Hawkeyes wrestling: Zach Glazier, a talented 2019 Minnesota prep, commits to Iowa

Cody Goodwin
Hawk Central

The Iowa wrestling program seems to have developed a nice footing in the Land of 10,000 lakes.

Zach Glazier, a rising-senior at Albert Lea Area in Minnesota, committed to the Hawkeyes on Wednesday. Glazier becomes Iowa’s first commitment for 2019, a talented heavier weight that projects at 184/197 pounds.

Iowa head coach Tom Brands watches as Iowa State University's Ian Parker wrestles Iowa's Vince Turk in the 141-pound match Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018, during their wrestling meet at the Hilton Coliseum in Ames.

Glazier is among the nation’s best at his weight and age. Flowrestling ranks him third nationally at 182 pounds. He was a 2017 Cadet freestyle All-American, placing fifth at 160 pounds. More recently, he placed fifth at 80 kilograms (176 pounds) the UWW Cadet world team trials earlier this month.

At Albert Lea Area, Glazier is a three-time Minnesota state medalist, and a 2018 state champion at 170 pounds. His overall record is 127-14 entering his senior campaign.

Glazier is the second Minnesota prep wrestler to recently commit to Iowa. Patrick Kennedy, one of the country’s top 2020 wrestlers, gave the Hawkeyes a verbal commitment last week.

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