Iowa recruits in action: Feb 1-3

We have the first weekend of state tournaments for our incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits.

Kiara Djoumessi (140 lbs. – Waverly-Shell Rock) and Naomi Simon (170 lbs. – Decorah) will be competing in the Iowa Girls State Tournament on Thursday and Friday (Feb 1-2) at the Xtreme Arena in Coralville, Iowa.

Both Djoumessi and Simon are the #1 seed. TrackWrestling will be covering the State Tournament.

Th/Fri Feb 1-2 – at Iowa High School State Tournament (Coralville, Iowa)

Th Feb 1: Session 1: First and second round – 10 AM

                Session2: Quarterfinals – 6 PM

Fri Feb 2: Session3: Semifinals – 10 AM

                Session4: Grand March and Finals – 6 PM

Keyan Hernandez will be at Divisionals on Friday and Saturday in Great Falls. Jake Howell has a dual meet on Friday at Valor Christian. 

Leo DeLuca will be competing at the MAPL Tournament in Lawrenceville, NJ on Saturday.

Next weekend we will have quite a few incoming recruits competing at tournaments to qualify for their state tournament.

As I have done for years I will continue to post a blog on Friday 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.

No competition scheduled.

 

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

Fri/Sat Feb 2-3 – at Divisionals (Great Falls)

 

Miguel Estrada  Bakersfield (Frontier HS), California  144 lbs.

No competition scheduled.

 

Angelo Ferrari – Melissa, Texas  175 lbs.

No competition scheduled.

 

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

Fri Feb 2 – at Valor Christian dual meet

 

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

No competition scheduled.

 

Joe Kennedy – Kasson-Mantorville, Minnesota  152 lbs.

No competition scheduled.

 

Recruiting Class of 2025

Leo DeLuca  – Blair Academy New Jersey  120 lbs.

Sat Feb 3 – at MAPL Tournament (The Lawrenceville School/Lawrenceville, NJ)

 

Leister Bowling – Mead, Colorado  175 lbs.

No competition scheduled.

 

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.

No competition scheduled.

 

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

Th/Fri Feb 1-2 – at Iowa High School State Tournament (Coralville, Iowa)

 

Naomi Simon – Decorah, Iowa 170 lbs.

Th/Fri Feb 1-2 – at Iowa High School State Tournament (Coralville, Iowa)

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Iowa vs Michigan preview

The Iowa Hawkeyes will be on the road at Big Ten rival Michigan at 7:30 PM CST on Friday, February 2. The dual meet will be televised by BTN.

How close is this dual meet on paper according to rankings? Iowa and Michigan are both favored in five matches each with a lot of close matches expected.

In the Probable Lineups Iowa has one wrestler listed at each weight except for Hwt. where both Brad Hill and Ben Kueter are listed. Cullan Schriever is listed at 133 and Caleb Rathjen at 149.

Michigan has two wrestlers listed at 165 and 197.

The biggest match of the night will be #8 Patrick Kennedy vs. #3 Shane Griffith at 174.

The second biggest match would be 197 with the potential for bonus points out of Zach Glazier.

Should Iowa win 174 and get at least two bonus points at 197 they will have a real good chance of winning this dual meet.

This dual will draw a strong crowd across the country and I am expecting fireworks in an entertaining dual meet. 

What a great way to start the weekend of wrestling. 

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

Let’s get ‘em in the middle.

 


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2 IOWA HAWKEYES (10-0) 2023-24 Overall

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

125 3/5/4/4 Drake Ayala So. Fort Dodge, Iowa/Fort Dodge 17-2

133 19/18/–/– Cullan Schriever Jr. Mason City, Iowa/Mason City 8-1

141 1/1/1/1 Real Woods R-Sr. Albuquerque, New Mexico/Montini Catholic (Ill.) 12-0

149 15/11/14/14 Caleb Rathjen So. Ankeny, Iowa/Ankeny 12-3

157 3/2/2/3 Jared Franek Grad. Harwood, North Dakota/West Fargo 18-1

165 6/6/6/7 Michael Caliendo So. Geneva, Illinois/Batavia 18-1

174 8/8/6/5 Patrick Kennedy Jr. Kasson-Mantorville, Minnesota/Kasson-Mantorville 10-2

184 Aiden Riggins R-Fr. Janesville, Iowa/Waverly-Shell Rock 10-10

197 10/11/12/7 Zach Glazier Sr. Albert Lea, Minnesota/Albert Lea 18-0

285 –/28/–/– Bradley Hill R-Fr. Bettendorf, Iowa/Bettendorf 15-4

-or- – Ben Kueter Fr. Iowa City, Iowa/Iowa City 2-0

^ WIN/Intermat/Flo/AWN

 

No. 12 MICHIGAN WOLVERINES (5-3) 2023-24 Overall

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

125 10/12/15/14 Michael DeAugustino Gr. Palm Coast, Florida/Flager Palm Coast 8-2

133 4/4/4/4 Dylan Ragusin R-Jr. Elk Grove Village, Illinois/Montini Catholic 19-0

141 15/19/19/18 Sergio Lemley Fr. Chesterton, Indiana/Mount Carmel (Ill.) 12-4

149 5/6//6/7 Austin Gomez Gr. Carol Stream, Illinois/Glenbard North 4-0

157 13/12/14/17 Will Lewan Gr. Chicago, Illinois/Montini Catholic 7-4

165 9/10/8/10 Cameron Amine R-Sr. Brighton, Michigan/Detroit Catholic Central 8-4

-or- Beau Mantanona Fr. Bermuda Dunes, California/Palm Desert 15-5

174 3/3/3/3 Shane Griffith Gr. Westwood, New Jersey/Bergen Catholic 10-2

184 16/19/16/14 Jaden Bullock R-Jr. Chesapeake, Virginia/Oscar Smith 13-7

197 Bobby Striggow Gr. Orono, Minnesota/Orono 5-6

-or- Rylan Rogers R-Fr. Coeur d’Alene, Idaho/Coeur d’Alene 4-4

285 7/6/6/6 Lucas Davison Gr. Chesterton, Indiana/Chesterton

^ WIN/Intermat/Flo/AWN

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

New look Hawks are lookin good

I spoke briefly with Iowa Head Wrestling Coach Tom Brands on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend in the Iowa Wrestling room. Tom simply stated:

“We got a lot of work to do.”

