Badgers Wrestling Notebook: UW inks three in Class of 2020

A trio of high school recruits made their commitments to the University of Wisconsin wrestling team official Wednesday as they signed National Letters of intent.

Braxton Amos, Joseph Zargo, and Wisconsin-native Aidan Medora are set to be part of UW’s incoming freshman class next year – a class that is ranked No. 10 nationally by FloWrestling. 

Amos is the most highly-touted of the three.

He’s ranked third in the nation among all senior high school recruits, according to FloWrestling’s 2020 Big Board.

Flo tabs him as the No. 1 high school wrestler in the land at 220 pounds.

The Mineral Wells, West Virgina product carries a record of 94-0 at Parkersburg South High School.

Amos was a 2019 Junior Freestyle national champion and is projected to wrestle at 197 pounds for Wisconsin.

Zargo hails from South River, New Jersey and competes for national powerhouse Bergen Catholic.

He is currently No. 36 on Flo’s 2020 Big Board and is ranked No. 11 in the country at 145 pounds.

Zargo is a two-time Fargo All-American and a 2018 FloNationals champion.

It is projected he will begin his college career at the 149-pound weight class.

Medora rounds out the signees.

He is a three-time WIAA state finalist and two-time champion, boasting a career record of 105-4 for Brookfield Academy.

Medora projects to join the Badgers contingent at 141 or 149.

Badgers slip in latest Flo rankings

Meanwhile, in Madison, the current iteration of the UW squad slipped to No 6 in the Flo team rankings.

The Badgers spent the previous week tied for fifth with Oklahoma State who slid to No. 7 this week.

Five Wisconsin wrestlers hold spots in the individual rankings, including Seth Gross who is tabbed at No. 1 in both the 133-pound and pound-for-pound rankings.

Evan Wick continues to hold down the No. 3 spot at 165 pounds, while Trent Hillger slides a position to No. 8 at heavyweight.

Tristan Moran (141) and Cole Martin held steady at their positions. The duo is ranked No. 11 and No. 13, respectively.

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