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District Colleges

Iowa wrestler Kemerer could be considering move to 174 pounds

Bill Beckner Jr.
| Friday, June 8, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
Franklin Regional grad Michael Kemerer is competing for Iowa in the 2017-18 season.
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Franklin Regional grad Michael Kemerer is competing for Iowa in the 2017-18 season.

Incoming Iowa junior Michael Kemerer could wrestle up two weight classes next season, according to HawkCentral.com.

Kemerer, a Franklin Regional graduate, reportedly is considering going from 157 pounds to 174.

The two-time All-American finished in the top four in each of the last two seasons at 157.

The college wrestling season is still more than five months away so things could change, but Iowa's coach hinted to a possible move for Kemerer.

The NCAA Championships will be at Pittsburgh's PPG Paints Arena in 2019.

“He's going to be in the lineup one way or another. It looks like he could move up,” Iowa coach Tom Brands said last week. “And the good thing about having a lot of good guys in your program is that there will be very capable people at each weight class. The best guys in the room will find their way into the lineup, and they'll contribute.”

Kemerer could avoid a potential run-in with former Young Guns club wrestling teammate Jason Nolf of Penn State. Nolf, a Kittanning graduate, is a two-time NCAA champion.

Kemerer last season finished 27-3 and took fourth at the NCAA Championships after placing third two years ago when he was 33-3.

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