It’s been a happy New Year for Coe College as the Division III power has added two standouts in the class of 2019 in Riley Wright of Denver and Brady Henderson of North Linn. Both wrestlers are Class 1A standouts and are expected to be in the hunt for a state title next month in Wells Fargo Arena.
The first commitment came just days before the new year as Denver three-time state place winner Riley Wright announced his verbal commitment to the Kohawks.
As a freshman Wright had a standout fourth place finish in Class 2A, before finishing third a year later with his only loss that year being to the eventual state champion. A year ago his high school program split away from Tripoli, and Wright took him a fifth place finish in his first showing in Class 1A. He is currently ranked #2 at 138 pounds, behind the nationally ranked Cobe Siebreicht of Lisbon and with his team currently ranked second in IAwrestle’s team rankings, Wright figures to play a big role in the 1A team race. Wright projects at 141/149 pounds.
Wright isn’t the only big name joining the Kohawks as North Linn standout Brady Henderson announced his verbal commitment earlier today. Henderson is the top ranked wrestler in what is considered Class 1A’s deepest weights, 152 pounds. He leads the likes of former state champion Kaleb Krall (Wapsie Valley), Kory Van Oort (West Sioux), and Cade Tenold (Don Bosco). Henderson will project at 149/157 pounds for the Kohawks.
Brady also looks to join his brother Brock, who is currently ranked 10th in nation at 133 pounds for Coe College.