Another local high school wrestling star has made his pledge to continue at the collegiate level.
On Sunday, Waukee’s very own Brandon Tessau made the pledge to continue his craft at the division one level giving a verbal commitment to play for the Iowa State Cyclone wrestling program next season.
Tessau has had an amazing stint while wrestling for Waukee which included two state meet qualifications and a Class 3A state finalist this past season. The final two seasons showed the most progress for Tessau with his junior season ending in a 35-17 record at the 182 pound weight class while coming just one win shy of placing at the state tournament. His senior stint was even better after amassing a 33-8 record and reaching the state finals at 182 pounds only to loose out to another future Iowa State wrestler in West Des Moines Valley’s Joel Shapiro.
With that phenomenal senior season, Tessau helped the Warriors to one of their best seasons in program history finishing second as a team at the state tournament with 139 points. Only Fort Dodge earned more points finishing with 144. The Warriors as a team also took second at the state dual tournament as well.
Tessau was destined to make the Division I level his home and made the decision to head to Ames over the likes of South Dakota State, Big Ten powerhouse Iowa, and local powerhouse Grandview. He is now the second Dallas County wrestler to make the jump to Iowa State wrestling joining Zane Mulder from Dallas Center-Grimes.