Two-time Arizona state champ Sebastian Robles commits to Iowa wrestling program

Cody Goodwin
Hawk Central

The Iowa wrestling program dipped back into Arizona's historic Sunnyside wrestling program for its latest 2021 recruit.

Sebastian Robles, a senior from the Tucson-based wrestling power, announced his commitment to the Hawkeyes. Robles becomes the fifth member of Iowa's 2021 recruiting class, and projects at 157/165 pounds.

"Very excited and humbled to announce that starting in the fall I will be pursuing my athletic and academic goals at the UNIVERSITY OF IOWA!!" Robles wrote in a tweet, announcing his decision.

"Thank you to my family, friends, teammates, and coaches for all of their support!!"

Robles is coming from the same Sunnyside program that produced Jesse Ybarra, a current Iowa freshman, and Roman Bravo-Young, a 2021 NCAA champion at Penn State. The school has won four-straight Arizona state team titles, and 34 overall.

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Robles keyed the Blue Devils' run this past season, winning at 160 pounds. He is a two-time Arizona state champion, and has gone 56-4 overall over the last two seasons — 12-0 this year, and 44-4 last season en route to a title at 145 pounds.

Robles joins four others as part of Iowa's 2021 recruiting class: Drake Ayala, a three-time state champ and national No. 1 from Fort Dodge; Wyatt Henson, a Pennsylvania state champ; Caleb Rathjen, a two-time state title and nationally-ranked middleweight from Ankeny; and Cam Lucero, a three-time Colorado state champ.

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