12 Hawks to compete at Flash Flanagan Open

Twelve members of the Iowa Wrestling team will compete at the Pat “Flash” Flanagan Open tomorrow, Saturday, January 28. Wrestling begins at 9 AM in the Graber Center on the campus of Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.

Drake Ayala is listed at 133. All of the Hawk wrestlers are competing unattached.

I will have a follow up blog with results.

 

Charles Matthews – 125

Drake Ayala – 133

Jace Rhodes – 133

Joel Jesuroga – 149

Cade Siebrecht – 149

Carter Martinson – 157

Carson Martinson – 165

Aiden Riggins – 165

Sebastian Robles – 165

Aiden McCain – 184

Easton Fleshman – 285

Bradley Hill – 285

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Recruits in action: Jan 28

We are heading into the last big weekend of the regular season for our incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits. Qualifying tournaments begin next week.

Ben Kueter and Gabe Arnold will be at the Mississippi Valley Conference Tournament at Waterloo West. We can look forward to Round 3 of Arnold vs.Tate Naaktgeboren. Arnold is ranked #3 in the country and Naaktgeboren is #5. Arnold won the first two matches, 8-3 and 3-1.

Kale Petersen will be at the Charger Invitational in Guthrie Center. Keyan Hernandez will be at the 20-team Battle of the Big Horn in Hardin, Montana. Ryder Block will be at the Northeast Iowa Conference Tournament in Waukon.

I will have a follow up blog with results.

 

Class of 2023

Nate Jesuroga – Southeast Polk  126 lbs.

 

Kale Petersen – Greene County  132 lbs.

Sat, Jan 28 – at Charger Invitational (Guthrie Center)

 

Ryder Block – Waverly-Shell Rock  138 lbs.

Sat, Jan 28 – at Northeast Iowa Conference Tournament (Waukon)

 

Gabe Arnold – City High (Iowa City)  182 lbs.

Sat, Jan 28 – at MVC Conference Tournament (Waterloo West)

 

Ben Kueter – City High (Iowa City)  220 lbs.

Sat, Jan 28 – at MVC Conference Tournament (Waterloo West)

 

Class of 2024

Keyan Hernandez – Billings West (Montana)  120 lbs.

Sat, Jan 28 – at Battle of the Big Horn (Hardin, Montana)

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Penn State preview

The biggest dual meet of the year is upon us. Iowa-Penn State. Friday night. 7:30 PM CST. Live on BTN. Ironside and Grace on the radio. #1 vs. #2. Does not get any bigger than this. The wrestling world will always take notice when these two programs clash each season. We should be in for an entertaining dual meet.

Usually I go through and highlight the top matches in a dual meet. For this dual every single match is huge. The intensity will be in the air before a packed crowd.

If you go by rankings Penn State is favored in seven of the ten bouts. Iowa is only a clear cut favorite in one match and that is #1 Spencer Lee at 125. Iowa is a slight favorite at 141 and 149. For Iowa to win this dual they will have to wrestle above their rankings.  

Tom Brands did mention in his press conference on Tuesday that the entire meet would be shown. When another dual meet or basketball game would run over the time limit in the past the dual meet would start without TV. Not the case this year. BTN knows that fans want to see Spencer Lee.

From a motivational standpoint you could not have scripted the Wisconsin meet any better if you tried. I am expecting the best version of Iowa Wrestling so far this season. Better than what we saw against Nebraska. I believe we will see just that.

Like I said about Gable in my book Domination: An Inside look at Iowa Wrestling:

The most important thing a leader can do is lead their team into battle.

Spencer Lee returns home to lead his team into the lion’s den at #1 Penn State.

Iowa Wrestling is my entertainment. I plan on being entertained Friday night.

Let’s get ‘em in the middle.

