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Louie Hayes
Louie  Hayes

RS Freshman

Orland Park, Ill.

High School:
Carl Sandburg



NWCA Tabs Atkinson, Hayes As All-Academic Selections

Cavalier duo recognized for athletic and academic achievement by coaches association


Atkinson, Hayes Named To ACC All-Academic Wrestling Team

Cavalier duo recognized for achievement on the mat and in the classroom


Hayes Advances To NCAA Championships Quarterfinals

Atkinson, Mueller and Krivus continue on in consolation bracket on Friday morning


Virginia Opens Competition At NCAA Championships Thursday

Six Cavaliers begin quest for NCAA Championships in opening round Thursday morning


Brackets, Seeds Announced For 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championships

Hayes earns No. 12 seed at 125 pounds, while Mueller earns No. 10 seed at 133 pounds

2018 NCAA Qualifer/Quarterfinalist - 125 Pounds
2018 ACC Runner-Up - 125 pounds

NCAA Qualifier at 125 pounds and advanced to the quarterfinals
Advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals with a 10-4 decision over No. 5 seed Sean Fausz (NC State)
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 to an NWCA Scholar All-American

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)

• 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

• Son of Lori and Phil Hayes
• Has nine siblings, five brothers and four sisters
• Father, Phil, played golf at St. Norberts

Weight Overall Dual ACC Dual Dual Pts. ACC NCAA MD TF Pins Fastest
Year Class Record Record Record Scored Place Place W/L W/L W/L Pin
2016-2017* 125 18-8 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 3-1 2-0 7-1 0:53
Career 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0:00
*Denotes redshirt season


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