Wisconsin preview

The Hawks will travel to Wisconsin for a Big Ten dual meet on Sunday, January 22 at 2 PM CST. Wisconsin is ranked #13 in tournament and #18 in dual meet and Iowa is #2 in both. As with all Big Ten duals there will be some very good matchups. As far as rankings go there shouldl be plenty of close matches.

At 125 #1 Spencer lee will face #6 Eric Barnett. Brody Teske or Cullan Schriever will face #28 Taylor LaMont. #2 Real Woods will have #26 Joseph Zargo at 141.

The three best matches of the meet will be at 149, 157, and 165. #7 Max Murin will go up against #2 Austin Gomez at 149. It will #21 Cobe Siebrecht vs. #18 Garrett Model at 157. Model just defeated #3 Kendall Coleman of Purdue 4-3 on Friday. And at 165 #10 Patrick Kennedy will face #6 Dean Hamiti. That is three big matches.

#16 Nelson Brands (174) and #8 Abe Assad (184) will face unranked opponents. 

At 197 it will be #8 Jacob Warner vs. #13 Braxton Amos. And at Hwt it will be #3 Tony Cassioppi vs. #11 Trent Hillger.

The Hawks looked real good in a 34-6 win over Nebraska on Friday. Iowa usually wrestles better on Sunday than on Friday when they have two duals in a weekend. This should be a great meet to watch.

 

#2 Iowa at #13 Wisconsin

Sunday, January 22

2 PM CST

Live on BTN

Mark Ironside and Steven Grace on 800 AM KXIC, iheartradio.com and hawkeyesports.com

 

125  

1/1/1 Spencer Lee RS Sr. Murrysville, Pa./Franklin Regional 8-0 

5/6/4 Eric Barnett Sr. Greenville, Wis./Hortonville 13-2

 

133 

Brody Teske Jr. Fort Dodge, Iowa/Fort Dodge (Penn State/UNI) 2-0 -or- –/18/– Cullan Schriever So. Mason City, Iowa/Mason City 7-6 

–/28/– Taylor LaMont Gr. Mapleton, Utah/Maple Mountain 7-9 -or Nicolar Rivera Fr. Stoughton, Wis./Stoughton 2-3

 

141 

2/2/2 Real Woods Sr. Albuquerque, N.M/Montini Catholic (Ill.) (Stanford) 7-0 

 –/26/– Joseph Zargo So. South River, N.J./Bergen Catholic 7-4 -or- Felix Lettini Fr. Clark, N.J./St. Peters Prep 2-6

 

149

11/7/8 Max Murin RS Sr. Ebensburg, Pa./Central Cambria 12-2 -or- Caleb Rathjen RS Fr. Ankeny, Iowa/Ankeny 4-3 

 2/2/2 Austin Gomez RS Sr. Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard North (Iowa State) 9-1

 

157 

17/21/12 Cobe Siebrecht Jr. Lisbon, Iowa/Lisbon 7-1 

–/18/20 Garrett Model Gr. Stoughton, Wis./Stoughton 11-5

 

165 

9/10/9 Patrick Kennedy So. Kasson-Mantorville, Minn./Kasson-Mantorville 11-1 

6/6/6 Dean Hamiti So. Joliet, Ill./Joliet Catholic Academy 12-4 

 

174 

16/16/15 Nelson Brands Sr. Iowa City, Iowa/West 4-2 

James Rowley Fr. Corvallis, Ore./Crescent Valley 2-5 -or- Josh Otto RS Jr. Brookfield, Wis./Arrowhead 5-9

 

184 

9/8/8 Abe Assad Jr. Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard North 13-1 

Tyler Dow RS Sr. Stoughton, Wis./Stoughton 4-9

 

197 

8/8/11 Jacob Warner Sr. Tolono, Ill./Washington 10-2 

17/13/13 Braxton Amos So. Mineral Wells, W.V./Parkersburg South 11-4 

 

285 

3/3/3 Tony Cassioppi Sr. Roscoe, Ill./Hononegah 14-0

10/11/12 Trent Hillger Gr. Holly, Mich./Lake Fenton 10-4

 