With what we are seeing out of the Iowa Hawkeyes I would say that the right work is being done. If you would have told me the Hawks would be doing this good back in August I am not sure I would have believed you.

The Hawks did not look very good in November and December to start the year off. The lineup was rebuilt with first time starters. They looked better at Soldier Salute on December 29-30 and then had a two week break.

Since January 12 the Hawks are 5-0 in Big Ten dual meets.

When Iowa took to the mats for two Big Ten dual meets over the weekend they did so with a new starter at all ten weights. I doubt that has ever happened over the last 50 years of Iowa Wrestling, if ever.

Against Illinois and Northwestern Iowa had two returning starters in the lineup but they were both wrestling up a weight. Brody Teske went up to 141 to fill in for #1 ranked Real Woods and won both matches. Patrick Kennedy has bumped up to 174 this season and is looking great.

 

January 12 – #3 Iowa 22, #6 Nebraska 10

January 15 – #3 Iowa 22, #10 Minnesota 9

January 19 – #3 Iowa 34, Purdue 6

January 26 – #3 Iowa 36, #17 Illinois 6 

January 28 – #3 Iowa 46, Northwestern 0

 

Looking back over the years as an Iowa Wrestling fan I do not remember too many times Iowa has looked better than they have over the last five dual meets. Especially when you factor in expectations heading into the season and all of the first year starters up and down the lineup.

In five dual meets against Big Ten competition, Iowa was 40-10 in matches contested. Of those 40 wins Iowa scored bonus points 21 times with 12 tech falls, 7 major decisions, and 2 falls. 

When over 50% of your wins are bonus points against Big Ten competition you are living right.

Our two pins were from Hwt. Brad Hill secured the points needed for a tech fall when he scored a pin against Illinois. Ben Kueter needed only :45 to get the pin against Northwestern.

 


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For any fans complaining that the Hawks are not getting enough pins I don’t know what to tell you. Iowa is getting after it and tearing it up by scoring points with a lot of takedowns. I’ll take it. No complaints here.

Michael Caliendo and Zach Glazier have been lights out. Iowa is getting a top effort up and down the lineup. 

One last note. Iowa has only had their full starting lineup once in these five dual meets and that was the first one against Nebraska. Iowa has had at least one starter out in the other four dual meets. 

I will let the stats do the talking.

Over the last seventeen years the best coaching job by Tom Brands as the Head Wrestling Coach at Iowa was his first year of 2007. We will see how the rest of the season goes to see if this year replaces 2007 at the top.

Tom Brands can coach wrestling.

I have no idea what is behind the improvement and performance by Iowa Wrestling with so many new starters up and down the lineup and I really don’t care. As a fan I am lovin it.

Let’s get ‘em in the middle.

 

January 12

#3 Iowa 22, #6 Nebraska 10                 

125 – #5 Drake Ayala (I) dec. #7 Caleb Smith (N), 7-3

133 – #30 Jacob Van Dee (N) dec. #7 Brody Teske (I), 10-4

141 – #1 Real Woods (I) dec. #7 Brock Hardy (N), 8-2

149 – #1 Ridge Lovett (N) dec. #12 Caleb Rathjen (I), 6-0

157 – #2 Jared Franek (I) dec. #3 Peyton Robb (N), 5-4

165 – #7 Michael Caliendo (I) dec. #19 Antrell Taylor (N), 8-3

174 – Patrick Kennedy (I) dec. #30 Bubba Wilson (N), 9-5

184 – #3 Lenny Pinto (N) major dec. Aiden Riggins (I), 18-5

197 – #16 Zach Glazier (I) major dec. #11 Sillas Allred (N), 11-2

285 – Bradley Hill (I) vs. Nash Hutchmacher (N), 4-1

 

January 15

#3 Iowa 22, #10 Minnesota 9                     

125 – #5 Drake Ayala (I) dec. #18 Patrick McKee (M), 8-5

133 – #29 Tyler Wells (M) dec. Kale Petersen (I), 6-4

141 – #1 Real Woods (I) dec. #19 Vance VomBaur (M), 5-2

149 – #12 Caleb Rathjen (I) dec. #13 Drew Roberts (M), 7-3

157 – #11 Michael Blockhus (M) dec. #2 Jared Franek (I), 5-4

165 – #7 Michael Caliendo (I) dec. #30 Blaine Brenner (M), 5-1

174 – Patrick Kennedy (I) major dec. Sam Skillings (M), 13-2

184 – #10 Isaiah Salazar (M) dec. Aiden Riggins (I), 7-0

197 – #16 Zach Glazier (I) dec. #24 Garrett Joles (M), 4-2

285 – Ben Kueter (I) dec. #29 Bennet Tabor (M), 5-3

 

January 19

#3 Iowa 34, Purdue 6                                

125 – #2 Matt Ramos (P) dec. #1 Drake Ayala (I), 4-1

133 – Cullan Schriever (I) major dec. Dustin Norris (P), 20-7

141 – #1 Real Woods (I) major dec. #32 Greyson Clark (P), 8-0

149 — Victor Voinovich III (I) tech. fall Marcus Polanco (P), 19-4

157 – #2 Jared Franek (I) dec. #16 Joey Blaze (P), 2-1

165 – #6 Michael Caliendo (I) dec. Stoney Buell (P), 9-4

174 – #9 Patrick Kennedy (I) tech. fall Brody Baumann (P), 19-4

184 – James Rowley (P) dec. Aiden Riggins (I), 5-1

197 – #14 Zach Glazier (I) tech. fall Ben Vanadia (P), 20-5

285 – Bradley Hill (I) tech. fall Tristan Ruhlman (P), 19-4

 

