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Michael Moreno
Weight: 165
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Urbandale, Iowa
High School: Urbandale
Experience: 3 Letters
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Michael Moreno
Release: 09/21/2010

Awards and Honors:

2015 NCAA-qualifier (round of 12)
2015 Big 12 runner-up
2015 Academic All-Big 12 first team member
2015 Kaye Young Open Champion
2014 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (third-place)
2014 All-American (fifth-place)
2014 Big 12 runner-up
2013 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational runner-up
2013 Harold Nichols Cyclone Open champion
2013 All-American (sixth-place)

2013 AWN Most Improved College Wrestler
2013 ISU Most Improved Award
ISU Outstanding Wrestler Award
2012 UNI Open champion
2012 Harold Nichols Cyclone Open champion

Earned the No. 2 seed at the 2015 NCAA Championships with a record of 25-5... posted a 12-1 dual record on the year... recorded three falls at the NCAA Championships... pinned Seth Thomas from Oregon State in 2:34, North Carolina State's Max Rohskopf in 3:42 and Northern Colorado's Mitchell Polkowske in 4:27... his win over Rohskopf was the 90th of his career... suffered a upset loss to Austin Wilson in the first round by 7-5 decision... was eliminated from All-America contention in the round of 12 by Wisconsin's Isaac Jordan in sudden-victory, 8-6... finished runner-up to national champion Alex Dieringer at the Big 12 Championships... notched a fall over Clark Glass of Oklahoma in 6:10 in the Big 12 semifinals... On senior day, pinned then-No. 2 Isaac Jordan of Wisconsin in 4:26... suffered his only dual loss of the season to Oklahoma State's Alex Dieringer... finished third place at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational... pinned Northern Iowa's Cooper Moore (2:46) in the consolation finals to take home third place honors... grabbed a win over in-state rival Nick Moore of Iowa, 6-3... won the Kaye Young Open behind two falls and two technical-falls... finished the season with 17 bonus-point victories, including 10 falls... finished his career with 91 total wins... earned Academic All-Big 12 first team honors.

Became the 38th two-time All-American in program history after going 5-2 at his second NCAA Championships… dominated The Citadel’s Turtogtokh Luvsandorj 9-3 in the fifth-place match… finished three spots higher than his No. 8 seed on the podium… reached his first NCAA quarterfinals after an opening round first period pin that was followed by an 8-5 win over No. 9 seed Joe Booth of Hofstra… beat Cornell’s Dylan Palacio 9-6 in the round of 12 to clinch All-America honors for the second time… led the team in wins for the second straight season after going 31-9 overall and 12-3 in duals… tied for team lead in bonus point wins with 13… led team in tech falls with two… tied for second on the team with six pins… notched career victory No. 60 over All-American Danny Zilverberg  of Minnesota after a 7-3 win in the Cyclones final dual of the regular season… took second at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational to All-American Nick Sulzer of Virginia after going 4-1 with two pins… won his second straight Harold Nichols Cyclone Open title after dominating the tournament field… went 5-0 at the annual tournament with a pin and two major decisions.

Had one of the greatest single-season turnarounds in ISU wrestling history, as he improved his win total by 27-wins from 2011-12 en route to All-America honors and a sixth-place finish at 165 pounds at the NCAA Championships... was one of eight unseeded wrestlers to reach the All-American podium... Posted a 31-10 record and led the 2012-13 Cyclones in wins... went 5-3 at the NCAA tournament posting two pins and one tech fall... finished dual competition with 12-4 record, notching seven bonus point victories... dual season was highlighted by a 5-2 win over three-time All-American Tyler Caldwell of Oklahoma State at the Big 12 Duals... UNI Open champion, defeating two-time All-American Conrad Polz of Illinois 3-1 in the title match... Harold Nichols Cyclone Open champion going 5-0, recording three pins and a major decision... made history with fellow All-American Kyven Gadson, as the two joined their fathers (Mike and the late Willie) as the first father-son All-American duos in ISU wrestling history.


Finished season with 4-13 record... competed in 15 dual meets for the Cyclones... earned first-career dual meet win with 6-5 decision over Victor DeJesus of Arizona State... earned first bonus point victory with 13-2 major decision of Shawn Perry of Wisconsin during NWCA National Duals Midwest Regional... finished fourth for Cyclones at 157 pounds in the Big 12 Championships.


Redshirted initial collegiate season. 

High School
Four-time Iowa state place-winner... compiled a 43-0 record en route to a state championship at 171 pounds in Iowa class 3A as a senior... state runner-up at 160 pounds as a junior and at 152 pounds as a sophomore... recorded a career record of 154-13... took fourth in the 145-pound division as a freshman... considered one of the top 10 preps at 171 pounds by both Amateur Wrestling News and Intermat... ranked 22nd best wrestler in the class of 2010 by Intermat... runner-up finish competing in freestyle at 171 pounds at the Northern Plains regional... saw action at Junior Nationals at 171 pounds... coached by father and former Cyclone All-American, Mike Moreno.

Born June 26, 1991... son of Mike and Kristi Moreno... father, Mike, was an All-American at Iowa State, finishing seventh-place at the 1992 NCAA Championships... younger brother Gabe is also a member of the team... has two younger sister's: Lexi and Trina... kinesiology major. 

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