 

#2 IOWA HAWKEYES (12-0, 5-0) vs. #1 PENN STATE NITTANY LIONS (10-0, 3-0)

Friday, January 27

7:30 PM CST

Live on BTN

Mark Ironside and Steven Grace on 800 AM KXIC, iheartradio.com and hawkeyesports.com

 

125 

1/1/1 Spencer Lee RS Sr. Murrysville, Pa./Franklin Regional 10-0 

Gary Steen RS Fr. Hermitage, Pa./Reynolds 5-9

 

133

 -/17 Brody Teske Jr. Fort Dodge, Iowa/Fort Dodge (Penn State/UNI) 4-0 -or- Cullan Schriever So. Mason City, Iowa/Mason City 7-6 

1/1/1 Roman Bravo-Young Gr. Tucson, Ariz./Sunnyside 9-0

 

141

 2/2/2 Real Woods Sr. Albuquerque, N.M/Montini Catholic (Ill.) (Stanford) 9-0 

8/4/3 Beau Bartlett Jr. Tempe, Ariz./Wyoming Secondary (Pa.) 14-0

 

149

11/7/9 Max Murin RS Sr. Ebensburg, Pa./Central Cambria 13-3 -or- Caleb Rathjen RS Fr. Ankeny, Iowa/Ankeny 4-3 

12/13/12 Shayne Van Ness RS Fr. Somerville, N.J./Blair Academy 11-2

 

157

 17/15/14/14 Cobe Siebrecht Jr. Lisbon, Iowa/Lisbon 8-2 

6/9/11 Levi Haines Fr. Arendtsville, Pa./Biglerviller 12-1 -or- Terrell Barraclough Jr. Kaysville, Utah/Layton 6-3

 

165 

9/13/11 Patrick Kennedy So. Kasson-Mantorville, Minn./Kasson-Mantorville 12-2 

13/5/5 Alex Facundo RS Fr. Essexville, Mich./Davison 11-1

 

174

 15/15/15/17 Nelson Brands Sr. Iowa City, Iowa/West 4-3 

1/1/1 Carter Starocci Jr. Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep 10-0

 

184

 12/12/9 Abe Assad Jr. Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard North 14-2 

1/1/1 Aaron Brooks Sr. Hagerstown, Md./North Hagerstown 6-1 

 

197

 7/7/11 Jacob Warner Sr. Tolono, Ill./Washington 11-2 

4/4/1 Max Dean Sr. Lowell, Mich./Lowell (Cornell) 12-2

 

285 

3/3/3/3 Tony Cassioppi Sr. Roscoe, Ill./Hononegah 16-0

2/2/2 Greg Kerkvliet Jr. Inver Grove Heights, Minn./Simley 8-1

*(WIN/InterMat/AWN rankings)

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Remaining schedule and matchups

We are down to just four dual meets before the tournament season kicks in. I have listed all of the weights with our upcoming opponents and their current rankings.  

38 of the final 40 opponents Iowa will face in dual meet matches are ranked in the top 33 in the country.  33 is the number of NCAA Qualifiers per weight class at Nationals. So nearly every match is the equivalent of a match at Nationals.

We are are all set for an entertaining finish to the wrestling season.

 

*Based on InterMat Rankings of January 24

At #1 Penn State Friday, January 27

At #23 Minnesota Friday February 3

#9 Michigan Friday, February 10

#16 Oklahoma State Sunday, February 19

At Big Tens (Ann Arbor, MI) Sat/Sun March 4-5

At NCAA National Tournament (Tulsa, OK) Th-Sat March 16-18

 

125 – #1 Spencer Lee

Gary Steen, Penn State

#7 Patrick McKee, Minnesota

#20 Jack Medley, Michigan

#23 Trevor Mastrogiovanni, Oklahoma State

 

133 – #17 Brody Teske

#1 Roman Bravo-Young, Penn State

#15 Aaron Nagao, Minnesota

#12 Dylan Ragusin, Michigan

#2 Daton Fix, Oklahoma State

 

141 – #2 Real Woods

#4 Beau Bartlett, Penn State

#15 Jake Bergeland, Minnesota

#23 Cole Mattin, Michigan

#32 Carter Young, Oklahoma State

 

149 – #7 Max Murin

#13 Shane Van Ness, Penn State

#15 Michael Blockus, Minnesota

#21 Chance Lamer, Michigan

#20 Victor Voinovich, Oklahoma State

 