January 26

#3 Iowa 36, #17 Illinois 6                   

133 – Cullan Schriever (IA) major dec. #30 Tony Madrigal (IL), 9-1

141 – Brody Teske (IA) dec. Will Baysinger (IL), 5-0

149 – #8 Kannon Webster (IL) dec. #11 Caleb Rathjen (IA), 4-1 SV1

157 – #2 Jared Franek (IA) tech. fall Joe Roberts (IL), 21-5

165 – #6 Michael Caliendo (IA) tech. fall #24 Chris Moore (IL), 17-2

174 – #9 Patrick Kennedy (IA) dec. #3 Edmond Ruth (IL), 5-1

184 – #29 Dylan Connell (IL) dec. Aiden Riggins (IA), 4-1 SV1

197 – #14 Zach Glazier (IA) tech. fall Joey Braunagel (IL), 18-3

285 – #28 Bradley Hill (IA) pinned. Peter Marinopolous (IL), 5:41

125 – #5 Drake Ayala (IA) tech. fall Justin Cardani (IL), 18-3

 

January 28

#3 Iowa 46, Northwestern 0                              

125 – #5 Drake Ayala (I) tech. fall Massey Odiotti (N), 19-4

133 – Cullan Schriever (I) tech. fall Patrick Adams (N), 24-9

141 – Brody Teske (I) tech. fall Kolby McClain (N), 17-1

149 – #11 Caleb Rathjen (I) pinned Aiden Vandenbush (N), 3:46

157 – #2 Jared Franek (I) dec. #19 Trevor Chumbley (N), 4-1 SV1

165 – #6 Michael Caliendo (I) tech. fall #15 Maxx Mayfield (N), 21-5

174 – #9 Patrick Kennedy (I) major dec. David Ferante (N), 11-2

184 – Aiden Riggins (I) dec. #24 Troy Fisher (N), 4-2

197 – #14 Zach Glazier (I) major dec. Evan Bates (N), 11-2

285 – Ben Kueter (I) pinned Jack Jessen (N), 0:45

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

State Tournament schedule for Iowa Women’s Wrestling recruits

State Tournament time is upon us and an update is needed for our incoming Iowa Women’s Wrestling recruits. 

Kiara Djoumessi (140 lbs. – Waverly-Shell Rock) and Naomi Simon (170 lbs. – Decorah) will be competing in the Iowa Girls State Tournament on Thursday and Friday (Feb 1-2) at the Xtreme Arena in Coralville, Iowa.

Both Djoumessi and Simon are the #1 seed. TrackWrestling will be covering the State Tournament.

Th/Fri Feb 1-2 – Iowa High School State Tournament (Coralville, Iowa)

Th Feb 1

Session 1: First and second round – 10 AM

Session 2: Quarterfinals – 6 PM

Fri Feb 2: Session 3: Semifinals – 10 AM

Session 4: Grand March and Finals – 6 PM

Cadence Diduch (135 lbs. – Freeport, IL) will compete next at IHSA Sectional (Geneseo) on Feb 9-10. The Illinois Girls Individual State Finals (Bloomington) will be on Feb 23-24.

Val Solorio will compete at District 7 (North Allegheny) on Feb 7 and West Regional (Canon-McMillan) on March 2. The PIAA Girls Championships (Hershey) are March 7-9.

On November 8 elite recruit Karlee Brooks signed a National Letter of Intent to be an Iowa Hawkeye. Brooks is in Colorado Springs, Colorado at the United States Olympic Training Center as a member of the EAP (Elite Accelerator Program). 

On November 4 Brooks won the 123 lbs. title at the Maverick Open in Grand Junction, Colorado with four tech falls.

123 – Karlee Brooks, Phoenix, Ariz., Gold Medal

WIN Nicole Woisin (Adams State), tech fall 11-0

WIN Deanna Williamson (Trinidad State), tech fall 10-0

WIN Valentina Martinez (Snow College), tech fall 10-0

WIN Valery Ethington (Snow College), tech fall 10-0

As I have done for years I will post a blog on Friday of where our incoming recruits will be competing for the weekend and a follow up blog with results. I will also follow all of our recruits in Freestyle following the high school season.

 


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Iowa Women’s Wrestling Recruiting Class of 2024 in the National Girls High School Rankings (1/12/24)

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

Karlee Brooks  (Valiant College Prep, Phoenix, AZ) – #3 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., #24 P4P

 

Women’s Recruiting Class of 2024

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

Sat Feb 17 – at District 7 (North Allegheny)

Sat March 2 – West Regional (Canon-McMillan)

Th-Sat March 7-9 – at PIAA Girls Championships (Hershey)

 

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)

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

 

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

Th/Fri Feb 1-2 – at Iowa High School State Tournament (Coralville, Iowa)

Th Feb 1

Session 1: First and second round – 10 AM

Session 2: Quarterfinals – 6 PM

Fri Feb 2

Session 3: Semifinals – 10 AM

Session 4: Grand March and Finals – 6 PM

 

Naomi Simon – Decorah, Iowa 170 lbs.

Th/Fri Feb 1-2 – at Iowa High School State Tournament (Coralville, Iowa)

Th Feb 1

Session 1: First and second round – 10 AM

Session 2: Quarterfinals – 6 PM

Fri Feb 2

Session 3: Semifinals – 10 AM

Session 4: Grand March and Finals – 6 PM

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Joey Kennedy commits to Iowa

Joey Kennedy announced on Instagram that he has committed to the University of Iowa. Kennedy is  a senior at Kasson-Mantorville in Minnesota and will be a member of the Iowa Wrestling Recruiting Class of 2024.  

Kennedy is currently ranked #3 at 152 lbs. in AA by The Guillotine and is projected to compete at 157/165 for the Hawks.

 


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Joey is the younger brother of Patrick Kennedy who is ranked #9 in the country at 174 lbs. for the Hawks.

I will add Joey to my list of incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits that I follow on this blog. 

As I have done for years I will post a blog on Friday 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!

Kael Voinovich commits to Iowa

Kael Voinovich announced on Instagram that he has committed to the University of Iowa where he will be a member of the Iowa Wrestling Recruiting Class of 2024.  Voinovich is a senior at City High in Iowa City, Iowa where he transferred in this season from Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Voinovich is projected to compete at 157/165 for the Hawks.

 


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Kael is the younger brother of Victor Voinovich, a sophomore at 149 lbs. for the Hawkeyes.

I will add Kael to my list of incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits that I follow on this blog. 

As I have done for years I will post a blog on Friday 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!