(WIN/InterMat/AWN rankings)

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Iowa recruits in action: Jan 20-21

We have a big weekend of competition for our recruits. Kale Petersen will have a weekend full of tough wrestling. On Friday he will be at the HOI (Heartland of Iowa) Conference Tournament in Perry. On Saturday Petersen and Ryder Block will be at the always tough Ed Winger Classic in Urbandale. The late Ed Winger was the legendary voice of State for wrestling fans in Iowa. His iconic phrase before every session is one that we will never forget:

“Wrestlers clear the mats! Wrestlers clear the mats!”

Ben Kueter and Gabe Arnold will compete at home in the Bean City Duals at City High. The tournament is named after longtime City High coach Clyde Bean. Keyan Hernandez is competing at AA Duals in Great Falls, Montana on Saturday.

The regular season is wrapping up. Next weekend will be conference tournament week for Block, Kueter, and Arnold and then we will soon be into the tournament season. 

I will have a follow blog with results.

 

Class of 2023

Nate Jesuroga – Southeast Polk  126 lbs.

 

Kale Petersen – Greene County  132 lbs.

Fri, Jan 20 – at HOI Conference Tournament (Perry)

Sat, Jan 21 – at Ed Winger Classic (Urbandale)

 

Ryder Block – Waverly-Shell Rock  138 lbs.

Sat, Jan 21 – at Ed Winger Classic (Urbandale)

 

Gabe Arnold – City High (Iowa City)  182 lbs.

Sat, Jan 21 – at Bean City Duals (City High)

 

Ben Kueter – City High (Iowa City)  220 lbs.

Sat, Jan 21 – at Bean City Duals (City High)

 

Class of 2024

Keyan Hernandez – Billings West (Montana)  120 lbs.

Sat, Jan 21 – at AA Duals in Great Falls, MT 

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Notes from the Cliff Keen-Mike Duroe Invtational

I went to the Cliff Keen-Mike Duroe Invitational on Saturday at Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. The name of the tournament should be a draw to start when you have Cliff Keen and former Cornell College coach Mike Duroe in the title. Coach Duroe touched a lot of lives in his wrestling career and he is indeed missed.

My main interest was to watch two wrestlers. Brett Shoenherr of Wisconsin-Platteville is the son of my first cousin Jennifer (Callahan) Schoenherr. I have followed Brett’s career from the start. Originally from Canton, Iowa Brett was a state place winner at Midland High School. Brett placed third at Hwt Saturday. 

Brett is ranked #11 in the country in D-III at Hwt in the recent NWCA Rankings and Wisconsin-Platteville is ranked #13.

Zeb Gnida won the title at 174 for Loras. I went to the University of Iowa with Zeb’s parents Andy and Michelle. Andy made his way from Somers, New York to wrestle for Gable at Iowa as a member of the Recruiting Class of 1984. Zeb and older brother Louis were both state place winners at Solon (Iowa) in high school where Andy was an assistant coach for years.

For his performance on Saturday and a dual meet win by fall on Thursday against Central Zeb was named as the overall American River Conference (ARC) Male Athlete of the Week and also the Wrestler of the Week. Zeb, a junior, is ranked #10 at 174 in the NWCA Rankings and Loras is #8.

Gabe Fiser of Grundy, Virginia is the son of Iowa Hawkeye two-time All American Travis Fiser and competes at 165 for Loras.

There are some familiar faces on the Loras coaching staff. Former Iowa Hawkeye Jeren Glosser is the head coach and Aaron Costello is a volunteer coach at Loras. Glosser (Eddyville, Iowa) was a four year letter winner at Iowa and graduated in 2020. Costello (Dubuque, Iowa) was also a four year letter winner at Iowa and graduated last spring.

I was able to briefly talk to Carter Happel. I have followed Carter since his wrestling career started in my hometown of Lisbon, Iowa. Carter is now an assistant coach at Cornell College. Carter was a four year letter winner at Iowa and graduated in 2021. 

