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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.

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.