photo courtesy of Cam Kramer
Yesterday, news broke that three-time All-American Jaydin Eierman had appeared in the transfer portal and was looking to leave Missouri. Today, we have confirmed that Eierman’s transfer destination will in fact be the University of Iowa. Jaydin is currently sitting out the 2019-20 season while taking an Olympic redshirt. Just a week ago Eierman was competing in Budapest, Hungary at the U23 World Championships. There Jaydin won his first match before losing a controversial 13-13 bout against Ernazar Akmataliev (Kyrgyzstan). That was not Eierman’s first international competition of the year. In August, Eierman was a member of the US contingent that competed at the Pan-American Games. He brought back a bronze medal at 65 kg.
In each of his three years competing for Missouri, Eierman has won MAC Championships and improved his NCAA placement from fifth as a freshman, to fourth as a sophomore and most recently third in Pittsburgh. Jaydin is also responsible for the only collegiate loss on Yianni Diakomihalis’ (Cornell) record, though Yianni has defeated him three times since.
With the Pat Lugo heading into his senior season 149 lbs could be an open weight for Iowa in 2020-21. While Eierman has competed at 141 lbs for the last three seasons, he is probably headed up in weight once he returns to the collegiate mats. Adding Eierman to a Hawkeye lineup that would feature Spencer Lee, Kaleb Young, and Alex Marinelli as seniors, is a scary proposition. Not to mention Gavin Teasdale, Austin DeSanto, Jacob Warner, and Anthony Cassioppi.