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HWC to compete in Schultz and Yarygin

Members of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club will be competing at the Dave Schultz International and the Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix this weekend.  

FloWrestling will have full coverage of all the action for both tournaments on their premium service at https://www.flowrestling.org/

Four members of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club will be competing at the Dave Schultz Memorial International in Colorado Springs, CO.  Wrestlers from around the world will be competing in Men’s and Women’s Freestyle and Greco-Roman Thursday-Saturday, January 24-26.

Lauren Louive (57 kg) will compete on Thursday. Nodirjon Safarov (57 kg), and Nick Dardanes (65 kg) will compete on Friday, and Brandon Sorensen (70 kg) on Saturday.

Lauren Louive – 57 kg

Nodirjon Safarov – 57 kg

Nick Dardanes – 65 kg

Brandon Sorensen – 70 kg


Dave Schultz Memorial

Colorado Springs, CO


*****Times listed are Central Standard Time.


Thursday, January 24

Greco-Roman: 55kg, 60kg, 63kg, 67kg, 72kg

Women’s Freestyle: 50kg, 53kg, 55kg, 57kg, 59kg, 62kg, 65 kg

10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Preliminaries, Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Consolation Round One

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Consolation Round Two, Consolation Semifinals

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Medal Matches and Awards


Friday, January 25

Greco-Roman: 77kg, 82kg, 87kg, 97kg, 130kg

Women’s Freestyle: 68kg, 72kg, 76kg

Men’s Freestyle: 57kg, 61kg, 65kg

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Preliminaries, Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Consolation Round One

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Consolation Round Two, Consolation Semifinals

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Medal Matches and Awards


Saturday, January 26

Men’s freestyle: 70kg, 74kg, 79kg, 86kg, 92kg, 97kg, 125kg

10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Preliminaries, Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Consolation Rounds 1-3, Consolation Semifinals

5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Medal Matches and Awards

The Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix International is considered the toughest regular season international freestyle tournament in the world.  Top ranked wrestlers from around the world will compete in the heart of freestyle wrestling country in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

The HWC will be represented by 2017 World Silver medalist Thomas Gilman (57 kg), Cory Clark (61 kg), Sammy Brooks (86 kg), and Forrest Molinari (65 kg).  

The Yarygin is in the Ranking Series and results from this tournament will help determine the seeds at the 2019 World Freestyle Championships.

Hawkeye Wrestling Club coach Mark Perry will be in the corner for the HWC wrestlers.

Thomas Gilman – 57 kg

Cory Clark – 61 kg

Sammy Brooks – 86 kg

Forrest Molinari – 65 kg


2019 Ivan Yarygin Grand Prix

Krasnoyarsk, Russia

*****Times listed are Central Standard Time.

Wednesday, Jan. 24

10 PM. – Qualification rounds (WFS 50, 55, 59, 65, MFS 57, 61, 70)

Thursday, Jan. 25

4 AM. – Semifinals (WFS 50, 55, 59, 65, MFS 57, 61, 70)

10 PM. – Qualification rounds through semifinals (WFS 53, 57, 62, 68, MFS 65, 79, 125)

Friday, Jan 26

3 AM. – Opening ceremonies

4 AM. – Finals (WFS 50, 55, 59, 65, MFS 57, 61, 70)

10 PM – Qualification rounds through semifinals (WFS 72, 76, MFS 74, 86, 92, 97)

Saturday, Jan 27

5 AM. – Finals (WFS 53, 57, 62, 68, MFS 65, 79, 125)

Sunday, Jan. 27

12 AM. – Finals (WFS 72, 76, MFS 74, 86, 92, 97)

I will keep you posted on results.

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

I like what I am seeing from Iowa Wrestling

The Iowa Wrestling program had another very good week.  The Hawks looked real good throughout the lineup in defeating #14 ranked Rutgers, 30-6.  Iowa won eight of ten matches including three wins with bonus points.

Let’s take a look at the lineup:

125 – Spencer Lee looked like he is getting back to his old ways. It only took :38 for Lee to get a takedown, back points, and then the fall.   That is a lot of action in just 38 seconds. As I mentioned in my blog last week, no doubt in my mind Lee will be more than ready to go at tournament time.

