Iowa recruits in action: Feb 14-18 RESULTS

It was a huge weekend of competition with five of our incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits competing in their state tournament.

Angelo Ferrari (Texas), Kael Voinovich (Iowa), and Leister Bowling (Colorado) won titles. Jake Howell (Colorado) placed second and Dru Ayala (Iowa) placed third.

Brady Benham won Regionals and will compete at the Oklahoma State Tournament next weekend. Val Solorio won District 7 and will next compete at West Regional on March 2.

Joe Kennedy won his only match at the Team Section 1AA Championship for team duals.

Leo DeLuca had one match at the New York/New Jersey National Prep Qualifier where he won by a pin in :15.

Karlee Brooks is in the 53 KG/116 lbs. finals at the Klippan Lady Open in Klippan, Sweden. Brooks is representing Team USA in the Senior division on Saturday and Sunday.

I am still researching for results for Miguel Estrada.

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.

Wed/Sat Feb 14-17 – at Iowa High School State Tournament

Champ. Round 1 – Dru Ayala (Fort Dodge) 43-4 received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 – Dru Ayala (Fort Dodge) 43-4 won by decision over Nick McCallister (Waukee) 24-13 (Dec 18-12)

Quarterfinal – Dru Ayala (Fort Dodge) 43-4 won by major decision over Reid Foster (Bondurant-Farrar) 27-9 (MD 16-3)

Semifinal – Jake Knight (Bettendorf) 34-2 won by decision over Dru Ayala (Fort Dodge) 43-4 (Dec 12-6)

Cons. Semi – Dru Ayala (Fort Dodge) 43-4 won by decision over Malik DeBow (Linn-Mar) 34-4 (Dec 7-4)

3rd Place Match – Dru Ayala (Fort Dodge) 43-4 won by decision over Cody Vandermark (Ankeny Centennial) 35-6 (Dec 5-4)

 

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

Season completed – State Champion.

 

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

Fri/Sat Feb 16-17 – Masters (Selland Arena)

 

Angelo Ferrari – Melissa, Texas  175 lbs.

Fri/Sat Feb 16-17 – at UIL State Championships (Cypress)

Champ. Round 1 – Angelo Ferrari (Melissa) 34-0 won by fall over Aiden Rodriguez (Edcouch-Elsa) 43-11 (Fall 1:19)

Quarterfinal – Angelo Ferrari (Melissa) 34-0 won by fall over Erik Woolston (Frisco Lone Star) 40-7 (Fall 1:28)

Semifinal – Angelo Ferrari (Melissa) 34-0 won by fall over De`Andre Richardson (Carrollton Creekview) 29-13 (Fall 1:21)

1st Place Match – Angelo Ferrari (Melissa) 34-0 won by tech fall over Isaac Zapata (Georgetown) 55-4 (TF-1.5 4:37 (27-12))

 

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

Fri/Sat Feb 15-17 – at Colorado State Championships (Denver)

Champ. Round 1 – Jake Howell (Cherry Creek) 30-3 won by fall over Mouhamed Benbelkacem (Cherokee Trail) 9-15 (Fall 1:29)

Quarterfinal – Jake Howell (Cherry Creek) 30-3 won by fall over Oz Nowick (Grandview) 23-12 (Fall 2:28)

Semifinal – Jake Howell (Cherry Creek) 30-3 won by major decision over Maddux Najera (Pomona) 30-6 (MD 11-2)

1st Place Match – Quinn Funk (Legacy) 45-0 won by fall over Jake Howell (Cherry Creek) 30-3 (Fall 3:36)

 

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

Wed/Sat Feb 14-17 – at Iowa High School State Tournament

Champ. Round 1 – Kael Voinovich (Iowa City, City High) 41-1 received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 – Kael Voinovich (Iowa City, City High) 41-1 won by fall over Dominic Tigner (Norwalk) 35-11 (Fall 3:06)

Quarterfinal – Kael Voinovich (Iowa City, City High) 41-1 won by major decision over Isaac Bruhl (Ankeny Centennial) 20-3 (MD 19-7)

Semifinal – Kael Voinovich (Iowa City, City High) 41-1 won by injury default over Grant Kress (Linn-Mar) 32-2 (Inj. 1:50)

1st Place Match – Kael Voinovich (Iowa City, City High) 41-1 won by major decision over Jaxon Miller (Carlisle) 36-3 (MD 12-3)

 

Joe Kennedy – Kasson-Mantorville, Minnesota  152 lbs.