157 – #15 Cobe Siebrecht

#9 Levi Haines, Penn State

#17 Brayton Lee, Minnesota

#10 Will Lewan, Michigan

#11 Kaden Gfeller, Oklahoma State

 

165 – #13 Patrick Kennedy

#5 Alex Facundo, Penn State

#28 Andrew Sparks, Minnesota

#6 Cameron Amine, Michigan

#26 Wyatt Sheets, Oklahoma State

 

174 – #16 Nelson Brands

#1 Carter Starocci, Penn State

#15 Bailee O’Reilly, Minnesota

#27 Max Maylor, Michigan

#6 Dustin Plott, Oklahoma State  

184 – #12 Abe Assad

#1 Aaron Brooks, Penn State

#10 Isaiah Salazar, Minnesota

#8 Matt Finesilver, Michigan

#11 Travis Wittlake, Oklahoma State

 

197 – #7 Jacob Warner

#4 Max Dean, Penn State

#27 Michial Foy, Minnesota

Brendin Yatooma, Michigan

#18 Luke Surber, Oklahoma State

 

Hwt – #3 Tony Cassioppi

#2 Greg Kerkvliet, Penn State

#32 Garrett Joles, Minnesota

#1 Mason Parris, Michigan

#24 Konner Doucet, Oklahoma State

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

3 Hawks named to Glen Brand Hall of Fame

The Glen Brand Hall of Fame of Iowa Class of 2023 has been announced. There were three former Iowa Hawkeye wrestlers named to the GBHOF: Lenny Zalesky, John Oostendorp, and Mark Reiland.

The Glen Brand Hall of Fame is located inside the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum in Waterloo, Iowa. A banquet honoring the Class of 2023 will be held at Prairie Links Golf and Events Center in Waverly, Iowa on Friday, June 23.

To purchase tickets:  https://dgm-nwhof.ticketleap.com/2023-glen-brand-wrestling-hall-of-fame-of-iowa/

You can contact the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum at (319) 233-0745 or dgmstaff@nwhof.org.

From NWHOF.org:

Lennie Zalesky, a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was a state champion for Cedar Rapids Prairie High School. He was a three-time All-American and three-time Big Ten champion who helped the University of Iowa win four straight NCAA team championships. After a fourth-place finish as a sophomore, Zalesky went 73-2-1 as a junior and senior while advancing to the NCAA finals at 142 pounds both seasons. He won the Henry Deglane Tournament in Nice, France in 1983 and the Cerro Pelado International Tournament in Cuba in 1986 while capturing silver medals at the 1983 Pan American Games, the 1984 World Cup, the 1984 Tbilisi Tournament and the 1983 Canadian Cup. Zalesky received bachelor’s degrees in finance, education and Russian language from Iowa while earning his master’s degree in Slavic linguistics and literature from the University of Indiana. After coaching at his alma mater from 1986-90, he spent eight seasons as the head wrestling coach at Palmer High School in Palmer, Alaska. Zalesky was inducted into the Alaska Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2010. He then coached nine years at the University of California, Davis, being named Pac 10 Coach of the Year in 2007. Zalesky was head coach at California Baptist University from 2011 until his retirement in 2022. He was named NCAA Division II Coach of the Year in 2017 and Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Coach of the Year in 2016. 

John Oostendorp, a native of Nichols, Iowa, was an all-state linebacker in football and the first state champion wrestler in the history of West Liberty High School. He pinned all but one opponent as a senior and won his state finals match 10-0. Oostendorp wrestled and played linebacker at the University of Iowa. A four-year starter at heavyweight, he was a two-time All-American and a Big Ten champion while compiling a career record of 108-26 with 40 pins. As a senior, Oostendorp defeated eventual Olympic and World champion Rulon Gardner in the third-place match. Oostendorp won the Espior U20 National Championships in 1989 and represented the United States at the U20 World Championships, finishing fifth. His redshirt freshman year at Iowa, he won the Junior Greco-Roman National Championships and represented the U.S. at the Junior World Championships, finishing fifth. Oostendorp competed in the 1995 World Championships and won the 1996 Greco-Roman national championship. He was the alternate for the 1996 Olympics and the 1997 World Championships. Oostendorp is in his 22nd year as the head wrestling coach for Coe College in Grand Rapids, Iowa. He is a three-time American Rivers Conference Coach of the Year and was named National Wrestling Coaches Association National Coach of the Year in 2009. Oostendorp led the Kohawks to back-to-back fourth-place finishes at the 2008 and 2009 NCAA Championships, the two highest finishes in school history. He has guided Coe to 10 Top 10 finishes, including six trophy finishes, at the NCAA tournament. Oostendorp has coached seven national champions and more than 90 All-Americans during his career with the Kohawks. 

