University of Iowa Athletics

Ryder Block

Height 5-11
Weight 149 lbs.
Class Fr.
Hometown Waverly, Iowa
High School Waverly-Shell Rock
Ryder Block - Men's Wrestling - University of Iowa Athletics

High School
• Three-time undefeated state champion at Waverly-Shell Rock
• Two-time Fargo National Champion
• 159-1 high school record
• Won the 106-pound Class 3A title in 2020, 138-pound state title in 2022 and 138-pound title in 2023
• State runner-up at 132 pounds in 2021
• Led the GoHawks to three traditional team state championships, three dual state championships and a pair of runner-up finishes at the dual and traditional state meets; all-time win percentage leader for powerhouse Waverly-Shell Rock program

• Born Sept. 10, 2004, in Waterloo, Iowa
• Studying sports psychology
• Son of Jurgen and Sarah Block
• Older sister, Elle, and younger brother, Leo