Kevin Darkus was a three-time All-American, three-time Big Eight champion and a two-time NCAA finalist as a member of the Iowa State wrestling team from 1981-84. A native of Erie, Pa., Darkus capped off his career by winning the 126-pound NCAA title in 1984. Darkus finished his career with 118 wins, which ranked fifth all-time in school history at the time. Darkus went on to a successful international career on the mat, claiming the Silver Medal at the 1985 World Championships.

Highlights
- Three-time All-American at 118 and 126 pounds (1982, 1983, 1984).
- Three-time Big Eight champion (1982, 1983, 1984).
- 1984 NCAA champion at 126 pounds, defeating Michigan's Joe McFarland, 9-6.
- Was the NCAA runner-up at 118 pounds in 1982.
- Compiled 118 career wins.
- Won the Silver Medal at the 1985 World Championships.