Sat Feb 17 – at Team Section 1AA Championship (Rochester)

Joseph Kennedy (Kasson-Mantorville) over Laiken Copeman (Zumbrota-Mazeppa) Dec 8-4

 

Brady Benham – Sperry, Oklahoma  165 lbs.

Fri/Sat Feb 16-17 – at 3A Regionals (Vinita, OK)

Champ. Round 1 – Brady Benham (SPERRY) 37-0 won by fall over Nathaniel Acevedo (VICTORY CHRISTIAN) 1-2 (Fall 0:48)

Champ. Round 2 – Brady Benham (SPERRY) 37-0 won by tech fall over Joseph Cummings (HENRYETTA) 16-11 (TF-1.5 2:50 (17-2))

Quarterfinal – Brady Benham (SPERRY) 37-0 won by fall over Kutter Thompson (WYANDOTTE) 1-2 (Fall 1:30)

Semifinal – Brady Benham (SPERRY) 37-0 won by tech fall over Seth Elam (SALINA) 27-12 (TF-1.5 4:50 (17-2))

1st Place Match – Brady Benham (SPERRY) 37-0 won by fall over Landon Beliel (TONKAWA) 31-7 (Fall 1:12)

 

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Leo DeLuca  – Blair Academy New Jersey  120 lbs.

Sat Feb 17 – New York/New Jersey National Prep Qualifier (Blair)

Leo DeLuca (Blair) won by fall in :15

 

Leister Bowling – Mead, Colorado  175 lbs.

Fri/Sat Feb 15-17 – at Colorado State Championships (Denver)

Champ. Round 1 – Leister Bowling (Mead) 55-1 won by fall over Kc Mendoza (Mountain View) 25-20 (Fall 1:37)

Quarterfinal – Leister Bowling (Mead) 55-1 won by major decision over Michael Garcia (Roosevelt) 32-12 (MD 16-4)

Semifinal – Leister Bowling (Mead) 55-1 won by fall over Walker Hayman (Loveland) 41-1 (Fall 1:55)

1st Place Match – Leister Bowling (Mead) 55-1 won by major decision over Jack Doughty (Canon City) 48-3 (MD 8-0)

 

Women’s Recruiting Class of 2024

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

Sat Feb 17 – at District 7 (North Allegheny)

Val Solorio (Canon-McMillan) tech fall over Kristen Walzer (Montour) 16-1

 

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

Sat/Sun Feb 17-18 – at Klippan Lady Open (Sweden)

WIN Lobna Icaoui (Tunisia), tech. fall, 12-0

WIN Lilya Cohen (France), fall, 4:15

WIN Maelyss Rousselet (France), 5-4

VS Magdalena Glodek (Poland)

 

Cadence Diduch – Freeport, Illinois  135 lbs.

No competition scheduled.

 

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!

Brands guest speaker at HAWK Klub Party

There will be a HAWK Klub party at the Radisson Hotel after the Iowa-Wisconsin dual meet Sunday, February 18. Iowa Head Wrestling Coach Tom Brands will be the guest speaker.

Members of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club will also be speaking and in the crowd.

The Radisson is at 1220 1st Ave. in Coralville just North of I-80 by Exit 242.

Iowa faces Wisconsin at 1 PM Sunday in sold out Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Senior Day for the last home dual meet of the season.

 


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HAWK Klub (Hawkeye Area Wrestling Klub) was formed in 1978 and is the oldest college wrestling fan support organization in the country. 

For membership information about HAWK Klub: http://hawkklub.com/

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

 

Iowa recruits in new National Girls High School Rankings

The new National Girls High School Rankings for February have been released. The rankings are a product of USA Wrestling, FloWrestling, and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame.

All five members of the Iowa Women’s Wrestling Recruiting Class of 2024 are ranked. In the Pound For Pound (P4P) rankings Karlee Brooks is listed at #12 and Naomi Simon is #23.

In individual rankings Val Solorio is #3 at 100, Karlee Brooks is #2 at 120, Cadence Diduch is #4 at 135, Kiara Djoumessi is #9 at 140, and Naomi Simon is #3 at 170.

