Joel Shapiro Commits to Iowa State

One of the biggest instate recruits for the class of 2018 is off the board as West Des Moines – Valley’s Joel Shapiro has committed to Iowa State. Shapiro made the announcement on Twitter: I am proud to announce that I have verbally committed to continue my academic and athletic career at Iowa State University…

Cyclones Land Fort Dodge Prep Cayd Lara

Kevin Dresser continues to work on his 2018 recruiting class, this time landing three-time Iowa state medalist Cayd Lara of Fort Dodge. Lara is the third addition to the 2018 class joining Weston DiBlasi (Missouri) and Ben Kamali (Michigan). Lara is projected to wrestle 157 pounds for the Cyclones. “Iowa State is the place that I…

Hawkeyes Add Connor Corbin to 2017 Class

The Hawkeyes have picked up another late addition to their 2017 class as West Des Moines Valley prep, Connor Corbin will be joining the wrestling program in the fall. Corbin was the third place finisher at 195 pounds for Valley this season, and projects at 197 pounds for the Hawkeyes. A two-time state place winner,…

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 (#7-8)

Earlier 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 of…

Top 10 Uncommitted Seniors in Iowa (#9-10)

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…

Brody Teske Visits Penn State

It appears that Cael Sanderson will stop at nothing when it comes to courting the nation’s top recruits, with Fort Dodge standout Brody Teske posting on Instagram a picture of his unofficial visit this past weekend. The three-time Iowa high school state champion is among the top lightweight recruits in the country has been entertaining…

Liberty High School Announces Co-Head Wrestling Coaches

Liberty High School principal, Scott Kibby has announced it’s first ever wrestling coaches as Tom Van Dyke and Joe Williams were announced as co-head coaches for the program. The Iowa City District school will enter varsity competition next season. Both coaches come in from Iowa City’s two other public school programs, with Van Dyke a…

Gavin Babcock commits to Central College

Southeast Polk’s Gavin Babcock will be staying local, as the 170-pound 3A runner-up has committed to wrestle for Central College. After a 1-2 record at the state tournament as a junior, Babcock made a big jump rising to #3 in IAwrestle’s final 3A rankings. His senior state tournament run saw him defeat three ranked wrestlers…

A Full Offseason on Tap for Valley’s Joel Shapiro

Over the last year and a half there aren’t many wrestlers in Iowa that have seen their stock spike like Valley wrestler Joel Shapiro’s has. After winning five straight matches to take third as a sophomore at 145 pounds, Shapiro added some size and went on a tear during the summer, upsetting top 10 ranked Nate…