Prep Wrestling

Tristan Wirfs of Mount Vernon is The Gazette's 2017 Male Athlete of the Year

MOUNT VERNON - Tristan Wirfs is a big man with an even bigger presence. He exhibited a rare gift of meshing tremendous size with the athleticism of s ...

»
2017 Gazette Athletes of the Year: A clean sweep for Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon fans have seen up close what the rest of Iowa learned at state tournaments: Tristan Wirfs and Libby Ryan are athletes with Division I tal ...

»
Liberty names Joe Williams and Tom Van Dyke co-head wrestling coaches

NORTH LIBERTY - Liberty High School has yet to form a wrestling team but it already has two head coaches. Liberty Principal Scott Kibby announced Thu ...

»
Matt Orton steps down as Cedar Rapids Jefferson wrestling coach

CEDAR RAPIDS - For more than two decades, Matt Orton has been working with other families, coaching and teaching.The Cedar Rapids Jefferson head wrest ...

»
Tony Ramos, Kyven Gadson reach men's freestyle wrestling finals of U.S. Open

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Former NCAA champions from the University of Iowa and Iowa State University will have a shot at another national title. Former Hawk ...

»
Dan Gable wants more opportunities for female wrestlers

It's been 20 years since Dan Gable was the University of Iowa's head wrestling coach, 20 years since the beginning of what Gable calls the promotional ...

»
Maquoketa Valley wrestlers earn All-American honors

DELHI - While some students were getting some extra sleep, working a few extra hours or taking a family vacation, Maquoketa Valley freshman Chance Dow ...

»
A wrestler’s ‘small trophy’ is worn proudly

CLARENCE - Every wrestler's goal is to end the match with a pin and, at North Cedar High School, those pins don't go unnoticed. Whenever a Knight wre ...

»
IAwrestle to host “War at West Gym’ all-star dual

CEDAR FALLS - Western Dubuque's state champion trio and a pair of NCAA Division I wrestlers will highlight the inaugural #x201c;War at the West Gym#x2 ...

»
Xavier wrestlers end season on high note

CEDAR RAPIDS - No other wrestler in Xavier history can say they have ever had a season quite like Josh Gerke's - and not many will be able to duplicat ...

»
Nelson Brands commits to Iowa

Nelson Brands is staying home. The two-time state wrestling champion from Iowa City West tweeted his commitment to the University of Iowa Monday nigh ...

»
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 ...

»
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. ...

»
Iowa high school state wrestling championship results

Another Iowa high school state wrestling tournament has come and gone as 42 wrestlers and three teams were crowned champions Saturday night. Here's w ...

»
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 ...

»