Iowa vs. Sioux Falls preview

The Iowa Women’s Wrestling team will compete in a dual meet against the University of Sioux Falls on Wednesday, January 31. The dual meet will begin at 6 PM CST at the Stewart Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

The #2 ranked Hawks are having a great first season of competition including winning National Duals. This is also the first year of competition for Sioux Falls and they are 6-1 in dual meets.

A Probable Lineup was not released for either team by the University of Iowa Sports Information Department.

The Iowa vs. Sioux Falls dual meet will be streamed live on https://www.nsicnetwork.com/usfcougars/

 


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Iowa is ranked #2 in the country.

NWCA NCAA Women’s Coaches Rankings – January 18, 2024

101 – #1 Emilie Gonzalez  #2 Sterling Dias

109 – #2 Ava Bayless

116 – #3 Brianna Gonzalez

123 – #3 Felicity Taylor 

130 – #10 Emily Frost

143 – #2 Resse Larramendy  #4 Ella Schmit 

155 – #1 Marlynne Deede  #9 Bella Mir

170 – #1 Kylie Welker  #3 Haley Ward

191 – #3 Jaycee Fowler  #9 Alivia White

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Results from a huge weekend of Iowa Wrestling

As I have said before there is not a better way to spend an Iowa winter weekend than following Iowa Wrestling. The competition started Friday afternoon and went through Sunday afternoon. Let’s take a look.

The Iowa Women’s Wrestling team dominated in two dual meets at the Indiana Tech Warrior Duals in Fort Wayne, Indiana Friday afternoon. Iowa defeated #9 (NAIA) Campbellsville 42-2 and #14 (NAIA) Indiana Tech 42-0.

The Hawks were 20-0 in matches contested with seven pins and nine tech falls.

#2 Iowa 42, Campbellsville 2

101 — Emilie Gonzalez (I) tech. fall Kiley McNearney (C), 10-0
109 — Ava Bayless (I) tech. fall Gabrielle Medeiros (C), 15-4
116 — Brianna Gonzalez (I) pinned Icart Galumette (C), 2:58
123 — Ava Rose (I) pinned Josie Davis (C), 2:20
130 — Emily Frost (I) decision Olivia Messerly (C), 9-6
136 — Emmily Patneaud (I) decision Gabriella Perez (C), 4-0
143 — Ella Schmit (I) pinned Emma Walker (C), 2:24
155 — Bella Mir (I) tech. fall Kendra Thompson (C), 11-0
170 — Haley Ward (I) tech, fall Sierra Chavez (C), 10-0
191 — Jaycee Foeller (I) pinned Lexiana Garcia (C), 1:06

 

#2 Iowa 42, Indiana Tech 0

101 — Emilie Gonzalez (I) tech. fall Makayla Young (IT), 10-0
109 — Ava Bayless (I) decision Tehani Soares (IT), 6-0
116 — Brianna Gonzalez (I) tech. fall Emma Jones (IT), 10-0
123 — Ava Rose (I) tech. fall Aubree Kuhns (IT), 10-0
130 — Alexandra Baudhuin (I) tech. fall Marisa Moffitt (IT), 11-0
136 — Sierra Brown Ton (I) tech. fall Alexis Kelley (IT), 10-0
143 — Ella Schmit (I) pinned Maia Crumb (IT), 2:01
155 — Bella Mir (I) pinned Cydney Bassett (IT), 1:22
170 — Kylie Welker (I) pinned Catherine McNulty (IT), 0:54
191 — Jaycee Foeller (I) tech. fall Grace Doering (IT), 10-0

 

The Hawks were on the road this weekend for two Big Ten dual meets. On Friday night Iowa defeated #17 Illinois, 36-6. Iowa won eight matches including four tech falls, one pin, and one major decision.

The biggest match was #9 Patrick Kennedy scoring a third period takedown to defeat #3 Edmond Ruth 5-1 at 174. Kennedy is on a roll.

Brody Teske filled in for Real Woods at 141 in both dual meets. He won by a decision against Illinois and a tech fall over Northwestern.

#4 Iowa 36, #17 Illinois 6

133 – Cullan Schriever (IA) major dec. #30 Tony Madrigal (IL), 9-1

141 – Brody Teske (IA) dec. Will Baysinger (IL), 5-0

149 – #8 Kannon Webster (IL) dec. #11 Caleb Rathjen (IA), 4-1 SV1

157 – #2 Jared Franek (IA) tech. fall Joe Roberts (IL), 21-5

165 – #6 Michael Caliendo (IA) tech. fall #24 Chris Moore (IL), 17-2

174 – #9 Patrick Kennedy (IA) dec. #3 Edmond Ruth (IL), 5-1

184 – #29 Dylan Connell (IL) dec. Aiden Riggins (IA), 4-1 SV1

197 – #14 Zach Glazier (IA) tech. fall Joey Braunagel (IL), 18-3

285 – #28 Bradley Hill (IA) pinned. Peter Marinopolous (IL), 5:41

125 – #5 Drake Ayala (IA) tech. fall Justin Cardani (IL), 18-3

 

Seven Hawkeyes placed at the Pat “Flash” Flanagan Open in Dubuque on Saturday. Kale Petersen(133), Cade Siebrecht(149), Drake Rhodes(165), Will Carano(174), and Easton Fleshman(Hwt) placed second.

Carter Martinson placed third at 157 and Isaiah Fenton was fifth at 165.

Charles Matthews(141), Carson Martinson(165), and Aidan McCain(184) did not place.