Simon and Djoumessi have already won a state title. Solorio will be in Districts this weekend and Diduch will compete at State next weekend.

Karlee Brooks will be competing at the Klippan Lady Open in Klippan, Sweden. Brooks will represent Team USA in the Senior division at 53 KG/116 lbs. on Saturday and Sunday.

The next competition for Iowa will be the NCWWC Regionals at Simpson College (Indianola, Iowa) on Friday, February 23. This will be the qualifier for the National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Championships (NCWWC) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on March 8-9.

 


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Iowa Women’s Wrestling Recruiting Class of 2024 in the new National Girls High School Rankings for February

Val Solorio (Canon-McMillan HS, Pennsylvania) – #3 at 100 lbs.

Karlee Brooks  (Valiant College Prep, Phoenix, AZ) – #2 at 120 lbs., #11 P4P

Cadence Diduch (Freeport, Illinois) – #4 at 135 lbs.

Kiara Djoumessi (Waverly-Shell Rock HS, Iowa) –  #9 at 140 lbs.

Naomi Simon (Decorah, Iowa) – #3 at 170 lbs., #23 P4P

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

HWC Social on Sunday, Feb 18

The Hawkeye Wrestling Club will host a Pre-Match Social from 10 AM – 1 PM on Sunday, February 18. The Social will be at Scouts Honor at 219 Iowa Avenue in downtown Iowa City. 

The HWC Socials are free of charge and provide a great opportunity to meet HWC wrestlers, former Hawkeye greats and other Iowa Wrestling fans.

 


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The Hawks will face Wisconsin at 1 PM for Senior Day in sold out Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Iowa-Wisconsin preview

The Iowa Hawkeyes will host Big Ten rival Wisconsin on Sunday, February 18 at 1 PM. The meet will be televised on BTN. Sunday will also be Senior Day in the last home dual meet of the season and the last opportunity to improve seeds for Big Tens.

You can always count on an intense dual meet when Iowa faces a Chris Bono coached Wisconsin team. The Badgers are 9-4 on the season and ranked #16 in the country.

There are several matches of ranked opponents. At 125 it will be #5 Drake Ayala vs. #3 Erick Barnett and #8 Caleb Rathjen vs. #19 Joseph Zargo at 149.

At 165 it will be #7 Mike Caliendo vs. #5 Dean Hamiti and 174 will have #7 Patrick Kennedy vs. #12 Max Maylor.

I am most looking forward to the matches at 125 and 165.

Iowa has two wrestlers listed at 133 with Cullan Schriever and Brody Teske to face unranked Nicolar Rivera.

The Hawks also have two listed at Hwt with #29 Brad Hill and Ben Kueter to face unranked Gannon Rosenfeld.

I look for Iowa to get back on track with a big win on Sunday.

Iowa will go to Oklahoma State for the final dual meet of the year a week from Sunday on February 25.

I expect a sold out Carver-Hawkeye Arena to be fired up and ready to go for Senior Day and the last home meet of the season.

You can listen to the Iowa-Wisconsin dual meet on iheart.com, YouTube, and AM 800 KXIC where Steven Grace and Mark Ironside will call the action.

 


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4 IOWA HAWKEYES (10-2, 5-2) 2023-24 Overall

Wt. Rank^ Name Yr. Hometown/High School Record

125 2/5/4/6 Drake Ayala So. Fort Dodge, Iowa/Fort Dodge 18-3

133 18/20/23/19 Cullan Schriever Jr. Mason City, Iowa/Mason City 8-3

-or- Brody Teske Sr. Duncombe, Iowa/Fort Dodge 10-3

141 2/2/2/3 Real Woods R-Sr. Albuquerque, New Mexico/Montini Catholic (Ill.) 12-2

149 12/8/11/9 Caleb Rathjen So. Ankeny, Iowa/Ankeny 13-3

157 6/5/5/6 Jared Franek Grad. Harwood, North Dakota/West Fargo 18-3

165 7/7/7/8 Michael Caliendo So. Geneva, Illinois/Batavia 19-2

174 7/7/5/5 Patrick Kennedy Jr. Kasson-Mantorville, Minnesota/Kasson-Mantorville 10-4

