Joel Jesuroga committed to the University of Iowa to become a member of the outstanding Recruiting Class of 2022. Jesuroga won a state title last year at 145 for Southeast Polk (Pleasant Hill, Iowa) and placed fourth as a sophomore at 132. He is projected to compete at 149/157 for Iowa. Younger brother Nate committed to the Hawks on October 9.

Joel took his official visit in what has become a very successful recruiting weekend for Iowa on October 9-10. Jesuroga chose the Hawks over Nebraska, UNI, and North Carolina.

Jesuroga is ranked #23 at 145 lbs. and #154 on the Senior Big Board for the Class of 2022 by MatScouts.

In addition to brother Nate, Jesuroga will also be joined by Class of 2022 teammates Carter and Carson Martinson also of Southeast Polk on the Iowa Wrestling team.

Iowa has now received a commitment from thirteen wrestlers since the end of September and they are not done yet. I am confident that the Iowa Wrestling coaching staff is still out on the recruiting trail.

The future certainly looks bright for Iowa wrestling.


*Rankings by Willie Saylor of MatScouts.

Class of 2022

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

#23 at 145


Carson Martinson

Southeast Polk HS, Iowa

3rd and 5th at state

152 lbs.


Drake Rhodes

Billings West HS, Montana

2X state champ, state runner-up

#22 at 152


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 lbs.


Mickey Griffith

Des Moines Lincoln HS, Iowa

State champion, state runner-up

#17 at 182 lbs.


Kolby Franklin

Wyoming Seminary, Pennsylvania

State runner-up

Cadet Freestyle and Greco-Roman champion

#5 at 197


Brad Hill

Bettendorf, Iowa

State champion, 6th place

#9 at 220 lbs.


Easton Fleshman

West Lyon HS, Iowa

7th at State, 3X Qualifier

Iowa State Freestyle champion

#25 at Hwt.


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 lbs.


Ryder Block

Waverly-Shellrock HS, Iowa

State champ, State runner-up

#14 at 132 lbs.


Ben Kueter

City High HS, Iowa

2X undefeated state champion

Junior National runner-up

#4 at 220 lbs.


It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!