Mark Reiland will posthumously receive the Bob Siddens High School Excellence Award. Reiland was an assistant coach at Iowa City West High School from 1992 to 1996 before becoming head coach at Solon High School in 1997. After going 25-12-1 in two seasons at Solon, he returned to Iowa City West as head coach. From 1999 to 2018, he led the Trojans to a 411-96 record with five state dual team titles and two traditional state team titles. His teams also had three state dual runner-up finishes and five traditional state team runner-up finishes. Iowa City West won 14 Mississippi Valley Conference dual meet titles and 10 tournament titles. Reiland coached 152 state qualifiers with 26 state champions and 95 state place-winners. 

The Bob Siddens High School Excellence Award is presented to an Iowa high school wrestling coach who exemplifies the high standards that Siddens set during his coaching career at Waterloo West. Siddens was inducted into the GBHOF in 2003 and was the inaugural recipient of the award bearing his name in 2012.

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Lee named NCAA and Big Ten Wrestler of the Week

Spencer Lee has been named as the NCAA Wrestler of the Week and the Big Ten Wrestler of the Week. This is the second Big Ten Wrestler of the Week honor for Lee this season and sixth for his career.

#1 ranked Lee had yet another dominating performance last weekend. Lee pinned #3 Liam Cronin of Nebraska in just :38 and #4 Eric Barnett of Wisconsin in 4:48. Cronin was named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week last week. 

Lee, a three-time NCAA National champion, has pinned his last six opponents. The last four opponents have all been ranked in the top ten. He is 10-0 with ten bonus point victories and has a 48 match winning streak.

#2 Iowa will wrestle at #1 Penn State this Friday night, January 27 at 7:30 PM CST.

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Iowa in new InterMat Rankings (Jan 24)

InterMat released their rankings today. It is still Penn State-Iowa for 1-2 in the Tournament and Dual Meet Rankings. Compared to last week in tournament team points Iowa went down 2.5 points and Penn State went up 5.5 points. The lead for Penn State is now 114.5-70.

Cornell and Missouri are still tied for third at 66.5 points. The only change in the Dual Meet Rankings was Cornell replacing Michigan at 4. It is now Penn State – Iowa – Iowa State – Cornell.

The were five changes in the rankings for Iowa wrestlers. Brody Teske replaced Cullan Schriever in the rankings at 133 and is rated #17. At 157 Cobe Siebrecht went up from 21 to 15. Patrick Kennedy dropped from 10 to 13 at 165. At 184 Abe Assad went from 8 to 12. Jacob Warner bumped up from 8 to 7 at 197.

The remaining weights were the same in the rankings.

Iowa will compete next on Friday, January 27 at 7:30 PM CST at #1 Penn State. 

 

January 24 InterMat Rankings

125 Spencer Lee – #1

133 Brody Teske – #17

141 Real Woods – #2

149 Max Murin – #7

157 Cobe Siebrecht – #15

165 Patrick Kennedy – #13

174 Nelson Brands – #16

184 Abe Assad – #12

197 Jacob Warner – #7

Hwt Tony Cassioppi – #3

 

Tournament

  1. Penn State – 114.5
  2. Iowa – 70
  3. Missouri- 66.5 and Cornell – 66.5

 

Dual Meet

  1. Penn State
  2. Iowa
  3. Iowa State
  4. Cornell

 

Full rankings: https://intermatwrestle.com/rankings/college

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Recap of a big weekend of Iowa Wrestling

We had a busy weekend of Iowa Wrestling. We had the Nebraska dual meet on Friday. Four members of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club competed in France and our recruits were in action on Saturday. And then the Wisconsin dual meet on Sunday. That is a big weekend. I wanted to do a recap before we look forward.