Pat “Flash” Flanagan Open Results

Open 133

Champ. Round 1 – Kale Petersen (Iowa) won by tech fall over Justin Bradford (Indian Hills CC) (TF 20-4)

Quarterfinal – Kale Petersen (Iowa) won by fall over Ryan Lobato (Grandview) (Fall 1:33)

Semifinal – Kale Petersen (Iowa) won by major decision over Conner Nevin (Upper Iowa) (Maj 13-1)

1st Place Match – Ben Bast (Unattached) won by fall over Kale Petersen (Iowa) (Fall 2:38)

 

Open 141

Champ. Round 1 – Charles Matthews (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 – Troy Dolphin (UW Parkside) won by decision over Charles Matthews (Iowa) (Dec 10-9)

Cons. Round 2 – Charles Matthews (Iowa) won by decision over Julian Marrufo (York ) (Dec 10-3)

Cons. Round 3 – Charles Matthews (Iowa) won in sudden victory – 1 over Hector Holguin (York ) (SV-1 4-1)

Cons. Round 4 – Charles Matthews (Iowa) won by major decision over Damon Huston (Iowa State) (Maj 12-4)

Consolation 1st – Drew Woodley (Iowa State) won by tech fall over Charles Matthews (Iowa) (TF 15-0)

 

Open 149

Champ. Round 1 – Cade Siebrecht (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 – Cade Siebrecht (Iowa) won by tech fall over Garrett Head (Indian Hills CC) (TF 17-2)

Quarterfinal – Cade Siebrecht (Iowa) won by decision over Abel Gaitan (Grandview) (Dec 5-4)

Semifinal – Cade Siebrecht (Iowa) won in double overtime over Chase Fiser (Loras College) (2-OT 6-5)

1st Place Match – Carter Fousek (Iowa State) won in sudden victory – 1 over Cade Siebrecht (Iowa) (SV-1 4-1)

 

Open 157

Champ. Round 1 – Carter Martinson (Iowa) won by tech fall over Jacob Hinkle (Loras College) (TF 16-0)

Champ. Round 2 – Carter Martinson (Iowa) won by fall over Joshua Zeman (St Ambrose) (Fall 2:02)

Quarterfinal – Cody Goebel (Wisconsin) won by decision over Carter Martinson (Iowa) (Dec 9-8)

Cons. Round 3 – Carter Martinson (Iowa) won by decision over Collin Altensey (Upper Iowa) (Dec 7-4)

Cons. Round 4 – Carter Martinson (Iowa) won by decision over Kavan Troy (Northern Illinois) (Dec 9-8)

3rd Place Match – Carter Martinson (Iowa) won by disqualification over Cody Goebel (Wisconsin) (DQ)

 

Open 165

Carson Martinson’s place is unknown and has scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Izzy Moreno (Northern Iowa) won by major decision over Carson Martinson (Iowa) (Maj 9-1)

Cons. Round 1 – Carson Martinson (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 – Dajun Johnson (Unattached) won by decision over Carson Martinson (Iowa) (Dec 4-2)

 

Open 165

Isaiah Fenton’s place is 5th and has scored 14.5 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Isaiah Fenton (Iowa) won by fall over Clay Schemmel (Cornell College) (Fall 2:47)

Champ. Round 2 – Isaiah Fenton (Iowa) won by tech fall over Scott Burke (Unattached) (TF 20-5)

Quarterfinal – Isaiah Fenton (Iowa) won by decision over Ben Faber (Loras College) (Dec 7-1)

Semifinal – Jack Thomsen (Northern Iowa) won by tech fall over Isaiah Fenton (Iowa) (TF 17-1)

Cons. Round 4 – Izzy Moreno (Northern Iowa) won by decision over Isaiah Fenton (Iowa) (Dec 7-2)

5th Place Match – Isaiah Fenton (Iowa) won by medical forfeit over Brice Coleman (Indian Hills CC) (MFF)

 

Open 165

Champ. Round 1 – Drake Rhodes (Iowa) won by tech fall over Bryce Dodge (Iowa Central CC) (TF 18-2)

Champ. Round 2 – Drake Rhodes (Iowa) won by tech fall over Aiden Cartwright (Loras College) (TF 17-2)

Quarterfinal – Drake Rhodes (Iowa) won by decision over Connor Euton (Iowa State) (Dec 12-8)

Semifinal – Drake Rhodes (Iowa) won by tech fall over Brice Coleman (Indian Hills CC) (TF 19-4)

1st Place Match – Jack Thomsen (Northern Iowa) won by decision over Drake Rhodes (Iowa) (Dec 9-8)

 

Open 174

Champ. Round 1 – Will Carano (Iowa) won by fall over Luke Battaglia (Loras College) (Fall 0:42)

Quarterfinal – Will Carano (Iowa) won by tech fall over Austin Wilkins (Cornell College) (TF 16-1)

Semifinal – Will Carano (Iowa) won by decision over Caden Schmidt (Iowa State) (Dec 7-3)

1st Place Match – Nick Fox (Northern Iowa) won by decision over Will Carano (Iowa) (Dec 7-2)

 

Open 184

Champ. Round 1 – Aidan McCain (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 – Tate Naaktgeboren (Iowa State) won by fall over Aidan McCain (Iowa) (Fall 1:17)

Cons. Round 2 – Aidan McCain (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 3 – Aidan McCain (Iowa) won by decision over Landry Barker (Loras College) (Dec 19-13)

Cons. Round 4 – Griffin Luke (Upper Iowa) won by fall over Aidan McCain (Iowa) (Fall 4:52)

 

Open 285

Champ. Round 1 – Easton Fleshman (Iowa) won by decision over Guyon Cyprian (UW Oskosh) (Dec 4-0)

Champ. Round 2 – Easton Fleshman (Iowa) won by fall over Kevin Machado (University of Dubuque Wrestling club) (Fall 1:12)

Quarterfinal – Easton Fleshman (Iowa) won by decision over Xavier Bruening (Iowa State) (Dec 5-1)

Semifinal – Easton Fleshman (Iowa) won by decision over Jason Guadarrama (UW Parkside) (Dec 5-0)

1st Place Match – Nathan Schon (Iowa State) won by decision over Easton Fleshman (Iowa) (Dec 10-6)

 


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On Saturday the Iowa Women’s team competed at the Warrior Open in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Four Hawks brought home a title: Lilly Luft(136), Reese Larramendy(143), Kylie Welker(170), and Jaycee Foeller(191). 

Iowa had thirteen wrestlers place at the Warrior Open.

The Hawks will be back in action this Wednesday, January 31 with a dual meet at the University of South Falls in Sioux Falls, SD.

