New Iowa State head coach Kevin Dresser continues his pipeline into central Iowa, this time landing three-time state finalist Grant Stotts of West Des Moines – Valley. Considered a top 100 recruit in the class of 2018 by Flowrestling, and #11 in our Fab 50, Stotts is a terrific middlewight addition for the Cyclones.
Stotts is coming off a state runner-up season, falling to Southeast Polk senior Zach Barnes 5-1 in the 145-pound 3A finals. Prior to that Stotts was a runner-up as a freshman to Jay Schwarm of Bettendorf, and brought home gold his sophomore year with a 3-2 win over Waverly Shell-Rock’s Austin Yant. In addition to his state tournament finishes, Stotts was also 11-2 at Disney Duals this past summer.
Stotts will join his older brother Austin, who transferred in from Simpson College and fellow Valley teammate Joel Shapiro. #7 Francis Duggan (Iowa City West), #21 Anthony Sherry (Glenwood), and #29 Isaac Judge (South Tama) round out Iowa State’s other commitments from our Fab 50 and Missouri’s Weston DiBlasi and Ohio’s David Carr are the class’s only out of state commits.