photo courtesy of Richard Immel
Northern Iowa head coach Doug Schwab had an eventful Labor Day weekend on the recruiting front after getting two verbal commitments from prospective Panthers. The most notable is Nevan Snodgrass of Fairmont High School in Kettering, Ohio. This summer in Fargo, Nevan was a double All-American in Fargo taking third both Junior Freestyle and Greco-Roman. Snodgrass’ 9-5 loss to the eventual champion Patrick Kennedy, an Iowa recruit, was the only match where Kennedy was scored upon. Last year, Snodgrass was sixth in Junior freestyle. Through three years of high school competition, Nevan has finished third as a junior and fourth in his previous two seasons. Snodgrass has been a part of some incredibly difficult state weight classes throughout his high school career. In 2018-19 he was in a bracket with national number one Carson Kharchla, before that it was Ohio State’s Jadon Mattox that won his 2018 weight, and as a freshman, it was Oklahoma’s All-American Dom Demas that won their 145 lb class. Also during the high school season, Snodgrass was third at the 2018 Walsh Ironman. Nevan is currently ranked fourth in the nation at 174 lbs and 78th in the Class of 2019.
If that wasn’t enough for UNI, they also were able to keep an Iowa state champ at home with a commitment from Wade Mitchell. Wade is also a three-time state placewinner, taking fifth as a freshman before making the finals as a sophomore. Mitchell’s state title came last year at the 1A classification at 145 lbs for Woodbury Central.
Mitchell should project at either 149 or 157 while Snodgrass would be at 165 or 174.
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