The next is a press launch from Iowa State Athletic Communications
Cyclone Wrestling Provides Three on Signing Day
AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State wrestling program and head coach Kevin Dresser introduced the addition of three prep wrestlers Wednesday. Tate Naaktgeboren, McCrae Hagarty and Blake Gioimo – all Iowa highschool merchandise – make up the Cyclones’ 2023 class and are set to reach on campus for the 2023-24 season.
“On behalf of our crew and our employees, we wish to welcome these three younger males to Iowa State wrestling,” Dresser stated. “We’re excited to look at these guys of their senior yr after which watch them transition into faculty life over the summer season. Tate and McCrae carry a number of state titles together with national-level accolades and can add quite a lot of energy to our higher weights. Blake is a light-weight man who we really feel has quite a lot of potential. I’m certain we’ll add just a few extra to this class within the close to future however this can be a nice begin.”
Right here’s a have a look at the brand new additions:
Hometown: Marion, Iowa
Excessive College: Linn-Mar
Projected Weight Class: 184 kilos
Naaktgeboren will be a part of the Cyclones subsequent fall after an excellent prep profession at Linn-Mar Excessive College. A 3-time finalist with two class 3A state titles to his title (2021, 2022), Naaktgeboren initiatives as a 184-pounder for the Cyclones. He’s tabbed because the No. 19 total prospect within the 2023 class by MatScouts and the No. 6 182-pounder nationally by FloWrestling. With a senior season nonetheless to wrestle, Naaktgeboren has an excellent 96-5 highschool document, together with a 44-2 mark final yr.
Hometown: Waverly, Iowa
Excessive College: Waverly Shell-Rock
Projected Weight Class: 197 kilos
Hagarty is one other achieved Iowa Excessive College product and can be a part of the Cyclones from Waverly Shell-Rock Excessive College the place he has received a pair of crew state championships. Hagarty will enter his closing highschool season with a 117-8 profession document, together with 82-1 during the last two seasons. He’s a three-time Class 3A state medalist, putting fourth as a freshman earlier than successful consecutive titles at 182 kilos and 195 kilos as a sophomore and junior, respectively. Hagarty can be a 16U All-American in each freestyle and Greco-Roman. He’s ranked by MatScouts because the No. 59 total prospect within the nation and is the No. 11 195-pounder nationally by FloWrestling.
Hometown: Fairfax, Iowa
Excessive College: Cedar Rapids Prairie
Projected Weight Class: 125 kilos
Gioimo slots as one in all Iowa’s prime light-weight wrestling prospects and can be a part of the Iowa State wrestling program from Cedar Rapids Prairie Excessive College. Gioimo is a two-time Class 3A state finalist at 106 kilos and 113 kilos, respectively. He has a 62-2 document during the last two seasons. Gioimo, who initiatives at 125 kilos for the Cyclones, was additionally 16U nationwide twin crew final season after ending second on the 16U freestyle state championships. He’s ranked No. 3 in IAwrestle’s 120-pound Class 3A preseason rankings.