The calendar may have just turned to October, but this is a big weekend for Iowa Wrestling fans. With the best high school wrestlers in the country coming to town and a Hawkeye Wrestling Club event, Saturday, October 5 will be a big day.
The 11th Annual Hawkeye Wrestling Club Shoot will be held on Saturday in Riverside Iowa. The event will begin with registration from 8:30-9:30 AM at the Highland Hideaway Hunting Club. The shooting begins at 10 AM. Lunch, awards, and a raffle will take place at Noon.
Coaches and members of the HWC will be present. All proceeds go to support the Hawkeye Wrestling Club. Door prizes and a meal will be included in the admission fee.
To register and for more information on the Hawkeye Wrestling Club Shoot go to: hawkeyewrestlingclub.com
Who’s #1 by FloWrestling will be at 5 PM on Saturday in Carver Hawkeye Arena. The top high school wrestlers in the country will be matched up in bouts of #1 vs. #2.
Iowa Wrestling fans will especially be excited to watch incoming recruits Patrick Kennedy (170 lbs.) and Jesse Ybarra (120 lbs.) compete. Paddy Gallagher, #1 on my Iowa Wrestling Recruiting Wish List, will be competing at 160 lbs.
Dan Gable and Adeline Gray will be special guests at Who’s #1. Gable and Gray will be available for autographs and pictures. Doors at Carver open at 4 PM. The jumbotron above the mat in Carver will be playing the Flo documentary Terry about Terry Brands and various wrestling videos and highlights. This will be a great environment for wrestling fans.
The attendance record for Who’s #1 is 1,500. I am hoping we can more than double that record and make a case that Flo will host Who’s #1 in Carver again next year.
You can buy tickets at the door for Who’s #1 or order below. This is a great event that you do not want to miss.
To order tickets:
Who’s #1 – October 5th at 5 PM in Carver Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa
132lbs – #1-Jesse Mendez (IN) vs. #4-Ryan Jack (CT) – Freestyle
Colleges: Mendez (Uncommitted); Jack (NCST)
132lbs – #3-Shayne Van Ness (NJ) vs. #2-Dom Serrano (CO) – Freestyle
Colleges: Van Ness (Uncommitted); Serrano (Nebraska)
120lbs. – #1-Jesse Ybarra (AZ) vs. #2-Jakason Burks (NE) – Folkstyle
Colleges: Ybarra (Iowa); Burks (Oklahoma St.)
113lbs – #1-Richard Figueroa II (CA) vs. #2-Stevo Poulin (NY) – Folkstyle
Colleges: Figueroa (Arizona St.); Poulin (Uncommitted)
145lbs – #1-Victor Voinovich (OH) vs. #2-Jesse Vasquez (CA) – Folkstyle
Colleges: Voinovich (Uncommitted); Vasquez (Uncommitted)
65kg – Joshua Saunders (MO) vs. Anthony Echemendia (AZ)
Colleges: Saunders (Cornell); Echemendia (RTC to be decided
152lbs. – #1-Sonny Santiago (CA) vs. #2-Travis Mastrogiovanni (NJ) – Folkstyle
Colleges: Santiago (Arizona St.); Mastrogiovanni (Uncommitted)
160lbs – #1-Paddy Gallagher (OH) vs. #2-Keegan Daniel O’Toole (WI) – Freestyle
Colleges: Gallagher (Uncommitted); O’Toole (Missouri)
126lbs. – #1-Robert Howard (NJ) vs. #2-Trevor Mastrogiovanni (NJ) – Freestyle
Colleges: Howard (Penn St.); Mastrogiovanni (Oklahoma St.)
138lbs. – #1-Beau Bartlett (PA) vs. #2-Ryan Sokol (MN) – Folkstyle
Colleges: Bartlett (Penn St.); Sokol
170lbs. – #1-Alex Facundo (MI) vs. #2-Patrick Kennedy (MN) – Folkstyle
Colleges: Facundo (Uncommitted); Kennedy (Iowa)
132lbs. – Winner Match #1 vs. Winner Match #2 – Style to be determined by highest ranked opponent.
Pat Downey vs. Nick Rodriguez
It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.