Reese Larramendy Commits to Iowa Wrestling – University of Iowa Athletics
IOWA CITY, Iowa – National champion Reese Larramedy has signed a national letter of intent to join the University of Iowa women’s wrestling program in 2022. Iowa head coach Clarissa Chun made the announcement Tuesday.
“Reese has big college and international goals and I can’t wait for her to come to campus and be on her way to those goals,” Chun said. “His mindset and complete approach to life is perfect for the Iowa wrestling room. It will undoubtedly have a positive impact on our foundation and our future.
Larramendy won the 16U national championship in 2019 and was a silver medalist at the 15U World Fighting Games in Budapest. She placed third at the 2021 Cadet World Team Trials, fifth at the Junior World Team Trials and was a runner-up at the Junior Women’s Freestyle Nationals.
Larramedy was born in Reno, Nevada, but now attends Wyoming Seminary in Pennsylvania. She is considered the No. 19 pound-for-pound rookie in the nation, as well as the No. 2 wrestler in the 144-pound weight class.
“I chose the University of Iowa because there is no better atmosphere in the country to compete in and it gives me the opportunity to be coached by the best,” Larramendy said.
Larramedy will train in Iowa City and compete untethered in 2022-23. Iowa announced in September 2021 that it would become the first Division I Power Five school to add women’s wrestling. The Hawkeyes begin competition in 2023-24.