Two-time Arizona state champion Jesse Ybarra of Sunnyside High School has verbally committed to wrestle for the Iowa Hawkeyes, Sunnyside announced this morning in a press release.
Ybarra, a junior, has won the state championship the last two years. He is currently ranked 12th in the Adidas National Wrestling rankings.
Jesse also won the 120-pound cadet freestyle national championship this past summer.
Iowa has won the national championship 23 times. Their last championship came in 2010. The Hawkeyes have also won 33 Big Ten championships, the last in 2015.
After long thought, I’m proud to announce that Im going to be verbally committing and continuing my academic and athletic career at the university of Iowa! Thank you to all my family, friends and coaches who have supported me throughout this journey…go hawks! #FightforIowa pic.twitter.com/BjyYybo5n0
— Jesse Ybarra (@JesseYbarra17) September 27, 2018