Nov. 16, 2006
IOWA CITY, IA - The University of Iowa wrestling program has signed two student-athletes to national letters of intent in the early signing period. Jordan Johnson of Bettendorf, IA and Brodie Ambrose of Eldridge, IA, are Tom Brands' first signings as Iowa's head coach.
Johnson won the 2006 Class AA Illinois state heavyweight state title Naperville North High School. He moved to Bettendorf, IA, and will be competing for Bettendorf High School this season.
Ambrose placed third at 171 pounds at the 2006 Class 3A state tournament for North Scott Eldridge High School. He will compete at 189 pounds this season and is a projected 197-pounder for the Hawkeyes. Ambrose also is a 189-pound Fargo freestyle all-American.
"These two signees fit our weight class needs," said Brands. "They are excited to contribute to our wrestling program next year."
The Hawkeyes will open the 2006-07 season Saturday at the Kaufman-Brand Open in Omaha, NE.