IAwrestle has confirmed with school officials that Iowa State junior Jonathan Marmolejo is no longer a member of the wrestling team. The news was first reported by the Cedar Rapids Gazette’s Ben Visser.
This is the second departure at 125 pounds for Iowa State since Kevin Dresser took over, with sophomore Danny Vega leaving the program this past fall. The exit of Vega and Marmolejo has thrust sophomore Jakob Allison into the starting role, who walked on to the program this season after previously competing for Iowa State’s club team.
Marmolejo had a 2-3 record on the season making just one dual start against Rider where he lost 10-1 to JR Wert. Transferring in from Purdue as a sophomore, injuries plagued Marmolejo first season as a Cyclone where he only managed to compete in just two events going 5-4.