The two-time Illinois state champ, who had originally committed to Iowa then wrestled one season at University of Nebraska before re-committing to the Hawkeyes in June 2018, is no longer with the program, an Iowa spokesperson told the Des Moines Register Monday afternoon.
Jason RenteriaThe news report also said Renteria is no longer listed on the official University of Iowa online student directory.
The school did not say why Renteria is no longer at the school.
Renteria had initially planned to wrestle at Iowa but changed his mind and competed one year for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. During the 2017-18 season, Renteria compiled an 8-4 record at 133 pounds for the Lincoln-based school. He placed fifth at the 2018 Big Ten championships, and qualified for the 2018 NCAA Division I championships, but failed to make weight and therefore was unable to compete.
In mid-June of last year, Renteria left Nebraska for Iowa ... but did not wrestle a single match for the Hawkeyes during the 2018-19 season.
Prior to enrolling at Nebraska, Renteria made a name for himself on the mats at Oak Park and River Forest High School located just outside Chicago, where he was a four-time Illinois state finalist and two-time state champ. In 2017 he had been ranked by InterMat as the No. 7 132-pounder in the nation.