D1CW releases class of 2016 rankings

Every year Earl Smith of D1 College Wrestling releases his class rankings, which are the longest running free class rankings that are available. This year’s class of Iowa seniors features seven wrestlers featured in the top 150, and each Iowa and Iowa State will be adding five top 150 seniors from across the nation. Industry…

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Andersen vs Lombardi Part III

#1 Ethan Andersen (Southeast Polk) 34-1, Sr. over #2 Rocky Lombardi (Valley, West Des Moines) 33-4, Jr. (Dec 5-4). 220 Results Guaranteed Places 1st Place – Ethan Andersen of Southeast Polk 2nd Place – Rocky Lombardi of Valley, West Des Moines 3rd Place – Peyton Williams of Marshalltown 4th Place – Christian Heimer of Ankeny…

Lombardi Tests Andersen at Winger

#1 Ethan Andersen (Southeast Polk) 30-1, Sr. over #2 Rocky Lombardi (West Des Moines) 30-3, Jr. (Dec 11-5). 220lbs: 1st Place – Ethan Andersen of Southeast Polk 2nd Place – Rocky Lombardi of West Des Moines 3rd Place – Wyatt Wriedt of North Scott 4th Place – Hunter Gibson of Adel-DeSoto-Minburn 5th Place – Alex Newberg…

Ethan Andersen Switches Verbal to Oklahoma State

Game changing news for the Cowboys as Ethan Andersen switched up his verbal commitment from the University of Missouri to a program even further to the south in the Oklahoma State Cowboys. Andersen is rated the #8 220 pound wrestler in the nation according to Flowrestling, and the #72 ranked recruit in the entire 2016 class. “I…

Flowrestling Releases New High School Rankings

Flowrestling has released new weight class rankings after the ASICS/Vaughan Junior & Cadet Nationals (Fargo) and Iowa placed 11 wrestlers on the list, with an additional four Hawkeye commits and one Panther commit also making the top 20 weight class rankings. Rankings – Flowrestling 106: #11 Aden Reeves (FR) – Albia 106: #20 Kyle Biscoglia (SO)…

IA Wrestle Fargo Junior Preview

The Junior Team Iowa Fargo team comes in with some rather high expectations in 2015, after a fifth place finish in freestyle (and a disappointing 20th place finish in Greco-Roman) and to repeat in the top five they will need a few of their older hammers to replicate their success, and a few of the…

Ethan Andersen takes Bronze at Junior Pan-Am Championships

The Greco-Roman portion of the Junior Pan-American Championships took place today, and Team USA put up a dominant performance bringing home six medals, including Iowa’s own Ethan Andersen earning some hardware in his bronze medal match. Things didn’t exactly get off to the start that the Southeast Polk state champion was hoping for as Castillo…

Ethan Andersen Competes at Junior Pan-American Championships

USA Wrestling is sending a team to Havana, Cuba to compete at UWW’s Junior Pan-Am Championships, starting today through Friday. Southeast Polk’s 220 pound state champion Ethan Andersen was selected to participate at the event at the 96 kg weight class. The men’s team will be competing in both freestyle and Greco-Roman styles, with the latter…

Getting to Know World Team Member Ethan Andersen

Continuing with our series of getting to know Cadet National champions, this week we get to know Southeast Polk’s Ethan Andersen. Ethan competed in both freestyle and Greco-Roman in Akron, and it was in Greco that he earned his title and spot on the World Team. I caught up with Ethan after he got back…