Four off our incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits were in action this weekend.  Jesse Ybarra won the 126 lbs. title at the Peoria Invitational with a :30 and :50 fall and a tech fall before a 9-3 decision in the finals.  The title made Ybarra a four-time Peoria Invitational champion. Ybarra was named as the Outstanding Wrestler and inducted into the Peoria Invitational Hall of Fame. 

Brentli Reyna was 4-0 against some real good competition at the Virginia Duals in Hampton, Virginia.  In his last match he defeated #20 nationally ranked Dashawn Farber of Nazareth, 11-10. Wyatt Henson won all of his matches by fall to win the 138 lbs. title at the Winner’s Choice in Fairmont, West Virginia. This was a quality tournament with thirty teams from three states.

Cam Lucero won the title up a weight at 152 lbs. at the Rocky Mountain Wrestling Tournament. Lucero had a fall and tech fall before getting a fall in 1:31 in the finals. 

We have quite a few recruits that did not have any competition scheduled this weekend in Patrick Kennedy, Cullan and Colby Schriever, Gabe Christenson, Leif Schroeder, and Caleb Rathjen.

There will be a full slate of competition for our incoming recruits next weekend.


Recruiting Class of 2020

Patrick Kennedy – Kasson-Mantorville, MN 182 lbs.

No competition scheduled.


Cullan Schriever – Mason City, Iowa 126 lbs.

No competition scheduled.


Colby Schriever – Mason City, Iowa 145 lbs.

No competition scheduled.


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

At Peoria Invitational Jan 10-11

Rd of 32: Jesse Ybarra (Sunnyside) over Collin Mena (O’Conner) Fall :30

Rd of 16: Jesse Ybarra (Sunnyside) over Hunter Whaley (Sunrise Mountain) Fall :50

Quarterfinals: Jesse Ybarra (Sunnyside) over Amando Ybarra (MMV) Tech Fall 18-1

Semifinals: Jesse Ybarra (Sunnyside) over Bryce Bernard (Valley Vista) Forfeit 

Finals: Jesse Ybarra (Sunnyside) over Emilio Ysaguirre (SCVU) Dec 9-3


Gabe Christenson – Runnells, Iowa (Southeast Polk HS) 195 lbs.

No competition scheduled.


Leif Schroeder – Bozeman, Montana  138 lbs.

No competition scheduled.


Bretli Reyna – Homestead, Florida (South Dade HS)  145 lbs.

At Virginia Duals Jan 10-11

On TrackWrestling.

Bretli Reyna (South Dade) over (St. Augustine Prep) Forfeit

Bretli Reyna (South Dade) over Gabe Stafford (Canon-Mac) TF 25-8

Bretli Reyna (South Dade) over Kip Nininger (Christiansburg) Dec 13-7

Bretli Reyna (South Dade) over Cody Walsh (Camden Catholic) Maj 15-4

Bretli Reyna (South Dade) over Dashawn Farber (Nazareth) Dec 11-10


Recruiting Class of 2021

Wyatt Henson –  Waynesburg, Pennsylvania 138 lbs.

At Winners Choice Tournament January 10-11

Rd of 32: Wyatt Henson (Waynesburg) won by Fall

Rd of 16: Wyatt Henson (Waynesburg) won by Fall

Quarterfinals: Wyatt Henson (Waynesburg) won by Fall

Semifinals: Wyatt Henson (Waynesburg) won by Fall

Finals: Wyatt Henson (Waynesburg) won by Fall


Cam Lucero – Pagosa Springs, Colorado  152 lbs.

Rocky Mountain Invitational Jan 11

On TrackWrestling.

Champ. Round 1 – Cameron Lucero (Pagosa Springs) received a bye

Quarterfinal – Cameron Lucero (Pagosa Springs) over Erik Mestas (Centauri) (Fall 2:32)

Semifinal – Cameron Lucero (Pagosa Springs) over Tyler Woodworth (Durango) (TF 16-1 3:37)

1st Place Match – Cameron Lucero (Pagosa Springs) over Zane Chapman (Aztec) (Fall 1:31)


Caleb Rathjen – Ankeny, Iowa  138 lbs.

No competition scheduled.


It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!