It’s time for a Fab 50 update!

IAwrestle has unveiled our Preseason Fab 50 rankings, identifying the top 50 wrestlers in the state of Iowa. The list, compiled by rankings guru Lars Underbakke, considers athletes who have at least one high school season under their belts. Here is where things stand as we near the beginning of the 2017-18 season.

Latest episode of Potentially Dangerous Podcast breaks down what goes into ranking the Fab 50 and who/why wrestles moved in or out of the top 50 in the state.

1 Alex Thomsen Underwood Sr
2 Brody Teske Ft Dodge Sr
3 Cullan Schriever Mason City So
4 Michael Blockhus New Hampton Sr
5 Joel Shapiro WDM Valley Sr
6 Nelson Brands Iowa City West Sr
7 Francis Duggan Iowa City West Sr
8 Aden Reeves Albia Jr
9 Kyle Biscoglia Waukee Sr
10 Josh Ramirez Dubuque Wahlert Sr
11 Grant Stotts WDM Valley Sr
12 Bryce Esmoil West Liberty Sr
13 Drew Bennett Fort Dodge Sr
14 Cayd Lara Ft Dodge Sr
15 Cade Devos Southeast Polk Jr
16 Julien Broderson Davenport Assumption Jr
17 Lance Runyon Southeast Polk Jr
18 Cael Happel Lisbon So
19 Eric Faught Clear Lake Jr
20 Nathan Lendt Southeast Polk Sr
21 Anthony Sherry Glenwood Sr
22 Logan Schumacher Martensdale-St Mary’s Sr
23 Cooper Lawson Webster City Sr
24 Ben Sarasin Cedar Rapids Kennedy Sr
25 Zach Price Johnston Sr
26 John Henrich Akron-Westfield Jr
27 Matt Robertson Davenport Assumption Sr
28 Gable Fox Gilbertville, Don Bosco Sr
29 Isaac Judge South Tama Sr
30 John McConkey Atlantic Sr
31 Spencer Trenary Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Jr
32 Hunter DeJong Sibley-Ocheyedan Sr
33 Donny Schmit Wapsie Valley Sr
34 Tanner Sloan Alburnett Sr
35 Nick Oldham WDM Valley Jr
36 Chance Throndson Riceville Sr
37 Gauge Perrien Southeast Polk Sr
38 Brennan Swafford Mediapolis Sr
39 Joe Kelly West Liberty Sr
40 Trey Brisker Wilton Sr
41 Harlan Steffensmeier Ft Madison Sr
42 Skyler Noftsger Ballard Jr
43 Kaleb Reeves Sigourney/Keota Sr
44 Cody Fisher Woodward-Granger So
45 Tyrell Gordon Waterloo East Sr
46 Adam Allard West Sioux So
47 Grayson Kesterson Williamsburg Sr
48 Kaleb Krall Wapsie Valley Jr
49 Jordan Baumler North Fayette Valley Sr
50 Nick Graham Johnston Jr
16 thoughts on “IAwrestle’s Preseason Fab50 High School Rankings – 2017”
  1. […] The sweep of Iowa recruits continues for Doug Schwab and Company. Senior, Tyler Gordon of Waterloo East has verbally committed to the University of Northern Iowa. Gordon made a big splash this season placing fourth at state and two straight years not qualifying. Then this summer he continued to upset wrestlers place fifth at Fargo in freestyle. For his efforts, Gordon has climbed his way into the recent Iowa Fab50 rankings. […]

  2. There are a lot of guys on that list that don’t wrestle freestyle/Greco….Unfortunately its something to talk about for us but clearly these top 50 are very skewed…..

  3. Anonymous, where’s your list? Not everyone can make the final cut, there is just too much talent out there. Like i tell my own kid, “If you want to be on these list: show up and do more. Make sure nobody can question your talent or consistency to preform at a high level.”

      1. No doubt! Zach price 25th? Nick graham 50th?

        And don’t forget them shamelessly plugging for Johnston’s fund raiser.

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