Cyclone Wrestling Adds two-time Iowa High School state champion and four-time placewinner at Osage, Tucker Stangel

The following is a press release from Iowa State Athletics

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State head coach Kevin Dresser announced the addition of Iowa prep standout Tucker Stangel to the program. Stangel is the latest addition to the 2024 Cyclone recruiting class which is set to arrive on campus this fall.

“Tucker is a great addition to our program,” Dresser said. “He’s a proven winner and has had a lot of success at the high school level. He will elevate the level of competition and we’re excited to get him into the room.

Stangel was a two-time Iowa High School state champion and four-time placewinner at Osage. He was named the 2024 Dan Gable Class 2A Mr. Wrestler of the Year after a 54-0 senior season which ended with his second state title.

Projected as a 157-pounder, Stangel posted a 184-9 high school record and finished with back back-to-back undefeated state titles (54-0 as a senior and 40-0 as a junior).

Stangel also placed fourth at the state tournament as a freshman and third as a sophomore.

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.