Utterly Dominating the Competition: SK’s Reanah Utterback Keeps Her Loss Column Unblemished

SK’s Reanah Uttberback steps onto the mat with the grin of a smooth criminal
Sean Strohmayer
The News-Review

From being the second girl ever to place at girls state to having an undefeated record with only a couple weeks left in her inaugural season in girls wrestling. Sigourney-Keota’s Reanah Utterback is epitome of excellence no matter who she is competing against.

Utterback is coming off a historical season, in which she became the second girl ever to place at IAHSAA Boys State Wrestling Meet. Forever cemented in the history books is SK’s Reanah Uttberback and EBF’s Megan Black as the only two girls to ever stand on the podium in their respective weight classes at the boys state wrestling meet. 

Utterback spoke on her accomplishment with, “It’s a great goal. It’s one of the biggest goals I have had since I was little. It was great to meet that goal, and to have everyone behind me supporting that goal in making history.”

Now in the 2024 season, Utterback spearheads the SK girls wrestling team in their inaugural season. She currently holds an astounding record of 32-0, and has secured first place in the 115 weight class in all 10 tournaments she has competed in. 

On top of all this, Utterback currently sits as the #1 ranked wrestling in the 115 weight class in the state of Iowa according to IAWrestle. 

On top of dominating the competition, Utterback has cemented herself as the leader of this team. At every one of her teammates matches, she will sit next to Head Coach Trevor Week, and bark orders as well. She acts as an assistant coach, while also being the star athlete. She uses her immense knowledge to help guide her teammates like the natural born leader she is. 

The SK boys Head Coach Corey Van DenHueval spoke on having an athlete with a mentality like this as, “She is amazing. If you ever did not want to use her, it would be a shame on you because she is amazing.”

Utterback will look to secure a conference title and bid to the state tournament in the same week. On January 22, Utterback pinned her way to a conference title in the 115 weight class. She will head to Des Moines on January 26 with the goal of heading to Coralville for the first time in her girls wrestling career. 




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