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Posted October 1, 2013
Five selected for IHSAA Wrestling Hall of Fame

The Iowa High School Athletic Association announced Monday that five members have been selected for the IHSAA Wrestling Hall of Fame.

John Siegel, a longtime coach, was the final head coach for the storied Morning Sun program, which last competed in 1990. Siegel went on to be an assistant coach for various prep programs, including New London/Winfield-Mount Union. He helped coach his son, Johnny, to a state title in 2007.

The rest of the class consists for four wrestlers.

Pete Bush was a two-time state finalist, winning Davenport Assumption’s first state title with the 185-pound title in 1979. Bush, a member of the Iowa and National Wrestling Halls of Fame, became a three-time Big Ten champion under legendary coach Dan Gable at the University of Iowa, claiming the 190-pound NCAA champion in 1982. He also took over as the Knights head coach in 2007. Under Bush, Assumption swept Class 2A traditional and dual state titles in 2011 and 2012, and a third straight state dual championship in 2013.

West Des Moines Valley 112-pound state champion Joe Corso (1971), Eagle Grove two-time state champion Jeff Coltvet (119 in 1982, 155 in 1984) and Sloan Westwood’s Jeff Harrison (2000) round out the class.

Harrison was a three-time state champion, claiming a title at 112 in 1998, 119 in 1999 and 130 in 2000.

The new inductees will be recognized during the IHSAA state wrestling tournament Feb.22 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

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