Originally from DuBois, PA, Franklin attended the high school prep powerhouse Wyoming Seminary, earning many accolades at Fargo, Super 32, and the National Prep Championships. He's committed to wrestle at the University of Iowa.
Iowa Dominates Inaugural Soldier Salute
Dec 30, 2022The University of Iowa sent 11 wrestlers to the finals and won eight titles, highlighted by Spencer Lee's pin over Drake Ayala at 125 pounds. Full results are available here.
Semis For Soldier Salute Are Set
Dec 30, 2022Iowa dominated the first day of the inaugural Soldier Salute by sending 13 wrestlers to the semifinals. Three-time NCAA champion Spencer Lee won his first two matches by fall and technical fall and will face U20 World Champion Jore Volk in the semifinals.
Spencer Lee Among 29 Hawkeyes Competing At Soldier Salute
Dec 28, 2022It appears that Spencer Lee will compete for the second time this season after the University of Iowa released 29 wrestlers that will compete at the Soldier Salute on December 29-30 in Coralville. Lee made his season debut with a 16-5 major decision over Corey Cabanban during the Iowa State dual on December 4. The Hawkeye senior is seeking his fourth NCAA championship this season.Also included are national place winners Real Woods, Jacob Warner, and Anthony Cassioppi.The full list has 16 attached and 13 unattached wrestlers. Drake Ayala, who replaced Lee last season, will compete unattached.
Hawkeyes Win Two Titles At Luther Open
Nov 13, 2022While the starting lineup won’t get its season started until Sunday afternoon against California Baptist, a strong contingent of Hawkeyes rolled up to the Luther Open to get some matches under their belt.
The Complete & Total Fargo Junior Freestyle Preview And Predictions Article
Jul 13, 2022It’s Fargo time baby! There’s a whole lot to get into below, so I won’t waste your time with a boring intro. I’m just going to remind you that USA Wrestling uses separation criteria as their way of seeding. So, don’t freak out when brackets come out.
A College Wrestling Fan's Guide To Fargo
Jul 13, 2022Fargo is often the last major tournament before incoming freshman-level up to college competition. It's also an event where committed underclassmen in high school test their might against the rest of the country.
All The Ranked Wrestlers Headed To Fargo
Jul 11, 2022The biggest Fargo ever is going to be packed with nationally ranked wrestlers. Here are all the boys we could find in the 16U and Junior freestyle registrations that also appear in the national high school rankings.
Iowa's Fargo Roster Is Full Of Hammers
Jul 1, 2022After winning both Freestyle and Greco at Junior Duals, Iowa has put the nation on notice. Now they're bringing a team full of high-level wrestlers to Fargo to compete for more 2022 Team titles.
US Open: U20 Ultimate Preview & Predictions
Apr 28, 2022U20 Nationals (formerly known as UWW Junior Nationals) is one of my favorite age-level tournaments every year. The top high school upperclassmen get to test themselves against the best first or second year college guys who are often hungry to compete coming out of redshirt. It's the first step in making the Junior World Team as the winner of this event will earn an automatic berth to the best-of-three wrestle-off series against the World Team Trials challenge tournament champion in June.
Triple-Digit Ranked High Schoolers Headed To u17 Trials & u20 Open
Apr 26, 2022the U20 division at the US Open attracts some of the most ambitious high schoolers and young college wrestlers, and the U17 World Team Trials are one of the pinnacles in the sport. As a result, more than 100 ranked high school wrestlers will be in action in Las Vegas this weekend. Check out the ranked wrestlers and their full fields below.
Full And Complete Ironman Preview & Predictions
Dec 9, 2021Ironman is so close you can taste it! This year's field includes over 80 ranked wrestlers and many of the nation's toughest teams. Here is our preview of every weight class with top 8 predictions for each bracket.
Ironman Seeds Released!
Dec 9, 2021The 2021 Walsh Jesuit Ironman will be incredibly loaded and will shape national rankings in a major way. Now we know the top 16 seeds at every weight. Before the action gets underway on Friday, check out preseeds here.
Insane Ironman Field Is Set With 80+ Ranked Wrestlers!
Dec 6, 2021The Ironman is special every year, but in 2021, we're making up for lost-time. This year's field is incredibly loaded. With over 80 ranked wrestlers and almost as many guys on the honorable mention list, these brackets are sure to shake up the rankings in a big way. Check out the full field below with ranked wrestlers on the top of each weight class, and be sure to tune in live this weekend.
Top Upperweight Kolby Franklin Commits To Iowa Hawkeyes
Oct 31, 2021Kolby Franklin, ranked #7 in the nation at 195-pounds and the #41 recruit in the high school class of 2022, has committed to joining the Iowa Hawkeyes.