I saw several t-shirts stating: “Coach O is my homeboy.” This would be Coe College Wrestling referring to head coach John Oostendorp. I have known Big O for quite a few years from when he was a two-time All American for Gable at Iowa in 1992 and 1993. Originally from Nichols, Iowa (West liberty HS) Oostendorp is in his 22nd year as the head coach at Coe who are currently ranked #23 in the country.

Oostendorp looks like he could still compete out there with the young guys and he would be about 53 years old. No surprise at all of the success and popularity of Big O at Coe over the years. Great guy.

Former Iowa Hawkeye Topher Carton is an assistant coach at Coe. Carton was an NCAA National Tournament Qualifier for Iowa at 141 lbs. in 2017. Carton is also the Director of the Eastern Iowa Wrestling Club.

The indoor track at Cornell is a great facility to hold a wrestling tournament. Eight mats with plenty of room left over can make a tournament run pretty quick. This was also the first time that I have seen the new upgrades to the athletic facilities at Cornell. Richard and Norma Small have been very influential for Cornell College sports for years with their support. 

I was also able to see real good officiating on Saturday. I have known some of the referees that were on the mats for over thirty years. Several officials you may recognize from Iowa Wrestling meets or even the D-I NCAA Championships. There will be a huge turnover when the group of referees that I know retire in the near future. I fear that it will be difficult if not impossible to replace this group of officials from eastern Iowa. I anticipate a big drop off when this group retires.

Barron “Bear” Bremner was the wrestling coach and athletic director at Cornell for years.  A legend in these parts. Bear played football for Forest Evashevski and wrestled for Dave McCuskey at the University of Iowa. He was influential in working with his old Iowa wrestling teammate Gary Kurdelmeier in getting a young Dan Gable to leave Iowa State and coach at Iowa. Bear also hired his replacement for head wrestling coach at Cornell when he selected Steve DeVries. Coach DeVries was a Big Ten champ for McCuskey at the University of Iowa and retired as the winningest coach in Cornell wrestling history.

I have to mention that Cornell College was the first college to win an NCAA title in wrestling in the history of the state of Iowa in 1947. Cornell was also the first college outside of Oklahoma to win the NCAA Championships and remains as the only private school to ever win an NCAA team title. The only mention of this great accomplishment was a trophy in the bottom right corner of a trophy case. Underneath conference title trophies. Disappointing.

A Mike Chapman story to end this blog. Mike, my mentor and the greatest wrestling writer of all time, by far, is very well read on Cornell College. He told me about three-time NCAA champion Lowell Lange. Originally from Waterloo, Iowa (West HS) where he was a two-time state champion, Lange competed for Cornell College. In 1947 Lange won an NCAA title as a true freshman for legendary coach Paul Scott on that 1947 championship team. 

Lange was injured in a car accident just days before the 1948 NCAA National Tournament and was unable to compete. The injuries also kept Lange from competing for a spot on the 1948 Olympic team. Lange came back and dominated the country and won two more NCAA titles in 1949 and 1950. Only a car accident kept Lowell Lange of Cornell College from becoming the first ever 4-time NCAA champion.

May I recommend to wrestling fans to support D-III wrestling. We have a lot of quality D-III programs right here in Iowa. This is entertaining wrestling that all Iowa Wrestling fans would enjoy. 

The Cliff Keen-Mike Duroe Invitational was a great time for me. Family, friends, tough wrestling and coaching, top officiating, impressive facilities, and some great wrestling history. That makes for a great day for me to be a wrestling fan. One more reason to love wrestling.

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Nebraska preview

A sold out Carver-Hawkeye Arena will be packed and ready to go for an always entertaining Iowa-Nebraska dual meet Friday at 8 PM CST. Nebraska is ranked #5 for tournament and #10 for dual meet by InterMat and Iowa is #2 in both. Big Ten rivalry dual meet, live TV and radio, programs that always battle each other hard. Let’s get ‘em in the middle.