101 – #2 Sterling Dias, 2nd place
WIN Megan Valdez (Lindenwood), TF 10-0
WIN Devyn Gomez (Life), Dec. 9-0
WIN Alyssa Quezaire (Missouri Baptist), TF 11-0
LOSS Jaclyn Bouzakis (Unattached), Dec. 7-1

123 – Ava Rose, 2nd place
WIN Michaela Dykes (Trine), TF 10-0
WIN Lexi Beadle (Unattached), TF 10-0
WIN Riley White (Missouri Baptist), TF 10-0
WIN Josie Davis (Campbellsville), Dec. 6-5
LOSS Anna Krejsa (Life), Dec. 10-6

123 – Cali Leng, 1st place consolation bracket
LOSS Haley Narahara (Menlo), TF 10-0
WIN Lexi Beadle (Unattached), Fall 2:51
WIN Kesley Novogradac (Davenport), Fall 2:37
WIN Angela LoRusso (Adrian), TF 11-0
WIN Trynadii Rocha (Southern Oregon), Dec. 6-1

130 — Allie Baudhuin, 4th place
WIN Ivy Partin (Cumberlands), TF 12-0
WIN Paige Respicio (Providence), TF 15-4
LOSS Taina Fernandez (Unattached), Fall 1:55
WIN Olivia Messerly (Campbellsville), Fall 4:02
LOSS Emily Frost (Iowa), Dec. 3-0

130 – #10 Emily Frost, 3rd place
WIN Marisa Moffitt (Indiana Tech), Fall 0:29
WIN Camarie Cunningham (Cumberlands), TF 10-0
WIN Olivia Messerly (Campbellsville), Fall 2:56
LOSS Alyssa Randles (Providence), TF 14-4
WIN Paige Respicio (Providence), Fall 3:52
WIN Allie Baudhuin (Iowa), Dec. 3-0

136 – Emmily Patneaud, 4th place
WIN Lillian Ruesink (Siena Heights), TF 10-0
WIN Sofia Poblano (Campbellsville), TF 12-2
LOSS Zaynah McBryde (Life), Dec. 8-4
WIN Sierra Brown Ton (Iowa), Dec. 6-1
WIN Desinee Lopez (Southern Oregon), TF 11-0
LOSS Waipuilani Estrella-Beauchamp

136 — Sierra Brown Ton, DNP
WIN Mallory Chunat (Hiram), Fall 2:05
LOSS Waipuilani Estrella-Beauchamp (Providence), TF 10-0
LOSS Emmily Patneaud (Iowa), Dec. 6-1

136 – Lilly Luft, 1st place
WIN Madison Small (Trine), TF 10-0
WIN Marissa Sanabria (Lindenwood), Dec. 7-0
WIN Angie Prado (Life), TF 11-0
WIN Desinee Lopez (Southern Oregon), Dec. 2-0
WIN Zaynah McBryde (Life), Fall 3:56

143 – #2 Reese Larramendy, 1st place
WIN Nathalia Rodriguez (Siena Heights), TF 10-0
WIN Danni Swihart (Unattached), TF 10-0
WIN Alexandra Lopez (Menlo), Fall 1:46
WIN Valarie Hamilton (Unattached), Dec. 10-1
WIN Ella Schmit (Iowa), Dec. 13-6

143 – #4 Ella Schmit, 2nd place
WIN Michael Hamp (Unattached), Fall 0:34
WIN Aspen Dodge (Providence), Fall 2:07
WIN Emma Walker (Campbellsville), TF 17-7
LOSS #2 Reese Larramendy (Iowa), Dec. 13-6

143 – Danni Swihart, DNP (Unattached)
LOSS #2 Reese Larramendy (Iowa), TF 10-0
WIN Natalie Kutzli (Rochester), Fall 4:15
LOSS Candice Corralejo (Southern Oregon), TF 12-1

170 – #3 Haley Ward, 2nd place
WIN Desarae Matheny (Southern Oregon), Fall 1:25
WIN Grace Doering (Indiana Tech), Dec. 7-0
WIN Shenita Lawson (Southern Oregon), Dec. 5-0
LOSS #1 Kylie Welker (Iowa), TF 11-0

170 – #1 Kylie Welker, 1st place
WIN Tia Leahy (Tiffin), TF 12-0
WIN Gabrielle Holloway (St Andrews), TF 10-0
WIN Faith Macharia (Missouri Baptist), Fall 0:38
WIN #3 Haley Ward (Iowa), TF 11-0

191 – #3 Jaycee Foeller, 1st place
WIN Sara Lake (Lindenwood), Dec. 6-4
WIN Noami Duenas (Cumberlands), Fall 2:10
WIN Madeline Welch (Life), Dec. 3-1
WIN Maquoia Bernabe (Cumberlands), Dec. 7-0

191 – #9 Alivia White, 3rd place

WIN Aaliyah Presley (Unattached), TF 11-0

WIN Kennedy Eggering (Lindenwood), Dec. 5-0

WIN Alexis Tupuola (Providence), Fall 2:19

LOSS Maquoia Bernabe (Cumberlands), Dec. 5-0

WIN Noami Duenas (Cumberlands), Dec. 11-4

WIN Madeline Welch (Life), Dec. 2-1

 

Our incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits had a perfect weekend of wrestling. The incoming recruits for the men’s program were a combined 10-0 with six pins and four tech falls. 

Our recruits for the women’s program were a combined 11-0 with 11 pins at Regionals. Nine of the eleven pins were in the first period.

 

On Sunday the Iowa Hawkeyes picked up a shutout with a 46-0 win over Big Ten foe Northwestern. The Hawks had four tech falls, two pins, and two major decisions.

Caleb Rathjen (149) and Ben Kueter(Hwt) picked up pins. Drake Ayala, Cullan Schriever, Brody Teske, and Mike Caliendo won by tech fall. Patrick Kennedy and Zach Glazier won by a major decision.

The Hawks will be back on the mat Friday for a Big Ten dual meet at Michigan at 7:30 PM CST on BTN.

