The peak of recruiting season is here. October 8-10 will be the biggest recruiting weekend of the year for Iowa Wrestling.  The defending national champion Hawkeyes will entertain eighteen wrestlers from around the country for the Recruiting Class of 2022 and 2023.

Iowa will host Penn State in a showdown of top five nationally ranked football teams on national TV on Saturday at 3PM.  Iowa City will be a buzz of excitement.  This will be a great weekend to be an Iowa Hawkeye fan. What a great environment to show recruits what the University of Iowa is all about.

After a year of recruiting being shut down we are getting a huge weekend as fans for the following list of recruits that will be in town for their official visit.


*****All rankings are by Willie Saylor of MatScouts on Rokfin.*****


Seniors – Class of 2022

Trever Anderson

Ankeny, Iowa

2X state champion, 3rd

120 lbs.


Jesse Mendez

Crown Point, Indiana

3X state champ

Cadet national champ

2019 FS Cadet World Team member at 60kg/132 lbs.

#4 P4P

#2 at 138


Jace Rhodes

Mason City, Iowa

2nd, 5th and 5th at State

138 lbs.


Carter Martinson

Southeast Polk HS, Iowa

3rd and 4th at state

138 lbs.


Joel Jesuroga

Southeast Polk HS, Iowa

State champ, 4th

#16 at 145


Carson Martinson

Southeast Polk HS, Iowa

3rd and 5th at state

152 lbs.


Aiden Riggins

Waverly-Shellrock HS, Iowa

State champ, state runner-up, 3rd place

Junior Nationals runner-up

2021 Cadet FS World Team Trials runner-up

#3 at 160


Mickey Griffith

Des Moines Lincoln HS, Iowa

State champion, state runner-up

#18 at 182


Wyatt Voelker

West Delaware HS, Iowa

State champion, 4th, 4th at State

Greco-Roman Junior National champion

Junior Freestyle 8th place

Junior Folkstyle Nationals runner-up

#9 at 195


Kolby Franklin

Wyoming Seminary HS, Pennsylvania

State runner-up

Cadet Freestyle and G-R national champion

#6 at 195


Bradley Hill

Bettendorf, Iowa

State champion, 6th place

#10 at 220


Easton Fleshman

West Lyon HS, Iowa

7th at State, 3X Qualifier

Iowa State Freestyle champion

#22 at Hwt.


Juniors – Class of 2023

Nate Jesuroga

Southeast Polk HS, Iowa

State champ, 3rd place

2021 Cadet World Bronze medalist at 51kg/112 lbs.

#3 P4P

#1 at 120


Ryder Block

Waverly-Shellrock HS, Iowa

State champ, State runner-up

#13 at 132


Josh Barr

Davison HS, Michigan

2X state champion

Junior national champion

Cadet national champion

#2 at 160


Gabe Arnold

Wyoming Seminary HS, Pennsylvania

Cadet FS & G-R national champ

14U FS & G-R national champ

#18 P4P

#2 at 170


Tate Naaktgeboren

Linn-Mar HS, Iowa

State champ, state runner-up

Junior Folkstyle national champion

#9 at 170


Ben Kueter

City High HS, Iowa

2X undefeated state champion

Junior National runner-up

#4 at 220

*Committed to Iowa Wrestling and Football on 9/19/21


I have been saying for years that Ryan Morningstar is the best college wrestling recruiter in the country and there is nobody better than Tom Brands at closing the deal for a commitment from a recruit.


Morningstar will find them.

Tommy will sign them.

Terry will train them.


It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!