With all of the big credentials among the wrestlers for the Night of Conflict it means that most everyone is returning after a successful high school season last year. This is the case for Justin Portillo of Clarion Goldfield who is coming off a season that saw him win a state championship after being a runner up the year before. However, this is not the case for his opponent Aden Reeves as he was still in junior high last year. The incoming freshman is not short on credentials though as he is coming off a huge summer where he became a double All American in Fargo.
Justin Portillo (SR)
School: Clarion Goldfield
Credentials: 2015 state champion
College Choices: I’m considering NDSU, Nebraska-Kearney, and Minnesota St Cloud.
Aden Reeves (FR)
Credentials: 2015 Fargo double All American
This is a very intriguing match to see where the young Reeves stands among the best high school wrestlers that Iowa has to offer. Portillo has been one of the best wrestlers in 1A over the last few years and is one of the top 10 seniors in Iowa this season. Portillo will be looking to make a statement and improve his recruiting profile heading into his last season. Reeves will be looking to make his own mark on the Iowa high school scene with a big win on a big stage.
Portillo on Reeves: He’s a great wrestler with a lot of credentials and I’m excited for a great match with him!
Reeves on Portillo: I think that Portillo will be really good for me. Considering that I am an incoming freshman, it will really show me and everyone where I am at compared to some of the best kids in the entire state, and even the nation.
Portillo on the Night of Conflict: The Night of Conflict is a unique and revolutionary event that is going to feature the best in the nation. Any real wrestling fan in Iowa will not want to miss this!
Reeves on the Night of Conflict: It’s an awesome opportunity to have such a good match up, let alone to have that match in the best wrestling venue in the nation! I can’t wait for October 16th!