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Louie Hayes

133
Position
Redshirt Senior
Class
Orland Park, Ill.
Hometown
Carl Sandburg
High School

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
2020 NCAA Qualifier – 133 pounds
2020 ACC Third-Place Finisher – 133 pounds
2018 NCAA Qualifier/Quarterfinalist – 125 pounds
2018 ACC Runner-Up – 125 pounds
2018 All-ACC – 125 pounds
2018 NWCA Scholar All-American
2018, 2019 ACC Wrestling All-Academic Team

2019-20
• Finished third at the ACC Championships at 133 pounds
• NCAA qualifier at 133 pounds with an automatic bid
• Posted a 21-11 record, including a 9-5 mark in dual action and a 2-3 mark in ACC duals
• Tallied eight bonus-point victories, including six wins by fall, a major decision and a technical fall
• Turned in a sixth-place finish at the Midlands Championships (12/29-30)
• First-place finish at the Keystone Classic (11/24) with a 3-0 record
• Defeated No. 15 Anthony Madrigal of Oklahoma at the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational
• Named an NWCA Scholar All-American
• Named to the ACC Wrestling All-Academic Team
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2018-19
• Wrestled at 125 and 133 pounds for the season
• Posted an 18-13 record on the year, including an 11-8 mark in dual matches
• Went 7-2 at 125 pounds before moving up to 133 pounds prior to the dual at No. 6 Missouri (12/20)
• Went undefeated at the Journeymen Duals (11/10) in his first action of the season
• Also posted a 3-2 mark at the Cliff Keen Invitational (11/30-12/1) before his move up in weight
• Turned in a third-place finish at the Franklin & Marshall Open (1/5) with a 4-1 record
• Went 13-4 in bonus-point matches, including four wins by fall, four wins by tech fall and five wins by major decision
• Named to the ACC Wrestling All-Academic Team
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2017-18
• NCAA Qualifier at 125 pounds and advanced to the quarterfinals
• Advanced to NCAA quarterfinals with 10-4 decision over No. 5 seed Sean Fausz (NCSU)
• Finished one round short of All-America honors at the NCAA Championships
• All-ACC selection at 125 pounds with runner-up finish at ACC Championships
• Posted a 31-8 record, including a 12-2 mark in dual matches – tallied 56 dual points for the
season
• Went 5-0 in ACC duals and led the league in dual points scored across all weight classes
with 22 points
• Claimed the championship at the Clarion Open (11/5) with win over No. 19 Jake Gromacki
(Clarion)
• Seventh-place finish at the Cliff Keen Invitational (12/1-2) with a 6-2 record
• Defeated No. 14 Luke Welch (Purdue) at the Cliff Keen Invitational
• One of his two losses at the Cliff Keen came to No. 3 Ethan Lizak (Minnesota), a two-time
All-American
• Third-place finish at the Southern Scuffle (1/1-2) with a 5-1 record
• Only Scuffle loss came to No. 4 Darian Cruz (Lehigh) a three-time All-American and 2017
NCAA Champ
• Posted 16 bonus-point wins, including seven pins, six tech falls and three major decisions
• Went 7-0 in matches decided by fall and 6-1 in matches decided by tech fall
• Named to the ACC Wrestling All-Academic Team
• Named an NWCA Scholar All-American

2016-17
• Competed unattached at 125 pounds with an 18-8 record during a redshirt season
• Went 7-1 in matches decided by fall, 2-0 in tech falls and 3-1 in major decisions
• Finished third at the Clarion Open (11/6) losing only to teammate Jack Mueller
• Finished third at the Cleveland State Open (12/17) with a 4-1 record
• Finished third at the Wilkes Open (12/22) with a 5-1 record
• Went 1-2 at the Southern Scuffle with a win over No. 3 Dylan Peters of N. Iowa (1/1)
• Finished fourth at the Appalachian Open (1/28)

HIGH SCHOOL
• Lettered four years at Carl Sandberg High School under Eric Sebert
• Three-time team captain, serving in the role his sophomore through senior years
• IHSA State Champion
• Ranked No. 13 at 113 pounds as a senior
• Junior Freestyle National Champion
• Junior Greco-Roman National Champion
• Four-time Honor Roll Athlete

PERSONAL
• Son of Lori and Phil Hayes
• Has nine siblings, five brothers and four sisters
• Father, Phil, played golf at St. Norberts
• Recipient of the Jonathan A. Frent endowed scholarship for the 2020-21 academic year
• Pursuing a master’s in Commerce

Weight Class Overall Record Dual Record ACC Dual Record Dual Points
Scored
ACC Championship Record NCAA Championship Record Major Decisions Tech Falls Pins Fastest Pin
2016-17* 125 18-8 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 3-1 2-0 7-1 0:53
2017-18 125 31-8 12-2 5-0 56 1-1/2nd 2-2/QF 3-3 6-1 7-0 0:30
2018-19 125/133 18-13 11-8 1-4 55 0-2 0-0 5-4 4-0 4-0 1:14
Career 49-21 23-10 6-4 111 1-3 2-2 8-7 10-1 11-0 0:30

*Denotes redshirt season which does not count in career records