133 – The most anticipated match of the night turned out to be the biggest match of the night.  Austin DeSanto scored a late takedown to defeat #3 Nick Suriano, 6-4. The pressure that DeSanto put on Suriano paid off in the end.  That is Iowa Wrestling. I will keep stating that I have never seen a better conditioned Iowa wrestler than DeSanto. That match was won on pressure, intensity, and conditioning. The Iowa Wrestling way.

141 – A solid win by Max Murin with an 8-4 decision.  Murin has all of the tools to be a lot better wrestler.  I think he just needs more mat time.  This guy is so close to making a really big breakthrough where he opens things up on his feet with quick finishes on his takedowns.  I certainly believe Murin is is better than his #15 ranking.

149 – Patricio Lugo dropped a 3-1 OT decision to #2 ranked Anthony Ashnault.  There are some positives to take away when you are ranked #10 like Lugo and lose in overtime to the #2 in the country.  Lugo will continue to get better and as with Murin, I believe he is better than his ranking of #10.

157 – Kaleb Young is racking up the wins in his own style.  Young is fundamentally sound and looked good in defeating #14 ranked John Van Brill, 5-2.  I am hoping to see Young score more points but he is picking up wins over quality ranked opponents in the Big Ten. That is always good news.

165 – Alex Marinelli just continues to impress with a first period fall in 2:17.  Marinelli now has more pins (6) than he had all of last year. I look for him to continue to add to his personal best on his journey chasing a national title this season.  Dang, that guy is strong.

174 – Mitch Bowman dropped a hard fought 7-3 decision.  I still do not believe Bowman is 100% at his new weight class and I look for him to continue to improve and to be a much better wrestler at Big Tens on March 9-10.

184 – Another solid win for Cash Wilcke with a 6-1 decision.  I still believe Wilcke can win the low scoring matches and go very deep at the NCAA National Championships.  As with Young, Wilcke has his own unique style. He does not blow people out of the water, but he keeps getting his hand raised.  I ‘ll take it and keep saying that 184 is an open weight class that Wilcke can do some damage in at the NCAA’s.

197 – Jacob Warner took it to the mat for a 6-0 decision.  After a scoreless first period, Warner chose down and got the escape.  In the third, his opponent chose down and Warner not only rode him out the entire third period, but picked up four back points.  That was great to see. That will give Warner’s opponents something to think about when they see that he can not only ride, but turn.  I just see Warner continuing to improve and eventually really open it up for takedowns to take his wrestling to a whole new level. The sky’s the limit here and he is making steady progress.  Keep putting the pieces together in time for the NCAA’s.

Hwt – It was great to see Sam Stoll back in action.  Stoll is a fan favorite and for good reason. What a tough guy to fight through the injuries that he has had to deal with.  Stoll won a 10-0 decision and looked good. Seeing Stoll in action was a great step. Now we can only hope that he can string together 3-4 weeks of competition and build himself up like only competition can do for a wrestler.  If heart and toughness have anything to do with it, Stoll will be ready to go on March 9 for Big Tens and March 21 for the NCAA Championships.

I really like what I am seeing from Iowa Wrestling for team unity.  That is two weeks in a row that DeSanto has had a huge match. Having one wrestler that is new to the lineup step up and provide a spark in the form of a roaring blaze and inferno like DeSanto has is huge to the program.  The entire program can rally around DeSanto the way they did last year with Spencer Lee being new to the lineup. I just have to think that helps with team unity.

I have been saying it since DeSanto committed to transfer to Iowa last spring.  Give me a dual meet and/or Big Tens and the NCAA’s starting with Spencer Lee and Austin DeSanto and Iowa fans will be very entertained.  I have sure liked it so far. I can’t wait until Lee and DeSanto are both at the top of their game. When that happens, look out.

Marinelli continues to take his game up a notch with every match.  What I am seeing out of Marinelli sure looks like a national championship season to me.  He is just crushing his opponents. Now we will see if he scores more points against the higher ranked opponents.  

