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.

We got a real good one in story in the middleweights with Underwood state champion Hagen Heistand looking to take on a competitor from outside of the state’s border in Avery Allen of Montana. After three attempts of coming up just short of winning a state crown, Heistand brought home the 145-pound state title in Class 1A.

Heistand closes out his career on top after placing third three straight seasons. Next fall he is headed east to North Carolina to join the Campbell wrestling team.

Allen comes into the matchup after winning his third consecutive state title in the state of Montana, and is looking to make big gains in the summer leading up to his final season. Last spring he took third at USA Wrestling’s National Recruiting Showcase and just missed on the podium at Folkstyle Nationals, including a solid win over Don Bosco standout Cael Rahnavardi.

High School 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)
Tucker Stangel (Osage) vs Kane Naaktgeborn (Linn-Mar)
Hagen Heistand (Underwood) vs Avery Allen (Montana)
Aiden Riggins (Waverly-Shell Rock) vs MJ Gaitan (California)
Griffin Gammell (Waukee Northwest) vs Tate Naaktgeboren (Linn-Mar)
Wyatt Voelker (West Delaware) vs Luke Rasmussen (Brookings, South Dakota)
Jared Thiry (Don Bosco) vs Barrett Muller (Osage)
Easton Fleshman (West Lyon) vs Maddux Borcherding-Johnson (Norwalk)

By Ross Bartachek (@rossbchek)

Lead Editor of IA Wrestle