#1 Spencer Lee will face #3 Liam Cronin who is on a roll. Cronin was named the Big Ten Wrestler of the Week on Tuesday for his performance last weekend when he defeated at the time #4 Patrick McKee of Minnesota (11-6 decision) and #3 Michael DeAugustino of Northwestern (11-2 major decision).

Both Brody Teske and Cullan Schriever are listed to face either of two unranked wrestlers for Nebraska at 133. #2 Real Woods will have a big match against #5 Brock Hardy.

At 149 #7 Max Murin and Caleb Rathjen are listed at 149 to face either of two unranked wrestlers. Big match at 157 for #21 Cobe Siebrecht with undefeated and #1 ranked Peyton Robb.

#10 Patrick Kennedy will have #30 Bubba Wilson at 165. At 174 #16 Nelson Brands will face #2 Mikey Labriola. At 184 #8 Abe Assad will have #16 Lenny Pinto.

#8 Jacob Warner at 197 will return to action against #22 Silas Allred. And at Hwt #3 Tony Cassioppi will face Cale Davidson.

It is no secret that there is no love lost between these two programs, especially the coaching staffs. A Mark Manning coached Nebraska team is going to fight tooth and nail for every point in every single match especially against the Iowa Hawkeyes. I always look forward to this dual meet every year because I know I will be entertained by tough, intense wrestling in every single match. If you want to show someone what intense tough wrestling is like then have them watch Iowa-Nebraska.

 

#2 Iowa vs. #5 Nebraska

Sold out Carver-Hawkeye Arena

8 PM CST

Live on BTN

Mark Ironside and Steven Grace on 800 AM KXIC, iheartradio.com and hawkeyesports.com

 

125 1/1/1 Spencer Lee RS Sr. Murrysville, Pa./Franklin Regional 8-0 

7/3/5 Liam Cronin Gr. Orange, Calif./Servite (Indiana) 13-2

 

133 Brody Teske Jr. Fort Dodge, Iowa/Fort Dodge (Penn State/UNI) 2-0 -or- –/18/–/– Cullan Schriever So. Mason City, Iowa/Mason City 7-6 

Kyle Burwick RS Jr. Hettinger, N.D./Hettinger (Wisconsin) 10-2 -or- Boo Dryden RS Sr. Wichita, Kan./Campus High (Minnesota) 6-4

 

141 2/2/2 Real Woods Sr. Albuquerque, N.M/Montini Catholic (Ill.) (Stanford) 7-0 

4/5/6 Brock Hardy RS So. Brigham City, Utah/Box Elder 19-2

 

149 11/7/8 Max Murin RS Sr. Ebensburg, Pa./Central Cambria 12-2 -or- Caleb Rathjen RS Fr. Ankeny, Iowa/Ankeny 4-3 

Dayne Morton Sr. Gaylord, Minn./Sibley East (Northern State) 4-8 -or- Blake Cushing RS Fr. Grand Island, Neb./Grand Island 10-3

 

157 17/21/12 Cobe Siebrecht Jr. Lisbon, Iowa/Lisbon 7-1 

1/1/1 Peyton Robb Jr. Owatonna, Minn./Owatonna 17-0

 

165 9/10/9 Patrick Kennedy So. Kasson-Mantorville, Minn./Kasson-Mantorville 11-1 

–/30/– Bubba Wilson So. Manhattan, Kan./Manhattan 9-8 -or- Adam Thebeau RS Fr. Belleville, Ill./Belleville East 1-2

 

174 16/16/15 Nelson Brands Sr. Iowa City, Iowa/West 4-2 

3/2/2 Mikey Labriola Sr. Easton, Pa./Bethlehem Catholic 17-0

 

184 9/8/8 Abe Assad Jr. Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard North 13-1 

13/16/16 Lenny Pinto RS Fr. Stroudsburg, Pa./Stroudsburg 10-6 -or Brandyn Van Tassell So. Mapleton, Utah/Maple Mountain 1-1 

 

197 8/8/11 Jacob Warner Sr. Tolono, Ill./Washington 10-2 

18/22/19 Silas Allred RS So. Anderson, Ind./Shenadoah 16-4

 

