Northern Iowa Signs John McConkey of Atlantic

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - Doug Schwab and UNI wrestling signed John McConkey of Atlantic for the 2018-19 season.

Heavyweight McConkey is ranked No. 9 in the nation by FloWrestling and is No. 10 in Intermat's rankings.

McConkey finished his junior season 53-4 as the runner-up in at the Iowa High School State Championship Class 2A at 285 pounds. He was eighth as a sophomore in 2016.

At the Iowa/USA Junior Freestyle State Championship, he took second at 285 pounds.
McConkey and Gordon join Bryce Esmoil of West Liberty, Iowa, and New Hampton's Michael Blockhus and Noah Glaser.

McConkey joins Tyrell Gordon of Waterloo,  Bryce Esmoil of West Liberty, Iowa, and New Hampton's Michael Blockhus and Noah Glaser.