Awards and Honors:
2013 All-American (sixth-place)
2013 Big 12 champion
Big 12 Wrestler of the Week (four-time honoree)
2013 AWN Comeback Wrestler of the Year
2013 AWN Courage Award
ISU Outstanding Wrestler Award
ISU Total Commitment Award
Bounced back from a severe shoulder injury in his freshman season to become an All-American at 197 pounds… went 30-5 en route to a sixth-place finish at the 2013 NCAA Championships… came into the NCAA tournament as the No. 6 seed at 197 pounds… 2013 Big 12 champion, as he defeated All-American Blake Rosholt of Oklahoma State by way of a 5-4 decision in the title match… went 15-0 in dual competition, going 7-0 against ranked foes… after a fourth-place finish at the 50th Midlands Championships, ended the dual season on a 14-match winning streak… posted bonus point victories in eight of ISU’s 16 duals… earned Big 12 Wrestler of the Week honors four-times, tying 141-pound national champion Kendric Maple of Oklahoma for the most Big 12 weekly accolades… runner-up at the UNI Open due to a forfeit in the championship match for injury concerns… made history with fellow All-American Michael Moreno, as the two joined their fathers (Mike and the late Willie) as the first father-son All-American duos in ISU wrestling history.
Made Iowa State debut in home dual meet with Oklahoma, falling 6-1 to Keldrick Hall … suffered season ending shoulder injury in the first period of the match.
Redshirted initial collegiate season.
Two-time Iowa state champion ... posted back-to-back undefeated seasons en route to state titles at 171 and 189 pounds ... state runner-up as a sophomore at 145 pounds ... career prep record of 113-12 ... ranked sixth at 189 pounds by both Amateur Wrestling News and Intermat ... 2009 FILA Cadet freestyle national champion at 85 kg (187.25 pounds) ... double state champion competing in Greco-Roman and freestyle as a sophomore ... took first place wrestling at 152 pounds at ASICS Folkstyle Nationals in 2008 ... coached by father, former Cyclone All-American Willie Gadson.
Born July 9, 1992 ... son of Willie and Augusta Gadson ... pre-business major.