Awards and Honors
2011 174-pound National Champion
2011 174-pound Big 12 Champion
2011 Midlands Champion
2008, 2009 165-pound All-American
2009 ISU Most Near Falls Award
2007, 2008 Harold Nichols/Cyclone Open 165-pound Champion
2008 Amateur Wrestling News All-Rookie Second Team
2008 ISU Bonus Points Award
2010 ISU Most Takedowns Award
2010 ISU Team Leadership Award
Capped Iowa State career with a 39-0 record and a national championship at 174 pounds…won 27 of his 39 matches by bonus point margins…became Big 12 champion for the first time in his career with a 14-3 major decision over Oklahoma State’s Mike Benefiel, and was named Most Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament by the Big 12 coaches…opened the season with a championship at the Hokie Open, with two technical falls and two falls…followed that up with four straight bonus-point victories en route to a title at the Harold Nichols/Cyclone Open…defeated eventual All-Americans Mike Letts of Maryland and Ben Bennett of Central Michigan on his way to his first Midlands title…defeated Cornell’s three-time All-American Mack Lewnes by a score of 7-6 in a dual at Cornell…defeated both of his opponents in the Big 12 Championships by major decision…earned two straight major decisions in the first two rounds of the NCAA Championships…defeated Mike Letts once again in the quarterfinals by a score of 8-2…advanced to the finals with a 4-3 victory over Virginia three-time All-American Chris Henrich…rolled to a 10-3 victory in his final career match over Stanford’s Nick Amuchastegui to become the 48th Cyclone to win an NCAA title in the program’s storied history.
Finished junior season with a 25-6 record...recorded eight major decisions, five technical falls and four pins...battled through the consolation side of the NCAA tournament and only fell one match short of becoming a three time All-American...earned first-place honors for the third straight year at the Harold Nichols/Cyclone Open...received second-place at the Midlands Championships for the third straight season...was runner-up at the Big 12 Championships...defeated two-time All-American Ryan Morningstar of Iowa two times...earned an 11-2 major decision over All-American Andy Rendos of Bucknell ...defeated two-time All-American Nick Marable for the first time in his career...started his junior campaign with six straight bonus point victories.
Won a silver medal in the 74-kilogram (163-pound) at the 2009 Pan-American Games ... recorded a 30-8 sophomore record and took All-America honors for the second time with a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Championships ... en route to the semifinals as the eighth seed, scored a major decision over returning All-American Dan Vallimont of Penn State, 11-3 ... posted a 4-2 mark over the tournament ... in his second season as the Cyclone 165-pounder, recorded 13 major decisions, four technical falls and two pins ... took third-place at the Big 12 Conference Wrestling Championship ... edged Nebraska's 2008 All-American Stephen Dwyer by decision, 7-5, at Lincoln ... defeated returning All-American Moza Fay of UNI at Hilton Coliseum, 4-2 ... notched an emphatic first-period pin of Oklahoma State's All-American Brandon Mason in 2:24 ... placed second at the Midlands Championships, with a semifinal victory by decision over Wisconsin's Andrew Howe, 7-5 ... notched a first-period fall at the Midlands with a stick of Harper's Jordan Bakley in 2:29 ... in the first road dual of the year at Wisconsin, scored a technical fall over the Badger's Gabe Stoppelmoor, 16-1 (4:50) ... took his second title at the Harold Nichols/Cyclone Open with five dominating wins; two technical falls and three major decisions.
Posted a 30-9 freshman season record and led the team in bonus points scored with seven major decisions, four technical falls and five pins ... became an All-American with a seventh-place performance at 165 pounds at NCAA Championships ... rebounded from a first-round Big 12 Championship loss to Oklahoma's Max Dean to down the Sooner 6-2 for third-place honors ... avenged a January loss to Jake Diffenbach of Oklahoma State in consolation action ... ... ranked second on the squad with 63 dual points scored ...opened league action with a 9-7 sudden-victory win over OU's Dean ... pinned Dan Clum of Wisconsin in 1:13 ... closed out NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals competition by registering one of the fastest pins in Iowa State history with a 0:15 stick of Northwestern's Dominic Marella ... one of two Cyclone wrestlers to post a 5-0 mark at National Duals, tallying a pair of major decisions, a technical fall and a pin ... finished as the 165-pound Midlands Championships runner-up ... posted a 7-3 decision over Iowa's Jake Kerr ... scored bonus points in all of his matches at the Binghamton Duals ... notched a 16-0 (5:20) technical fall over Rider's Mark Darling 16-0 (5:20) ... used two major decisions, a technical fall and pin en route to his first Harold Nichols/Cyclone Open title ... made his Cyclone debut with a 4:42 stick of Northern Illinois' Bryan Deutsch.
Redshirted initial collegiate season.
Finished high school career with a 234-6 record ... three-time Michigan state champion (2004 - 135 pounds; 2005 - 152 pounds; 2006 - 160 pounds) ... went 60-0 in his senior campaign, pinning 56 opponents ... tied Michigan's state record of consecutive pins with 54 ... team finished as state champions all four years ... 2006 Wade Schalles Award winner ... 2006 Greco-Roman and freestyle junior champion ... outstanding freestyle wrestler at 2006 Junior Nationals ... 2006 Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award for Midwest Region ... 2005 FILA Cadet National champion in freestyle and Greco-Roman ... named outstanding Greco-Roman wrestler at 2005 FILA Cadet Nationals ... 2006 NHSCA High School Senior Nationals runner-up ... coached by Roy Hall and Kent Elliott
Born Feb. 18, 1988 ... son of Dean and Tammy Reader ... kinesiology major.