The Hawks hit the road for their only two meet road trip of the season this weekend.  The Hawks will be at #13 Illinois on Friday night and at #11 Northwestern on Sunday afternoon.  The Illinois meet is on BTN at 8 PM CST. FloWrestling will cover the Northwestern meet at 2PM CST on Sunday.

Iowa had to depend on Sam Stoll getting a pin to defeat Illinois at home last year. A Jim Heffernan coached team will always wrestle Iowa tough.  There will be two huge matches against Northwestern. Spencer Lee will have a huge rematch against #1 ranked Sebastian Rivera and Kaleb Young will have a rematch with #3 Ryan Deakin. Lee and Yong both lost to their Northwestern opponent in the Midlands finals. Wrestling fans across the country will be watching Lee-Rivera as the biggest match of the weekend.

For the second week in a row I am going to point the finger at the Iowa wrestling coaching staff.  The performance against Minnesota and now Rutgers was just flat out real good coaching. The Iowa wrestlers have been prepared and ready for battle.  Every one of the ten weights are showing improvement the last two weeks.

The game plan is to have the Iowa wrestling team at a peaked level in Pittsburgh on March 21, 22, and 23.  I would say that Iowa Wrestling is right on course.

As a fan if you are not excited about Iowa Wrestling, you should be.

I really like what I am seeing from Iowa Wrestling.

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!  

Iowa Wrestling recruits in action Jan 18-19: Results

Between events cancelled due to the weather and several wrestlers having the weekend off, it was a slow weekend of competition for our incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits.  Abe Assad won by a first period fall in a dual meet on Saturday against Geneva and Ryan Sokol won by a tech fall in a dual meet against PEM on Saturday.

Jesse Ybarra dropped his first match of the season with a 6-4 setback to Diego Guerrero of Walden Grove in the finals of the Flowing Wells Invitational.  Guerro is a three-time Arizona state champion.

Zach Glazier and Cobe Siebrecht both had their scheduled events cancelled.  Patrick Kennedy and Colby Schriever did not have anything scheduled this weekend.

Several of our recruits will be competing in their conference tournament next weekend and then we are into the tournament season.

Recruiting Class of 2019

Abe Assad – Carol Stream, IL  (Glenbard North HS) 182 lbs.

Dual meet at Geneva on Jan 18

Won by first period Fall.

Zach Glazier – Albert Lea, MN (Albert Lea Area HS) 182 lbs.

Home dual meet vs Rochester Mayo on Jan 18 – Postponed

Cobe Siebrecht – Lisbon, IA 138 lbs.

Bob Lueders Invitational in Clinton, IA Jan 19 – Postponed

Recruiting Class of 2020

Patrick Kennedy – Kasson-Mantorville, MN 170 lbs.

Nothing scheduled.

Cullan Schriever – Mason City, Iowa 120 lbs. (Out with injury)

Colby Schriever – Mason City, Iowa 138 lbs.

Nothing scheduled.

Jesse Ybarra – Tucson, AZ (Sunnyside HS) 126 lbs.

Flowing Wells Invitational in Tucson, AZ on Jan 18-19

  • Champ. Round 1 – Jesse Ybarra (Sunnyside) 36-1 won by fall over Carlos Alarcon (Douglas High) 11-23 (Fall 0:52)
  • Champ. Round 2 – Jesse Ybarra (Sunnyside) 36-1 won by fall over Arnoldo Ruiz (Willcox) 25-6 (Fall 2:00)
  • Quarterfinal – Jesse Ybarra (Sunnyside) 36-1 won by fall over Trey Trejo (Canyon Del Oro) 31-7 (Fall 1:58)
  • Semifinal – Jesse Ybarra (Sunnyside) 36-1 won by fall over Isai Alonso (Kofa) 26-9 (Fall 0:58)
  • 1st Place Match – Diego Guerrero (Walden Grove) 40-2 won by decision over Jesse Ybarra (Sunnyside) 36-1 (Dec 6-4)

Recruiting Class of 2021

Ryan Sokol – Grover Heights, MN (Simley HS) 132 lbs.

