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Louie Hayes
Louie  Hayes

Class:
RS Freshman

Hometown:
Orland Park, Ill.

High School:
Carl Sandburg

Weight:
125


04/23/2018

NWCA Tabs Atkinson, Hayes As All-Academic Selections

Cavalier duo recognized for athletic and academic achievement by coaches association

04/19/2018

Atkinson, Hayes Named To ACC All-Academic Wrestling Team

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

03/15/2018

Hayes Advances To NCAA Championships Quarterfinals

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

03/14/2018

Virginia Opens Competition At NCAA Championships Thursday

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

03/07/2018

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

2017-18
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

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

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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