Nick Oldham Recruiting Update

The 2019 class features several lightweight hammers, but the one that has arguably seen his stock rise the most over the past 12 months is West Des Moines-Valley standout Nick Oldham. Despite reaching the state finals as a freshman, Oldham’s breakout year was this past season where he earned OW honors at the Conflict at…

Southeast Polk’s Cade DeVos Commits

Another big 2019 senior is off the board, as Southeast Polk standout Cade DeVos has committed to South Dakota State. The news was first broken by Cody Goodwin of the Des Moines Register. “I felt like SDSU just fit me the best,” DeVos told Goodwin. “I didn’t want to be a plane ride away from…

Waukee losing state placewinner Lucas Uliano

One of the powers in Class 3A has taken a hit as InterMat’s high school analyst, Josh Lowe announced that Lucas Uliano will be joining Olentangy High School in Ohio. Can now confirm that IA 3A state third placer Lucas Uliano is now at Olentangy Liberty (OH-D1), was at nationally ranked Waukee last year. Projected…

Oldham Overcomes Sophomore Slump to Reach New Highs

It’s good to be Nick Oldham right now. The West Des Moines-Valley prep recently picked up his first state title this past winter, and over the last ten months fans have witnessed Oldham start to make the transition into the elite category. Now he is a top 100 recruit and considered the top lightweight prospect…

Nate Moore Accepts Iowa City West Head Coaching Position

Big high school news out of Iowa City as IAwrestle has learned that Nate Moore will be headed back to his roots and will take over as the new head coach of the Iowa City West program. Moore will take over the program from his former coach, Mark Reiland. Prior to accepting the position Moore…

All-American Lance Runyon Chasing Stop Signs This Summer

“I can compete with the best guys in the country.” It may sound like a boastful statement, but if the last 12 months have taught us anything about Lance Runyon its that those words are true. A star wrestler on the nation’s #39 ranked high school team, Southeast Polk, Runyon’s performance over the last year…

State Runner-up Brandon Tessau Commits

Iowa State continues to fill their upperweight cupboard as they have landed yet another commitment, this time from Waukee’s Bradon Tessau. The 2018 state runner-up projects at either 174 or 184 at the next level. “It felt like the right fit right away.” Tessau told IAwrestle of why he picked Iowa State, “I really liked…

Mason Hulse makes his college decision

Mason Hulse of Boone has been a name on the rise the last four years as he has made steady improvements throughout his high school career. From not qualifying for state his freshman year, being a qualifier his sophomore year, placing sixth at state his junior year, and all the way to the state state…

Tad Griffith Commits to Loras

Loras continues to mine the 3A ranks as they build their 2018 recruiting class this time grabbing Des Monies Lincoln’s Tad Griffith and adding him to the fold. The two-time state medalist projects at 174 pounds for the DuHawks. After placing fifth and 2016 and seventh in 2017, Griffith would have entered his senior season…

Dillon Gottschalk Commits to UW-Platteville

The Dubuque Hempstead wrestling program will be sending another wrestler to the college level, as IAwrestle has learned that Dillon Gottschalk has committed to wrestle for UW-Platteville next fall. A four-time state qualifier for the Mustangs, Gottschalk took the time to catch up with IAwrestle on his decision. “I like Platteville because it was close…

Brock Parker Headed to Loras

Three-time state qualifier Brock Parker of Waukee will be continuing his wrestling career at Loras College. The 2018 fourth place state medalist took the time to catch up with IAwrestle on his future. “It starts with the coaches, Trevor Kittleson and TJ Miller.” Parker told IAwrestle why he picked Loras “The way they turned Loras…

State Runner-up Olson Headed to Loras

Dubuque Hempstead’s Dylan Olson has made his college decision as the 3A heavyweight informed IAwrestle he will be continuing his wrestling career at Loras College. While Olson did look at a couple other options, in the end his hometown ties played a big role in his college choice. “It’s in my hometown and it’s where…

Ben Sarasin to the University of Chicago

One of the the state’s final uncommitted seniors on IAwrestle’s Fab 50 list has made his college decision, as we have learned that Ben Sarasin will be taking his talents to the University of Chicago. A three-time state medalist, Sarasin previously considered several Division I offers, and one other Division III school prior to making…