Freshman to Watch: Week 2 Recap

By Rob Hill

Our list of Freshmen to Watch is growing! The class of 2023 is certainly making itself known across the state, with many impressive wins over the last couple weeks. With updated rankings released yesterday, here is an update on how some of these freshmen have performed so far this season! Keep an eye out for these guys!

#2 Derrick Bass 106  Assumption  Undefeated at Williamsburg Raider Duals.                                   1st at Mount Vernon Invitational. Won by TF over #2 1A Quincy Happel.
#2 Ryder Block  106  Waverly-Shell Rock  1st at Keith Young Invitational.    Undefeated at Go-Hawk Duals. Two wins over #1 3A Dustin Bohren. Win over WI #2 Greyson Clark, Kaukana.
#5 Nick Fox  120  Osage 6th at Cliff Keen Independence Invitational.  1st at South Winneshiek Invite. Lost by dec to #2 3A Austin Kegley.
#5 McCrae Hagarty  170  Waverly-Shell Rock  3rd at Keith Young Invitational.               Undefeated at Go-Hawk Duals. Lost by Fall to #7 2A Jared Voss.  Lost by Fall to #4 3A Bradley Hill. Won by dec over #4 3A Bradley Hill.
#3 Nathanael   106  Southeast Polk  1st at Gardner Edgerton Invite (Kansas). Undefeated at Bobcat Duals.
Ben Kueter  160  Iowa City High No Matches.
Carson Less  106  West Delaware 1st at Bob Murphy Invitational.  3rd at South Winneshiek Invite
#5 Dominic Lopez  138 New London 1st at Jeremy Fulk Classic.         1st at North Cedar Invitational.
#4 Michael Macias  138  Assumption  3-1 at Williamsburg Raider Duals.  Lost by Fall to #2 2A Jalen Schropp. Won by dec over #6 3A Christian Stanek.
#3 Tate Naaktgeboren  160  Linn-Mar  1st at Cliff Keen Independence Invitational. Won by Fall over #10 2A Carson Babcock. Won by dec over #3 2A Zach Williams.
#6 Brandon Paez  120  Lisbon 4th at Cliff Keen Independence Invitational.  1st at Mount Vernon Invitational. Lost by TF to #1 3A Drake Ayala. Won by MD over #4 3A Cael Cox.  Won by Fall over #9 2A Ethan Forker.
Kale Petersen  106  West Fork No Matches.
#10 Logan Peyton  138  West Delaware 1st at Bob Murphy Invitational.  2nd at South Winneshiek Invite.
#1 Gable Porter  106  Underwood 1st at Council Bluffs Wrestling Classic. Won by dec over #2 3A Grant O’Dell.
Wyatt Reisz  120  Logan-Magnolia 1st at Dan Hill Invitational.        1st at Riverside Invitational. Won by MD over #10 1A Drayven Kraft.
#2 Garret Rinken  106  Nashua-Plainfield 1st at Chris Davis Invite.             1st at Nashua-Plainfield Tournament.
#3 McKinley Robbins  106  Green County 3rd at DCG Mustang Invitational.     Undefeated at Ogden Duals. 9-1. Lost by dec to #1 2A Cam Phetxoumphone.
#6 Dawson Schmit  106  Wapsie Valley 2nd at Chris Davis Invite.  2nd at Mount Vernon Invitational. Won by dec over #6 2A Arnie Galvan.
#6 Jared Thiry  220  Don Bosco 2nd at Keith Vry Invitational. Won by dec over #2 1A Luke Recker. Lost by dec to #9 2A Tretyon Burnikel.
#6 Chase Thomas  132  Crestwood, Cresco 1st at Keith Vry Invitational.
Jake Walker  195  Waverly-Shell Rock 3rd at Keith Young Invitational.                                             Undefeated at Go-Hawk Duals. Lost by MD to #7 3A Kane Schmidt.  Won by Inj. Time over #7 3A Kane Schmidt.
#9 CJ Walrath  145  Notre Dame, West Burlington 7th at Cliff Keen Independence Invitational.                      1st at Knoxville Panther Invitational. Lost in overtime in Quarters to #10 3A Ben Faber.