photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com
The top-ranked 145 lber in the nation, Ryan Anderson of Bethlehem Catholic, Pennsylvania, has made his college choice, and that school is Iowa State. Not only is Anderson ranked atop his weight class he’s also number nine overall in the Class of 2019. Within the last year, Anderson has won titles at the Journeyman Fall Classic, the Super 32, and the PIAA AAA State Championships. He has also placed third at the Walsh Ironman and second at Escape the Rock. As a sophomore, Anderson placed third at the Pennsylvania State Championships while competing at 126 lbs. During his junior season, Anderson started the year at 132 pounds, but moved up to 138 and has wrestled some matches at 145 lbs in the offseason. Some of the other schools that were under serious consideration for Ryan were NC State and Rutgers. Anderson is the second wrestler from the Class of 2019 to give the Cyclones a verbal joining Fargo Junior National finalist Aden Reeves.
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