Woodward-Granger prep Cody Fisher announces his commitment to Iowa State's wrestling program

Cody Goodwin
The Des Moines Register

A day after adding a wrestler to its 2019 recruiting haul, the Iowa State wrestling program received its first 2020 commitment.

Cody Fisher, a two-time state finalist for Woodward-Granger, announced his plans to wrestle at Iowa State on Sunday. Fisher is the Cyclones' first 2020 commitment, and is entering his junior year this winter. He projects at 197 pounds.

Cody Fisher of Woodward-Granger and Dalton Chipp of Hampton-Dumont wrestle at 195 pounds in the Class 2A semi-finals Friday, Feb. 16, 2018.

"I just want to say how truly thankful I am to everyone who has helped me through this exciting process," Fisher wrote in a tweet announcing his commitment, "but furthermore I am very proud to announce I will be continuing my academic and wrestling career at Iowa State University."

Fisher is now the second wrestler to commit to Iowa State this weekend. On Saturday, Ryan Anderson, a Pennsylvania state champion and one of the top 2019 wrestlers in the country, announced his commitment to join the Cyclones.

In Fisher, Iowa State is getting a talented heavier weight. He's 100-9 overall in his first two high school seasons, and has twice reached the Class 2A state finals. He came away with silver both years, losing twice to Bryce Esmoil, a former West Liberty standout who now wrestles at Northern Iowa.

Fisher is also proven on the national stage as well. In 2017, he was a double All-American at the Cadet freestyle and greco-roman national championships while competing at 195 pounds, taking seventh in freestyle and eighth in greco.

Fisher becomes the latest in-state wrestler to announce his commitment to the Cyclones. Aden Reeves, a two-time state champion for Albia who's currently ranked No. 3 nationally at 120 pounds, is a 2019 commit for the Cyclones. Those two follow the 2018 class that featured many Iowa high school wrestlers.

Cody Goodwin covers wrestling and high school sports for the Des Moines Register. Follow him on Twitter at @codygoodwin.