The Iowa Women’s Wrestling team has put together another top recruiting class for the program. The National Letter of Intent Signing Day was last Wednesday, November 8. 

So far Iowa has signed four new incoming recruits for the Class of 2024. The Hawks have signed Val Solorio (100) of Pennsylvania, Karlee Brooks (120) of Arizona, Cadence Diduch (135) of Illinois, and Naomi Simon (170) of Decorah, Iowa.

A fifth recruit, Kiara Djoumessi of Waverly-Shell Rock, Iowa committed to the Hawks on November 1 but I have not seen where she has signed at this time. Djoumessi is ranked #7 in the country at 140 lbs.

This group of recruits has had success in International competition representing Team USA recently. Diduch was dominating in winning the 61 kg/134 lbs. Gold at the 2023 U17 Pan American Championships in Mexico City, Mexico. Brooks was a 53 KG/117 lbs. U17 National champion and placed fifth at the 2023 U17 World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey.

The support for Iowa Women’s Wrestling is unmatched. In the first appearance in the history of the program in legendary Carver-Hawkeye Arena last Sunday Iowa broke a record for the most fans at a women’s college wrestling event with 8,207.

Iowa keeps adding to a loaded program that looks to have a great present and future.

I will keep you up to date with any new recruiting news from the program.


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Iowa Women’s Wrestling Signed Recruiting Class of 2024

Val Solorio – #6 at 100 lbs., Canon-McMillan HS, Pennsylvania 

Karlee Brook – #2 at 120 lbs., Valiant College Prep, Phoenix, AZ

Cadence Diduch – #3 at 135 lbs., Freeport, Illinois

Naomi Simon – #2 at 170 lbs., Decorah, Iowa 

***National Girls High School Rankings


It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!