Introducing the Des Moines Register's 2022 All-Iowa boys wrestling teams

Cody Goodwin
Des Moines Register

The Des Moines Register is pleased to introduce the 2022 All-Iowa boys wrestling teams, honoring the best of the best boys wrestlers from the 2021-22 season.

This year's teams features 24 Elite Team picks, which means a few weights will have multiple selections. Wrestlers from Class 3A, Class 2A and Class 1A were represented. We also listed 14 First Team selections for each class and another 14 honorable mention choices.

All wrestlers listed here are invited to the Des Moines Register's All-Iowa Sports Awards, which is returning to a live, in-person program honoring the top student-athletes around Iowa. The event’s time and date are still to be determined and will be announced soon.

Selections were made based on in-season results, Register staff observations and consultations with high school, college and recruiting contacts. Multiple wrestlers at the same weight are listed alphabetically by last name. Records are from Trackwrestling.

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2022 All-Iowa Elite Team

Jace Hedeman, Union-La Porte City, defeats Carter West, Notre Dame-West Burlington, in the Class 2A 106 state wrestling championship match, on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Jace Hedeman

106 pounds | Freshman | Union

Class 2A state champion, with a perfect 46-0 record that included 31 pins. Outscored his opponents 32-9 at the state tournament, where he scored 12 takedowns in four matches and allowed zero.

Timothy Koester of Bettendorf beat Dru Ayala of Fort Dodge in their Class 3A state championship match at 106 pounds on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

TJ Koester

106 pounds | Freshman | Bettendorf

Class 3A state champion, with a 43-1 season record that included 31 pins. Avenged only loss this season in the state finals. Rallied to win in both the semifinals and finals over nationally ranked opponents.

Kade Blume, Roland Story, defeats Carter Anderson, Albia, in the Class 2A 113 state wrestling championship match, on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Kade Blume

113 pounds | Sophomore | Roland-Story

Class 2A state champion, and now a two-time state champion. Went 36-0 this season and is 80-1 through his first two high school seasons. Rallied from down 3-0 and 4-2 to win his state finals match, 7-4, by scoring five points in the final 50 seconds.

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Koufax Christensen of Waukee Northwest beat Blake Gioimo of Cedar Rapids Prairie in their Class 3A state championship match at 113 pounds on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Koufax Christensen

113 pounds | Sophomore | Waukee Northwest

Class 3A state champion, and now a two-time state finalist. The first state wrestling champion in Waukee Northwest history. Beat previously undefeated Blake Gioimo in the state finals. Went undefeated against Iowa opponents this season, and 42-3 overall.

Carter Freeman of Waukee Northwest beat Trever Anderson of Ankeny in their Class 3A state championship match at 120 pounds on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Carter Freeman

120 pounds | Sophomore | Waukee Northwest

Class 3A state champion, and now a two-time state champion. Defeated a two-time state champ in the finals, 3-1, in sudden victory. Went 49-1 this season, and is now 80-1 overall for his career.

Kale Petersen, Greene County, defeats Cam Phetxoumphone, Webster City, in the Class 2A 120 state wrestling championship match, on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Kale Petersen

120 pounds | Junior | Greene County

Class 2A state champion, and now a two-time state champion. Won a 1A title for West Fork last season, then defeated a two-time returning state champ in the 2A state finals this year, capping a 13-0 record.

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Nathanael Jesuroga of Southeast Polk beat Koy Davidson of Fort Dodge in their Class 3A state championship match at 126 pounds on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Nate Jesuroga

126 pounds | Junior | Southeast Polk

Class 3A state champion, and now a two-time state champion. Went 46-1 this season, and his pin in the state finals mathematically clinched the 3A team championship for the Rams.

New London's Marcel Lopez defeats Riverside-Oakland's Jace Rose in the Class 1A 126 pound state wrestling championship match Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. 

Marcel Lopez

126 pounds | Senior | New London

Iowa's 30th four-time state wrestling champion. Won at 106, 113, 120 and 126 pounds. Finished with a four-year record of 207-4, won the final 125 matches of his high school career and became New London's first four-time state wrestling champion. The 1A Dan Gable Mr. Wrestler of the Year.

Blaine Frazier, Notre Dame-Burlington, defeats McKinley Robbins, Greene County, in the Class 2A 132 state wrestling championship match, on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Blaine Frazier

132 pounds | Senior | Notre Dame-West Burlington

Class 2A state champion, with a perfect 55-0 record that included 36 pins. Became just the second Notre Dame-West Burlington wrestler to win an individual state wrestling title, and led the Nikes to their first-ever state team championship.