285 3/3/3 Tony Cassioppi Sr. Roscoe, Ill./Hononegah 14-0

–/–/– Cale Davidson Sr. Wichita, Kan./Goddard (Wyoming) 8-11 

(WIN/InterMat/AWN rankings)

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Four members of HWC to compete at Henri Deglane

Four members of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club will be competing at the Henri Deglane Challenge in Nice, France on Saturday, January 21. Austin DeSanto (61 kg), Pat Lugo (65 kg), Cody Chittum (70 kg), and Alex Marinelli (79 kg) will be in a group of 32 wrestlers for Team USA competing in Men’s Freestyle, Women’s Freestyle, and Greco-Roman.

Lugo graduated from Iowa in 2020 and DeSanto and Marinelli graduated last year. Chittum is an elite recruit that was the #1 overall recruit in the country for the Class of 2022. He is taking a grey shirt season this year and will enroll at Iowa with the Recruiting Class of 2023 in August.

The Men’s Freestyle competition will begin at 3:30 AM CST and run through until completion on Saturday.

Members of the HWC have been competing at this event for years. Last season Pat Lugo was slated to compete but the tournament was canceled.  

Former Hawkeye greats are well represented on the coaching staff. Coaches on the Men’s Freestyle staff for this tournament include HWC Head Coach Daniel Dennis and Troy Steiner of the Gopher WC RTC. Mark Perry will be a coach for the Women’s Freestyle team.

The USA Wrestling article about this tournament did not mention anything about a live stream being available. United World Wrestling (UUW) is showing on their website that a live stream will be available for the tournament. 

https://uww.org/event/grand-prix-de-france-henri-deglane-2

I will post a follow up blog with results.

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Iowa in new InterMat Rankings (Jan 17)

InterMat released their rankings today. It is still Iowa-Penn State for 1-2 in the Tournament and Dual Meet Rankings. Compared to last week in tournament team points Iowa went down six points and Penn State went down .5 points. The lead for Penn State is now 109-72.5.

Cornell and Missouri are now tied for third at 66.5 points. The Dual Meet Rankings top four remained the same with Penn State – Iowa – Iowa State – Michigan.

The were only three changes for the rankings for Iowa wrestlers. Cullan Schriever went from 17 to 18 at 133. Max Murin went from 4 to 7 at 149. At 157 Cobe Siebrecht went from 20 to 21.

The remaining seven weights were the same in the rankings.

Iowa will compete next on Friday, January 20 at 8 PM when #5 Nebraska comes to town. Sold out legendary Carver-Hawkeye Arena will be packed for the big rivalry meet that is also Military Appreciation Day. Should be a great meet.

 

January 17 InterMat Rankings

125 Spencer Lee – #1

133 Cullan Schriever – #18

141 Real Woods – #2

149 Max Murin – #7

157 Cobe Siebrecht – #21

165 Patrick Kennedy – #10

174 Nelson Brands – #16

184 Abe Assad – #8

197 Jacob Warner – #8

Hwt Tony Cassioppi – #3

 

Tournament

  1. Penn State – 109
  2. Iowa – 72.5
  3. Missouri- 66.5 and Cornell – 66.5

 

Dual Meet

  1. Penn State
  2. Iowa
  3. Iowa State
  4. Michigan

 

Full rankings: https://intermatwrestle.com/rankings/college

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

HWC Social and H.A.W.K. Party on Friday, January 20

We have a lot to look forward to this Friday, January 20 as the Hawks will face #5 Nebraska at home. You can always count on an intense battle with every match in this rivalry. The Hawkeye Wrestling Club will have a Pre-Match Social at Joe’s Place starting at 6 PM. Joe’s Place is located at 115 Iowa Avenue in downtown Iowa City. 

Following the meet there will be a H.A.W.K. Party at the Coralville Radisson in the Kinnick Room. The Coralville Radisson is located at 1220 1st Avenue just North of I-80 at Exit 242.

The Hawkeye Area Wrestling Klub (H.A.W.K.) began in 1978 and is the oldest college wrestling fan support organization in the country. Attending a H.A.W.K. Party is a big part of the Iowa Wrestling experience for a big dual meet for a lot of fans for decades.