#3 Iowa 46, Northwestern 0

125 – #5 Drake Ayala (I) tech. fall Massey Odiotti (N), 19-4

133 – Cullan Schriever (I) tech. fall Patrick Adams (N), 24-9

141 – Brody Teske (I) tech. fall Kolby McClain (N), 17-1

149 – #11 Caleb Rathjen (I) pinned Aiden Vandenbush (N), 3:46

157 – #2 Jared Franek (I) dec. #19 Trevor Chumbley (N), 4-1 SV1

165 – #6 Michael Caliendo (I) tech. fall #15 Maxx Mayfield (N), 21-5

174 – #9 Patrick Kennedy (I) major dec. David Ferante (N), 11-2

184 – Aiden Riggins (I) dec. #24 Troy Fisher (N), 4-2

197 – #14 Zach Glazier (I) major dec. Evan Bates (N), 11-2

285 – Ben Kueter (I) pinned Jack Jessen (N), 0:45

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

7 Hawks place at Flash Flanigan Open

Seven Hawkeyes placed at the Pat “Flash” Flanagan Open in Dubuque on Saturday. Kale Petersen(133), Cade Siebrecht(149), Drake Rhodes(165), Will Carano(174), and Easton Fleshman(Hwt) placed second.

Carter Martinson placed third at 157 and Isaiah Fenton was fifth at 165.

Charles Matthews(141), Carson Martinson(165), and Aidan McCain(184) did not place.

 


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Open 133

Champ. Round 1 – Kale Petersen (Iowa) won by tech fall over Justin Bradford (Indian Hills CC) (TF 20-4)

Quarterfinal – Kale Petersen (Iowa) won by fall over Ryan Lobato (Grandview) (Fall 1:33)

Semifinal – Kale Petersen (Iowa) won by major decision over Conner Nevin (Upper Iowa) (Maj 13-1)

1st Place Match – Ben Bast (Unattached) won by fall over Kale Petersen (Iowa) (Fall 2:38)

 

Open 141

Champ. Round 1 – Charles Matthews (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 – Troy Dolphin (UW Parkside) won by decision over Charles Matthews (Iowa) (Dec 10-9)

Cons. Round 2 – Charles Matthews (Iowa) won by decision over Julian Marrufo (York ) (Dec 10-3)

Cons. Round 3 – Charles Matthews (Iowa) won in sudden victory – 1 over Hector Holguin (York ) (SV-1 4-1)

Cons. Round 4 – Charles Matthews (Iowa) won by major decision over Damon Huston (Iowa State) (Maj 12-4)

Consolation 1st – Drew Woodley (Iowa State) won by tech fall over Charles Matthews (Iowa) (TF 15-0)

 

Open 149

Champ. Round 1 – Cade Siebrecht (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 – Cade Siebrecht (Iowa) won by tech fall over Garrett Head (Indian Hills CC) (TF 17-2)

Quarterfinal – Cade Siebrecht (Iowa) won by decision over Abel Gaitan (Grandview) (Dec 5-4)

Semifinal – Cade Siebrecht (Iowa) won in double overtime over Chase Fiser (Loras College) (2-OT 6-5)

1st Place Match – Carter Fousek (Iowa State) won in sudden victory – 1 over Cade Siebrecht (Iowa) (SV-1 4-1)

 

Open 157

Champ. Round 1 – Carter Martinson (Iowa) won by tech fall over Jacob Hinkle (Loras College) (TF 16-0)

Champ. Round 2 – Carter Martinson (Iowa) won by fall over Joshua Zeman (St Ambrose) (Fall 2:02)

Quarterfinal – Cody Goebel (Wisconsin) won by decision over Carter Martinson (Iowa) (Dec 9-8)

Cons. Round 3 – Carter Martinson (Iowa) won by decision over Collin Altensey (Upper Iowa) (Dec 7-4)

Cons. Round 4 – Carter Martinson (Iowa) won by decision over Kavan Troy (Northern Illinois) (Dec 9-8)

3rd Place Match – Carter Martinson (Iowa) won by disqualification over Cody Goebel (Wisconsin) (DQ)

 

Open 165

Carson Martinson’s place is unknown and has scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Izzy Moreno (Northern Iowa) won by major decision over Carson Martinson (Iowa) (Maj 9-1)

Cons. Round 1 – Carson Martinson (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 – Dajun Johnson (Unattached) won by decision over Carson Martinson (Iowa) (Dec 4-2)

 

Open 165

Isaiah Fenton’s place is 5th and has scored 14.5 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Isaiah Fenton (Iowa) won by fall over Clay Schemmel (Cornell College) (Fall 2:47)

Champ. Round 2 – Isaiah Fenton (Iowa) won by tech fall over Scott Burke (Unattached) (TF 20-5)

Quarterfinal – Isaiah Fenton (Iowa) won by decision over Ben Faber (Loras College) (Dec 7-1)

Semifinal – Jack Thomsen (Northern Iowa) won by tech fall over Isaiah Fenton (Iowa) (TF 17-1)

Cons. Round 4 – Izzy Moreno (Northern Iowa) won by decision over Isaiah Fenton (Iowa) (Dec 7-2)

5th Place Match – Isaiah Fenton (Iowa) won by medical forfeit over Brice Coleman (Indian Hills CC) (MFF)

 

Open 165

Champ. Round 1 – Drake Rhodes (Iowa) won by tech fall over Bryce Dodge (Iowa Central CC) (TF 18-2)

Champ. Round 2 – Drake Rhodes (Iowa) won by tech fall over Aiden Cartwright (Loras College) (TF 17-2)

Quarterfinal – Drake Rhodes (Iowa) won by decision over Connor Euton (Iowa State) (Dec 12-8)

Semifinal – Drake Rhodes (Iowa) won by tech fall over Brice Coleman (Indian Hills CC) (TF 19-4)

1st Place Match – Jack Thomsen (Northern Iowa) won by decision over Drake Rhodes (Iowa) (Dec 9-8)

 

Open 174

Champ. Round 1 – Will Carano (Iowa) won by fall over Luke Battaglia (Loras College) (Fall 0:42)

Quarterfinal – Will Carano (Iowa) won by tech fall over Austin Wilkins (Cornell College) (TF 16-1)

Semifinal – Will Carano (Iowa) won by decision over Caden Schmidt (Iowa State) (Dec 7-3)

1st Place Match – Nick Fox (Northern Iowa) won by decision over Will Carano (Iowa) (Dec 7-2)

 

Open 184

Champ. Round 1 – Aidan McCain (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)

Champ. Round 2 – Tate Naaktgeboren (Iowa State) won by fall over Aidan McCain (Iowa) (Fall 1:17)