Triangular at Ellsworth, WI Jan 19

Ryan Sokol (SIML) over Cooper Hofschulte (PEM) (TF 21-4 3:22)

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Iowa Wrestling recruits in action: Jan 18-19

It is another big weekend of competition for incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits.  Abe Assad and Zach Glazier have home dual meets on Friday. Cobe Siebrecht will be at the 22-team Bob Lueders Invitational in Clinton, Iowa on Saturday.  Jesse Ybarra will be at the 35-team Flowing Wells Invitational in Tucson, AZ on Friday and Saturday. Ryan Sokol is at a Triangular in Ellsworth, WI on Saturday.

Patrick Kennedy and Colby Schriever do not have anything scheduled.

Several of the recruits have their conference tournament next weekend and then it is tournament time.  The season seems to speed up at this time year and then the tournaments are upon us.

I will follow up with results.

Recruiting Class of 2019

Abe Assad – Carol Stream, IL  (Glenbard North HS) 182 lbs.

Dual meet at Geneva on Jan 18

Zach Glazier – Albert Lea, MN (Albert Lea Area HS) 182 lbs.

Home dual meet vs Rochester Mayo on Jan 18

Cobe Siebrecht – Lisbon, IA 138 lbs.

Bob Lueders Invitational in Clinton, IA Jan 19

Recruiting Class of 2020

Patrick Kennedy – Kasson-Mantorville, MN 170 lbs.

Nothing scheduled.

Cullan Schriever – Mason City, Iowa 120 lbs. (Out with injury)

Colby Schriever – Mason City, Iowa 138 lbs.

Nothing scheduled.

Jesse Ybarra – Tucson, AZ (Sunnyside HS) 126 lbs.

Flowing Wells Invitational in Tucson, AZ on Jan 18-19

Recruiting Class of 2021

Ryan Sokol – Grover Heights, MN (Simley HS) 132 lbs.

Triangular at Ellsworth, WI Jan 19

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Iowa recruits in the national rankings

Updated national high school rankings have been released by several publications.  I want to take a moment to list where the incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits are ranked.

The incoming recruits have looked great this season and several are climbing the rankings as a results.  The biggest mover of the recruits is Jesse Ybarra of Tucson, AZ (Sunnyside HS). Ybarra started the season being ranked in the mid teens or lower.  Ybarra is now ranked #3, 5, 7 and 8 at 126 by the national rankings listed below.

Ryan Sokol of Inver Grove Heights, MN (Simley HS) has made the national ratings. The Open Mat (TOM) has Sokol ranked #17 at 132 and he is unranked in the other rankings.  Just a sophomore, Sokol has been very impressive this season.

Cobe Siebrecht of Lisbon, Iowa, who committed to the Hawks last week, is ranked #15, 15, 20, and unranked by the national publications listed below.

The future of Iowa wrestling is looking very good out On the Recruiting Trail.

Recruiting Class of 2019

Abe Assad – Carol Stream, IL  (Glenbard North HS) 182 lbs.

TrackWrestling: #1

Intermat: #2

The Open Mat (TOM): #1

FloWrestling: #2

Zach Glazier – Albert Lea, MN (Albert Lea Area HS) 182 lbs.

TrackWrestling: #9

Intermat: #9

The Open Mat (TOM): #13

FloWrestling: #12

Cobe Siebrecht – Lisbon, IA 138 lbs.

TrackWrestling: NR

Intermat: #15

The Open Mat (TOM): #15

FloWrestling: #20

Recruiting Class of 2020

Patrick Kennedy – Kasson-Mantorville, MN 170 lbs.

TrackWrestling: #5

Intermat: #5

The Open Mat (TOM): #5

FloWrestling: #4

Cullan Schriever – Mason City, Iowa 120 lbs.

TrackWrestling: #9

Intermat: #16

The Open Mat (TOM): NR

FloWrestling: NR

Colby Schriever – Mason City, Iowa 138 lbs.

Not ranked.

Jesse Ybarra – Tucson, AZ (Sunnyside HS) 126 lbs.

TrackWrestling: #5

Intermat: #7

The Open Mat (TOM): #3

FloWrestling: #8

Recruiting Class of 2021

Ryan Sokol – Grover Heights, MN (Simley HS) 132 lbs.

