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  • Max Aguirre – Cal Poly

    1 Frontier wrestler…Nah 2 Frontier wrestlers…Good Start. Not enough. 3 Frontier wrestlers…Just right. For now.  Max Aguirre, a 4th place finisher in his second appearance at the California state tournament wrestling for Frontier, has become the 3rd wrestler from his high school to commit to Cal Poly in the 2019 class. That folks is what they call a pipeline in recruiting. On why Cal Poly was the choice; “I chose Cal Poly because it’s an amazing school academically, and I really believe in the vision that the coaches have for the team moving forward. Plus, It’s always nice to have… Read More

  • Lance Runyan

    Walking the halls of Southeast Polk (previously Indianola) in the wrestling hotbed of Iowa is Lance Runyon, a junior that has placed 5th and 3rd at the state tournament in his two tries. Currently ranked 82nd overall in the junior class and top 25 at 138, though moving up to 152-160 this year. This upcoming weekend he is excited to be visiting Iowa for the second time after loving the first visit. “I was able to watch a practice, attend a football game, and also talk to Terry Brands quite a bit; I love the Pre-Med option, and the coaches,… Read More

  • Lance Runyan

    Wrestling in arguably the toughest Iowa state tournament bracket, one that included 3 of the top 25 wrestlers in the country, Lance Runyon finished his Junior season with another 3rd place medal, beating the #25, to add to his collection.  Since the last time we caught up with him he went on a visit to South Dakota State but the interest in SDSU may not be there anymore with Coach Bono moving to Wisconsin. That does however potentially put Wisconsin in the running: “Now that he is moving to a bigger college like Wisconsin I think I would even be… Read More

  • Lance Runyon – Northern Iowa

    The Rundown 3x State Placer Southeast Polk, IA Fargo Cadet Double All-American #25 at 152 6th at Cadet World Team Trials last weekend. The Decision  So why pick UNI? “Great atmosphere, great coaches, and young men that want to get better.” “The commitment and belief in me. They really showed an understanding of me and my wrestling. They know what I can do at the next level and I believe that they can get me there.” A visit a few months ago had Lance almost pulling the trigger but he decided that waiting until closer to his SR season was… Read More

  • Aden Reeves – Iowa State

    Not that we really need to remind you about Aden Reeves, but we will anyways in case you live under a rock. Class of 2019, 2x State Champ with a 3rd, Albia High School, 3x Fargo Cadet AA, Fargo Junior AA, #10 at 120, Top 60 Junior, Campbell Commit, Iowa State Commit. After being committed to Coach Kolat and Campbell University for 7 months, Aden decided to switch his commitment to in-state Iowa State. Why would he? “Just decided Ames was the place to be for me! Closer to home, awesome environment, and world-class coaching.” “I value having my family… Read More

  • Nathan Thacker – Cornell

    Wrestling for Gonzaga, the Washington D.C. variety, Nathan Thacker just finished his National Prep career with his 4th medal. A Runner Up finish started it at 106 and concluded it at 152 while sandwiching a couple of 6th place medals in between. Yesterday he made his college choice to attend Cornell. How does Nathan feel to be done with the recruiting process now; “It was a very time consuming and stressful process altogether, a lot of choices had to be made with different variables, and I wanted to find the right fit for me at the same time. So it… Read More

  • Colton Yapoujian – Cornell

    Fargo champ? Been there. NHSCA Champ? Couple of times. State Champ? Another, yet again this year. Now you can check off Ivy-league bound to wrestle at a perennial Top 5-10 program in Cornell to Colton Yapoujian’s checklist. Why did the #18 138 pounder in the country choose Cornell? Every reason possible: “The biggest thing was that I know I can’t wrestle forever, so I knew getting a great education would be super important. But then being able to have great training partners like Yianni, Vitu, Andrew Merola, Gerald Angelo, and Julian Ramirez would be huge. As well as an amazing… Read More

  • Josh Ramirez – Ohio State

    Josh Ramirez, ranked in the top 20 at 170 and the top 170 left on the board committed to being a Buckeye and join the 2018 Ohio State recruiting class. His final two choices came down to Nebraska and Ohio State. In the end, the Buckeyes won him over right away on his visit: “the first 5 minutes I was like, WOW, this is the place I want to be. At the end, I couldn’t wait to commit.” While he knew right away he wanted to commit, he didn’t explicitly tell the coaching staff right away: “I was hinting at… Read More

  • Josh Ramirez

    After dominating Louisiana for three years with 3 state titles for Archbishop Rummel, Josh Ramirez has moved north for his final year to wrestle for Wahlert Catholic of Iowa. As one of the top 170 wrestlers in the country and 109th ranked senior in the country, he is looking to capture his 4th title and prove himself against the best in the country. His reason for moving north was simple “Iowa is where are the big wrestling is and the best opportunity I could give myself to be as great as I can be.” Josh originally committed to Illinois only… Read More

  • Victor Jaquez

    Top 20 at 220. Bellarmine Prep, CA. 5th place at 220 as a Sophomore. Top 100 Junior. Victor Jaquez. The recruiting process is still in the early stages, with only Fresno State and Ohio State in contact with Victor. Don’t worry, though. It’ll pick up steam here in the future. His thoughts on Fresno: “Good school, like the coaches, and everyone there is cool. Not sure what school I want to go to yet but definitely looking at Fresno as an option.” As well as Ohio State: “Ohio State is a great school with a great wrestling program, so definitely… Read More