Incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits competed at the Greco-Roman U20 Nationals in Las Vegas. Otto Black won the 63kg/138 lbs. title in dominating fashion. Black had three tech falls before defeating Jandon Drury 10-5 in the finals.

Black was a Junior Greco-Roman national champion at 126 in 2022 and 132 in 2023. 

Black, from Park, Colorado, committed to the Hawks on April 16. He won a 138 lbs. 4A Colorado state title this season with a 52-0 record and will be a member of the Iowa Wrestling Recruiting Class of 2024.


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Leister Bowling placed second at 77kg/169 lbs. After two tech falls, Bowling won 7-0 in the quarterfinals and 9-7 in the semifinals. He dropped the finals match 8-0 to Aydin Rix McElhinney.

Bowling, from Longmont, Colorado, won a 175 lbs state title for Mead High School. Bowling and Black were teammates and led Mead to the 4A Colorado state title this season.

Bowling is in the Iowa Wrestling Recruiting Class of 2025.

Black and Bowling have now qualified for U20 Greco-Roman World Team Trials on May 31-June 1 in Geneva, Ohio.


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On Friday and Saturday Kael Voinovich and Isaiah Fenton will be competing at the Freestyle U20 Nationals  in Las Vegas.

Voinovich is in the Recruiting Class of 2024 and Fenton is a true freshman at Iowa.

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Kael Voinovich – 70kg

Isaiah Fenton – 74kg 


U20 Freestyle Nationals Schedule

*****All times listed are CST

Friday, April 26

U20 Freestyle 

Preliminaries and Consolations

6:00PM – 10:30PM


Saturday, April 27

U20 Freestyle 

Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Consolations and Consolation Semifinals

Noon – 3PM


U20 Freestyle 

All Medal Matches

6:00PM – 7:30PM


It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!