TrackWrestling: NR

Intermat: NR

The Open Mat (TOM): #17

FloWrestling: NR

It is great to be an Iowa wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

DeSanto and Lugo have arrived

I had the same reaction watching both Austin DeSanto and Patricio Lugo on Sunday.  Now that’s what I have been telling everyone on my blog and podcast about. It was only a matter of time before we saw the potential of DeSanto and Lugo in competition. That time was against Minnesota.

Austin Desanto was lights out in defeating #7 ranked Ethan Lizak 6-1 at 133.  DeSanto was basically all over Lizak from the opening whistle. The best part of the match was the third period.  DeSanto chose down with his choice. Lizak is known as arguably the best wrestler in the country at riding and turning.  DeSanto scored a quick reversal and the Iowa bench went crazy. I will keep saying that I have never seen a better conditioned Iowa wrestler than DeSanto.  Folks, that is saying…a lot. Not only did we see the aggression and attacking, but very solid technique and strategy from DeSanto.

DeSanto is currently ranked #10 at maybe the toughest weight in the country.  133 has the best top four wrestlers of any weight. That is one stacked weight class.  With what we saw out of DeSanto against Lizak, I cannot wait for the NCAA Championships.

Patricio Lugo came out and dominated #20 ranked Tommy Thorn, 14-0.  To pitch a shutout while scoring that many points is great to see. Lugo had the energy, pop, and strength that I have been waiting to see in competition. Lugo has faced the toughest competition of anyone on the Iowa team so far this year.  With the win, Lugo is now 8-5 on the season and ranked #16 in the country. With what we saw Sunday, I am excited about what the rest of the season will be like for Lugo.

Give this guy another seven weeks before the Big Tens and nine weeks until the NCAA’s and I believe Lugo has the potential to be real force at 149.  Far above his current ranking of #16 by Flo.

The competition goes up another real big notch this weekend for both DeSanto and Lugo against Rutgers.  DeSanto will face #3 ranked Nick Suriano and Lugo has #2 Anthony Ashnault. These are big matches for a lot of reasons including seeds at Big Ten’s and the NCAA’s.  DeSanto and Lugo also have some real tough matches left in the regular season before heading to the stacked Big Ten Championships. The tough schedule should have them prepared for the NCAA’s.    

In their first year in the lineup after transferring to Iowa, DeSanto and Lugo have been a big boost to the program.  DeSanto was an NCAA Qualifier last year at Drexel and Lugo was an NCAA Qualifier as a true freshman and sophomore at Edinboro in 2016 and 2017.  That experience at the Big Show should pay off as they prepare for their first tournament run as an Iowa Hawkeye. I am looking forward to seeing them both peak at nationals.

 

Ranked wrestlers remaining on the schedule:

133 – Austin DeSanto

#3 – Nick Suriano (Rutgers)

#19 – Dylan Duncan (Illinois)

#2 – Daton Fix (Okie State)


149 – Patricio Lugo

#2 – Anthony Ashnault (Rutgers)

#9 – Cole Martin (Wisconsin)

#4 – Kaden Gfeller (Okie State)


It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Now that’s Iowa Wrestling

I had to let the dust settle a little bit before writing about Iowa’s dual meet win over Minnesota, 24-10. To say that was what I wanted to see out of Iowa Wrestling is an understatement. Flat out that was the best performance of the year for the Iowa Wrestling team.

The setting was great.  I have been to two dual meets at Minnesota and they put on a good show with passionate fans.  If their records are correct on the University of Minnesota website, the Maturi Pavilion old record crowd was 5,205 for a Minnesota-Oklahoma State dual meet during the 1993-94 season.  Time to replace that old attendance record with the new. 5,238 fans made a sold out arena a great place for a nationally televised college wrestling meet. Tim Johnson, Jim Gibbons, and Shane Sparks of BTN reminded you that this was a big dual meet.

I had stated on my Iowa Wrestling Fan Podcast on Friday that this dual meet was a Y in the road for his Iowa team.  A good showing at Minnesota and they would have a good year. Another setback like at Midlands and the rest of the season would not be very fun.  So from my perspective, there was a lot riding on this dual meet.

