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Names to watch at state wrestling

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Tyler Linderbaum hopes to take home a state title at heavyweight in Class 2A.

The 2018 state wrestling tournament is underway and a number of athletes with Hawkeye football ties will be competing for a championship this week in Des Moines. We break down the top names to watch and much more in this update.

Name: Tyler Linderbaum

High School: Solon

Class of: 2018

Weight: 285 pounds, Class 2A

Record: 35-0

Note: This Iowa commit is one of the state's best athletes and is hoping to prove it by taking home a state wrestling championship as a senior.

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Name: Brian Sadler

High School: Jesup

Class of: 2018

Weight: 285 pounds, Class 1A

Record: 40-0

Note: This future Iowa Hawkeye walk-on has been a force on the mats with an undefeated record during the winter months at this point.

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Name: Monte Pottebaum

High School: West Lyon

Class of: 2018

Weight: 220 pounds, Class 1A

Record: 32-3

Note: Pottebaum's future is at fullback but he is working hard to make a deep run at the state tournament this week.

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Name: Beau Lombardi

High School: West Des Moines Valley

Class of: 2019

Weight: 220 pounds, Class 3A

Record: 33-8

Note: Lombardi is an elite level athlete who has been a sought-after recruit by a number of Division I college programs. He threw for nearly 1,700 yards as a junior.

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Name: Griffin Liddle

High School: Bettendorf

Class of: 2021

Weight: 285 pounds, Class 3A

Record: 39-15

Note: Liddle saw extensive action at the varsity level as a freshman for this powerhouse. He will be one to follow in the years to come along the defensive line.

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Other football recruits of note:

Name: Caleb Sanders

High School: Glenwood

Class of: 2018

Weight: 285 pounds, Class 3A

Record: 41-3

Signed with: South Dakota State

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Name: Chase Arends

High School: Dike-New Hartford

Class of: 2018

Weight: 285 pounds, Class 1A

Record: 42-6

Signed with: Northern Iowa

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Name: Zach Petersen

High School: North Scott

Class of: 2018

Weight: 220 pounds, Class 3A

Record: 32-8

Signed with: Iowa State

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Name: Cooper Lawson

High School: Webster City

Class of: 2018

Weight: 285 pounds, Class 2A

Record: 44-0

Signed with: Undecided

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Stay tuned to HawkeyeReport.com for the latest on Iowa football recruiting and IowaPreps.com for the best coverage of Iowa high school athletics.