A couple of highly ranked out of state wrestlers will take center stage at the Night of Conflict as #2 ranked Peyton Robb of Owatonna, Minnesota will take on #6 Andrew Merola from Blair Academy in New Jersey.
The gem of South Dakota State’s recruiting class and one of the top seniors in the 2018, Robb comes in with a long list of state and national accolades. Robb comes into his senior year as a two-time Minnesota state champion and three-time place winner. He also has a very long list of national accomplishments in both freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling as well. Just this summer Robb was a Pan American Games champion in both freestyle and Greco where he outscored his opponents 57-0. Robb also was a national champion in Greco at the Junior national championships in Fargo where he also placed third in freestyle, he went undefeated in both styles at the Junior National Duals, as well as placing in the top three in both styles at the UWW Cadet Nationals in Akron, Ohio. Flowrestling ranks Robb #2 at 152 pounds and #30 overall in the class of 2018.
His opponent comes in from prestigious Blair Academy in New Jersey, one of the top high school programs in the country, and is committed to Cornell University. Merola is ranked #6 at 160 pounds and #32 overall in the class of 2018 by Flowrestling. Merola enters as a two-time National Prep champion, as well as runner-up at both Ironman and Beast of the East this past season. He is a multiple time place winner at both UWW Cadet nationals in Akron as well as Cadet and Junior nationals in Fargo. He placed fifth in freestyle at Fargo this summer and won a Cadet Greco title in 2015.
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)
#5 Matt Ramos (IL) vs #14 Caleb Rathjen (IA)
#2 Peyton Robb (MN) vs #6 Andrew Merola (NJ)
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.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and Night of Conflict will start at 7 p.m.
Parking lot oustide of Carver (Lot 46) does not open up to the public until 4:30 p.m.