Last week on IA Wrestle we honored our first Wrestler of the Week in Ryan Schmalen. This week is no different as we select a new Iowan (although this one is new to the term “Iowan”) in Dayton Racer. Racer recently finished off a dominating performance in Michigan where he claimed the 2014 Grappler Fall Classic title at 160 pounds. Racer scored bonus points – that’s technical falls and pinfalls – all the way to the finals before winning that match by a 6-0 margin. It is clear to see that he was the most dominant wrestler there, and that’s why he has earned Wrestler of the Week honors.
Racer wasn’t the only Iowan to claim a preseason tournament title as Justin Portillo claimed the 106 pound title at the Kansas City Fall Brawl tournament. In his five matches Portillo scored three bonus point victories, including a fall in the finals. This is the second consecutive tournament that Portillo has entered and won this preseason.