Highland Riverside’s Drew and Bryce West will both be competing at Indiana University at Flowrestling’s FloNationals in Pennsylvania on April 2 – April 4th. Both West brothers have a state title and third place finish on their resumes with Bryce capturing the 120 pound title this last February. Drew, who was a 2014 state champion at 106, finished third in 2015 after he lost his first career high school match to top 50 freshman Alex Thomnsen of Underwood. Bryce comes into the tournament as the #6 pre-seed at 113 pounds, where both he and his brother will compete. The weight class features four top 20 ranked wrestlers. (Full list of Pre-seeds)

113 (Flo Rankings used):
1. Devin Schroder, MI (#8 at 120)
2. Ian Timmins, NV (#8)
3. Kaden Gfeller, OK (#16 at 120)
4. Dalton Duffield, OK
5. Brian Courtney, PA (#13)
6. Bryce West, IA
7. Ian Parker, MI
8. Garrett Rowe, OK

Also wrestling with an Iowa tie is 2016 Hawkeye commit Kaleb Young at 152 pounds, where he has earned the #5 pre-seed. Young is coming off a fourth place finish at the Pennsylvania state championships, with one of his losses being to one of the best in the nation in Vincenzo Joseph. Young’s bracket appears to be loaded with five of the top eight seeds being ranked in the top 20 and the top seeded wrestler is unranked, but was the 2014 Cadet World gold medalist in freestyle.

1. Mason Manville, VA (Cadet World Champion)
2. Jake Wentzel, PA (#5)
3. Wyatt Sheets, OK (#8)
4. Connor Flynn, MO (#12 at 160)
5. Kaleb Young, PA (#14)
6. Corbin Allen, VA (#18 at 160)
7. Louie Deprez, NY (HM)
8. Adam Martz, MD (HM)

By Ross Bartachek (@rossbchek)

Lead Editor of IA Wrestle