The fourth edition of our Night of Conflict event will take place next week in Waterloo, Iowa. Our event will run alongside Iron Elite’s Fall Nationals that takes place October 19th and 20th. Iron Elite Fall Nationals is the only place to be on Oct. 19 (grades 7-12 boys and girls divisions) and Oct.20 (grades K-6 boys and girls divisions). Saturday’s tournament is expected to be completed by 5:30 PM with Night of Conflict kicking off at 6:30 PM.

Night of Conflict Tickets: Eventbrite (Group Ticket Pricing Available. Email 40 VIP Matside tickets available at $50/each. Includes matside seating plus IAwrestle hat. 

As we look forward to our next installment in our event we decided to look back and see how some of our former competitors are faring at the next level. IAwrestle has seen Night of Conflict alums go on to have success at all levels, both women and men. Below are some of the standout performances from last season by some NOC alums.

#20 Gabe Townsell (Stanford)
Josh Portillo (Nebraska-Kearney) – National Runner-up Division II
Justin Portillo (Grand View) – 5th place NAIA All-American

#4 Micky Phillippi (Pitt)

#8 Kanen Storr (Michigan)
#22 Max Murin (Iowa)

#7 Kaden Gfeller (Oklahoma State)
#8 Jarrett Degen (Iowa State) – 7th place All-American

#6 Kaleb Young (Iowa) – 5th place All-American

#1 Alex Marinelli (Iowa) – 7th place All-American

#26 Drew Hughes (Michigan State)

#25 Max Lyon (Purdue)

#29 Brandon Whitman (North Carolina)

#25 Gannon Gremmel (Iowa State)


Felicity Taylor (McKendree) – National Runner-up

By Ross Bartachek (@rossbchek)

Lead Editor of IA Wrestle