The first big weekend of the year will provide some great competition for our incoming recruits.  Four incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits will be competing at the Cheesehead in Kaukauna, Wisconsin on Friday and Saturday.  This is one of the better tournaments in the country every year and now national power St. Paris Graham has been added on.  

In the Cheesehead pre-seeds, Patrick Kennedy and Gabe Christenson are both at #1.  Mason City is scheduled to compete at the Cheesehead but Cullan and Colby Schriever are not listed in the pre-seeds. I am a big fan of Nicolar Rivera of Stoughton, Wisconsin who will be competing at 126.  I have been high on this recruit since he won a Cadet Freestyle national title after his eighth grade year in 2018. Rivera is just a sophomore and in my opinion a top recruit.

Jesse Ybarra will be competing at the Mile High Challenge on Friday and Saturday. Leif Schroeder will be at the Tom LeProwse Bozeman Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Wyatt Henson will be a the TRICADA Tournament on Friday and Saturday. Caleb Rathjen has a dual meet against Ames on Friday.  Brentli Reyna and Cam Lucero do not have anything scheduled for this weekend.

TrackWrestling is covering the tournaments for Kennedy, Schrievers, Christenson, Ybarra, and Schroeder.  FloWrestling is covering the tournament that Henson is competing in.

I will keep results updated on and have a follow-up blog with results.


Recruiting Class of 2020

Patrick Kennedy – Kasson-Mantorville, MN 182 lbs.

At Cheesehead Jan 3-4

On TrackWrestling


Cullan Schriever – Mason City, Iowa 126 lbs.

At Cheesehead Jan 3-4

On TrackWrestling


Colby Schriever – Mason City, Iowa 145 lbs.

At Cheesehead Jan 3-4

On TrackWrestling


Jesse Ybarra – Tucson, AZ (Sunnyside HS) 132 lbs.

At Mile High Challenge Jan 3-4

On TrackWrestling


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

At Cheesehead Jan 3-4

On TrackWrestling


Leif Schroeder – Bozeman, Montana  138 lbs.

Tom LeProwse Bozeman Invitational Jan 3-4

On TrackWrestling


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

No Competition scheduled.


Recruiting Class of 2021

Wyatt Henson –  Waynesburg, Pennsylvania 132 lbs.

At TRICADA Tournament Jan 3-4

On FloWrestling


Cam Lucero – Pagosa Springs, Colorado  145 lbs.

No competition scheduled.


Caleb Rathjen – Ankeny, Iowa  138 lbs.

At Ames (Dual Meet) Jan 3


It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!