Two-time state champion Kyle Biscoglia returns to the “Night of Conflict” presented by Rudis and will be taking on a top ten opponent from Kansas, Jace Koelzer. In search of win number two at our event, Biscoglia competed in the inaugural event where he defeated Cody Phippen by a score of 4-2. Phippen of course is also returning to the event and the #7 ranked wrestler will be facing Aden Reeves.

One of the state’s top wrestlers in the class of 2018, Biscoglia has racked up a number of accolades during his time at Waukee. In addition to winning back-to-back state titles at 113 pounds in 3A Biscoglia has garnered top finishes at national tournaments as well: Corn Cob Nationals, Folkstyle Nationals, USA Wrestling’s Freestyle Nationals, UWW Cadet Nationals, and Super 32. With Biscoglia being a constant presence at earning podium finishes on the national scene it’s little surprise that he came in at #7 in this summer’s Fab 50 rankings, which ranks all Iowa high school wrestlers regardless of grade. Flowrestling also ranks Biscoglia #18 at 113 pounds and #100 overall in the class of 2018.

Coming in from Olathe, Kansas is the #9 ranked Koelzer who is looking to up his stock after coming off a summer that saw him earn double up in All-American honors at Fargo. Additional accolades for Koelzer include being a two-time Kansas state medalist, 2016 Preseason Nationals Runner-up, and he was also a double All-American at Fargo as a Cadet as well.

This will not be the first meeting between these two wrestlers, as Biscoglia won by major decision at the 2015 Council Bluffs Wrestling Classic.

Other Announced Matches:

#7 Jeremiah Reno (MO) vs #10 Cullan Schriever (IA)
#19 Luke Kemerer (PA) vs Cade DeVos (IA)
#3 Brandon Witman (MI) vs #4 Joel Shapiro (IA)
#4 Malcolm Robinson (NJ) vs #20 Michael Millage (IA)
#7 Cody Phippen (MO) vs #11 Aden Reeves (IA)
#9 Jace Koelzer (KS) vs #18 Kyle Biscoglia (IA)

What is Night of Conflict?

The IAwrestle Team is proud to announce that this October we will be hosting a premier wrestling event titled “The Night of Conflict 3”, and will pit some of the best talent that the state of Iowa has to offer in a head-to-head battle for supremacy of each weight class. All proceeds benefit the Hawkeye Wrestling Club.

The event is scheduled for October 13, 2017 in Carver-Hawkeye Arena and it will take place the day before the preseason tournament, the Conflict at Carver.

Following weigh ins for the Conflict at Carver, wrestlers who have registered for the tournament will receive automatic admission into the Night of Conflict, free of charge. Tickets for the Night of Conflict will also be available for purchase at the door.

Wrestlers competing in the event will be split into two squads, and each team will be coached by a Hawkeye Wrestling Club member.

VIP Ticket Information: The first 50 fans to purchase a VIP ticket will receive the following benefits: On the mat seating, a VIP badge, an IAwrestle branded Rudis hat that is exclusive to VIP members, and one autographed program signed by all HWC wrestlers/coaches. Reminder: all proceeds benefit the Hawkeye Wrestling Club.

Additional Tickets will be available as the date draws closer.

Event Time:

Doors open at 6 p.m. and Night of Conflict will start at 7 p.m.

Parking Info:

Parking lot oustide of Carver (Lot 46) does not open up to the public until 4:30 p.m.

By Ross Bartachek (@rossbchek)

Lead Editor of IA Wrestle

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