For more information and to join the H.A.W.K. –  http://hawkklub.com/

Iowa will host #5 Nebraska at 8 PM inside legendary Carver-Hawkeye Arena before a sellout crowd. I am expecting a packed house of rowdy Iowa Wrestling fans.

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Recruits in action Jan 13-14: RESULTS

It was another impressive weekend of competition for our incoming recruits. To start with I need to mention Keyan Hernandez. Last weekend Hernandez took the first loss of his high school career. This weekend Hernandez defeated that very same wrestler, Mason Gutenberger, 5-1 to win the 120 lbs. title at the Jud Beck Rocky Mountain Classic in Missoula, Montana. Hernandez is now 22-1 on the season.

Kale Petersen won the 132 lbs. title at the Perry Invitational. Ryder Block continues to have an impressive season by winning the 138 lbs. title at the Bob Sharp Invitational in Ankeny.

Gabe Arnold and Ben Kueter won titles at the J-Hawk at Cedar Rapids Jefferson. Arnold scored 72 match points in three tech falls and Kueter had three first period pins. 

I will be back next week with a blog on Friday letting you know where our recruits will be competing and a follow-up blog with results on Saturday.

The future looks great for Iowa Wrestling.

 

Class of 2023

Nate Jesuroga – Southeast Polk  126 lbs.

Did not compete.

 

Kale Petersen – Greene County  132 lbs.

Sat, Jan 14 – at Perry Invitational

Champ. Round 1 – Kale Petersen (Greene County) 30-0 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal – Kale Petersen (Greene County) 30-0 won by fall over Austin Boege (Collins-Maxwell) 8-18 (Fall 2:24)

Semifinal – Kale Petersen (Greene County) 30-0 won by fall over Mason Lucas (Carlisle) 30-4 (Fall 5:23)

1st Place Match – Kale Petersen (Greene County) 30-0 won by decision over Bo Koedam (Sergeant Bluff-Luton) 28-5 (Dec 7-2)

 

Ryder Block – Waverly-Shell Rock  138 lbs.

Sat, Jan 14 – at Bob Sharp Invitational (Ankeny)

Champ. Round 1 – Ryder Block (Waverly-Shell Rock) 26-0 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal – Ryder Block (Waverly-Shell Rock) 26-0 won by tech fall over Drayton White (South Tama County) 14-17 (TF-1.5 2:34 (21-3))

Semifinal – Ryder Block (Waverly-Shell Rock) 26-0 won by fall over Donovan Card (Norwalk) 20-7 (Fall 1:28)

1st Place Match – Ryder Block (Waverly-Shell Rock) 26-0 won by tech fall over Kane Naaktgeboren (Linn-Mar) 22-2 (TF-1.5 6:00 (20-3))

 

Gabe Arnold – City High (Iowa City)  182 lbs.

Sat, Jan 14 – at J-Hawk (Cedar Rapids Jefferson HS)

Champ. Round 1 – Gabe Arnold (Iowa City, City High) 26-0 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal – Gabe Arnold (Iowa City, City High) 26-0 won by tech fall over Luke Schneider (Alburnett) 21-17 (TF-1.5 3:35 (23-8))

Semifinal – Gabe Arnold (Iowa City, City High) 26-0 won by tech fall over Drew Gerdes (Cedar Falls) 20-10 (TF-1.5 4:59 (25-9))

1st Place Match – Gabe Arnold (Iowa City, City High) 26-0 won by tech fall over Andy Franke (Muscatine) 17-9 (TF-1.5 4:39 (24-9))

 

Ben Kueter – City High (Iowa City)  220 lbs.

