We have another big weekend of wrestling for our incoming recruits. Miguel Estrada (CA), Brady Benham (OK), and Cadence Diduch (IL) will be competing in their State tournament. 

Leo Deluca will be competing at the National Prep Wrestling Championships in Bethlehem, PA. that will be covered live by FloWrestling on Friday and Saturday.

Joe Kennedy will be at Section 1AA Individual in Rochester on Friday and Saturday. This will be a qualifier for the State Tournament next weekend.

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.

Season completed – 3rd place.


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

Season completed – State Champion.


Miguel Estrada – Bakersfield (Frontier HS), California  150 lbs.

Th-Sat  Feb 22-24 – at California State Wrestling Championships (Bakersfield)


Angelo Ferrari – Melissa, Texas  175 lbs.

Season completed – State Champion.


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

Season completed – 2nd place.


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

Season completed – State Champion.


Joe Kennedy – Kasson-Mantorville, Minnesota  152 lbs.

Fri-Sat Feb 23-24 – at Section 1AA Individual (Rochester)


Brady Benham – Sperry, Oklahoma  165 lbs.

Th-Sat Feb 22-24 – at Oklahoma State Championships (Oklahoma City)


Recruiting Class of 2025

Leo DeLuca  – Blair Academy New Jersey  120 lbs.

Fri-Sat Feb 23-24 – at National Prep Wrestling Championships (Bethlehem, PA)


Leister Bowling – Mead, Colorado  175 lbs.

Season completed – State Champion.


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.

No competition scheduled.


Cadence Diduch – Freeport, Illinois  135 lbs.

Fri-Sat Feb 23-24 – at Illinois Girls Individual State Finals (Bloomington)


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

Season completed – State Champion.


Naomi Simon – Decorah, Iowa 170 lbs.

Season completed – State Champion.


It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!