Below is a list of the wrestlers who are committed to a DI Iowa wrestling program. The wrestlers are separated by school (Iowa, UNI, and ISU) and by state in which their tournament is held. I have also included national rankings from Intermat. If not nationally ranked the “*” denotes IA Wrestle’s high school rankings. Taylor Lujan won his 4th GA state title, and there was a lot of positives that came out of the Iowa and Illinois tournaments (among others). Paden Moore was able to keep the UNI recruiting class perfect with his state title in Minnesota, and Markus Simmons added a title to wrap up the ISU recruits to be the fourth recruit to win a title.

Mike Kemerer was finally able to get the job done out east as he captured his first Pennsylvania state title in his fourth attempt. Much like capturing his first Ironman title, this was something that was on the future Hawkeye’s bucket list, so it was great to see his finally get his win. Kemerer had to defeat the #5 nationally ranked Hayden Hidlay in the quarterfinals, and then defeated #4 Patrick Duggan in the finals – in short it was no easy path to win said title. Kaleb Young took fourth in a pretty brutal bracket, losing 13-3 to #2 nationally ranked Joseph in the semifinals, and then lost his consolation finals match in the ultimate tiebreaks.

Justin Mejia continued his quest to join California history as the sophomore captured his second title at 113 with a 1-0 win in the finals. Mejia’s team Clovis also won it’s 5th straight team title, another impressive feat for a state with no separate classes for schools.

This weekend Iowa recruit Alex Marinelli will look to go for his third straight Ohio state title, and wrap recruiting state tournaments for all committed DI recruits.

Ohio: Friday- Semifinals: 5:30 PM, Saturday- Finals: 4:45 PM


OH – 3/12 : 3/14

#1 Alex Marinelli (JR)    160      Graham – Division II
Prelims: Alex Marinelli, St. Paris Graham Local tech. fall Evan Schenk, Perry 22-7
Quarters: Alex Marinelli, St. Paris Graham Local pin Shawn Livingston, Steubenville 4:21
Semifinals: Alex Marinelli, St. Paris Graham Local tech. fall Richard Jackson, Tol. Central 22-7

IA – 2/19 : 2/21

#7 Cash Wilcke        1ST      195         1A           Ida Grove
#2* Keegan Shaw     4TH     138         3A           SEP
#2* Cole Erickson     3RD     160         2A           Media
#1* Paul Glynn          2ND     132         3A           Bett
#3* Jake Woodard   4TH      152         3A           Bett
#2* Jeren Glosser    3RD      138         1A           Eddyville
#2* Aaron Meyer     2ND       145         3A           SEP

PA – 3/5 : 3/7

#9 Kaleb Young (JR)  4TH      152                 Pux

#1 Mike Kemerer     1ST           145                Franklin Regional – AAA

CO – 2/19 : 2/21

Danny Murphy  1ST      145

IL – 2/19 : 2/21

#2 (IL) Joey Gunther      2ND      160         Libertyville
#9 Vince Turk                 1ST      145          Montini
#4 Jason Renteria (SO)  2ND      113         OPRF

CA – 3/6 : 3/7

#2 Justin Mejia (SO)  1ST     113         Clovis – (All one class)


IA – 2/19 : 2/21

#3 Max Thomsen   1ST        145         2A          Union
#4 Bryce Steiert      1ST       160        3A           WSR
#20 Jacob Schwarn 1ST       120        3A          Bett
#11 Jacob Holschlag 1ST     170       2A          Union
#14 Isaiah Patton       1ST      170      3A          Dowling Catholic

MN – 2/27 : 2/28

#19 Paden Moore    1ST      160         Jackson County

GA – 2/12 : 2/14

#4 Taylor Lujan        1ST        182         Carrollton


IA – 2/19 : 2/21

#1* Chase Straw       1ST         152         2A           Indee
#1* Brady Jennings    1ST         138         2A           Osage

MO– 2/19 : 2/21

#13 Colston DiBlasi         1ST        170          Park Hill

NE– 2/19 : 2/21

Andrew Stowe           4TH          285         Norfolk

OK – 2/27 : 2/28

#11 Marcus Simmons      1ST      126              Broken Arrow

By Ross Bartachek (@rossbchek)

Lead Editor of IA Wrestle