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Could a reunion between Justin Mejia and Iowa be in the works? IAwrestle has learned that the possibility is back on the table. The news comes following a tweet Mejia released tonight stating an application error prevented him from being admitted to Illinois.

Mejia, who became the state of California’s second ever four-time state champion, originally committed to the Hawkeyes just before his sophomore season. Then shortly after July heading into his senior season, Mejia decided to open his recruiting back up, which is when he eventually accepted an offer at the University of Illinois.

A lot has transpired since then for both Iowa, Illinois, and in between. Most notably was when Associated Head Coach Mark Perry accepted a coaching position within in the Hawkeye Wrestling Club. Even despite losing one of his future coaches, Mejia remained committed to Illinois, until this most recent development.

For now, Mejia is still considering all options available to him continuing his wrestling career, but Iowa will be among the teams in that consideration. Mejia also informed IAwrestle that he is Division I eligible.

By Ross Bartachek (@rossbchek)

Lead Editor of IA Wrestle

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  1. […] into Illinois due to a transcript error, which prompted him to explore other options and that put Iowa back on the table. After discussing it over with the Iowa coaching staff, Mejia will reunite with the Hawkeyes. This […]

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