University of Iowa Athletics

#41 Rusty VanWetzinga

Height 6-0
Weight 240 lbs.
Class RS Fr.
Hometown Pleasant Valley, Iowa
High School Pleasant Valley
Rusty  VanWetzinga - Football - University of Iowa Athletics

2023 – – Saw first career action in 35-0 loss to Tennessee.


High School Honors — Three-time first-team all-conference as a linebacker and running back… three-time all-state linebacker… two-time team defensive MVP… Team Total Effort Award recipient as a senior… three-time state wrestling qualifier and 2022 state champion… three-time academic all-conference honoree. Career — Helped his team to a combined 30-5 record over his final three seasons at Pleasant Valley High School… his team advanced to the state semifinals his sophomore campaign and the quarterfinals his junior and senior seasons… two-time team captain… also lettered in wrestling and competed in basketball, soccer and track.

Personal — Born 4/19/2004… pre-business major… parents are Rusty and Julie VanWetzinga… has a younger brother, Joey… high school coach was his father, Rusty… enjoys fishing away from the football field… wrestled against teammate OL Cael Winter in the 2023 state wrestling tournament.