I thought Iowa had a great day so I am then in turn excited about the rest of the season.  I thought all ten wrestlers put a solid effort on the mat. Even the three matches we did not win, the Iowa wrestler was fighting and competitive with two of those matches being very close.

Let’s take a quick rundown of the lineup:

157:  Kaleb Young really did nothing to impress me until the last :07, and that is perfectly fine.  Young hit one of the best moves I have ever seen in my life. I have a feeling we will see that move along with the audio of Ironside going crazy on the jumbo screen at Carver for the next 2.5 years.  And rightfully so. That was a toss to remember. If you have not seen it yet, it is on YouTube, BTN, and Flo I have it on my Twitter and Iowa Wrestling Fan Facebook page as well.

165:  Alex Marinelli is S-T-R-O-N-G!  We needed the pin, and he got it.  Just what you would expect out of your leader that goes by the nickname of Bull.

174:  I called this match on my Podcast.  Mitch Bowman had to be within 3-4 points heading into the third.  I knew the Minnesota wrestler would gas, and he did. I definitely want a rematch.  Bowman drops a close one, but picked up confidence from the fans that were able to see what he can do.  Mitch Bowman will look much different to the wrestling world by the time Big Tens roll around.

184:  Cash Wilcke with a solid win.  I am going to keep writing and saying that Wilcke has a ton of talent and can go real deep at the NCAA’s.  I thought yesterday was a step in the right direction. This guy has it all.

197:  Jacob Warner got back on the winning track.  I look for Warner to also improve a lot between now and Big Tens.  This kid has so much potential to be a dominating wrestler right now.  Just give him about a month to six weeks and you will see what I am talking about.

Hwt:  Nothing but respect for Connor Corbin.  Corbin fought a much bigger wrestler than him and did us all proud with grit and toughness.  That match may have lifted the Iowa bench as much or more than any other (outside of 133). Gotta love that kind of fight.

125: Spencer Lee defeated a tough wrestler for a solid win.  As with several others, just give Spencer Lee some time. It is just now entering mid-January.  I liked Lee’s comments after his match. Lee is on the right track. No doubt in my mind that Spencer Lee answers the bell when the $ is on the table at the NCAA National Championships on March 21, 22, and 23.  No doubt at all.

133: Wow!  Now that is the Austin DeSanto that I have been telling you about.  After a very solid Midlands title, DeSanto took it up another notch with a great win. DeSanto has momentum going now. I have never seen an Iowa wrestle with better conditioning.  This guy doesn’t even think of getting tired. I know 133 is the toughest top 4 of any weight in the country, but hey, don’t tell DeSanto that. This guy looks like he is on a mission.

141: Tough loss for Max Murin. The potential is definitely there as he just went a 5-3 match with the #6 wrestler in the country. Murin has everything: strength, endurance, attitude, work ethic.  Some fine tuning of his technique on takedown execution could make a huge difference in those close matches and turn the score around in his favor. You get Murin finishing his shots as quick and efficient as Marinelli, look out.  Max Murin is so close to making a huge improvement and winning those big matches.

149: The same thing I said about DeSanto. Wow!  Now that is the Patricio Lugo I have been telling you about.  Lugo just destroyed a former All-American in his home arena, 14-0.  When I told you that Lugo needed confidence and time, that Minnesota match should foot the bill.  I am hoping we see Lugo continue to wrestle like that.

Maybe even more so than the wrestlers, I want to give a shout out to the Iowa Wrestling coaching staff.  That was a very well coached and prepared team that took the mat up in Minnesota. As I said on my Iowa Wrestling Fan Podcast, I was confident the coaches would have their boys ready to go.  And they did. The intensity from the bench could be heard and at times seen on TV. That was a total team effort and that is great to see.

That was by far the best that Iowa has looked as a team so far this year and yet I expect them to all improve quite a bit.  The Hawks peaked at the NCAA’s last year and I would say they are right on track to peak at nationals this year as well.

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.  

Go Hawks!