The Hawks looked great in a 34-6 win over #5 Nebraska on Friday night. Carver-Hawkeye Arena was packed and the fans were entertained with a great dual meet. Iowa won eight of ten matches in what I believe was the only time we have had the entire starting lineup compete this season.

I always like the Military Appreciation night they have for a home dual each year. The huge American flag covering the wrestling mat for an outstanding rendition of the Star Spangled Banner was amazing. The interview with former Iowa wrestler Colonel Steve Banach was inspiring. Just a great night.

On Sunday the Hawks went down to the wire and topped #13 Wisconsin in Madison, 19-18. The dual meet score was 18-18 with both teams winning five matches and both teams won a match by fall. The third criteria is total match points. Iowa edged Wisconsin in match points 31-24 and was awarded the criteria point for a 19-18 dual meet win.

Spencer Lee is…Spencer Lee. I have been writing that in this blog since his true freshman season. I can think of no other way to describe him. The way that Spencer Lee is pinning top ranked wrestlers and making it look easy is unlike anything I have seen before.

I really like what I have seen from Brody Teske at 133. This guy is tough. He came off the mat Friday night after a dominating win and looked like he could go another match. He is in shape. I believe Teske will continue to improve with each match in competition and be there for us in the tournament season.

Real Woods had a big 6-4 decision over #4 Brock Hardy of Nebraska. That was a hard fought match. As with Teske I believe Woods will continue to improve with mat time. Woods then defeated #26 Joseph Zargo of Wisconsin, 9-2

After a pin against Nebraska Max Murin dropped a 5-2 match to #2 Austin Gomez of Wisconsin. Murin fought hard against a talented Gomez. I still see Murin continuing to improve throughout the season.

Cobe Siebrecht dropped a 7-2 decision to #1 Peyton Robb against Nebraska. He responded with an impressive 3-2 win over #18 Garrett Model of Wisconsin. Siebrecht looks better with each match. I am certainly not putting any limitations on what Cobe Siebrecht can do this season at the NCAA National Tournament.

Patrick Kennedy won a major decision over Nebraska, 12-4. Against Wisconsin Kennedy dropped a 4-3 decision to #6 Dean Hamiti. For Kennedy to be an All American this season he is going to have to beat someone like Hamiti at Nationals. 

Nelson Brands dropped a hard fought 3-2 decision to #2 Mikey Labriola of Nebraska at 174. Against Wisconsin true freshman Drake Rhodes lost 6-5 to Josh Otto.

Abe Assad defeated #13 Lenny Pinto of Nebraska and was pinned by unranked Tyler Dow at Wisconsin.

Jacob Warner defeated #18 Silas Allred of Nebraska, 3-2. True freshman Kolby Franklin dropped a 4-0 decision to #13 Braxton Amos of Wisconsin.

Tony Cassioppi continues to have an impressive season. After getting the points for a rare tech fall at Hwt Cassioppi settled in for the fall against Nebraska. For the third time this season Cassioppi took the mat with the dual  meet on the line. Big Cass came through with a 4-1 decision over always tough #11 Trent Hilger of Wisconsin.

Up next is #2 Iowa at #1 Penn State on Friday at 7:30 PM CST on BTN. I have no doubt the entire wrestling community will take notice with this dual meet.

