Recently Dale Hilleman ended his college search by committing with the Iowa State Cyclones. Hilleman capped off his career at West Marshall by pinning his way through the Iowa class 1A state tournament, scoring the maximum team points possible. Hilleman defended his crown at 170, where a year ago he defeated then 2x state champion Dylan Windfield in dramatic fashion by fall. The future Cyclone was also a USA Cadet Freestyle Fargo All-American in 2012 and a 3 x state place winner. We got a chance to sit down with Dale and talk to him about his future.

What other schools did you look at?




What weight do you see yourself wrestling?


174 and potentially 165


What is your favorite wrestling memory?


Junior year pinning Alburnett’s Dylan Windfield in the state finals.


Describe your wrestling style/mentality?


I just like to go get after it. Im a go-getter who is always on guys, always attacking. I don’t like to just sit back and wait I just go-go-go and wear people down.


What is your favorite hobby outside of wrestling?


Hunting, I hunt deer during both bow and shotgun season. Right now its turkey season and id like to get out soon.

What do you plan on majoring in at Iowa State?


I’m going to major in Ag business or Ag systems technology


Why did you choose Iowa State over other schools?


I’ve always been around Iowa State and it’s always been my favorite team. I have always watched Iowa State, been a cyclone fan, and wanted to be apart of the Iowa State wrestling program.


Anything else you would like cyclone fans to know?


Nothing really, I just look forward to being a Cyclone