184 Aiden Riggins R-Fr. Janesville, Iowa/Waverly-Shell Rock 11-11

197 10/11/12/7 Zach Glazier Sr. Albert Lea, Minnesota/Albert Lea 19-1

285 –/29/–/– Bradley Hill R-Fr. Bettendorf, Iowa/Bettendorf 15-5

-or- Ben Kueter Fr. Iowa City, Iowa/Iowa City 2-1

^ WIN/Intermat/Flo/AWN

 

WISCONSIN BADGERS (9-4, 3-3) 2023-24 Overall

Wt. Rank^ Name Yr. Hometown/High School Record

125 7/3/3/3 Erick Barnett Sr. Greenville, Wisconsin/Hortonville 20-3

133 Nicolar Rivera R-Fr. Stoughton, Wisconsin/Stoughton 12-7

141 Felix Lettini R-Fr. Clark, New Jersey/St. Peters Prep 3-14

-or- Zan Fugitt Fr. Nixa, Missouri/Nixa 8-4

149 18/19/15/16 Joseph Zargo Jr. South River, New Jersey/Bergen Catholic 15-5

-or- Julian George Fr. Manasquan, New Jersey/Christian Brothers 1-3

157 Luke Mechler R-So. Stoughton, Wisconsin/Stoughton 6-13

-or- Cody Goebel R-Fr. Mukwonago, Wisconsin/Mukwonago 14-9

165 5/5/5/3 Dean Hamiti Jr. Joliet, Illinois/Joliet Catholic 21-1

174 18/12/14/13 Max Maylor Grad. Highland, Wisconsin/Highland 14-4

184 –/16/18/17 Shane Liegel Grad. Spring Green, Wisconsin/River Valley 18-6

-or- Luke Condon Fr. Poway, California/Poway 9-2

197 Josh Otto R-Sr. Brookfield, Wisconsin/Arrowhead 1-9

285 Gannon Rosenfeld R-Fr. North Mankato, Minnesota/Mankato West 3-11

^ WIN/Intermat/Flo/AWN

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Iowa recruits in action: Feb 14-18

This is the biggest weekend of the year for our incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits. There is a lot to keep track of over the next five days with ten recruits competing.

We have four recruits that will be at their state tournament: Dru Ayala, Kael Voinovich, Jake Howell, and Leister Bowling. 

Miguel Estrada (Masters), Brady Benham (Regionals), and Val Solorio (District 7) will compete in their state tournament qualifier. 

Leo DeLuca will be at the National Prep Qualifier and Joe Kennedy will be at the Section Tournament.

Karlee Brooks will be competing at the Klippan Lady Open in Klippan, Sweden. Brooks will represent Team USA in the Senior division at 53 KG/116 lbs. on Saturday and Sunday.

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.

Wed/Sat Feb 14-17 – at Iowa High School State Tournament

 

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

Season completed – State Champion.

 

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

Fri/Sat Feb 16-17 – at Masters (Fresno)

 

Angelo Ferrari – Melissa, Texas  175 lbs.

No competition scheduled.

 

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

Thur/Sat Feb 15-17 – at Colorado State Championships (Denver)

 

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

Wed/Sat Feb 14-17 – at Iowa High School State Tournament

 

Joe Kennedy – Kasson-Mantorville, Minnesota  152 lbs.

Sat Feb 17 – at Section Championship (Rochester)

 

Brady Benham – Sperry, Oklahoma  165 lbs.

Fri/Sat Feb 16-17 – at 3A Regionals

 

Recruiting Class of 2025

Leo DeLuca  – Blair Academy New Jersey  120 lbs.

Sat Feb 17 – National Prep Qualifier (Blair)

 

Leister Bowling – Mead, Colorado  175 lbs.

Thur/Sat Feb 15-17 – at Colorado State Championships (Denver)

 

Women’s Recruiting Class of 2024

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

Sat Feb 17 – at District 7 (North Allegheny)

 

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

Sat/Sun Feb 17-18 – at Klippan Lady Open (Sweden)

 

Cadence Diduch – Freeport, Illinois  135 lbs.

No competition scheduled.

 

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!

Remaining schedule and matchups

I wanted to look ahead at the remaining schedule as the college wrestling season comes to a close.

