Night of Conflict Matchup: Drew West vs Gabe Townsell

Last week we announced another great matchup on Twitter featuring another Fargo champion in Gabe Townsell coming into Iowa to take on Iowa state champ and Fargo AA Drew West. Both guys are highly credentialed and skilled in Greco Roman so it will be interesting to see how they stack up in folkstyle.

Drew West (JR)
School: Highland Riverside
Credentials: 2014 state champion, 2014 Cadet World Team Member, 2015 Fargo All-American

Gabe Townsell (SR)
School: Oak Park River Forest
Credentials: 2015 Fargo Greco Champion
Colleges: Stanford, Duke, Northwestern, Illinois, Purdue, Indiana, Columbia, NC State, and Iowa State are a few I’m considering.

West and Townsell have never wrestled before even though both have been heavy hitters on the Freco circuit for years. West is coming up in weight a bit for this match so we will see if the size is a big difference in this match. While both have very good folkstyle resumes they are both better known for there Greco background. Hopefully we will get to see some of those upper body ties and maybe some high flying fireworks in this match!

West on Townsell: I’m just very excited to wrestle Gabe and to be wrestling up a couple of weights. It will be fun wrestling a Greco stud that won Fargo.

Townsell on West: Drew West is one of Iowa’s best, so it should be fun to scrap with him and represent for Illinois.

West on the Night of Conflict: It will be fun to wrestle in Carver Hawkeye Arena with the crowd and being coached by 2 world team members.

Townsell on the Night of Conflict: I think the Night of Conflict is a great event for our sport, bringing a bunch of the best wrestlers in the country into one iconic gym. It’s gonna be a ton of fun!