Evan Frost of Dowling Catholic beat Jace Rhodes of Mason City in their Class 3A state championship match at 132 pounds on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Evan Frost

132 pounds | Senior | Dowling Catholic

Class 3A state champion, who technically finished his career as a four-time state champion (he won three titles in Louisiana). Finished 34-1 and outscored his four state tournament opponents 50-12.

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Underwood's Gable Porter defeats Don Bosco's Garrett Funk in the Class 1A 132 pound state wrestling championship match Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Gable Porter

132 pounds | Junior | Underwood

Class 1A state champion, and now a two-time state champion with a 94-1 career record. Beat four separate state champs from four different states this season, part of a 46-0 campaign with 27 pins.

Ryder Block of Waverly-Shell Rock beat Jacob Frost of Dowling Catholic in their Class 3A state championship match at 138 pounds on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Ryder Block

138 pounds | Junior | Waverly-Shell Rock

Class 3A state champion, and now a two-time state champion and three-time finalist. Boasts a career record of 114-1. Outscored his four state tournament opponents 50-17.

Carter Fousek, Crestwood-Cresco, becomes a four-time state wrestling champion by defeating Logan Arp, South Tama County, in the Class 2A 138 state wrestling championship match, on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Carter Fousek

138 pounds | Senior | Crestwood

Iowa's 31st four-time state wrestling champion. Won at 106, 113, 126 and 138 pounds. Finished with a four-year record of 142-8, and became Crestwood's first four-time state wrestling champion.

Ryder Downey of Indianola beat Robert Avila of Iowa City West in their Class 3A state championship match at 145 pounds on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Ryder Downey

145 pounds | Senior | Indianola

Class 3A state champion. Became just the second wrestler in state history to defeat a three-time state champion attempting to win a fourth in the state finals, when he rallied to beat Iowa City West's Robert Avila Jr., 6-5 in overtime in the 3A state finals. Beat three past state champs en route to his own state title. Went 43-2 this year, and 181-25 over his high school career.

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Hunter Garvin of Iowa City West beat Carter Martinson of Southeast Polk in their Class 3A state championship match at 152 pounds on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Hunter Garvin

152 pounds | Senior | Iowa City West

Class 3A state champion, and now a three-time state champion and four-time state finalist. Went 48-0 this season, with 37 pins, and finished 142-7 for his career. Recorded three pins and a major decision in his four state tournament matches.

Aiden Riggins of Waverly-Shell Rock beat Carson Martinson of Southeast Polk in their Class 3A state championship match at 160 pounds on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Aiden Riggins

160 pounds | Senior | Waverly-Shell Rock

Class 3A state champion, and now a two-time state champion and three-time state finalist. Recorded back-to-back undefeated state title-winning seasons, and finished 168-5 for his career. Went 44-0 this season with 20 technical falls and 12 pins.

Tate Naaktgeboren of Linn-Mar beat Caden McDermott of Pleasant Valley in their Class 3A state championship match at 170 pounds on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Tate Naaktgeboren

170 pounds | Junior | Linn-Mar

Class 3A state champion, and now a two-time state champion and three-time state finalist. Went 43-2 with 33 pins this season, and is now 97-5 for his career. Outscored his four state tournament opponents 59-13.

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Hudson's Tate Entriken defeats Westwood's Jackson Dewald in the Class 1A 182 pound state wrestling championship match Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Tate Entriken

182 pounds | Senior | Hudson

Class 1A state champion, and now a two-time state champion and just the fourth Hudson wrestler to win multiple state titles. Went 48-1 this season and 88-4 over the past two seasons. 

Griffin Gammell of Waukee Northwest beat Greyson Gardner of Epworth-Western Dubuque in their Class 3A state championship match at 182 pounds on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Griffin Gammell

182 pounds | Senior | Waukee Northwest

Class 3A state champion, and a two-time state finalist. Went 50-1 this season with 31 pins, including three at the state tournament in four matches, which lifted Waukee Northwest to a second-place team finish in 3A.

CJ Walrath, Notre Dame-West Burlington, defeats Fernando Villaescusa, Gilbert, in the Class 2A 182 state wrestling championship match, on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

CJ Walrath

182 pounds | Junior | Notre Dame-West Burlington

Class 2A state champion. Went 57-0 with 37 pins. Became just the third Notre Dame-West Burlington wrestler to win an individual state wrestling title, and led the Nikes to their first-ever state team championship.

