WRESTLING: Ballard 160-pounder switches commitment to wrestle at Iowa State

Ballard’s 160-pounder, Tate Battani has announced his commitment to Iowa State per his Twitter after originally committing to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

Battani is a four-time state qualifier and placed third at 160-pounds at the state wrestling tournament. Battani ended his high school career with a 48-8 overall record.

Battani has placed while competing at the Iowa Junior freestyle state tournament and in the Greco-Roman at 170 pounds. During his senior year, he was also named to the Raccoon River All-Conference team.

Battani looks to be an addition for depth at the 165 or 174 weight classes and becomes a member of the impressive 2018 in-state recruiting class which includes Joel Shapiro, Isaac Judge and Grant Stotts among others.

Jacqueline Cordova


Jacqueline graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications. She has been fortunate enough to have interned for Cyclone Fanatic for 2 and a half years before being promoted to stay on. She currently wears a lot of hats at Cyclone Fanatic: Social Media Director, Iowa State Wrestling beat reporter, and staff photographer. Jacqueline loves reading and watching trash reality TV shows when she's not watching sports. One of her favorite accomplishments is having interned for the Minnesota Vikings and during Super Bowl LII.