University of Iowa Athletics

Anayka Besco

Height 5-4
Weight 130 lbs.
Class So.
Hometown Rose Hill, Kansas
High School Rose Hill
Previous School Dixie State
Anayka Besco - Women's Wrestling - University of Iowa Athletics

2023-24 Sophomore at Iowa

  • Season record of 19-11
  • 2023 North Central Invitational Runner-up
  • 6th place at 2023 Soldier Salute
  • 6th place at 2024 Grand View Open
  • Earned nine technical falls and six pins
  • Recorded her fastest pin at 19 seconds
  • Letterwinner

2022-23 Unattached

Did not compete due to injury

2020-2022 at Dixie State

  • Champion and Outstanding Wrestler at NCWA Western Conference
  • 3rd Place Finish at NCWA Championship

High School

  • State champion as a freshman, 2x state runner-up, and finished third as a senior
  • 5th at Folkstyle Nationals
  • 8th place finish at US Open
  • Also participated in volleyball, softball, soccer, and cross country


  • Born January 7, 2002
  • Daughter of Jeremy and Casey Besco
  • Has three siblings: Peyton, Olyvia, and Ayva
  • Father Jeremy played football at Huron University
  • Majoring in Exercise Science with a Sports and Recreation Minor