InterMat released their American Men’s Freestyle Rankings. We are just a year out from the next Olympics. A good representation of former and current Iowa Hawkeyes are in the rankings.


American Men’s Freestyle Rankings – February 20

61 kg  Austin DeSanto – #3

65 kg  Pat Lugo – #7

74 kg  Kaleb Young – #9

74 kg  Patrick Kennedy – #10

79 kg  Alex Marinelli – #5

125 kg  Tony Cassioppi – #6


Pound for Pound

Alex Marinelli – #22

Austin DeSanto – #25


Complete rankings:


Three members of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club will be competing at the Ibrahim Moustafa Ranking Event in Alexandria, Egypt on Sunday, February 26. Austin DeSanto (61 kg), Pat Lugo (65 kg), and Cody Chittum (70 kg) of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club will be among the 21 men’s freestyle wrestlers representing Team USA in this major international tournament. 

HWC coach Daniel Dennis will be on the coaching staff.

All of the wrestling will be streamed live on the premium service of FloWrestling.


I anticipate that all members of the HWC will compete at the 2023 U.S. Open for men’s freestyle on April 27-28 in Las Vegas.


It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!