyle national champion at 125 ... 2011 USA Folkstyle national champion at 135 ... 2011 freestyle state champion at 135 ... ranked no. 2 at 138 pounds by Intermat.

Born on September 21, 1993 ... son of Keith and JoAnn Meeks ... majoring in kinesiology with a minor in business.

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