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Former University of Iowa is headed back to college, this time as an assistant coach. The four-time letterwinner announced the news on Twitter that he would be joining the University of Mary a Division II program in North Dakota.

Carton was a member of the Hawkeyes from 2012 to 2017, starting his senior year at 141 pounds. During that season Carton was a NCAA qualifier where he won two matches and was 26-10 overall that season. A native of Rock Island, Illinois Carton crossed the boarder into Iowa to attend Davenport Assumption where he was a three-time state champion and four-time finalist in high school winning two of those titlesĀ under famed coach Pete Bush.

Prior to accepting this new coaching position, Carton was an assistant coach with Illinois high school powerhouse, Oak Park River Forest which qualified nine wrestlers for their state tournament.

The University of Mary program is led by Adam Aho. Last year the program qualified one wrestler for the Division II NCAA tournament and finished tied for 26th in the team standings.

By Ross Bartachek (@rossbchek)

Lead Editor of IA Wrestle

2 thoughts on “Topher Carton Hired as University of Mary’s Assistant”
  1. 2 time champ under Bush and Assumption… give Rock Island Alleman their credit for Carton winning a state championship under them his freshman year before he transferred.

    1. Topher was actually a two time state champion in Illinois at Alleman his freshman and sophomore years before transferring to Assumption his junior year, winning his 3rd and final state title.
      Trivia question:
      Topher Carton lost only two matches his entire high school career, both occurring during his senior year at Assumption. Who did he lose to?
      Future Hawkeye teammates Logan Ryan (Bettendorf/Assumption duel meet) and Brandon Sorensen (Iowa state championship match) were both juniors when they defeated Carton.

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