IAwrestle’s inaugural TRUE event will be going down this Saturday, March 13 at The Arena in Sioux City. You’ll be able to catch the action live on IAwrestle’s Rokfin channel with the undercard starting at 6 pm.
There will be competitors from all three classes as well as three out of state wrestlers. Class 1A leads the way with nine athletes putting it on the line. 2A and 3A both have three athletes competing, while Nebraska has two and Kansas has one.
The average finish of a TRUE competitor at this year’s state tournament was 1.7. Nine state champs will be represented as well as six more wrestlers who made the finals.
All ages will be represented at TRUE, beginning with youth matches on the undercard. As for the high school matches all four grades have competitors and there will be at least one state champ from each class.
The competitors combined for 679 wins this season and just 29 losses for a .959 winning percentage. They bonused their opponents in over 80% of their matches with a dominance score of 5.13. The average record of a TRUE competitor was 38-2.
There will be six wrestlers who had an undefeated season in 2020-21: Baustert, Magayna, Lyons, Babcock, Cade Tenold, and Simma
The highest dominance score by an individual is Jared Simma with a 5.72 score. Magayna was right behind him with a 5.67.
The highest bonus rate was Max Magayna with a 95% bonus rate, bonusing in 40 of 42 matches. Simma was right behind him with 93%, also only failing to bonus in two matches.
Magayna also led the field in pins this year, having pinned 35 opponents. Three other wrestlers had at least 30 pins.
The most tech falls belong to Briar Reisz with 19. Cole Ferguson was second with seven, and no one else had more than five.
Six TRUE competitors have already committed to wrestle at the next level. UNI fans will have two recruits to watch as both Rahnavardi and Simma have committed to the Panthers. Jack Gaukel has committed to ISU. Cole Ferguson will be wrestling for the Sooners next season. Briar Reisz has committed to DII powerhouse UNK. Kobe Lyons will also be going DII as he plans to compete for Chardon State.