Teske continues national climb

Messenger photo by Britt Kudla Brody Teske of Fort Dodge wrestles against Ankeny's Spencer Anderson earlier this season.

Unbeaten Fort Dodge wrestler Brody Teske continues to climb the ladder of national recognition.

The junior 120-pounder is now second in the nation for his weight class, according to FloWrestling. He sits only behind Jordan Decatur of Columbus, Ohio. Teske is also rated third nationally at Intermat, with University of Iowa recruit Gavin Teasdale (Jefferson-Morgan, Pa.) at No. 1 and Patrick Glory of New Jersey second.

Teske, already a two-time state champion who is No. 1 in Iowa (3A, 120), sports a 33-0 record this season and a 119-0 mark for his career heading into Friday’s CIML Tournament at Southeast Polk.

Classmate Drew Bennett is also ranked nationally at 113 pounds by both FloWrestling (13th) and Intermat (15th). The top-rated (3A, 113) Bennett is 31-0 this year and 88-6 in his career.