Lilly Luft of Charles City was awarded the Iowa High School Female Wrestler of the Year. Luft recently won her third state title and finished her career with a 125-6 record. Luft was 40-0 this season in winning a state title at 130 lbs.
Luft was named as the Dan Gable Ms. Wrestler of the Year last month and is in the Iowa Women’s Wrestling Recruiting Class of 2023.
Iowa Women’s Wrestling will start their first official year of competition next season.
Ben Kueter was named as the Bob Steenlage Iowa High School Wrestler of the Year.
Kueter of City High (Iowa City) finished his career as the 32nd four-time state champion in state history and just the seventh to have an undefeated career record (111-0). He is the overall #1 recruit in the country pound for pound by MatScouts.
Kueter won a Junior World Freestyle title last summer in Sophie, Bulgaria at 97 kg/213 lbs. Kueter is also an elite linebacker in football and received All American honors. He committed to both Iowa Wrestling and Iowa Football.
Kueter was named as the Dan Gable Mr. Wrestler of the Year last month and is in the Iowa Wrestling Recruiting Class of 2023.
A banquet honoring the Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa Class of 2023 will be held at Prairie Links Golf & Event Center in Waverly, Iowa, on June 23. For more information, contact the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum at (319) 233-0745 or [email protected].
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