The National Girls High School Rankings have been released. Incoming University of Iowa wrestlers are well represented for the Recruiting Class of 2023.

In the pound-for-pound rankings Rose Cassioppi is #14 and Lilly Luft is #17. 

Lilly Luft is ranked #1 at 138. Emily Frost (132), Rose Cassioppi (164), Alivia White (180) are ranked #2. Haley Ward is ranked #3 at 164 and Ava Rose is #11 at 112.

I also want to mention that Marlynne Deede is transferring into the program for her senior season. Deede is a four-time All American and won the NCWWC national title this past season at 155 lbs. 

The Hawks signed 15 incoming recruits and transfers in the Class of 2022. Iowa has already received commitments from eight wrestlers for the Recruiting Class of 2023 in addition to national champion Marlynne Deede and two-time national finalist Jaycee Foeller as transfers.

The University of Iowa is the first Division I Power 5 Conference member to have women’s wrestling. The Hawks have their first year of official competition next season.

Iowa will put a very competitive team on the mat in their first year of competition. I am looking forward to it.


Iowa Women’s Wrestling Recruiting Class of 2023 in the National Girls High School Rankings

Ava Rose –  #11 at 112

Bella Ngo – 116 

Emily Frost – #2 at 132

Lilly Luft – #1 at 138

Danni Swihart – 135 

Rose Cassioppi – #2 at 164

Haley Ward – #3 at 164

Alivia White – #2 at 180


It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!