Intermat released its new high school wrestling rankings on Wednesday and several Iowa wrestlers are climbing the list.
OA-BCIG's Cash Wilcke remained 11th at 195 pounds as the senior has begun his final prep wrestling season before heading off to the University of Iowa. He is one spot ahead of Mediapolis' Steven Holloway while North Scott's Colin Kreiter is 20th in the weight class.
Woodbury Central's Landan Paulsen is ranked as the 16th best heavyweight in the nation, but he will play football at Iowa in college. SE Polk's Jacob Marnin is ranked fourth at 285.
A couple of youngsters in sophomores Justin Mejia of California and Jason Renteria of Illinois are both verbal commits to Iowa as sophomores. Mejia is ranked third at 113 while Renteria is fourth at the same weight.
Another Hawkeye commit in Michael Kemerer out of Pennsylvania is the top-ranked recruit at 145 while Bettendorf's Fredy Stroker is ranked second after a classic matchup he lost to Union's Max Thomsen this past weekend in overtime. Thomsen is ranked third in the weight class.
Waverly-Shell Rock's Bryce Steiert, a UNI recruit, is ranked seventh at 160 and Bettendorf's Dayton Racer is 10th.
Union's Jacob Holschlag broke into the rankings at No. 10 at 170 followed by Dowling's Isiah Patton. Both are UNI recruits.
Maquoketa Valley's Ryan Parmely is fifth at 220 while Southeast Polk's Ethan Andersen is ninth.