The University of Iowa continues to tap into the Pennsylvania pipeline in the 2017 class, with Central Cambria’s Max Murin committing to the Hawkeyes. Murin is currently ranked #81 overall in the class of 2017 by Flowrestling and is also ranked #7 at 132 pounds.
Murin had this to say on why he picked the Hawkeyes, “It was a dream of mine to be a Hawkeye ever since I was really young so once I got the opportunity to be a Hawkeye I took it.”
I'm proud to announce that I'm going to continue my wrestling and academic career at the University of Iowa#GoHawks pic.twitter.com/ntPyazOsTI
— Max Murin (@mad_max814) August 27, 2016
Murin will come into Iowa with a well-credentialed resume placing at the Pennsylvania state tournament on three occasions. As a freshman Murin took fifth at 106 popunds, but the following two years he reached the state finals, winning the 113 bracket as a sophomore, and finishing runner-up at 126 past season. He is also a three-time medalist out at Fargo, placing second in the nation as a freshman, fourth in 2015, and third this summer at 132 pounds.
Fans familiar with IA Wrestle may recall Murin wrestling in the first ever Night of Conflict where he faced Brock Rathbun (who is now his future teammate). Murin was able to come out on top of Rathbun 6-2, in what very well maybe the first of many wins inside Carver.
Fans from Iowa may also be familiar with Murin’s club coach, Jody Strittmatter who was an All-American and Big Ten Champion for Iowa. Strittmatter is one of the lead coaches for the nationally famous Young Guns Wrestling Club, which has produced current Hawkeyes Michael Kemerer and Kaleb Young, as well as Murin’s fellow 2017 recruit Spencer Lee.
Murin selected the Hawkeyes over in-state schools Penn State and Pittsburgh. He plans to wrestle 138 this season for Central Cambria and plans to wrestle either 141 or 149 in college.
Murin also added, “I would like to thank my parents, coaches, teammates, and everyone else who’s been supporting me through my wrestling career and recruiting process.”