John McConkey Commits to the Panthers

Full steam ahead for the Panthers, as they have landed their third recruit this week as Atlantic’s John McConkey has announced that he has committed to the Panthers. A two-time state medalist, McConkey is coming off his highest placement at the state tournament, taking second at 285 pounds in 2A. “I picked UNI because of…

Michael Millage commits to Northern Iowa

Coach Doug Schwab and the UNI Panthers continue to make recruiting waves in Iowa, this time landing three-time state finalist Michael Millage of New Hampton. Millage is ranked  #4 in the IAwrestle Fab 50 and is a great addition to the lower weights for the Panthers. Millage is coming off a junior campaign where he won his second state…

Overtime with Assumption’s Matt Robertson

If you want to talk about wrestlers who put themselves on the map in 2017, look no further than Davenport Assumption’s Matt Robertson. Coming into last year Robertson was ranked #6 in our preseason rankings, but he finished at the top winning the 2A state title at 132 pounds. His performance also pushed the Assumption…

Isaac Judge Commits to Iowa State

Another member of the IAwrestle Fab 50 has made his college decision, as South Tama prep Isaac Judge announced that he will continue his career at Iowa State. Judge stated he considered a couple smaller schools, but when the Cyclones contacted him he knew that was the place he wanted to be. “I picked Iowa…

Top 10 Uncommitted Seniors (#10)

With West Des Moines – Valley’s Joel Shapiro announcing yesterday that he is headed to Iowa State, we have a new wrestler added to our top 10 uncommitted seniors list. IAwrestle has unveiled our Pre-Summer Fab 50 rankings, identifying the top 50 wrestlers in the state of Iowa. The list, compiled by rankings guru Lars…

Top 10 Uncommitted Seniors in Iowa (#3-5)

IAwrestle has unveiled our Pre-Summer Fab 50 rankings, identifying the top 50 wrestlers in the state of Iowa. The list, compiled by rankings guru Lars Underbakke, considers athletes who have at least one high school season under their belts, and no longer includes the (now graduated) class of 2017. As we near the pinnacle of…

Top 10 Uncommitted Seniors in Iowa (#6)

Last week IAwrestle unveiled our Pre-Summer Fab 50 rankings, identifying the top 50 wrestlers in the state of Iowa. The list, compiled by rankings guru Lars Underbakke, considers athletes who have at least one high school season under their belts, and no longer includes the (now graduated) class of 2017. As we near the pinnacle…

Brock Jennings Commits to Air Force

Osage state champion Brock Jennings has announced that he will be attending Air Force Academy “I’ve wanted to join the military so it was a huge plus with offering a great education, while allowing me to wrestle at the division one stage and pursue my military career.” Jennings told IAwrestle, “It really just feels like…

Overtime with South Tama state champion Isaac Judge

IA Wrestle: Congrats on your first state title, how does it feel to be an Iowa high school state champion? Judge: Winning state is one of the greatest experiences I have ever had. It feels great to win that championship because you put the work in and all of the offseason you wrestle and improve little things,…

Michael Millage Gives IAwrestle a Recruiting Update

New Hampton’s Michael Millage might not show up on a search through the national rankings, but the soon-to-be senior has built his resume to the point that keeping him off those rankings will soon be a thing of the past. He showed up on Iowa high school wrestling fans’ radar when he won the 106…

Overtime with State Champion Bryce Esmoil

IAwrestle: How does it feel to be an Iowa high school state champion? Esmoil: It feels great. I fall asleep every night knowing I accomplished what I’ve been working towards for as long as I can remember. Winning another one next year will just add to the feeling. What was the biggest difference between last…

Keaton Geerts Wins State Title on Torn ACL

What was thought to be just a sprain turned out to be something much more serious. During practice this week Keaton Geerts’ leg kept locking up and he decided to get it checked out. The news wasn’t great. The two-time state champion and future Northern Iowa Panther suffered a torn ACL back in February, prior to…

Bryce and Drew West commit to Northern Illinois

The state’s top two remaining seniors are finally off the board as Solon’s Bryce and Drew West have officially committed to wrestle at Northern Illinois. In February both wrestlers eclipsed 200 career wins on the same night during regional duals. Bryce would go on to tie the state record by winning his 210th match in…