Minnesota state champion wrestler Zach Glazier commits to Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa - For the second time in barely a week, the Iowa wrestling team has gained a verbal commitment from a heralded state champion from Minnesota.

High school senior-to-be Zach Glazier announced his commitment to Iowa on Twitter on Wednesday, and just eight days after fellow Minnesota native Patrick Kennedy, a rising junior, picked the Hawkeyes.

Glazier and Kennedy both compete for the Minnesota Elite wrestling club.

Glazier, who projects at 184 pounds in college, won his first state title this past season, finishing 47-1 at 170 pounds for Albert Lea High School.

Glazier picked Iowa over a final five that included Minnesota, Northern Iowa, South Dakota State, and Purdue.

He explained his decision to FloWrestling:

"Since I was little, I've always dreamed of being a Hawkeye and wrestling in Carver," Glazier said. "I really like the coaches, and I felt I connected well with everyone there. I think Iowa is the best place I can be to achieve my goals." 

Heading into his senior year, Glazier is ranked 32nd nationally in his class by FloWrestling. Most recently, he placed fifth in a loaded 80kg bracket in Akron, Ohio and helped Minnesota to a runner-up finish in freestyle at Junior Duals. Last July in Fargo, N.D., he finished fifth at 160 pounds.