Michael Kemerer has been named as the Iowa Wrestling Fan Blog & Podcast Wrestler of the Week.  Kemerer defeated two ranked wrestlers in Big Ten action over the weekend. On Friday, Kemerer defeated Mark Hall of Penn State, who was ranked number one in the country at the time by an 11-6 decision.  On Sunday Kemerer defeated #23 ranked Layne Malczewsji of Michigan State by a major decision, 13-3

Kemerer, a redshirt senior from Murrysville, Pennsylvania, is 10-0 on the season with one pin, two tech falls, and two major decisions.  In his ten wins this season, Kemerer has defeated the #16, #4, #6, #8, #1, and #23 ranked wrestlers in the country.

Kemerer placed third in 2017 and sixth in 2018 at 157 lbs. After sitting out all of last season with an injury, Kemerer will have the option to apply for a medical hardship for an additional year of eligibility at the end of the season.

With the win over Hall, Kemerer is now ranked #1 at 174.

#2 Michael Kemerer over #1 Mark Hall (Penn State) Dec 11-6

#2 Michael Kemerer over #23 Layne Malczewsji (Mich St) Maj Dec 13-3

The criteria for Iowa Wrestling Fan Blog & Podcast Wrestler of the Week is an Iowa wrestler that performs at an elite level that best represents Iowa Wrestling in the form of a dominating performance, a come from behind victory, or defeating a higher ranked opponent.


Iowa Wrestling Fan Blog & Podcast Wrestler of the Week

November 19 – Nelson Brands and Zach Glazier

November 25 – Nelson Brands and Zach Glazier

December 2 – Tony Cassioppi.

December 9 – Jacob Warner

January 2 – Pat Lugo

January 14 – Alex Marinelli

January 21 – Abe Assad

January 28 – Austin DeSanto

February 4 – Michael Kemerer


It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!