Two-time state champion Aden Reeves of Albia is having surgery to repair an injured knee. The surgery will end his season as well as his high school career for the senior. Reeves is currently ranked #1 in the nation at 126 pounds according to Intermat. He made a big impact on the national scene last summer with his runner up finish at the Fargo junior national freestyle tournament.
When asked about the decision to opt for surgery and end his career Reeves told IAwrestle the decision was “Extremely hard. The goal of being a three timer has been something I’ve been chasing since falling my freshman year so having to let that goal go was something that was extremely difficult to do.”
“The plan is just to play it by ear and take recovery very seriously!” When asked about his return. “It’s hard to predict what the time table for return is but that is the goal to be back for Fargo!”
Reeves added “Words cannot explain how grateful I am for Coach Wenger, Coach Helm, and the rest of the staff. Those guys have not only put me in the best position to succeed as an athlete, but they also have put me in the best position to develop as a person. Those guys are more family to me than coaches and I owe them so much!”
Reeves has signed with Iowa State University and wanted to get the surgery now so that he can focus on getting healthy and get ready for the next level.