Cyclone wrestling adds four-time Hawaiian state champion


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Iowa State head coach Kevin Dresser poses for Wrestling Media Day.

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Iowa State wrestling added another wrestler for the upcoming 2018-19 season on Tuesday evening.

Saint Louis (Hawaii) wrestler Corey Cabanban has accepted an offer to be an “invited walk-on” for the Cyclones. Hawaii Prep World first reported the news

Cabanban is a four-time state champion in Hawaii, and was ranked No. 1 in his weight class after his senior year. 

Cabanban was inducted into the Enterprise/Hawaii High School Athletic Association Hall of Honor in 2018, joining fellow Saint Louis graduate (and Alabama quarterback) Tua Tagovailoa, who was inducted in 2017

Cabanban said that he wants to win a national championship at Iowa State and “represent myself and Hawaii.”

Cabanban follows recently-graduated Cyclone Dave Pestano as Hawaiians to wrestle for Iowa State. Pestano went 58-39 in four years as a Cyclone.

Cabanban is the Cyclones’ second 2018 commit in a week, following the commitment last Wednesday of Tate Battani