 

#2 Iowa 34, #11 Nebraska 6

125 – #1 Spencer Lee (UI) pinned #7 Liam Cronin (NEB), 0:38; 6-0

133 – Brody Teske (UI) dec. Kyle Burwick (NEB), 5-2; 9-0

141 – #2 Real Woods (UI) dec. #4 Brock Hardy (NEB), 6-4; 12-0

149 – #11 Max Murin (UI) pinned Dayne Morton (NEB), 3:47; 18-0

157 – #1 Peyton Robb (NEB) dec. #16 Cobe Siebrecht (UI), 7-2; 18-3

165 – #9 Patrick Kennedy (UI) major dec. Bubba Wilson (NEB), 12-4; 22-3

174 – #3 Mikey Labriola (NEB) dec. #16 Nelson Brands (UI), 3-2; 22-6

184 – #9 Abe Assad (UI) dec. #13 Lenny Pinto (NEB), 6-5; 25-6

197 – #8 Jacob Warner (UI) dec. #18 Silas Allred (NEB), 3-2; 28-6

285 – #3 Tony Cassioppi (UI) pinned Cale Davidson (NEB), 6:39; 34-6

 

#2 Iowa 19, #16 Wisconsin 18

125 – #1 Spencer Lee (UI) pinned #6 Eric Barnett (UW), 4:38; 6-0

133 – Brody Teske (UI) dec. #28 Taylor LaMont (UW), 4-0; 9-0

141 – #2 Real Woods (UI) dec. #26 Joseph Zargo (UW), 9-2; 12-0

149 – #2 Austin Gomez (UW) dec. #7 Max Murin (UI), 5-2; 12-3

157 – #21 Cobe Siebrecht (UI) dec. #18 Garrett Model (UW), 3-2; 15-3

165 – #6 Dean Hamiti (UW) dec. #10 Patrick Kennedy (UI), 4-3; 15-6

174 – Josh Otto (UW) dec. Drake Rhodes (UI), 6-5; 15-9

184 – Tyler Dow (UW) pinned No. 8 Abe Assad, 1:24; 15-15

197 – #13 Braxton Amos (UW) dec. Kolby Franklin (UI), 4-0; 15-18

285 – #3 Tony Cassioppi (UI) dec. #11 Trent Hilger (UW), 4-1; 18-18

Iowa wins on the third criteria with a 31-24 advantage in match points in non-fall matches.

 

All four members of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club that competed medaled at the Henri Deglane in Nice, France on Saturday. Austin DeSanto and Pat Lugo won the Gold, Alex Marinelli the Silver, and Cody Chittum the Bronze.

HWC Head Coach Daniel Dennis was a coach for Team USA for this tournament.

DeSanto won the title at 61 kg/134 lbs. After a 6-3 decision win in the quarterfinals, DeSanto had a barn burner of  a match in the semifinals against Nahshon Garrett. After falling behind 10-2 after the first period, DeSanto scored a takedown with 0:05 left to defeat Nahshon Garrett, 14-13. DeSanto then defeated Shelton Mack of USA 5-4 for the Gold.

Lugo was 4-0 to win the title at 65 kg/143 lbs. After a first round pin, Lugo scored wins of 4-3 and 7-2 before defeating Kizhan Clarke of Germany, 7-0 for the title.

Marinelli won by 10-0 tech fall in the Round of 16 and the quarterfinals before winning a 3-2 decision in the semifinals. In the finals Marinelli dropped a 6-5 decision to Evan Wick to get the Silver at 79 kg/174 lbs.

Cody Chittum dropped a 10-10 match in the quarters on criteria. After winning by a tech fall in Repechage Chittum defeated Leon Gerstenberger of German 5-1 to win the Bronze at 70 kg/154 lbs. Chittum was the number one overall recruit in the country in the Class of 2022. He is taking a grey shirt season and will enroll at Iowa with the Class of 2023 at Iowa in August. Chittum has a great future with the Hawks.

HWC Head Coach Daniel Dennis was a coach for Team USA for this tournament.

Great job and congratulations to our HWC wrestlers.

