Waukee’s Anthony Zach commits

Anthony Zach of Waukee makes his college commitment

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Ayala Ascends High School Rankings

The secret is officially out. Drake Ayala is good at wrestling. This past weekend the Fort Dodge sophomore put in a second place showing at the famous Super 32 tournament in Greensboro, North Carolina. That performance came off the heels of Ayala notching a big 9-5 win over the then #3 ranked Braxton Brown of…

Greg Hagan Verbals to Big Ten Program

Dowling Cathloic’s standout Greg Hagan has made his college decision, as he informed IAwrestle last night that he had committed to Angel Escobedo and Indiana University. Ranked #38 on IAwrestle’s Fab 50, Hagan picked the Hoosiers over Old Dominion, Maryland, Augustana, and Grand View. According to Hagan the relationship with Indiana began when Associate Head…

Dentis Recaps Fall Brawl Victory and Preseason Prep

Last weekend in Kansas City saw several Iowa natives place at the prestigious preseason tournament the Fall Brawl. No Iowan put in a better performance than Des Moines East prep Deville Dentis, who brought home the title at 152 pounds. “It was practice for the season.” Dentis said in an interview with Zebulin Miller shortly…

WAAAY Too Early Look at Class 3A

Welcome to the WAY too early 2018-19 class 3A Iowa High School preview. While we haven’t contacted coaches yet, we thought that it would be fun to look back at who returns and give a few thoughts as we get closer to the season. THESE WEIGHTS AREN’T ACCURATE OF WHERE WRESTLERS WILL BE THIS SEASON. There…

Nick Oldham – Iowa’s Top Available Senior

1. Nick Oldham (Valley-WDM) Fab 50 Ranking: 10 Projected Season Weight: 120/126 Projected College Weight: 125 The honor of being the state’s top available senior currently belongs to Valley-WDM’s Nick Oldham, who we rate as the 10th best wrestler in the state overall in the Fab 50. Nick takes over the top slot after Davenport…

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…