We had the first weekend of state tournaments for our incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits.

Kiara Djoumessi and Naomi Simon both won state titles at the Iowa Girls State Tournament. Djoumessi was 5-0 with three pins and Simon was 5-0 with four pins and a major decision. I believe the 15-2 major decision in the finals is the first result this season that I have posted for Simon that was not a fall. Decorah won the team title and Waverly Shell-Rock was fourth. 

Incoming Iowa recruit Karlee Brooks won the 123 lbs. title at the Grand View Open. Brooks was 4-0 with three tech falls and a pin. 

Brooks, originally from Phoenix, Arizona, is in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the U.S. Olympic Training Center as a member of the EAP (Elite Accelerator Program). She is currently ranked #2 at 120 lbs. and #11 in the P4P rankings and is a member of the Iowa Women’s Wrestling Recruiting Class of 2024.

Keyan Hernandez won the Divisional at Great Falls with a pin, tech fall, and major decision. Hernandez will compete at the Montana State Tournament on Friday and Saturday.

We will have quite a few incoming recruits competing next weekend at tournaments to qualify for their state tournament.

As I have done for years I will continue to post a blog of where our incoming recruits will be competing for the weekend and a follow up blog with results.

 


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Recruiting Class of 2024

Dru Ayala – Fort Dodge, Iowa  120 lbs.

No competition scheduled.

 

Keyan Hernandez – Billings (West), Montana 126 lbs.

Fri/Sat Feb 2-3 – at Divisionals (Great Falls)

Champ. Round 1 – Keyan Hernandez (Billings West) 24-0 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal – Keyan Hernandez (Billings West) 24-0 won by fall over Eli Harrell (Great Falls CMR) 1-2 (Fall 3:28)

Semifinal – Keyan Hernandez (Billings West) 24-0 won by tech fall over Ty Laslovich (Gallatin (Bozeman)) 13-7 (TF-1.5 5:03 (17-2))

1st Place Match – Keyan Hernandez (Billings West) 24-0 won by major decision over Mason Gutenberger (Belgrade) 19-3 (MD 15-1)

 

Miguel Estrada  Bakersfield (Frontier HS), California  144 lbs.

No competition scheduled.

 

Angelo Ferrari – Melissa, Texas  175 lbs.

No competition scheduled.

 

Jake Howell –  Glenwood Village (Cherry Creek HS), Colorado  215 lbs.

No competition scheduled.

 

Kael Voinovich – City High HS, Iowa City, Iowa  157 lbs.

No competition scheduled.

 

Joe Kennedy – Kasson-Mantorville, Minnesota  152 lbs.

No competition scheduled.

 

Recruiting Class of 2025

Leo DeLuca  – Blair Academy New Jersey  120 lbs.

No competition scheduled.

 

Leister Bowling – Mead, Colorado  175 lbs.

No competition scheduled.

 

Women’s Recruiting Class of 2024

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

No competition scheduled.

 

Karlee Brooks – Valiant College Prep HS (Phoenix, AZ)  120 lbs.

Sat Feb 3 – at Grand View Open (Des Moines)

Champ. Round 1 – Karlee Brooks (Elite Accelerator Program) won by tech fall over Ava Rose (University of Iowa ) (TF 10-0)

Quarterfinal – Karlee Brooks (Elite Accelerator Program) won by fall over Mateah Roehl (Askren Wrestling Academy ) (Fall 3:27)

Semifinal – Karlee Brooks (Elite Accelerator Program) won by tech fall over Catharine Campbell (Grand View University) (TF 11-0)

1st Place Match – Karlee Brooks (Elite Accelerator Program) won by tech fall over Emily Paulino (Midland University) (TF 10-0)

 

Cadence Diduch – Freeport, Illinois  135 lbs.

No competition scheduled.

 

Kiara Djoumessi – Waverly-Shell Rock, Iowa  140 lbs.

Th/Fri Feb 1-2 – at Iowa High School State Tournament (Coralville, Iowa)

Champ. Round 1 – Kiara Djoumessi (Waverly-Shell Rock) 47-0 won by fall over Emma York (Cedar Rapids Jefferson) 15-12 (Fall 2:51)

Champ. Round 2 – Kiara Djoumessi (Waverly-Shell Rock) 47-0 won by fall over Olivia Bonnema (Solon) 32-15 (Fall 1:39)

Quarterfinal – Kiara Djoumessi (Waverly-Shell Rock) 47-0 won by fall over Andelyn Cabalka (East Buchanan) 48-17 (Fall 3:35)

Semifinal – Kiara Djoumessi (Waverly-Shell Rock) 47-0 won in sudden victory – 1 over Dionni Garcia-Vasquez (West Liberty) 45-3 (SV-1 5-3)

1st Place Match – Kiara Djoumessi (Waverly-Shell Rock) 47-0 won in sudden victory – 1 over Shaylee Sutherland (Spencer) 45-4 (SV-1 4-2)

 

Naomi Simon – Decorah, Iowa 170 lbs.

Th/Fri Feb 1-2 – at Iowa High School State Tournament (Coralville, Iowa)

Champ. Round 1 – Naomi Simon (Decorah) 48-0 won by fall over Genevieve Lantigua (Marshalltown) 13-10 (Fall 1:13)

Champ. Round 2 – Naomi Simon (Decorah) 48-0 won by fall over Kensi Steele (Iowa City, Liberty) 32-12 (Fall 1:04)

Quarterfinal – Naomi Simon (Decorah) 48-0 won by fall over Aleah Johnson (Raccoon River-Northwest) 45-10 (Fall 1:39)

Semifinal – Naomi Simon (Decorah) 48-0 won by fall over Averie Wittkop (West Marshall) 46-5 (Fall 1:09)

1st Place Match – Naomi Simon (Decorah) 48-0 won by major decision over Autumn Elsbury (South Tama County) 37-2 (MD 15-2)

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!