Iowa's top senior wrestlers this year include three-time state champions Carter Freeman and Maximus Maganya, who are aiming for a historic fourth state championship. Other standout wrestlers on the list include Koufax Christensen, Tyler Harper, Eli Becerra, Cale Seaton, and others, each with impressive records and ambitions for the season.

By the Numbers
  • Carter Freeman (Waukee Northwest, 132) went 106-4 over the first three seasons.
  • Maximus Magayna (Waterloo East, 175) is a North Dakota State University commit.
  • Koufax Christensen (Waukee Northwest, 126) is a future Oklahoma Sooner.
  • Tyler Harper (Norwalk, 113) scored a silver medal with a record of 29-6.
  • Eli Becerra (Missouri Valley, 120) came into the year 130-6 overall.
  • Cael Morrow (Akron-Westfield, 120) went 38-1 last year.
  • Dru Ayala (Fort Dodge, 120) has gone 79-6 during the past two seasons.
  • Cale Seaton (Iowa City High, 132) went 37-4 last year and had 95 wins coming into the season.
  • Tucker Stangel (Osage, 157) has 124 wins over his first three seasons.
  • Gavin Bridgewater (South Tama County, 190) has gone 79-9 over the past two seasons.
  • Evan Franke (Muscatine, 215) has won multiple tournament titles.
  • Brent Slade (Southeast Polk, 190) seeks his first state title this season.
State of Play
  • Carter Freeman, Maximus Magayna, and other senior wrestlers are poised to make their mark in Iowa's high school wrestling scene this year.
  • These athletes are chasing an opportunity to etch their names in the history books as they compete for coveted state championships.