Justin Mejia officially NOT at Iowa

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He’s gone Hawkeye fans. The Justin Mejia roller coaster rolls back to Illinois. Mejia originally committed to the Hawkeyes back in 2014 and then decommitted from the Hawkeyes in July of 2016.

Once his recruiting options were opened up Illinois jumped on him and Mejia would accept an offer. Justin would go on to make California history at the state wrestling tournament, becoming just the second wrestler ever to win four individual state titles. In fact there hasn’t even been 10 wrestlers to compete in four finals (Justin was the ninth). He ended his high school career the #42 overall wrestler in the class of 2017, and ranked #4 at 126 pounds according to Flowrestling.

That brings up to the present, where Mejia recently was denied admission 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 would reunite with the Hawkeyes. This meant that Mejia would not only be in a college room with Tom and Terry Brands, but former Illinois coach Mark Perry, who recently took over the Hawkeye Wrestling Club coaching position.

Fast forward two months and IAwrestle has confirmed Justin Mejia will be going back to Illinois. We reached out to the Mejia family for comment and received “Long Story”.  We will keep you updated on this developing story.




17 thoughts on “Justin Mejia officially NOT at Iowa

  1. When I think Hawkeye I think under achievers. They get all of the best guys then take 5th at the NCAA’s. I hope you guys paid top dollar for Perry because now all of your success will have an * by it! The only time Brands could get it done was when he had his recruits from VT and Zalesky’s leftovers combined. The Brands can’t get it done on a level playing field. But I have no doubt Perry can get it done. He did it at sorry @$$ Cal Poly and Illinois. Now he gets the nations best recruits. It will game over in a few years. He is that good. It is too bad the Brands will get credit though.

  2. I am a relatively normal sized man and a former college wrestler. I have Brands brothers nightmares. If you think a normal human would do anything but eat the ground, you are about the dumbest guy around.

  3. Sounds like a bitter father and son. You don’t need to continue the story because it’s not news worthy. Good luck to the kid.

  4. Can’t stand you Hawkeye idiots anyways. Your coaches will never make an average guy a lot better. You just get great kids and your 5’0 tall (I may be being generous) coaches walk around 24 hrs a day with a crazy look on their face and preach intensity and to pound square pegs in circle holes ! A normal sized man would slap the taste out of those little midgets mouth!….I get tired every time I go to watch a youtube video, seeing the commercial where Terry is saying “get out of my way or I will take you out”. Tank mouth, chihuahua sized body ….So glad Mejia is anything but a Hawkeye!!

    • You sound like a scorned d-bag! Move on d-bag! I doubt you would do half the crap you talk on keyboard to the Iowa coaches. Brands would hand you your ass! LOL!! 😂😂

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