Top 100 recruit Dunlap signs with Iowa Western

5/2/2012

The Iowa Western wrestling program made two of its biggest signings on Monday, claiming the talents of two Wisconsin big men as Roland Dunlap (Muskego, Wis.) and John Jude (Milwaukee, Wis.) both pledged to wrestle for the Reivers.

Roland Dunlap
Roland Dunlap brings national acclaim to Iowa Western's 2012 recruiting class as the No. 78 overall recruit in the nation as ranked by InterMatWrestle.com landing him ninth ranked in the nation at 182 pounds and fifth ranked at 195 pounds by TheOpenMat.com. Dunlap capped off his near perfect senior year claiming his second state title with a 46-1 overall record with his only loss coming to the top ranked wrestler nationally Devin Petersen by only two points. The Muskego High School product tallied an impressive 159-9 career record and claimed fifth and third-place medals his freshman and sophomore seasons, respectively, in addition to his two state titles. Dunlap will wrestle 197 pounds for the Reivers. Dunlap chose Iowa Western over Iowa Central, North Idaho, Edinboro, Campbell, and Lindsey Wilson.

John Jude also stood atop the podium at the Wisconsin state tournament in the heavyweight division. Jude, who missed his junior season due to a transfer rule, dazzled the crowd with a pin in the state finals followed by a cartwheel into the splits. Nearly untouched his senior year, John racked up a record of 49-1 with 43 pins. Jude went on to earn All-American honors at the NHSCA Senior Nationals, arguably the toughest tournament in the nation, with an eighth-place finish. The Milwaukee Bradley Tech High School product also has claimed All-American honors with his sixth-place finish at the Fargo Cadet Nationals in freestyle, and a sixth-place finish at the Junior Nationals in folkstyle, both in 2010. Jude chose Iowa Western over Ellsworth, NIACC, Minnesota State-Mankato, and Augsburg.

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