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Anders Kittelson and Blake Fox recorded victories in the final two matches, helping Osage to the Class 2A State Duals championship and snapping West Delaware’s four-year run of titles.
West Delaware rolled through the quarterfinals and outlasted a tough Sergeant Bluff-Luton to land in a familiar spot — the Class 2A state duals championship dual Saturday at Xtream Arena in Coralville.
Iowa High School Wrestling Feb. 4, 2023 6:52 pm1d ago
Mount Vernon senior suffered torn knee ligaments in football that out his final wrestling season in doubt. Younggreen has returned and improved to 8-0 after a major decision in the Mustangs’ State Duals quarterfinal win over Creston.
Iowa High School Wrestling Feb. 4, 2023 1:00 am2d ago
Decorah’s Naomi Simon capped her third straight undefeated season with a pin in the finals for the 170-pound title at the inaugural Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union state wrestling tournament.
Iowa High School Wrestling Feb. 3, 2023 6:19 pm2d ago
Libby Dix would occasionally attended Mount Vernon wrestling practices with her dad, Justin, who was an assistant for the boys’ program. The seeds were planted for a blossoming career that led to the finals of the inaugural Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union state tournament Friday.
Iowa High School Wrestling Feb. 3, 2023 3:04 pm2d ago
Cedar Rapids Prairie’s Mackenzie Childers became the Hawks’ and the Metro’s first Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union state finalist. The top-seeded sophoore reached the 125-pounds Friday at Xtream Arena in Coralville.
Iowa High School Wrestling Feb. 3, 2023 10:35 am3d ago
Four-time defending Class 2A state champions, the West Delaware Hawks will attempt to extend their streak at the IHSAA state duals wrestling tournament Saturday.
Iowa High School Wrestling Feb. 3, 2023 9:50 am3d ago
Chloe Sanders warmed up, watching teammates Bree Swenson and Ellie Weets earn their spot on the IGHSAU’s first state wrestling podium. She followed with her own win, giving the Vikings three semifinalists and securing her own medal.
Iowa High School Wrestling Feb. 2, 2023 6:59 pm3d ago
The inaugural Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union state wrestling tournament occurred in front of a sold out crowd that was abuzz and frenzied throughout two sessions Thursday.
Iowa High School Wrestling Feb. 2, 2023 5:41 pm3d ago
Jannell Avila, a senior at Iowa City West, has made her contributions to her family’s legacy. Plus more stories and results from Thursday’s first session of the Iowa high school girls’ state wrestling tournament.
Pinning Combination Feb. 2, 2023 9:58 am4d ago
This week’s episode of the Pinning Combination podcast with K.J. Pilcher and coach Dick Briggs looks ahead to a big weekend of Iowa high school wrestling, previewing regional tournaments for the girls and conference tournaments for the boys.
Pinning Combination Feb. 1, 2023 7:49 pm4d ago
This week’s episode of the Pinning Combination podcast with The Gazette’s Hall of Fame coach Dick Briggs features takeaways from No. 2 Iowa’s dual loss at No. 1 Penn State and the folkstyle-freestyle debate.
Iowa High School Wrestling Feb. 2, 2023 9:59 am4d ago
A closer look at the 2023 Iowa high school girls’ state wrestling tournament, including wrestlers to watch and predictions for individual and team champions.
Iowa High School Wrestling Feb. 1, 2023 5:49 pm4d ago
Union wrestler Jillian Worthen has validated the “Monster” moniker her dad tagged her with and even embraced it. After all, it serves as an apt description of her intensity and competitiveness.