IAwrestle has learned that three-time Pennsylvania state medalist, Francis Duggan has committed to the Iowa State Cyclones. Duggan transferred to Iowa City West this summer and competed for Team Iowa at Fargo.
“I landed at Iowa State because of their amazing coaching staff and I feel in love with their campus.” Duggan told IAwrestle on his decision.
As a freshman Duggan earned a sixth place finish at 195 pounds in Pennsylvania’s larger AAA class for Cumberland Valley high school. After transferring to North Allegheny for his sophomore season, Duggan finished seventh at 195 pounds. This past season Duggan bumped up to 220 pounds where he finished fifth. Duggan currently is ranked sixth in FLO’s 220 pound rankings.
Additional accolades for Duggan include a third place finish at the Junior Freestyle National Championships, an Escape The Rock tournament title, and a sixth place finish at last year’s Beast of the East tournament. Duggan also earned first team All-State honors at the linebacker playing football in Pennsylvania’s big school class.
Duggan will join Joel Shapiro, Isaac Judge, Anthony Sherry and Cayd Lara in the Cyclones class of 2018. He picked Iowq State over Iowa, and will wrestle at heavyweight in college, but he could wrestle 220 pounds for West this season.
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