On the Mats by KJ Pilcher

Western Dubuque’s Max Lyon leads seven Bobcats to state tournament

CEDAR RAPIDS - Believe and be Bobcat strong.Western Dubuque proved it has a successful formula.The Bobcats crowned just one champion, but had seven st ...

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Cedar Rapids Prairie’s Sam Uthoff ready for postseason push

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids Prairie's Sam Uthoff has seen the picture of his father, Vince Uthoff, in the Hawks' wrestling room.He would like to cap h ...

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Hard work pays dividends for Linn-Mar’s Shea Hartzler

CEDAR RAPIDS - Linn-Mar's Shea Hartzler has devoted the time.The second-ranked 160-pound senior worked extra during weekends, spent time after practic ...

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Iowa wrestling heads to Montana State Northern

IOWA CITY - University of Iowa is heading to Big Sky country. The rare road trip is a chance to display the Hawkeyes' talent to a group of fans in a ...

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Clinton wrestlers pin down State Duals berth with 44-26 win over Cedar Rapids Kennedy

CEDAR RAPIDS - Clinton Coach J.D. Lueders has witnessed his wrestlers' knack for pins. In a dual that was expected to be decided on bonus points, the ...

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Cedar Rapids wrestling programs vie for State Duals berths

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids has a storied wrestling tradition. Three programs have a chance to pen another chapter. Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Cedar Ra ...

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Independence returns to State Duals with goals set high

INDEPENDENCE - Four years ago, Nicholas Holt and Matt McMillan were junior high basketball players. Holt was a point guard and McMillan a post player ...

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Williamsburg wrestling, powered by hard work, reaches regional dual

WILLIAMSBURG - Hard hats and blue collars are not standard wrestling equipment. Williamsburg, however, has used them to produce a strong dual campaig ...

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Lisbon's Nick Williams overcomes past adversity, claims sectional title

LISBON - Lisbon's Nick Williams has experienced a few bumps in the road this season. He has endured the rough patches and intends for the path to lea ...

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Hall’s fall lifts Iowa State over UNI

CEDAR FALLS - Iowa State's Earl Hall has a flair for big moves. The senior 133-pounder delivered for the Cyclones and provided the difference in a he ...

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Jefferson claims MVC Valley Division title with statement victory

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids Jefferson had plenty of motivation entering its regular season finale. The J-Hawks were looking for a third straight Miss ...

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Iowa State heads to UNI for in-state wrestling showdown

CEDAR FALLS - Iowa State Coach Kevin Jackson doesn't have fond memories of the Cyclones last trip to the West Gym. He recalled the hot and sticky atm ...

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Alex Meyer faces key match when Iowa hosts Indiana

IOWA CITY - Alex Meyer has wrestled in important matches. He competed for a state title, wrestled ranked opponents and contributed to one of college ...

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CPU’s Rathbun wrestles with diabetes

CENTER POINT - Brock Rathbun was nervous and uncertain about his chances to win. The Center Point-Urbana senior faced an unfamiliar opponent that thr ...

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England’s second MVC crown powers Prairie to fourth straight team title

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids Prairie's Marcus England already owns a conference bracket. The newer one, however, might be a little more special, consi ...

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