On the Mats by KJ Pilcher

Coe’s Jan Rosenberg attempts to earn third straight NCAA berth

CEDAR RAPIDS - Jan Rosenberg recalled the stories his mother and sister would tell after a long day at work. The Rockaway, N.J., native took an inter ...

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Each point made a difference for Solon

DES MOINES - The state trophy has reached its new home in Solon. Well before the Solon caravan toted the hardware down I-80, each Spartan qualifier h ...

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Nelson Brands, Max Lyon capture second state wrestling championships

DES MOINES - Iowa City West's Nelson Brands preferred the repeat performance. Western Dubuque's Max Lyon favored his first title run a little more. ...

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Bryce West claims third state wrestling title, Solon edges New Hampton in 2A team race

DES MOINES - Solon's Bryce West rose to his feet and calmly held three fingers in the air. The gesture signified the select group he joined with his ...

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Xavier’s Josh Gerke takes tough road to third at state wrestling

DES MOINES - Josh Gerke wrestled his final match and walked to the corner. For the final time, he was met by Cedar Rapids Xavier Coach Ryan Chambers ...

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Solon, New Hampton battle for Class 2A state wrestling title

DES MOINES - The Class 2A team race between Solon and New Hampton remains tight, heading into the championship matches. The Spartans reclaimed the le ...

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Bryce and Drew West earn one last chance at gold together

DES MOINES - Bryce and Drew West already have state titles. The one thing they haven't done is climb to the top step together in the same year. The S ...

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Lisbon takes the lead at 1A state tournament

DES MOINES - With the quarterfinals in the books, Lisbon has grabbed the lead in the 1A team state wrestling race. The Lions ended the session with 5 ...

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Western Dubuque moves to fourth with three semifinalists

DES MOINES - Western Dubuque climbed another spot in the team standings and secured some individual hardware in the process. The Bobcats have three s ...

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Western Dubuque's Bradan Birt joins brothers as state finalists

DES MOINES - From third-string freshman to third in the state rankings, Bradan Birt's wrestling career has come a long way. Western Dubuque's senior ...

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Marion's Conway brothers reach state quarterfinals

DES MOINES - Form a young age, Marion's Caleb and Colin Conway trained in their own basement. Like many young athletes, they pretended those scraps w ...

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Solon gets a leg up on 2A state wrestling competition and takes team lead

DES MOINES - Solon's Graeson Dall took the term "break a leg" a little too literally. The common phrase used to wish actors good luck took on a new m ...

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Washington Demons collect first State Duals victory

DES MOINES - The Washington Demons added another milestone to their program. They made their first State Duals appearance last year and took one more ...

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Lisbon Pride: Lions win first State Duals crown since 1991

LISBON - The wait is finally over. Lisbon has another state wrestling title to add to its large collection. The Lions are going to appreciate since i ...

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Iowa City West’s Nelson Brands ready for shot at second state title

DES MOINES - Nelson Brands recalled his first wrestling tournament.He was in sixth grade and loaded into an SUV with his father, University of Iowa as ...

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