Incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits had a successful weekend.  Gabe Christenson was the only recruit that competed in a traditional tournament.  Christenson won the always tough Ed Winger Invitational at Urbandale with a fall in :10 and a tech fall to win the title at 195.

In dual meet tournaments, Patrick Kennedy, Bretli Reyna, Cam Lucero, and Caleb Rathjen were all undefeated.

On the weekend, incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits were 12-0 with 10 pins, one tech fall, and one major decision.

Several recruits will have their conference tournament next weekend as other recruits will be heading into the tournament portion of the schedule.


Recruiting Class of 2020

Patrick Kennedy – Kasson-Mantorville, MN 182 lbs.

Swalla Dual Tournament – Jan 25

Patrick Kennedy (KAMA) over Nick Frank (BEA) (Fall 3:00)

195: Patrick Kennedy (KAMA) over Jade Trelstad (Shak) (Fall 2:42)


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.

No competition scheduled.


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

At Ed Winger Invitational (Urbandale, Iowa) – Jan 25

On TrackWrestling.

Champ. Round 1 – Gabe Christenson (Southeast Polk) received a bye

Quarterfinal – Gabe Christenson (Southeast Polk) won by fall over Sully Woods (Glenwood) (Fall 0:10)

Semifinal – Gabe Christenson (Southeast Polk) won by tech fall over Michael Witt (Ankeny Centennial) (TF-1.5 2:52)

1st Place Match – Gabe Christenson (Southeast Polk) won by forfeit over Kane Schmidt (Bettendorf)


Leif Schroeder – Bozeman, Montana  138 lbs.

At AA Duals (Great Falls, MT) – Jan 25

No results available.


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

At Dual Meet State Championships (Kissimmee, FL) – Jan 24-25

On TrackWrestling.

Bretli Reyna (South Dade) over Erik Rodriguez (Cypress Bay) Maj 11-2

Bretli Reyna (South Dade) over (Fleming Island) Forfeit

Bretli Reyna (South Dade) over Adriel Martinez (Osceola) Fall 3:42


Recruiting Class of 2021

Wyatt Henson –  Waynesburg, Pennsylvania 138 lbs.

No competition scheduled.


Cam Lucero – Pagosa Springs, Colorado  152 lbs.

At High Desert Tiger Duals (Aztec, NM) – Jan 25

On TrackWrestling.

Cameron Lucero (Pagosa Springs) over Adrian Aragon (Capital) Fall 1:12

Cameron Lucero (Pagosa Springs) over Justin Tate Seitzinger (Bloomfield) Fall 1:37

Cameron Lucero (Pagosa Springs) over Caden Moreland (Socorro) Fall 1:45

Cameron Lucero (Pagosa Springs) over (Belen) Forfeit

Cameron Lucero (Pagosa Springs) over (Aztec) Forfeit


Caleb Rathjen – Ankeny, Iowa  138 lbs.

Dave Ewing Duals (Ankeny, IA)  Jan 25

On TrackWrestling.

Caleb Rathjen (Ankeny) over Bryson Blair (Spencer) Fall 2:50

Caleb Rathjen (Ankeny) over (Newton) Forfeit

Caleb Rathjen (Ankeny) over Austin Hill (Sioux City North) Fall 1:09

Caleb Rathjen (Ankeny) over (Bondurant-Farrar) Forfeit

Caleb Rathjen (Ankeny) over Tyler Trumblee (Independence) Fall 0:50


It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!