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State champ Mancha transfers to Iowa State

August 7, 2008

2006 Saint Paul Humboldt graduate Julian Mancha was recently accepted to Iowa State University as a student and a wrestler. Mancha was the Class AAA 171 pound state champion in 2006 and he placed sixth at 171 pounds in 2005. He is one of only two state champions for Humboldt (Jose Trevino, 1992, was the first).

Upon high school graduation Mancha enrolled at Buena Vista University where he was one of thirteen freshman to make and play varsity football. In his second year of wrestling he qualified for the Division III Nationals at 165 pounds but did not place. He is the first generation of his family to go to college.

"Although he is unsure of what if any impact this transfer will have on his wrestling career, he is very excited to be wrestling for one of our greatest wrestlers – Cael Sanderson," stated Julian's high school coach Darryl Johnson. "Let's wish him well in his endeavor and follow his success as a community."

For more of this year's college signings visit: Where are they going in 2008-09? - MN High School Recruits