Two-time NJCAA National Champ commits to Iowa State


Photo courtesy of Jon Fleming

Iowa State wrestling head coach Kevin Dresser yells during a meet on Nov. 5, 2016. 

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The Iowa State wrestling team received another commitment Wednesday from a junior college transfer.

Todd Small was the NJCAA National Champion in 2017 at 125-pounds and 2018 at 133-pounds while wrestling for Iowa Central and announced his commitment via Twitter.

Listed as a 125 and 133 pounder, Small will add depth at both positions with Austin Gomez coming off of his redshirt freshman season at 133-pounds and Alex Mackall, who Small could battle with for the starting spot at 125.

Mackall transferred to Iowa State in the middle of last season from Rutgers.

Depth at 125-pounds was problematic for Iowa State all season after Danny Vega and Jonathan Marmolejo departed from the team early in the season and third-stringer Jakob Allison broke his hand.

That left an essential walk-on in freshman Sinjin Briggs, who joined the team during winter break.

Briggs went 1-16 for the Cyclones.

With all of the depth issues for Iowa State this past season, Small’s addition will be a welcomed addition for the Cyclones.