DES MOINES – The elite group of Iowa prep wrestlers welcomed two more members.
Creston’s Jake Marlin and Denver-Tripoli’s Brandon Sorensen became the 22nd and 23rd four-time state champions at the Iowa High School Athletic Association state wrestling championships Saturday night at Wells Fargo Arena.
It was the fourth time in history two wrestlers won their fourth in the same year and first time that it involved 2A wrestlers.
Marlin pinned Charles City’s Adam Staudt in 2:55 to claim the 138 title for the second straight year. He also won at 130 and 135 as a freshman and sophomore. Sorensen beat West Delaware’s Zach Muller, 7-3, for the 145-pound title. His previous titles were at 119, 130 and 132.
Both wrestlers have signed to wrestle for the University of Iowa and head coach Tom Brands, starting this fall.
Here’s the final round of Sorensen’s win: