BOZEMAN -- Bozeman High School's Leif Schroeder is one of the most dominant wrestlers in Montana's rich history of the sport. And on Saturday, Schroeder announced that he is committing to wrestling for the University of Iowa, the third-ranked school in the country.
After a long process I have decided to continue my Academic and athletic career at the University of Iowa! I can’t thank everyone enough for helping me reach this point! This opportunity is a dream come true for me. Go Hawks! 🐤 -LS pic.twitter.com/p3eRLvxt4j— leif (@LeifSchroeder) October 25, 2019
Schroeder, who is a three-time state champion in Montana, had interest from a number of top programs, including the University of Minnesota, who's head coach is Sidney, Montana native Brandon Eggum, but Schroeder canceled his visit after he toured Iowa.
The Hawks' rising senior becomes the second in his family to wrestle at the Division I level, as his brother Bjorn wrestles for Purdue University.
Schroeder will be looking to join the prestigious four-time Montana state champion list that features all-time great wrestlers like Bill and Mike Zadick as well as rising UFC star Hunter Azure.