Iowa State wrestling adds former Waukee standout Anthony Zach


T.C. Brewster

Iowa State Head Coach Kevin Dresser claps during a match at the Big 12 Championships on March 8 inside the Bank of Oklahoma Center in Tulsa.

Stephen Mcdaniel

Head Coach Kevin Dresser tacked on another addition to his roster after former Waukee, Iowa, standout Anthony Zach announced he’d be joining Iowa State wrestling through an Instagram post Wednesday night.

Zach found much success during his time at Waukee, where he finished with a career record of 177-28 and finished as a three-time state medalist, which includes a Class 3A title he captured in his final year as a Warrior.

His success in high school pegged him as one of the top wrestlers in the country and was ranked as high as No. 11 at 170 pounds.

At Iowa State, Zach will likely wrestle at 174 pounds and is lining up to be a potential successor to redshirt senior Sam Colbray.

This marks the third big addition to Iowa State’s roster in the past few weeks. The Cyclones picked up commitments from Ames native Gabe Greenlee on Aug. 4 and from Sam Hrabvosky from Fulton, Missouri.