Alex

Thomsen

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Weight: 125
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Neola, Iowa
High School: Underwood
Major: Chemical Engineering

Bio

Before Nebraska

  • Wrestled at Underwood High School in Underwood, Iowa, under Coach Joe Stephens, who lettered for Nebraska three times from 1992 to 1995
  • Four-time Iowa Class 1A state champion; 190-1 record in high school
  • Two-time Iowa Dan Gable Class 1A Wrestler of the Year (2017 and 2018)
  • Capped his prep career with the IHSAA Class 1A state title at 126 pounds to finish off a 51-1 season
  • Won IHSAA 1A state title at 126 pounds to cap a 45-0 season as a junior in 2017
  • Won state at 126 pounds to finish off a 50-0 season in 2016
  • Captured state title at 113 pounds as a freshman in 2015 after a 44-0 season
  • Was the sixth-ranked 126-pounder in the Class of 2018 by InterMat
  • Rated the seventh-best 126 pounder in the nation in the Class of 2018 by FloWrestling
  • Placed third in the challenge tournament at 55 kg at the 2017 Junior Freestyle World Team Trials at the Devaney Center in Lincoln
  • Won title at 126 pounds at the 2017 Greco-Roman Junior Nationals
  • Took fifth at 126 pounds at the 2017 Freestyle Junior Nationals
  • Finished fifth at 126 pounds at the 2016 Super 32 tournament
  • Also played soccer for two seasons

Personal

  • Born: Oct. 27, 1999
  • Parents: Debbie and Aric Thomsen
  • Sister: Elizabeth; Brothers: Blake and Carson
  • Major: Chemical Engineering
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