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    Default Clark commits to Iowa

    Per Andy Hamilton, 3x undefeated state champ Cory Clark of Southeast Polk has committed to Iowa.

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    WHERE is this kid located? SW Polk... where?

    Some of us are not up on all the schools and kids coming up. More attuned to specific schools and programs we may be associated with or are nearby.

    Please put a bit more info when you post these so we can follow some of these kids who might be good additions to programs.

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    Any info about this kid from the Iowa locals?
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    He's a three timer and he's currently undefeated. I know that he and Meeks are good friends and work out together at times. One of his coaches at SE Polk is former Hawk Jessman Smith. Very good wrestler and I'm very excited that it is now official.
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    This is just a rumor and I don't like to spread them, but I'll be very excited if it turns out. It sounds like Justin Koethe is going to Iowa as well and it will be official soon.

    The first time I saw him wrestle was when he was a sophomore. He was disqualified from matches the last two years at the high school state tournament for slams that would've been routine by collegiate standards. But you can tell when you watch him wrestle that he is a man among boys. His skill level was that of a college wrestler even back then. I've been hoping he would be a Hawk ever since he slammed Trizzino in the semi's as a soph. A match that Koethe was winning when he slammed him. BTW, Trizzino went on to lose to Mike Kelly in the finals that year in one of the best and longest matches I have ever watched.

    Hopefully the signing of Clark is a sign of good things to come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herkey#1 View Post
    This is just a rumor and I don't like to spread them, but I'll be very excited if it turns out. It sounds like Justin Koethe is going to Iowa as well and it will be official soon.

    The first time I saw him wrestle was when he was a sophomore. He was disqualified from matches the last two years at the high school state tournament for slams that would've been routine by collegiate standards. But you can tell when you watch him wrestle that he is a man among boys. His skill level was that of a college wrestler even back then. I've been hoping he would be a Hawk ever since he slammed Trizzino in the semi's as a soph. A match that Koethe was winning when he slammed him. BTW, Trizzino went on to lose to Mike Kelly in the finals that year in one of the best and longest matches I have ever watched.

    Hopefully the signing of Clark is a sign of good things to come.
    Actually, your description of Koethe (who I've never seen wrestle) worries me. I find that the guys who were physically dominant in high school very often struggle at the NCAA level, since everyone else tends to catch up.
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    If Koethe is a "man among boys" and as stellar as you say Herkey, then coaches should be REALLY excited over Oregon's Brunson. He won Fargo Juniors at Koethe's weight (Justin was 8th) and beat him head-to-head 2-0,7-0. Koethe may be better at folkstyle than freestyle, but he's a former Fargo Cadet FS champion, so I doubt the discrepancy is too significant. Sorry for the brief hijack, just couldn't resist giving Iowa fans a hard time. Granted, if Koethe has the work ethic of Dennis or McDonough then he'll probably be beating the crap out of Brunson in college unfortunately.. I've seen it too many times to be in denial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zapp Brannigan View Post
    Actually, your description of Koethe (who I've never seen wrestle) worries me. I find that the guys who were physically dominant in high school very often struggle at the NCAA level, since everyone else tends to catch up.

    The times I have seen him he looked ready for college. Having said that, the area he could probably improve on is his leg attacks. He's more of an upper body guy which is probably a result of his international styles background. His two slams were leg shots in which he elevated and brought them down a little too hard for high school standards. Koethe is a bit of a risk. He's been in some trouble as a high schooler. You never know when a kid like that will throw it all away because of something dumb. Maybe he is/has changing/changed.

    Another kid that I would be equally excited to get is one of Clarks teammates, Alex Meyer. Actually it would be great to get two of Clarks teammates. Willie Miklus would be a solid wrestler who would fill our need at 197 as well.
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