Iowa Wrestling recruits in action Jan 11-12: Results

Incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits had a very good weekend of competition.  Abe Assad picked up two first period falls at the Mega Duals. Zach Glazier went up to 195 and 220 to pick up two falls at the Kiffmeyer Duals.  With the falls, Glazier now has 200 career wins. Cobe Siebrecht stormed through the Solon Invitational with two pins and two tech falls.

Jesse Ybarra had an impressive tournament in winning the Peoria Wrestling Invitational Tournament of Champions in Peoria, AZ.  Ybarra had three falls before winning a 17-6 major decision in the finals of the 35-team tournament. I joined the premium service for Arizona-Wrestling.com and was able to watch Ybarra’s finals match.  Hawk fans, we are getting a real good wrestler. Steady pressure, a real good athlete, and a lot of offense.

Patrick Kennedy was 5-0 with four falls in under a minute and a tech fall at the Osage Duals. Colby Schriever placed second at the Bob Sharp Invitational.  Ryan Sokol scored a fall in a dual meet on Friday and did not have a tournament on Saturday.

I really liked the picture of Sokol, Glazier, Kennedy, and Cullan Schriever at the Minnesota dual meet yesterday. Minnesota is sending us some great recruits in Sokol, Glazier, and Kennedy and Iowa for Schriever.

Our recruits are looking real good.

Recruiting Class of 2019

Abe Assad – Carol Stream, IL  (Glenbard North HS) 182 lbs.

Mega Duals in Naperville, IL

Barrinton- won by Forfeit

Lockport- Fall in :12

Bolingbrook- Fall 1st period.

Zach Glazier – Albert Lea, MN (Albert Lea Area HS) 182 lbs.

Kiffmeyer Duals in St. Cloud, MN

220 Zach Glazier (AL) Fall Ben Konz (SRR) 1:19

195 Zach Glazier (AL) Tech. Fall Hunter Gorecki (FOL) 5:43

220 Zach Glazier (AL) Won by Forfeit

Cobe Siebrecht – Lisbon, IA 138 lbs.

Solon Invitational in Solon, IA

  • Round 1 – Cobe Siebrecht (Lisbon) 36-0 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Round 2 – Cobe Siebrecht (Lisbon) 36-0 won by fall over Bryce Laton (Vinton-Shellsburg) 13-19 (Fall 2:56)
  • Round 4 – Cobe Siebrecht (Lisbon) 36-0 won by fall over Ethan Swan (Solon JV) 1-3 (Fall 0:50)
  • Round 5 – Cobe Siebrecht (Lisbon) 36-0 won by tech fall over Aidan Dall (Solon) 22-13 (TF-1.5 3:13 (15-0))
  • 1st Place Match – Cobe Siebrecht (Lisbon) 36-0 won by tech fall over Adam Hansen (Center Point-Urbana) 20-8 (TF-1.5 2:18 (16-0))

Recruiting Class of 2020

Patrick Kennedy – Kasson-Mantorville, MN 170 lbs.

Osage Duals in Osage, IA

182: Patrick Kennedy (KAMA) over Braden Byrnes (CLLA) (Fall 0:18)

170: Patrick Kennedy (KAMA) over Joe Priebe (INDE) (Fall 0:31)

170: Patrick Kennedy (KAMA) over Aidan Walters (DNH) (Fall 0:47)

182: Patrick Kennedy (KAMA) over Joel Osborn (HUMB) (Fall 0:52)

170: Patrick Kennedy (KAMA) over Spencer Mooberry (OSAG) (TF 15-0 2:25)

Cullan Schriever – Mason City, Iowa 120 lbs. (Out with injury)

Colby Schriever – Mason City, Iowa 138 lbs.

Bob Sharp Invitational in Ankeny, IA

  • Champ. Round 1 – Colby Schriever (Mason City) 20-7 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Quarterfinal – Colby Schriever (Mason City) 20-7 won by fall over Carter Bennett (Ankeny Centennial) 9-7 (Fall 3:48)
  • Semifinal – Colby Schriever (Mason City) 20-7 won by decision over Leo Blawou (Des Moines Lincoln) 22-10 (Dec 9-5)
  • 1st Place Match – Brennan Todd (Bishop Heelan Catholic) 32-2 won by decision over Colby Schriever (Mason City) 20-7 (Dec 5-4)

Jesse Ybarra – Tucson, AZ (Sunnyside HS) 126 lbs.