Sat, Jan 14 – at J-Hawk (Cedar Rapids Jefferson HS)

Champ. Round 1 – Ben Kueter (Iowa City, City High) 23-0 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal – Ben Kueter (Iowa City, City High) 23-0 won by fall over Collin Munter (Fort Dodge) 11-16 (Fall 1:34)

Semifinal – Ben Kueter (Iowa City, City High) 23-0 won by fall over Colin Woods (Cedar Rapids Jefferson) 11-6 (Fall 0:33)

1st Place Match – Ben Kueter (Iowa City, City High) 23-0 won by fall over Drew Campbell (Cedar Falls) 20-4 (Fall 1:05)

 

Class of 2024

Keyan Hernandez – Billings West (Montana)  120 lbs.

Fri/Sat, Jan 13-14 – at Jud Beck Rocky Mountain Classic (Missoula)

Champ. Round 1 – Keyan Hernandez (Billings West) 22-1 won by fall over Colter Espelin (Butte) 12-11 (Fall 3:13)

Champ. Round 2 – Keyan Hernandez (Billings West) 22-1 won by fall over Sami Jocks (Libby) 13-9 (Fall 3:11)

Quarterfinal – Keyan Hernandez (Billings West) 22-1 won by tech fall over James Mason (Mead) 5-2 (TF-1.5 5:43 (15-0))

Semifinal – Keyan Hernandez (Billings West) 22-1 won by fall over Ridge Cote (Ronan) 25-5 (Fall 3:55)

1st Place Match – Keyan Hernandez (Billings West) 22-1 won by decision over Mason Gutenberger (Belgrade) 20-2 (Dec 5-1)

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Iowa recruits in action: Jan 13-14

Our incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits will be competing in tournaments this weekend. Kale Petersen will be at the Perry Invitational on Saturday.

Ryder Block will be at the Bob Sharp Invitational in Ankeny. Ben Kueter and Gabe Arnold will be competing at the J-Hawk at Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School.

Keyan Hernandez will be at the Rocky Mountain on Friday and Saturday in Missoula, Montana.

I will have a follow up blog with results.

I released a blog on Monday with the current national rankings for our incoming recruits. There is a lot to look forward with this group of recruits.

 

Class of 2023

Nate Jesuroga – Southeast Polk  126 lbs.

 

Kale Petersen – Greene County  132 lbs.

Sat, Jan 14 – at Perry Invitational

 

Ryder Block – Waverly-Shell Rock  138 lbs.

Sat, Jan 14 – at Bob Sharp Invitational (Ankeny)

 

Gabe Arnold – City High (Iowa City)  182 lbs.

Sat, Jan 14 – at J-Hawk (Cedar Rapids Jefferson HS)

 

Ben Kueter – City High (Iowa City)  220 lbs.

Sat, Jan 14 – at J-Hawk (Cedar Rapids Jefferson HS)

 

 

Class of 2024

Keyan Hernandez – Billings West (Montana)  120 lbs.

Fri/Sat, Jan 13-14 – at Rocky Mountain (Missoula)

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Northwestern preview

The Iowa Hawkeyes will host #11 Northwestern in a Big Ten dual meet on Friday, January 13 at 8 PM CST. Northwestern is ranked #11 for tournament and #6 for dual meet. Iowa is ranked #2 in both. A sold out Carver-Hawkeye Arena, live coverage on ESPN U and the radio, nationally ranked wrestlers with great matchups. This is going to be a big dual meet.

The probable lineups released by the University of Iowa show that the Hawks may not have their entire lineup in action. #2 ranked Real Woods at 141 and #8 ranked Jacob Warner at 197 are not listed. Woods did not wrestle last weekend.

#1 Spencer Lee will face #3 Michael DeAugustino in a big match at 125. Brody Teske and Cullan Schriever are both listed at 133 to face #13 Chris Cannon.

At 149 #4 Max Murin will face #5 Yahya Thomas who recently won the 149 lbs. title at Midlands. These two always have a close match with the explosive Thomas and Murin as a grinder. This should be a fun match to watch.

#20 Cobe Siebrecht will return to the lineup at 157 to face #9 Trevor Chumbley who just won a Midlands title.

At 165 we see both #10 Patrick Kennedy and Aiden Riggins listed to face #23 Maxx Mayfield. Kennedy looked great with the best win of his career to date with a 15-4 major decision over #11 Danny Braunagel of Illinois on Friday. On Sunday true freshman Aiden Riggins stepped in at 165 with an impressive 9-5 win at Purdue for his first career dual meet.

