Incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits had a good weekend in the tournament season.

Keyan Hernandez won his fourth Montana state title when he won the 126 lbs. bracket. Hernandez had two falls and a tech fall before winning by a 4-1 decision in the finals.

We had five recruits qualify for their state tournament: Dru Ayala, Kael Voinovich, Jake Howell, Leister Bowling and Cadence Diduch. All except Diduch will compete at their state tournament next weekend. Diduch will compete at State on February 23-24.

Miguel Estrada won his Section tournament and will have Masters next weekend. The California State Tournament will be the following weekend on Feb 22-24.

Brady Benham competed at the Oklahoma State Duals where he received a bye in the only dual meet that Sperry competed in.

There will be even more competition to keep track of next weekend for our incoming recruits as we are in the heart of state tournament time.

I will have a full wrap up for season stats when all of our incoming recruits complete their high school season.

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.

Sat Feb 10 – 3A District 5 (Ft. Dodge)

Quarterfinal – Dru Ayala (Fort Dodge) won by fall over Tilman Schon (Spencer) (Fall 1:08)

Semifinal – Dru Ayala (Fort Dodge) won by tech fall over Brock Hessenius (LeMars) (TF-1.5 4:17 (20-5))

1st Place Match – Dru Ayala (Fort Dodge) won by tech fall over Nick McCallister (Waukee) (TF-1.5 3:04 (28-13))

 

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

Fri/Sat Feb 9-10 – at Montana State Championships (Billings)

Champ. Round 1 – Keyan Hernandez (Billings West) won by fall over Grady Winston (Butte) (Fall 1:22)

Quarterfinal – Keyan Hernandez (Billings West) won by fall over William Barnes (Flathead (Kalispell)) (Fall 0:53)

Semifinal – Keyan Hernandez (Billings West) won by tech fall over Ross Tolliver (Great Falls / MSDB) (TF-1.5 4:58 (18-0))

1st Place Match – Keyan Hernandez (Billings West) won by decision over Mason Gutenberger (Belgrade) (Dec 4-1)

 

Miguel Estrada – Bakersfield (Frontier HS), California  152 lbs.

Sat Feb 10 – at CIF Central Section Division 1 (North HS, Bakersfield)

Champ. Round 1 – Miguel Estrada (Frontier) won by tech fall over Matthew Valdez (Clovis West) (TF-1.5 1:58 (20-5))

Quarterfinal – Miguel Estrada (Frontier) won by fall over Frank Solis (Clovis North) (Fall 4:42)

Semifinal – Miguel Estrada (Frontier) won by fall over Christian Herrera (Bakersfield) (Fall 3:12)

1st Place Match – Miguel Estrada (Frontier) won by major decision over Noah Reynolds (Clovis) (MD 17-6)

 

Angelo Ferrari – Melissa, Texas  175 lbs.

No competition scheduled.

 

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

Fri/Sat Feb 9-10 – at 5A Region 2 (Parker, CO)

Quarterfinal – Jake Howell (Cherry Creek) won by fall over David Gonzalez (Central – Grand Junction) (Fall 1:11)

Semifinal – Jake Howell (Cherry Creek) won by fall over Braden Conroy (Eaglecrest) (Fall 1:40)

1st Place Match – Jake Howell (Cherry Creek) won by fall over Matthew Redfearn (Arapahoe) (Fall 1:11)

 

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

Feb 10 – at 3A District 2

Semifinal – Kael Voinovich (Iowa City, City High) 37-1 won by fall over Aiden Mohagen (Muscatine) (Fall 1:31)

1st Place Match – Kael Voinovich (Iowa City, City High) won by fall over Nolan Riddle (Fort Madison) (Fall 1:22)

 

Joe Kennedy – Kasson-Mantorville, Minnesota  152 lbs.

No competition scheduled.

 

Brady Benham – Sperry, Oklahoma  165 lbs.

Sat Feb 10 – at 3A State Duals (Enid, Oklahoma)

165 – Brady Benham (Sperry) over (Pawnee) Forfeit

 

Recruiting Class of 2025

Leo DeLuca  – Blair Academy New Jersey  120 lbs.

No competition scheduled.

 

Leister Bowling – Mead, Colorado  175 lbs.

Fri/Sat Feb 9-10 – at 4A S Region 3 (Monument, CO)

Champ. Round 1 – Leister Bowling (Mead) won by fall over Bryson Neal (Vista Ridge) (Fall 1:16)

Quarterfinal – Leister Bowling (Mead) won by fall over Nikolaus Herzik (Cheyenne Mountain) (Fall 1:42)

Semifinal – Leister Bowling (Mead) won by tech fall over Alex Smith (Riverdale Ridge) (TF-1.5 4:13 (19-4))

1st Place Match – Leister Bowling (Mead) won by major decision over Elijah Contreras (Pueblo East) (MD 15-4)

 

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 9-10 – at IHSA Sectional (Geneseo)

Quarterfinal – Cadence Diduch (Freeport (H.S.)) won by fall over Raegen Hansen (Macomb) (Fall 1:29)

Semifinal – Cadence Diduch (Freeport (H.S.)) won by tech fall over Makayla Jones (Kankakee (Sr.)) (TF-1.5 2:10 (18-3))

1st Place Match – Cadence Diduch (Freeport (H.S.)) won by fall over Eva Beck (Minooka) (Fall 1:31)

 

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!