When: March 12th, 2022 at 6:30PM. 
Where: Franklin Junior High
Tickets: Eventbrite $15-$40 ($450 VIP Tables)
Stream: Rokfin

The Night of Conflict, Iowa’s premier high school wrestling event, is headed to the state’s capital for a night of high caliber wrestling. Fans can expect some of the best at the high school and youth level to compete on stage. The card already has seven matches locked with state champ versus state champ. General admission and VIP tickets can be found at NightofConflict.com. Night of Conflict will be streamed live and archived for premium subscribers on Rokfin.

One of the best stories to come out of the 2022 state tournament was Osage’s Barrett Muller who went from never qualifying for the state tournament to state champion in one season. Likewise, Don Bosco’s Jared Thiry also had an incredible story with his highest ever finish a fifth place performance a year ago, and he won his title as the #3 ranked wrestler.

Muller was denied trips to the state tournament by one spot as both a freshman and a sophomore. He has competed all three seasons of his career at 220 pounds, but this year was truly his breakout moment winning the 2A bracket, including a fall in the finals. Thiry’s title run came with two falls in the tournament, and a solid 8-1 decision in the finals to clinch the title.

This matchup pits two state champions from Class 1A and 2A head-to-head, but its also a matchup between two wrestlers that come from a program with deep roots of success.

Announced Lineup:

Koufax Christensen (Waukee Northwest) vs Eli Becerra (Missouri Valley)
Carter Freeman (Waukee Northwest) vs Jaiden Moore (Benton Community)
Nate Jesuroga (Southeast Polk) vs Marcel Lopez (New London)
Wyatt Voelker (West Delaware) vs Luke Rasmussen (Brookings, South Dakota)
Jared Thiry (Don Bosco) vs Barrett Muller (Osage)

By Ross Bartachek (@rossbchek)

Lead Editor of IA Wrestle