Iowa has two dual meets left when they host Wisconsin on Sunday and visit Oklahoma State a week from Sunday.

After a two week break we will have Big Tens before another break to get us to the NCAA National Championships.

All of the remaining competitions will be televised.

I will have my usual preview for each of the remaining competitions.

 

Sunday, February 18 – Wisconsin  1 PM (BTN)

Sunday, February 25 – at Oklahoma State  2 PM (FS1)

Sat and Sun March 9-10 – at Big Ten Championships (College Park, Maryland) (BTN)

Thurs-Sat March 21-23 – at NCAA Championships (Kansas City, MO) 

 


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Listed is the most recent  lineup of Wisconsin and Oklahoma State from this past weekend.

*InterMat Rankings from Feb 6. I will update this blog when the new InterMat Rankings are released.

125

Drake Ayala – #7

Eric Barnett (WI) – #4

Troy Spratley (Ok St) – #11

 

133

Cullan Schriever – #20

Nicolar Rivera (WI) – Not ranked

Daton Fix (Ok St) – #3

 

141

Real Woods – #2

Felix Lettini (WI) – Not ranked

Tagen Jamison (Ok St) – #8

 

149

Caleb Rathjen – #12

Joe Zargo (WI) – #22

Jordan Williams (Ok St) – #16

 

157

Jared Franek – #5

Luke Mechler (WI) – Not ranked

Teague Travis (Ok St) – #11

 

165

Mike Caliendo – #6

Dean Hamiti (WI) – #5

Izzak Olejnik (Ok St) – #3

 

174

Patrick Kennedy – 7th

Max Maylor (WI) – 12th

Braydon Thompson (Ok St) – 20th

 

184

Aiden Riggins – Not ranked

Shane Liegel (WI) – #16

Dustin Plott (Ok St) – #2

 

197

Zach Glazier – #11

Josh Otto (WI) – Not ranked

Luke Surber (Ok St) – #15

 

Hwt

Brad Hill – #29   Ben Kueter – Not ranked

Gannon Rosenfeld (WI) – Not ranked

Konner Doucet (Ok St) – #10

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Estrada to compete at Pittsburgh Classic

Incoming Iowa recruit Miguel Estrada has been chosen to represent the USA All-Star Team in the Pittsburgh Classic on Saturday, March 30. Estrada will face a member of the Pennsylvania All-Star team that has yet to be announced at 152 lbs.

The Pittsburgh Classic will be held in the AHN Arena at Peters Township High School in McMurray, Pennsylvania. The USA All Stars-PA All Stars meet will begin at 5 PM CST.

The Pittsburgh Classic will be broadcast live on FloWrestling.

This is the 50th Anniversary of this All Star meet that has showcased many NCAA National Champions and All Americans over the years.

 


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Estrada, from Frontier High School in Bakersfield, California, is ranked #5 at 150 lbs. by MatScouts and is a member of the Iowa Wrestling Recruiting Class of 2024..

Estrada won his Section tournament Saturday and will have Masters this weekend. The California State Tournament will be on February 22-24.

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.

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Brooks to compete in Klippan Lady Open

Incoming Iowa recruit Karlee Brooks will compete in the Klippan Lady Open in Klippan, Sweden. Brooks will represent Team USA in the Senior division at 53 KG/116 lbs. Brooks will compete on Saturday and Sunday, February 17-18.

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.

Brooks is a member of the Iowa Women’s Wrestling Recruiting Class of 2024.

From USA Wrestling:

There is usually a stream of this event provided by the hosts in Sweden, which will be shared when available via USA Wrestling’s social platforms.

I will have a follow up blog with results.

 


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For full Senior and U17 roster:

https://www.themat.com/news/2024/february/09/talented-u-s-age-group-women-to-compete-in-klippan-lady-open-in-sweden-feb-16-18?fbclid=IwAR2aH2-VOSePfxscl93L2GNiUucG0ka8LXrwDVJKNsLqEwfFZ34JkbatEdc

 

KLIPPAN LADY OPEN

Saturday, February 17

6 AM – Senior preliminaries

10 AM – Senior preliminaries

Sunday, February 18

3 AM – Senior competition

6 AM – Senior finals

*****Times listed are CST

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Iowa recruits in action: Feb 9-10 RESULTS

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!