Iowa Wrestling added to an already impressive 2019 recruiting class as we picked up Cobe Siebrecht from Lisbon, IA. He took to Twitter on Thursday and announced to the world that he is staying in state and wants to wear the Black & Gold at the next level!
I’m pumped to announce that I will be continuing to wrestle and further my education at the University of Iowa! Thanks to all family, friends, and coaches who have helped me along the way. Go Hawks pic.twitter.com/io0tgkKgPZ— Cobe Siebrecht (@csiebrecht19) January 10, 2019
Siebrecht is already a 2x state finalist. The first time as a freshman in 2017 at 106lbs and again last year as a junior at 126lbs. Last season he went 52-1 on the year and lost to Alex Thomsen in the state finals.
This season he’s bulked up again and I believe he’s at 138lbs and is currently 33-0 on the season and ranked #1 in the state at this respective weight class.
Siebrecht burst onto the national scene and into the Flowrestling rankings when he upended #15 Wyatt Henson, 11-2, in the Cliff Keen Independence International. During the tournament he went 5-0 with four of those wins coming by bonus point (two pins, one tech fall, and a major decision in the finals). He’s now up to #18 on Flowrestling and very well could climb even higher before his senior season is complete.
For his dominating run he was named The Adidas National High School Wrestler of The Week by TheOpenMat.com
Lisbon is a short drive from Carver-Hawkeye Arena and took a visit there back in September that eventually sealed the deal for him. In an interview with The Des Moines Register he went on to say,
“I’ve dreamed of being a Hawkeye every since I was little. I feel like every little kid’s dream, if they grow up in Iowa, they want to be a Hawkeye. It’s like a dream come true.”
He’s going to join Carter Happel, who is another Lisbon native. And those two aren’t the only ones on the roster to call that small town “home.” Assistant Coach Ryan Morningstar was a 3x state champ for Lisbon before he became a 2x All-American for the Hawks.
Siebrecht is more than likely projecting at 141lbs or 149lbs by the time he enters into college and takes to the mat. Whether or not Cobe becomes an immediate starter is yet to be seen, as he’s more than likely going to have to compete with the likes of our 141lbs starter, Max Murin, a couple of years from now, especially if Murin bumps up. Pat Lugo is of course our current starter at 149, but he’ll exhaust his eligibility after next season along with Jeren Glosser, Keegan Shaw, and Aaron Meyer. Zach Axmear is only a redshirt freshman so I look forward to seeing an intense battle between him, Cobe, and possibly Murin. There’s a lot of talent crammed in the middle weights, but this is ultimately a good problem to have!
Tom and Terry Brands have some serious depth up and down this lineup and Cobe amplifies that, so it’ll be fun to see how it plays out. Regardless, he’s a fantastic talent that will make some serious impact over the next 4-5 years.
He now joins two more guys in the 2019 class that are both nationally ranked at 182lbs, #2 Abe Assad and #12 Zach Glazier. This has been a stellar recruiting year for us and it’s only getting better and better.
Welcome to the Iowa Hawkeyes Cobe Seibrecht!