The staff of IAwrestle has been working on putting together a list of the best wrestlers in the state of Iowa at each weight and we have now finalized our second annual All-Iowa High School Wrestling Teams. There was some debate but we feel pretty good about the lists we came up with below. Please let us know what you think.

We would also like to name our IAwrestle High School wrestler of the year. Congratulations goes out to Senior Carter Happel of Lisbon on being named the second winner of this award! Carter recently became the 25th ever four-time state champion in Iowa high school history while helping his team to a second place finish in both the dual and traditional state tournament. Carter finishes his career with a  209-1 career record, and smashed multiple school records. Carter will be continuing his academic and wrestling career at the University of Iowa for coach Tom Brands next year.

We would also like to congratulate our other finalists for the award (in alphabetical order):

Carter Isley – Albia – Senior

Brock Rathbun – Center Point-Urbana – Senior

Brody Teske – Fort Dodge – Sophomore

Alex Thomsen – Underwood – Sophomore

Jack Wagner – Bettendorf – Senior

The following wrestlers also become the first to ever repeat on the IAWrestle first team: Brody Teske, Jack Wagner, and Carter Happel.

(2015’s All-State team)

1st Team
106 Kyle Biscoglia (Waukee) So.
113 Brody Teske (Fort Dodge) So.
120 Jack Wagner (Bettendorf) Sr.
126 Alex Thomsen (Underwood) So.
132 Keaton Geerts (New Hampton) Jr.
138 Nelson Brands (Iowa City West) So.
145 Carter Happel (Lisbon) Sr.
152 Colton Clingenpeel (Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson) Sr.
160 Zach Johnston (ADM, Adel) Sr.
170 Chase Shiltz (Creston-Oreint/Macksburg) Jr.
182 Max Lyon (Epworth, Western Dubuque) Jr.
195 Sam Cook (Fort Dodge) Sr.
220 Wyatt Wriedt (North Scott) Jr.
285 Carter Isley (Albia) Sr.
2nd Team
106 Drew Bennett (Fort Dodge) So.
113 Justin Portillo (Clarion-Goldfield-Dows) Sr.
120 Josh Portillo (Clarion-Goldfield-Dows) Sr.
126 Brock Rathbun (Center Point-Urbana) Sr.
132 Grant Stotts (Valley, West Des Moines) So.
138 Ryan Leisure (Clear Lake) Jr.
145 Michael Zachary (Dowling Catholic) Sr.
152 Matt Malcom (Glenwood) Sr.
160 Sal Arzani (Interstate-35) Sr.
170 Marcus Coleman (Ames) Jr.
182 Austin Lentz (Ogden) Sr.
195 Izaak Shedenhelm (Denver-Tripoli) Sr.
220 Ethan Andersen (Southeast Polk) Sr.
285 Gannon Gremmel (Dubuque Hempstead) Sr.
3rd Team
106 Donny Schmit (Waspie Valley) So.
113 Brock Henderson (North Linn-Troy Mills) Jr.
120 Bryce West (Highland-Riverside) Jr.
126 Triston Lara (Fort Dodge) Jr.
132 Brice Everson (Camanche) Sr.
138 Nick Williams (Lisbon) Sr.
145 Bryce Leshen (Albia) Sr.
152 Connor Schulista (Alburnett) Sr.
160 Shea Hartzler (Linn-Mar, Marion) Sr.
170 Tanner Sloan (Alburnett) So.
182 Luke Erickson (Mediapolis) Sr.
195 Slade Sifuentes (Lake Mills) Jr.
220 Gavin Dinsdale (Webster City) Sr.
285 Jared Brinkman (Regina, Iowa City)
4th Team
106 Matthew Randone (Assumption, Davenport) Sr.
113 McGwire Midkiff (Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson) Jr.
120 Adam Brown (Southeast Polk) Jr.
126 Drew West (Highland-Riverside) Jr.
132 Briar Cochran (Moravia) Sr.
138 Clint Lembeck (Xaiver, Cedar Rapids) Sr.
145 Brody Brott (Clarion-Goldfield-Dows) Sr.
152 Zachary Axmear (English Valleys-North English) Jr.
160 Jack Koethe (Valley, West Des Moines) Sr.
170 Deion Clayborne (Sioux City North) Sr.
182 Nick Baumler (North Fayette Valley) Sr.
195 Donovon Doyle (Iowa City West) Sr.
220 Colton Hansen (Newman Catholic, Mason City) Sr.
285 Daniel Ramirez (Southeast Polk) Sr.
5th Team
106 Aden Reeves (Albia) Fr.
113 Jeremiah Colon (Newman Catholic, Mason City) Sr.
120 Connor Cleveland (New Hampton) Sr.
126 Nathan Lendt (Southeast Polk) So.
132 Austin Yant (Waverly-Shell Rock) Jr.
138 Wyatt Thompson (Creston-Oreint/Macksburg)
145 Trent Johnson (Dike-New Hartford) Jr.
152 Logen Rodriguez (Cedar Rapids Kennedy) Sr.
160 Tristan Johnson (Osage) Sr.
170 Brandon Haas (Dubuque Hempstead) Sr.
182 Daniel Bishop (Hinton) Jr.
195 Taylor Mehmen (Prairie, Cedar Rapids) Sr.
220 Rocky Lombardi (Valley, West Des Moines) Jr.
285 Tim Butcher (Manson Northwest Webster) Sr.
One thought on “2016 IAwrestle All-State Teams”
  1. HOW can you put Rodriguez as 5th team ahead of Briggs from CRJ?!?! Briggs has beaten Rodriguez 4 times and each time has been by more, but Rodriguez gets easier draw b/c he was a district LOSER to briggs… and briggs was forced to wrestle clingenpeel 2nd round

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