Cons. Round 2 – Aidan McCain (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 3 – Aidan McCain (Iowa) won by decision over Landry Barker (Loras College) (Dec 19-13)

Cons. Round 4 – Griffin Luke (Upper Iowa) won by fall over Aidan McCain (Iowa) (Fall 4:52)

 

Open 285

Champ. Round 1 – Easton Fleshman (Iowa) won by decision over Guyon Cyprian (UW Oskosh) (Dec 4-0)

Champ. Round 2 – Easton Fleshman (Iowa) won by fall over Kevin Machado (University of Dubuque Wrestling club) (Fall 1:12)

Quarterfinal – Easton Fleshman (Iowa) won by decision over Xavier Bruening (Iowa State) (Dec 5-1)

Semifinal – Easton Fleshman (Iowa) won by decision over Jason Guadarrama (UW Parkside) (Dec 5-0)

1st Place Match – Nathan Schon (Iowa State) won by decision over Easton Fleshman (Iowa) (Dec 10-6)

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Iowa recruits in action: Jan 26-27 RESULTS

Our incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits had a perfect weekend of wrestling. The incoming recruits for the men’s program were a combined 10-0 with six pins and four tech falls. 

Drake Ayala won the Alliance Conference Tournament with a fall and two tech falls. Jake Howell was 2-0 with two pins to win the Centennial League Championships and Leister Bowling was 4-0 with three pins and a tech fall to win the Duff Seaney Invitational.

Leo DeLuca won by tech fall over Aiden Yarussi of North Hunterdon in a dual meet.

Our recruits for the women’s program were a combined 11-0 with 11 pins at Regionals. Nine of the eleven pins were in the first period. Regionals is the first step to win a state title.

Cadence Diduch was 3-0 with three pins at the IHSA Girls Regional in Erie, Kiara Djoumessi was 4-0 with four pins at Regional Qualifier 7, and Naomi Simon was 4-0 with four pins at Regional Qualifier 8.

As I have done for years I will continue to post a blog on Friday 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 Jan 27 – at Alliance Conference Tournament (DM North)

Quarterfinal – Dru Ayala (Fort Dodge) won by fall over Jameson Jordan (Des Moines Roosevelt) (Fall 1:18)

Semifinal – Dru Ayala (Fort Dodge) won by tech fall over James Headrick (Ames) (TF-1.5 5:07 (18-3))

1st Place Match – Dru Ayala (Fort Dodge) won by tech fall over Reed Kruger (Mason City) (TF-1.5 4:45 (22-7))

 

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

No competition scheduled.

 

Miguel Estrada  Bakersfield (Frontier HS), California  144 lbs.

No competition scheduled.

 

Angelo Ferrari – Melissa, Texas  175 lbs.

No competition scheduled.

 

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

Sat Jan 27 – at Centennial League Championships (Arapahoe HS/Centennial)

Quarterfinal – Jake Howell (Cherry Creek) received a bye

Semifinal – Jake Howell (Cherry Creek) won by fall over Matthew Redfearn (Arapahoe) (Fall 2:38)

1st Place Match – Jake Howell (Cherry Creek) won by fall over Amani Fuque (Mullen) (Fall 1:30)

 

Recruiting Class of 2025

Leo DeLuca  – Blair Academy New Jersey  120 lbs.

Sat Jan 27 – North Hunterdon (dual meet)

Leo DeLuca (Blair) won by tech fall over Aiden Yarussi (North Hunterdon)

 

Leister Bowling – Mead, Colorado  175 lbs.

Sat Jan 27 – at Duff Seaney Invitational (Canyon City)

Champ. Round 1 – Leister Bowling (Mead) won by fall over Xavier Hoyle (Ellicott) (Fall 2:38)

Quarterfinal – Leister Bowling (Mead) won by tech fall over Kai Wilcox (Colorado Springs Christian School) (TF-1.5 3:55 (21-6))

Semifinal – Leister Bowling (Mead) won by fall over Jeff Dooley (Manitou Springs) (Fall 2:30)

1st Place Match – Leister Bowling (Mead) won by fall over Arath Lopez (Rifle) (Fall 3:49)

 

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 Jan 26-27 – at IHSA Girls Regional (Erie)

Quarterfinal – Cadence Diduch (Freeport (H.S.)) won by fall over Skyann Munz (Sterling (H.S.)) (Fall 4:47)

Semifinal – Cadence Diduch (Freeport (H.S.)) won by fall over Gia Ritter (Geneseo) (Fall 1:37)

1st Place Match – Cadence Diduch (Freeport (H.S.)) won by fall over Nadia Anderson (Sherrard) (Fall 1:03)

 

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

Fri Jan 26 – at Regional Qualifier 7 (Mason City)

Champ. Round 1 – Kiara Djoumessi (Waverly-Shell Rock) received a bye

Champ. Round 2 – Kiara Djoumessi (Waverly-Shell Rock won by fall over Chralie Larsen (Clear Lake) (Fall 1:04)

Quarterfinal – Kiara Djoumessi (Waverly-Shell Rock) won by fall over Olivia Hoy (NH/TV) (Fall 0:25)

Semifinal – Kiara Djoumessi (Waverly-Shell Rock) won by fall over Anna Johnson (Cedar Falls) (Fall 3:08)

1st Place Match – Kiara Djoumessi (Waverly-Shell Rock) won by fall over Abigail O`Rear (West Delaware, Manchester) (Fall 0:52)

 

Naomi Simon – Decorah, Iowa 170 lbs.

Fri Jan 26 – at Regional Qualifier 8 (Mason City)

Champ. Round 1 – Naomi Simon (Decorah) received a bye

Champ. Round 2 – Naomi Simon (Decorah) won by fall over Jordynn Fink (Center Point-Urbana) (Fall 1:17)

Quarterfinal – Naomi Simon (Decorah) won by fall over Addison Schenker (Osage) (Fall 0:44)

Semifinal – Naomi Simon (Decorah) won by fall over Kailan McEwen (BCLUW-SH) (Fall 1:11)

1st Place Match – Naomi Simon (Decorah) won by fall over Kynnedy Gunderson (Iowa Falls-Alden) (Fall 1:01)

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!