Nine Iowans in Top 100 Wrestlers in the Class of 2018

Brody Teske ends the folkstyle season the highest rated Iowa native

With the folkstyle season officially in the books The Open Mat has released an updated Top 100 rankings for the class of 2018 with nine Iowa high school wrestlers checking in.

Claiming the top spot among the Iowa natives is Fort Dodge’s Brody Teske, who capped off his career with four state titles back in February. Teske comes in four spots higher than Underwood’s Alex Thomsen, which is a little surprising given the fact that TOM lists Thomsen ahead of Teske in the individual weight class rankings. Both Teske and Thomsen are rated in the top 25.

The next six Iowans listed in TOM’s Top 100 will be staying in their home state for the college careers, with #29 Joel Shapiro (West Des Moines – Valley) a Cyclone commit, #50 Nelson Brands (Iowa City West) staying local and wrestling for the Hawkeyes. The Panther Train is adding four instate Top 100 options #55 Drew Bennett (Fort Dodge), #59 Michael Blockhus (New Hampton-Turkey Valley), #86 Kyle Biscoglia (Waukee), and #92 John McConkey (Atlantic).

Rounding out the Iowa wrestlers is #98 Josh Ramirez of Dubuque Wahlert, who moved into the state after winning three state titles in Louisiana.

19 Brody Teske Fort Dodge 125 IA Penn State
23 Alex Thomsen Underwood 133 IA Nebraska
29 Joel Shapiro West Des Moines Valley 184 IA Iowa State
50 Nelson Brands Iowa City West 157 IA Iowa
55 Drew Bennett Fort Dodge 133 IA Northern Iowa
59 Michael Blockhus New Hampton 141 IA Northern Iowa
86 Kyle Biscoglia Waukee 125 IA Northern Iowa
92 John McConkey Atlantic 285 IA Northern Iowa
98 Josh Ramirez Wahlert 165 IA Ohio State
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