Alex Marinelli has been named as the Iowa Wrestling Fan Blog and Podcast Wrestler of the Week.  Marinelli recorded two pins over the weekend in dual meets.  Against Indiana, Marinelli pinned David Tunon in 5:34 and he pinned Tanner Webster of Purdue in 1:51.  Marinelli finished both falls with his patented figure four.

Marinelli, ranked second at 165 lbs. in the country, is a redshirt junior from Miamisburg, OH (St. Paris Graham HS) and is already a two-time All American.  Marinelli placed sixth in 2018 and seventh in 2019 at 165 lbs. On the season, Marinelli is 12-0 with a team leading seven pins.  

The criteria for Iowa Wrestling Fan Blog & Podcast Wrestler of the Week is an Iowa wrestler that performs at an elite level that best represents Iowa Wrestling in the form of a dominating performance, a come from behind victory, or defeating a higher ranked opponent.


165 — #2 Alex Marinelli (IA) pinned David Tunon (IND), 5:34

165 — #2 Alex Marinelli (IA) pinned Tanner Webster (P), 1:51


Iowa Wrestling Fan Blog & Podcast Wrestler of the Week

November 19 – Nelson Brands and Zach Glazier

November 25 – Nelson Brands and Zach Glazier

December 2 – Tony Cassioppi.

December 9 – Jacob Warner

January 2 – Pat Lugo

January 14 – Alex Marinelli


It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!