Saturday at Independence high school Team Iowa hosted the USA Dream Team in an all-star event that promised fireworks with a talented Iowa senior class and a loaded USA squad. The night was bookended with UNI recruit victories over their all-star opponents.
The evening started out on the right note for Iowa as Jacob Hosclag picked up a win over a future instate rival Luke Entzel 1-0 at 170 pounds to give Iowa a 3-0 lead. This would begin a series of Iowa and USA alternating wins every weight all the way through the 120 pound match. Kollin Moore downed two-time state champion Evan Hansen by major decision, but Iowa retook the lead on a 3-2 win by future Hawkeye Cash Wilcke over Tyler Johnson at 195. One of the nations top 197 prospects Bobby Steveson had to put together a late rally to defeat state champion Steve Holloway 8-6 in the other 195 pound match.
Two-time state champion Ryan Parmely gave Iowa it’s first bonus win on the night with a 10-2 win over future Division II wrestler Jay Nino. USA responded with a 6-3 win over Mario Pena, who was a late addition to the Iowa roster after #3 Jake Marnin was scratched.
Back-to-back Iowa wins from Brennen Doebel and Jacob Schwarm gave Iowa a 16-10 over the Dream Team with seven matches reamining. It was there that USA rattled off five straight wins, including three by bonus to retake the lead 30-16 going into the final two matches.
In the last two matches Iowa wrestlers Bryce Steiert and Max Thomsen each picked up a pair of upsets to finish the dual 30-22. Thomsen earned a 6-4 win over the #1 ranked Michael Kemerer, a wrestler that had previously defeated Thomsen 9-4 and 6-4 this past year. Thomsen, along with his future teammates Steiert, Schwarm, and Holschlag pushed the UNI recruits to a perfect 4-0 on the night.
USA 30 – IOWA 22
170 – #11 Jacob Hoschlag – Union, La Porte City (UNI) dec #25 Luke Entzel (Missoula Big Sky, MT) 1-0
182 – #7 Kollin Moore (Norwayne, OH) (Ohio State) maj dec #16 Evan Hansen – Elk Horn Exira (Grand View) 15-6
195 – #8 Cash Wilcke – OA-BCIG -(Odebolt Arther-Battle Creek-Ida Grove) dec (Iowa) #7 Tyler Johnson (Lockport, IL) (NC State) 3-2
195 – #2 Bobby Steveson (Apple Valley, MN) (Minnesota) dec #10 Steven Holloway Mediapolis 8-6
220 – #6 Ryan Parmely – Maquoketa Valley (Upper Iowa) maj dec Jay Nino, (Genoa, OH) (Notre Dame) 10-2
285 – #4 Tate Orndorff (University, WA) (Oregon State) dec Mario Pena – Hampton-Dumont 6-3
113 – #13 Brennen Doebel – Clear Lake vs dec. Arik Furseth (Janesville Craig, Wis.) 5-2
120 – #11 Jacob Schwarm – Bettendorf (UNI) vs dec. #7 (at 113) Garrett Pepple (East Noble, Ind.) 6-0
126 – #6 Eli Seipel (St. Paris Graham, OH) (Wisconsin) dec #10 Nolan Hellickson – Southeast Polk (Harvard) 10-4
132 – #1 Kaid Brock (Stillwater, OK) (Oklahoma State) maj dec #22 Paul Glynn – Bettendorf (Iowa) 17-4
138 – #1 Sam Krivus (Hempfield, PA) (Virginia) dec Josh Wenger – Prairie, Cedar Rapids (Grand View) 7-2
145 – #5 Tristan Moran (Stillwater, OK) (Oklahoma State) tech fall Aaron Meyer – South East Polk (Iowa) 18-3
152 – #1 Vincenzo Joseph (Pittsburgh CC, PA) (Penn State) tech fall Chase Straw – Independence (Iowa State) 25-10
160 – #7 Bryce Steiert – Waverly-Shell Rock (UNI) dec #3 Josh Shields (Franklin Regional, PA) (Arizona State) 4-2
145 – #3 Max Thomsen – Union, La Porte City (UNI) dec #1 Michael Kemerer (Franklin Regional, PA) (Iowa) 6-4