Gomez, ranked No. 26 in Class of 2017, seeks release from Iowa State NLI

Austin Gomez claimed a Junior freestyle title in Fargo this past summer (Photo/John Sachs,

The new development of Kevin Jackson stepping down as Iowa State's head wrestling coach as of the end of the 2016-17 season has now yielded its first domino on the recruiting front. Austin Gomez (Glenbard North, Ill.), a Junior National freestyle champion last summer and the anchor of a very strong early signing group for the Cyclones, has indicated his desire to consider other options for his collegiate wrestling career.

The No. 26 overall prospect in the Class of 2017 has stated his wish to be released from his National Letter of Intent with Iowa State. Gomez will be considering other schools at which to compete during his collegiate career. His state tournament series starts this Saturday in Illinois, where he will be seeking a third straight state title; this one in the 138 pound weight class, where he is ranked No. 6 nationally.


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