Big recruiting news for the Hawkeyes’ class of 2021 as they have added the talents of Missouri standout Wyatt Henson of Christian Brothers Academy. A 2019 state champion, Henson is currently rated #22 in the class of 2021.
If you are thinking the name Henson sounds familiar, you would be correct in your thinking. Wyatt is the son of 2000 Olympian Sammie Henson, who was a silver medalist for Team USA in Sydney, Australia. But the younger Henson has a made a name for himself on the mat, particularly over the past 12 months that has really upped his stock value.
In addition to winning a state title as a sophomore, Henson took third this past summer in at the Junior freestyle tournament in Fargo, North Dakota. He also garnered a third place finish at the prestigious Super 32 in North Carolina this fall.
Henson moved to Missouri before the start of his sophomore season, and wrestled in the state of Pennsylvania as a freshman. There at the PIAA state tournament he took fifth as a freshman.
He has also gone to head-to-head with a couple of Iowans at a pair of marquee events where he split matches. In the fall of 2018 Henson competed at the Agony in Ames tournament and defeated Cael Happel of Lisbon. Happel is a top prospect in the class of 2020, and committed to UNI.
In season his high school traveled north to the Cliff Keen Independence Invite where he squared off against a different Lisbon wrestler, Cobe Siebrecht. The Lion got the better of his younger opponent.
Henson is projected to wrestle 138 this coming season and projects at 141 or 149 pounds when he gets to college.