 

HWC results for Henri Deglane in Nice France

 

Austin DeSanto 61 kg – Gold

Quarters:6-3 win over Giorgi Goniashvili, GEO

Semifinals:14-13 win over Nahshon Garrett, USA

Finals: 5-4 over Shelton Mack, USA

 

Pat Lugo 65 kg – Gold

Rd of 16: Fall over Aminojon Sadulloev, POL

Quarters:4-3 over Nico Megerle, GER

Semifinals:6-2 over Matt Kolodzik, USA

Finals: 7-0 over Kizhan Clarke, GER

 

Cody Chittum 70 kg – Bronze

Quarters: 10-10 loss to Kevin Henkel, GER

Repechage: 16-5 over Muhannad Abdurachmanov, BEL

Bronze: 5-1 over Leon Gerstenberger, GER

 

Alex Marinelli 79 kg – Silver

Rd of 16: 10-0 over Callum McNeice, CAN

Quarters: 10-0 over Gabriel Ramos, ESP

Semifinals: 3-2 Evsem Shvelidze, GEO

Finals: 6-5 loss Evan Wick, USA

 

It was another great weekend of competition for our incoming recruits. Our recruits were a combined 17-0 with 17 pins. 12 of those 17 pins occurred in the first period. Impressive.

On Friday Kale Petersen won the HOI (Heartland of Iowa) Conference Tournament at 132. Petersen was 2-0 with two pins. Ryder Block won the always tough Ed Winger Classic. Block was 3-0 with three pins.

At the Bean City Duals both Gabe Arnold and Ben Kueter were 5-0 with five pins. Kueter did not spend much time on the mat. His five pins were in :09, :22, :37, :39 and :50. 

Keyan Hernandez was 2-0 with two pins at AA State Duals in Great Falls, Montana.

I will be back next week as several of our recruits will be competing in their conference tournament.

Now we can move on with Penn State week. Is it Friday night yet?

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Hawk recruits in action Jan 20-21: RESULTS

It was another great weekend of competition for our incoming recruits. Our recruits were a combined 17-0 with 17 pins. 12 of those 17 pins occurred in the first period. Impressive.

On Friday Kale Petersen won the HOI (Heartland of Iowa) Conference Tournament at 132. Petersen was 2-0 with two pins. Ryder Block won the always tough Ed Winger Classic. Block was 3-0 with three pins.

At the Bean City Duals both Gabe Arnold and Ben Kueter were 5-0 with five pins. Kueter did not spend much time on the mat. His five pins were in :09, :22, :37, :39 and :50. 

Keyan Hernandez was 2-0 with two pins at AA State Duals in Great Falls, Montana.

I will be back next week as several of our recruits will be competing in their conference tournament.

 

Class of 2023

Nate Jesuroga – Southeast Polk  126 lbs.

Did not compete.

 

Kale Petersen – Greene County  132 lbs.

Fri, Jan 19 – at HOI Conference Tournament (Perry)

Quarterfinal – Kale Petersen (Greene County) 34-0 received a bye () (Bye)

Semifinal – Kale Petersen (Greene County) 34-0 won by fall over Sawyer Bouwkamp (PCM, Monroe) 16-15 (Fall 5:07)

1st Place Match – Kale Petersen (Greene County) 34-0 won by fall over JD Downs (West Marshall) 17-6 (Fall 1:36)

 

Ryder Block – Waverly-Shell Rock  138 lbs.

Sat, Jan 21 – at Ed Winger Classic (Urbandale)

Champ. Round 1 – Ryder Block (Waverly-Shell Rock) 31-0 won by fall over Adam Link (North Scott) 13-21 (Fall 1:36)

Quarterfinal – Ryder Block (Waverly-Shell Rock) 31-0 won by fall over Isaac Bruhl (Ankeny Centennial) 15-3 (Fall 4:40)

Semifinal – Ryder Block (Waverly-Shell Rock) 31-0 won by fall over Trevor Oberbroeckling (Southeast Polk) 27-10 (Fall 0:43)

1st Place Match – Ryder Block (Waverly-Shell Rock) 31-0 won by medical forfeit over McKinley Robbins (Greene County) 38-1 (M. For.)

 

Gabe Arnold – City High (Iowa City)  182 lbs.

Sat, Jan 21 – at Bean City Duals (City High)

Gabe Arnold (Iowa City City) over Grant Helmle (Xavier, Cedar Rapids) Fall 0:35

Gabe Arnold (Iowa City City) over Timothy Baker (West Liberty) Fall 1:28

Gabe Arnold (Iowa City City) over Kaden Phan (Clear Creek-Amana) Fall 1:00

Gabe Arnold (Iowa City City) over Logan Miller (Cedar Rapids Kennedy) Fall 3:04

Gabe Arnold (Iowa City City) over Ethan Wood (Mount Vernon) Fall 3:40

 

Ben Kueter – City High (Iowa City)  220 lbs.

