Awards and Honors:
2014 Big 12 runner-up
2014 Academic All-Big 12 First-Team member
2014 Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational (seventh-place)
2013 Harold Nichols Cyclone Open runner-up
2013 Grand View Open champion
2013 Kaye Young Open champion
With his back against the wall in need of a win to keep his season alive, upset top-seed Colin Johnston of West Virginia 9-4 in the opening round of the Big 12 Championship… had not won a match since Jan. 2 before knocking of Johnston to punch his ticket to the NCAA Championships… fell in the Big 12 title match to Anthony Collica of Oklahoma State 4-2… went 2-2 at the NCAA Championships… won his first match 5-4 over Nick Lester of Oklahoma, who had beaten him by a combined score of 23-0 in two regular season meetings… picked up a first period fall from neutral over No. 16 seed Joe Spisak of Virginia for his second NCAA win… took seventh at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational after going 5-2… beat 2013 All-American Ugi Khishignyam of The Citadel 5-4 in the wrestle backs at the Southern Scuffle… took second-place at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open after going 4-1 with a pin and a major decision.
Redshirted initial collegiate season, going 16-6 while competing unattached... Kaye Young Open champion, as he went 4-0 with three wins by fall en route to the title at 149 pounds… Grand View Open champion… posted a 5-0 record with two pins and a major decision… outscored his opponents 30-8 in his three wins by decision… went 4-2 at the Harold Nichols Cyclone Open en route to a fourth-place finish… went 3-2 at the UNI Open, picking up a first period pin over Minnesota’s Thomas Giaimo in the fifth-place match… competed in the 66 KG (145.5 pounds) weight class at the FILA Junior Nationals in Las Vegas, where he went 3-2 picking up two wins by fall… also competed at the 50th Midlands Championships.
Four-time state tournament place winner … state champion as a senior at 145 … runner-up at 145 as a junior … finished third at 140 as a sophomore and fourth at 130 as a freshman … compiled a career prep record of 158-8 … holds the record at Urbandale High School for most career wins (158), career falls (106) and career takedowns (433) … took second in Folkstyle and sixth in Freestyle at the 2011 Junior Nationals … wrestled at 152 and placed second in Freestyle at the FILA Cadet Nationals in 2011 … finished third at the NHSCA Sophomore Nationals in 2010 at 140 … ranked no. 2 at 145 by Intermat … coached by father and former Iowa State All-American Mike Moreno.
Born on March 28, 1994… son of Mike and Kristi Moreno… father, Mike, was an All-American at Iowa State, finishing seventh-place at the 1992 NCAA Championships... older brother Michael is also a member of the team... has two younger sister's: Lexi and Trina... psychology major.