Peoria Wrestling Invitational Tournament of Champions in Peoria, AZ Jan 11-12

Rd 1: Bye

Rd 2: Jesse Ybarra (Sunnyside) won by fall over Gabe Gomez (Marana Mt V) 5:14

Quarterfinals: Jesse Ybarra (Sunnyside) won by fall over Omar Arteaga (Centennial) 1:11

Semifinals: Jesse Ybarra (Sunnyside) won by fall over Bradley Basgell (Mesa Mtn V) :40

Finals: Jesse Ybarra (Sunnyside) won by major decision over Tyler Sauter (Liberty) 17-6

Recruiting Class of 2021

Ryan Sokol – Grover Heights, MN (Simley HS) 132 lbs.

Dual meets at Mahtomedi and North on Jan 11

Ryan Sokol (SIML) over Jake Fitzpatrick (MAHT) (Fall 5:01)

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Iowa Wrestling recruits in action: Jan 11-12

It will be another big weekend of competition for incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits.  Jesse Ybarra is back in action at the 35-team Peoria Wrestling Invitational Tournament of Champions in Peoria, AZ on Friday and Saturday.  For any Hawk fans in the area, Patrick Kennedy will be competing at the Osage Duals in Osage, Iowa on Saturday.

Cullan Schriever suffered a broken ankle at the Cheesehead last weekend and will be out of competition until Districts on February 9.

We have a new recruit to follow.  Cobe Siebrecht of Lisbon, IA announced on Twitter yesterday that he committed to Iowa.  I will now follow Siebrecht in all of his competitions. Siebrecht will be at the Solon Invitational in Solon, a short drive from Iowa City, on Saturday.

I will follow up with results.

Recruiting Class of 2019

Abe Assad – Carol Stream, IL  (Glenbard North HS) 182 lbs.

Mega Duals in Naperville, IL Jan 12

Zach Glazier – Albert Lea, MN (Albert Lea Area HS) 182 lbs.

Kiffmeyer Duals in St. Cloud, MN Jan 12

Cobe Siebrecht – Lisbon, IA 138 lbs.

Solon Invitational in Solon, IA Jan 12

Recruiting Class of 2020

Patrick Kennedy – Kasson-Mantorville, MN 170 lbs.

Osage Duals in Osage, IA Jan 12

Cullan Schriever – Mason City, Iowa 120 lbs. (Out with injury)

Colby Schriever – Mason City, Iowa 138 lbs.

Bob Sharp Invitational in Ankeny, IA Jan 12

Jesse Ybarra – Tucson, AZ (Sunnyside HS) 126 lbs.

Peoria Wrestling Invitational Tournament of Champions in Peoria, AZ Jan 11-12

Recruiting Class of 2021

Ryan Sokol – Grover Heights, MN (Simley HS) 132 lbs.

Dual meet at Mahtomedi and North on Jan 11

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Siebrecht is a Hawk

Cobe Siebrecht of Lisbon, Iowa just announced on Twitter that he has committed to the University of Iowa.  Siebrecht placed second at 106 in 2017 and at 126 last season. Siebrecht is currently ranked #1 at 138 lbs. in 1A.

In national rankings, Siebrecht is ranked #18 by FloWrestling at 138.

Siebrecht was named The Open Mat (TOM) National Wrestler of Week for the week of December 3.  In the finals of the Cliff Keen Independence Invitational, Siebrecht defeated #15 nationally ranked  Wyatt Hansen of Missouri by an 11-2 major decision.

Siebrecht joins Abe Assad of Carol Stream, IL (Glenbard North HS) and Zach Glazier of Albert Lea, MN in the Iowa Wrestling Recruiting Class of 2019.

Siebrecht will join 2016 recruit Carter Happel of Lisbon on the Iowa squad.  Assistant Coach Ryan Morningstar is also from Lisbon.

Great addition to the Iowa Wrestling program.

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!