Sat, Jan 21 – at Bean City Duals (City High)

Ben Kueter (Iowa City City) over Caiden Tresnak (Xavier, Cedar Rapids) Fall 0:37

Ben Kueter (Iowa City City) over Perry Lehman (West Liberty) Fall 0:50

Ben Kueter (Iowa City City) over Carson Bromwell (Clear Creek-Amana) Fall 0:09

Ben Kueter (Iowa City City) over Asher Smith (Cedar Rapids Kennedy) Fall 0:22

Ben Kueter (Iowa City City) over Ian Shady (Mount Vernon) Fall 0:39

 

Class of 2024

Keyan Hernandez – Billings West (Montana)  120 lbs.

Sat, Jan 21 – at AA Duals in Great Falls, MT 

Keyan Hernandez (Billings West) over (Missoula Hellgate) Forf

Keyan Hernandez (Billings West) over Dalton Ecklund (Great Falls CMR) Fall 3:37

Keyan Hernandez (Billings West) over William Barnes (Flathead) Fall 1:05

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Four medals for HWC at Henri Deglane

All four members of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club that competed medaled at the Henri Deglane in Nice, France. Austin DeSanto and Pat Lugo won the Gold, Alex Marinelli the Silver, and Cody Chittum the Bronze.

DeSanto won the title at 61 kg/134 lbs. After a 6-3 decision win in the quarterfinals, DeSanto had a barn burner of  a match in the semifinals against Nahshon Garrett. After falling behind 10-2 after the first period, DeSanto scored a takedown with 0:05 left to defeat Garrett, 14-13. DeSanto then defeated Shelton Mack of USA 5-4 for the Gold.

Lugo was 4-0 to win the title at 65 kg/143 lbs. After a first round pin Lugo scored wins of 4-3 and 7-2 before defeating Kizhan Clarke of Germany 7-0 for the title.

Marinelli won by 10-0 tech fall in the Round of 16 and the quarterfinals before winning a 3-2 decision in the semifinals. In the finals Marinelli dropped a 6-5 decision to Evan Wick to get the Silver at 79 kg/174 lbs.

Cody Chittum dropped a 10-10 match in the quarterfinals on criteria. After winning by a tech fall in Repechage Chittum defeated Leon Gerstenberger of German 5-1 to win the Bronze at 70 kg/154 lbs. Chittum was the number one overall recruit in the country in the Class of 2022. He is taking a grey shirt season and will enroll at Iowa with the Class of 2023 in August. Chittum has a great future ahead of him with the Hawks.

HWC Head Coach Daniel Dennis was a coach for Team USA for this tournament.

Great job and congratulations to our HWC wrestlers.

 

HWC results for Henri Deglane in Nice France

 

Austin DeSanto 61 kg – Gold

Quarters:6-3 win over Giorgi Goniashvili, GEO

Semifinals:14-13 win over Nahshon Garrett, USA

Finals: 5-4 over Shelton Mack, USA

 

Pat Lugo 65 kg – Gold

Rd of 16: Fall over Aminojon Sadulloev, POL

Quarters:4-3 over Nico Megerle, GER

Semifinals:6-2 over Matt Kolodzik, USA

Finals: 7-0 over Kizhan Clarke, GER

 

Cody Chittum 70 kg – Bronze

Quarters: 10-10 loss to Kevin Henkel, GER

Repechage: 16-5 over Muhannad Abdurachmanov, BEL

Bronze: 5-1 over Leon Gerstenberger, GER

 

Alex Marinelli 79 kg – Silver

Rd of 16: 10-0 over Callum McNeice, CAN

Quarters: 10-0 over Gabriel Ramos, ESP

Semifinals: 3-2 Evsem Shvelidze, GEO

Finals: 6-5 loss Evan Wick, USA

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!