i think he is part of the 2019 class. I am guessing he is greyshirting this year. Not sure that is decided yet. But that is why he can sign immediatelyHow does this work then? Is he a senior this year and will be here next fall? Or he is enrolling second semester?
The timing is off or am I off base?
Kind of an “extra” match since Echemendia is graduated. I think we will see just how good is really is in that match. His folk style still needs a lot of work but this is a huge pickup for the coaching staff. This kid is legit! He should be the 149 following Degen’s graduation.Yep against Saunders in freestyle
It is impossible for me to not recall, and mention, Frank Santana, the young, charismatic, Cuban-born, Cyclone wrestler and leader of our breakout group (assisting long-time Assistant Coach Les Anderson) — when I attended Cyclone wrestling camp eons ago.The Iowa State wrestling program received a late addition to its 2019 recruiting class on Friday.
Anthony Echemendia, a 2019 graduate of Sunnyside High School in Tucson, Arizona, signed with the Cyclones on Friday. He made the announcement official on Twitter. He selected Iowa State over Penn State, Illinois, Iowa, and Arizona State. He projects around 141/149 pounds.
"Signing time. Very excited to represent Iowa State wrestling. Let's go cyclones," Echemendia wrote.
"Thank you very much to this great country for giving me this opportunity, I still cannot believe what is happening in my life, thank you very much to all the people who have had to do with this. My parents in Cuba are very proud of me," he wrote in a separate tweet. ...
... In July, he won both the freestyle and Greco-Roman titles at the Junior National Championships. He went 14-0 between both tournaments, and outscored his opponents by a combined 139-10. ...
That’s no longer clear according to the Register’s article:Yep against Saunders in freestyle