costelloiowaThe University of Iowa has added to its 2017 recruiting class with the addition of Western Dubuque heavyweight, Aaron Costello. A two-time state qualifier for the Bobcats, Costello made his biggest mark on the state when he pinned his way to the 3A semifinals.He followed that up with a 3-2 win before finishing runner-up  to Gannon Gremmel in the finals (who would later go on to win a high school national title). Costello continued his rise later this summer when he also earned All-American Greco honors (6th) at Fargo.

“The business school is top notch and the wrestling program is unmatched,” Costello told IA Wrestle on why he picked Iowa, “From the guys in the room, to the coaches, to the fans it is the pinnacle of college wrestling programs.”

Costello happened to be on his official visit this weekend, and it was during that time that he knew he was at home, “I’ve always wanted to be a Hawkeye, it’s a dream come true. Once I saw the recruits they had in this weekend it was a done deal.”

(Costello pictured along with his fellow recruits during his official visit)

Hawkeye fans were able to watch Costello get his first of potentially many wins in Carver-Hawkeye Arena when he defeated Tennessee’s Sammy Evans at the Night of Conflict. The win jumped Costello to #12 in Flowrestling’s rankings at 285 pounds.


Costello will provide some much needed depth for the Hawkeyes, who lack a heavyweight on the roster other than current redshirt sophomore Sam Stoll. Costello picked the Hawkeyes over South Dakota State and Gardner Webb.

Costello also added, “I would like to thank my famiy for being with me throughout the whole process. Go Hawks!”

Costello joins a 2017 class that features #1 ranked Spencer Lee (Pennsylvania), #59 Max Murin (Pennsylvania), and #87 Luke Troy (California).


By Ross Bartachek (@rossbchek)

Lead Editor of IA Wrestle

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