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McCrae Hagarty of Waverly-Shell Rock beat Bradley Hill of Bettendorf in their Class 3A state championship match at 195 pounds on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

McCrae Hagarty

195 pounds | Junior | Waverly-Shell Rock

Class 3A state champion, and now a two-time state champion. Beat a returning 3A state champ in the state finals. Went 42-1 with 31 pins this season, including two in four matches at the state tournament. 

Wyatt Voelker, West Delaware, defeats CJ Carter, Glenwood, in the Class 2A 195 state wrestling championship match, on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Wyatt Voelker

195 pounds | Senior | West Delaware

Class 2A state champion, and now a two-time state champion. Went 47-0 with 29 pins and eight technical falls. Finished 166-13 for his career. Outscored his four state tournament opponents 60-22. The 2A Dan Gable Mr. Wrestler of the Year.

Ben Kueter of Iowa City High beat Ralston Rumley of Dowling Catholic in their Class 3A state championship match at 220 pounds on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Ben Kueter

220 pounds | Junior | Iowa City High

Class 3A state champion, and now a three-time state champion with a perfect 72-0 career record. Recorded two pins and two technical falls over his four state tournament opponents, whom he outscored 49-11 to cap a perfect 37-0 season. The 3A Dan Gable Mr. Wrestler of the Year.

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North Butler-Clarksville's Chet Buss holds up three fingers to celebrate his third state championship after beating Logan-Magnolia's Rex Johnsen in the Class 1A 285 pound state wrestling title match Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

Chet Buss

285 pounds | Senior | North Butler-Clarksville

Class 1A state champion, and now a three-time state champion. Went 48-0 this season with 37 pins. Finished his career 175-2 overall with 135 consecutive victories and 133 career pins. 

Class 3A All-Iowa First Team

106: TJ Koester, fr., Bettendorf

113: Koufax Christensen, soph., Waukee Northwest

120: Carter Freeman, soph., Waukee Northwest

126: Nate Jesuroga, jr., Southeast Polk

132: Evan Frost, sr., Dowling Catholic

138: Ryder Block, jr., Waverly-Shell Rock

145: Ryder Downey, sr., Indianola

152: Hunter Garvin, sr., Iowa City West

160: Aiden Riggins, sr., Waverly-Shell Rock

170: Tate Naaktgeboren, jr., Linn-Mar

182: Griffin Gammell, sr., Waukee Northwest

195: McCrae Hagarty, jr., Waverly-Shell Rock

220: Ben Kueter, jr., Iowa City High

285: Ben Reiland, sr., Waukee Northwest

Class 2A All-Iowa First Team

106: Jace Hedeman, fr., Union

113: Kade Blume, soph., Roland-Story

120: Kale Petersen, jr., Greene County

126: Jaiden Moore, sr., Benton

132: Blaine Frazier, sr., Notre Dame-West Burlington

138: Carter Fousek, sr., Crestwood

145: Eric Kinkaid, sr., Camanche

152: Gabe Sanders, sr., Vinton-Shellsburg

160: Nick Fox, jr., Osage

170: Kadin Stutzman, sr., Atlantic-CAM

182: CJ Walrath, jr., Notre Dame-West Burlington

195: Wyatt Voelker, sr., West Delaware

220: Barrett Muller, jr., Osage

285: Easton Fleshman, sr., West Lyon

Class 1A All-Iowa First Team

106: Caleb Coffin, sr., Don Bosco

113: Eli Becerra, soph., Missouri Valley

120: Brandon Paez, jr., Lisbon

126: Marcel Lopez, sr., New London

132: Gable Porter, jr., Underwood

138: Cade Siebrecht, sr., Lisbon

145: Hagen Heistand, sr., Underwood

152: Wyatt Reisz, jr., Logan-Magnolia

160: Max Magayna, soph., Columbus Catholic

170: Cade Tenold, sr., Don Bosco

182: Tate Entriken, sr., Hudson

195: Carson Tenold, sr., Don Bosco

220: Jared Thiry, jr., Don Bosco

285: Chet Buss, sr., North Butler-Clarksville

Honorable mention

Dru Ayala, soph., Fort Dodge

Blake Gioimo, jr., Cedar Rapids Prairie

Trever Anderson, sr., Ankeny

Garret Rinken, jr., Nashua-Plainfield

Cam Phetxoumphone, sr., Webster City

McKinley Robbins, jr., Greene County

Jacob Frost, sr., Dowling Catholic

Robert Avila Jr., sr., Iowa City West

Gabe McGeough, sr., MFL-Mar-Mac

Jackson Dewald, jr., Westwood

Bradley Hill, sr., Bettendorf

Gage Marty, sr., Solon

Jake Walker, jr., Waverly-Shell Rock

Maddux Borcherding-Johnson, jr., Norwalk

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