Awards and Honors
2008 133-pound All-American
2008, 09 Big 12 Conference 133-pound Champion
2008, 09, 10 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
2007, 08, 09, 10 ISU Total Commitment Award
2007, 08 Harold Nichols/Cyclone Open 133-pound Champion
Concluded final season as a Cyclone with a record of 18-9...ended career at Iowa State with a 94-29 record...recorded seven major decisions, two technical falls and two pins...finished second at the Big 12 Championships...opened his final NCAA tournament with a 14-3 major decision of Cortlandt Choate of Brown...won his second-round match with a 5-2 decision over former All-American Mike Grey of Cornell...lost next two matches to fall just short of being a two time All-American...Academic All-Big 12 first team...with his victory over Grey he became a member of the 100 win club...first win of the season was a 22-5 technical fall over Ryan Jauch of UNI.
2008 - 09
Concluded his junior campaign with a 21-6 record with seven major decisions, four technical falls and four pins ... won second Big 12 133-pound title while hampered in the last stretch of the season with injury ... opened his third NCAA Championships with a dominating technical fall of CSU-Fullerton’s TJ Dillashaw, 19-4 (7:00) ... went 1-2 before bowing out of the tournament ... only Big 12 loss came in an injury default during the Oklahoma dual at home Jan. 23 ... was 3-0 against Nebraska’s Matt Vacanti, including two major decisions ... took runner-up honors at the Midlands Championships for the second time in his career ... handled 2009 All-American Steve Bell of Maryland 8-4 in the Midlands semifinals ... scored a major decision upset of returning NCAA 133-pound finalist Joe Slaton of Iowa, 12-2 ... opened season with 14 consecutive victories ... started off junior season in typical fashion with an impressive technical fall of Utah Valley’s Flint Ray, 22-5 (6:42).
Owned a record of 32-6 with five major decisions, four technical falls and four pins ... garnered All-American honors at 133 pounds with a seventh-place finish at NCAA Championships ... earned second-straight trip to the NCAA Championships by winning the 133-pound Big 12 title on a 7-1 decision over Missouri All-American Tyler McCormick ... led the team in dual takedowns with 64 and scored 67 points for Iowa State in dual competition ... handed McCormick a 6-2 decision in dual competition ... recorded back-to-back decisions in dual and league tournament action over Kenny Jordan of Nebraska ... used 11 takedowns to post a 26-10 (5:46) technical fall of Oregon State’s Clifton Ivanoff ... racked up fourth pin with a 5:29 fall of Oklahoma’s John Starzyk ... recorded two major decisions at NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals ... placed third at 133 pounds at Midlands Championship with a 4-1 decision over Jim Kennedy of Illinois ... provided a key win for the Cyclones with a 3-1 win over Minnesota two-time All-American Mack Reiter ... tallied three wins resulting in bonus points at Binghamton Duals ... defeated Northern Illinois’ Pat Costillo in dual action (6-1) and in the Harold Nichols/Cyclone Open championship match (3-2) for his first title.
Concluded freshman season with a 27-11 mark at 125 pounds ... posted a 3-2 record at NCAA Championships, one win shy of earning All-America honors ... placed fourth at the Big 12 Conference Championship ... opened Missouri dual with an 8-1 decision over John Olanowski ... pinned Thomas Lorenzo of Rider in 3:14 ... avenged a National Duals loss by downing Oklahoma State’s Tyler Shinn 4-1 ... scored an 18-2 technical fall over Henry Roman of Oklahoma (6:11) ... upset Nebraska’s Paul Donahoe, 6-3, with two takedowns in the final minute ... wrestled in the Midlands Championship title bout as the only unseeded wrestler and finished as runner-up ... pinned Northern Iowa’s Kyle Anson in 4:22 to avenge a Harold Nichols title-match loss to the Panther ... finished third at the Fullerton Open ... opened Cyclone career by sticking Buena Vista’s Julian Gunnels in 6:43.
Redshirted initial collegiate season.
Two-time Illinois state champion and three-time state qualifier ... state runner-up as a junior ... Amateur Wrestling News fourth-team All-American at 119 pounds ... 2005 Class 2A Outstanding Wrestler ... placed seventh at 2004 Junior Nationals in freestyle ... considered one of the top-10 wrestlers at 119 pounds by AWN and NWCA ... coached by Tom Champion.
Born Oct. 29, 1986 ... son of Michael and Debra Fanthorpe ... community and regional planning major.