The Hawkeyes have landed another big time transfer with former Nebraska Husker Jason Renteria announcing on his social media account that he is headed to Iowa City.
Happy Father’s Day to the old man that’s made everything possible for me today. His surprise gift was seeing his son will be continuing his career at the University of Iowa. Without him and also my family this would of never happened. We did it Dad, love ya. #FightforIowa 🐤🐥 pic.twitter.com/VzMGx0VYbI
— J-Rent (@JasonJayzilla) June 17, 2018
Renteria and Iowa have a well documented history with the Illinois native originally committing to Iowa as a high school sophomore. The two sides drifted apart heading into Renteria’s senior high school season which led to him changing his verbal commitment to Nebraska.
In his one year as a Husker Renteria compiled an 8-4 record, qualifying for the NCAA championships at 133 pounds. Not long after the 2018 season concluded Renteria requested his release from Nebraska and he was eventually granted a full, unconditional release last month allowing him to contact and eventually reunite with the school he first committed to.
This is the second big transfer in the 2018 offseason, as Renteria join Austin DeSanto as a wrestler that will be an immediate impact wrestler for the Hawkeyes. Both DeSanto and Renteria share a lot of similarities in that both wrestlers competed this past season as true freshmen, which means they still have their redshirt available, and both project as being able to fit into the lineup at 133 pounds next season.
“Long term I think I will be at 133 but I’m here to do my job and help Iowa win a national title individually and as a team.” Renteria told IAwrestle, “It will be whatever (weight) the team needs me to be at for us to be at our best.”