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Michael Moreno
Weight: 165
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Urbandale, Iowa
High School: Urbandale
Experience: High School
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Moreno Photos
Michael Moreno
Courtesy: cyclones.com
Release: 09/21/2010

Awards and Honors:
2013 All-American (sixth-place)
2013 AWN Most Improved College Wrestler
ISU Most Improved Award
ISU Outstanding Wrestler Award

2012-13
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.

2011-2012
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.

2010-2011
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.

Personal
Born June 26, 1991 ... son of Mike and Kristi Moreno ... kinesiology major. 

 

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