At 174 #16 Nelson Brands will face #20 Troy Fisher. #8 Abe Assad will face unranked Evan Bates at 184.

Zach Glazier will replace Warner at 197 to face #28 Andrew Davison.

At Hwt we have #3 Tony Cassioppi vs. #4 Lucas Davison. Davison recently won the Hwt title at Midlands without surrendering a single point. This will be the biggest challenge for Cassioppi so far this year in what is sure to be a close match that will go down to the wire.

With the lineup listed by Iowa this is going to be a real close and hard fought dual meet. Facing the #6 dual meet ranked team in the country with at least two and maybe as many as three starters out the Hawks have their work cut out for them. Depending on the Iowa lineup Northwestern may be favored by rankings in five matches. Bonus points may decide this dual meet.

This will be the 300th dual meet in the history of Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The first athletic event ever held at Carver-Hawkeye Arena was on January 3, 1983 when Iowa Wrestling topped Oklahoma, 35-7.

The meet will be shown live on ESPNU. Steven Grace and Mark Ironside will call the action on 800 AM KXIC, iheartradio.com, and hawkeyesports.com. 

 

#2 IOWA HAWKEYES (9-0, 2-0) vs. #11 NORTHWESTERN WILDCATS (2-0, 1-0)

8 PM CST in sold out Carver-Hawkeye Arena

Televised on ESPNU

Radio and iheartradio at 800 AM KXIC

 

125 

1/1/1 Spencer Lee RS Sr. Murrysville, Pa./Franklin Regional 7-0 

4/3/7 Michael DeAugustino RS Sr. Palm Coast, Fla./Flagler Palm Coast 1-1

 

133 

12/–/– Brody Teske Jr. Fort Dodge, Iowa/Fort Dodge (Penn State/UNI) 2-0 -or- –/17/–/– Cullan Schriever So. Mason City, Iowa/Mason City 7-5 

10/13/11 Chris Cannon RS Jr. Oceanport, N.J./Blair Academy 9-4 

 

141 

Drew Bennett Sr. Fort Dodge, Iowa/Fort Dodge 7-5 

11/10/6 Franki Tal-Sharar RS So. Delray Beach, Fla./American Heritage 3-1

 

149 

9/4/9 Max Murin RS Sr. Ebensburg, Pa./Central Cambria 12-1 

4/5/4 Yahya Thomas Gr. Chicago, Ill./Mount Carmel 12-1

 

157 

–/20/16 Cobe Siebrecht Jr. Lisbon, Iowa/Lisbon 6-1 

12/9/10 Trevor Chumbley RS Jr. St. Charles, Ill./Marmion Academy 17-2

 

165 

10/10/7 Patrick Kennedy So. Kasson-Mantorville, Minn./Kasson-Mantorville 10-1 -or- Aiden Riggins Fr. Janesville, Iowa/Waverly-Shell Rock 6-4 

–/23/19 Maxx Mayfield RS So. Lincoln, Neb./Lincoln East 17-5

 

174 

17/16/15 Nelson Brands Sr. Iowa City, Iowa/West 3-2 

 –/20/– Troy Fisher RS Jr. Garden Plain, Kan./Goddard 13-4 -or- Ankhaa Enkhmandakh RS Jr. Concord, Calif./De La Salle 4-7

 

184 

9/8/8 Abe Assad Jr. Carol Stream, Ill./Glenbard North 12-1 

Evan Bates RS Fr. Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton 11-9

 

197 

Zach Glazier Jr. Albert Lea, Minn./Albert Lea 5-1 

–/28/– Andrew Davison Gr. Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton 13-6

 

285 

3/3/3 Tony Cassioppi Sr. Roscoe, Ill./Hononegah 13-0

4/4/4 Lucas Davison RS Sr. Chesterton, Ind./Chesteron 11-1

 

(WIN/Intermat/AWN Rankings)

 

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