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Author: Jeremiah Davis | February 22, 2014 | No comments

 DES MOINES – When it comes to Saturday nights at the Iowa high school state tournament, emotions are extreme.Coaches and wrestlers are either extremely ecstatic or extremely devastated. For the winners, it’s the culmination of, oftentimes, a lifelong dream on the biggest stage in high ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 21, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES - There are indications when you've done something impressive.The crowd does not "Oooohh!" without a reason and when wrestling opponents rarely a congratulatory pat on the back in defeat.Maquoketa Valley's top-ranked 220-pounder Ryan Parmely produced both Friday night. Parmely tossed Lawton-Bronson's Blake Sappingfield ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 21, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES - Alburnett's Hunter Washburn was denied a shot at four state titles.It eventually led to him missing out on a third medal as well.Washburn was injured during a quarterfinal loss to Lisbon's top-ranked Carter Happel, hindering him in an 11-2 lost to Audubon's Jake Mulford ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 21, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES - Alburnett Coach Kane Thompson was not ready to start patting his Pirates on the back. He knows too many points are available to snag before any comfort feelings can surface.The top-ranked Pirates did lead the team race after the quarterfinals and second-round ...

Author: Sam Louwagie | February 21, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES -- Lisbon sophomore Carter Happel's chase for four straight state titles continues. Alburnett junior Hunter Washburn's is over.The pair of defending champions clashed in the 1A 132-pound quarterfinals on Friday afternoon. And after a scoreless first period, Happel defended a Washburn shot, sunk ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 21, 2014 | No comments

 DES MOINES - Carter Happel turned 17  years old today.He was going to make sure to visit his parents, Dawn and Dean, for a birthday gift. Unfortunately for them, it will pale in comparison to the present he provided to himself.Lisbon's top-ranked 132-pound sophomore scored a fall ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 20, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES – The popular adage is “Third time’s a charm.”For Alburnett’s Hunter Washburn, he certainly hopes it proves true.The Pirate junior is trying to win his third state title, joining the hallowed group of four-time champions, but to do it he has to earn ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | February 20, 2014 | No comments

DES MOINES – The Alburnett wrestling team took the first step in repeating as traditional team champions on Thursday, advancing nine of their 10 state qualifiers to Day 2, and ending the opening round with 31 points and the team lead.The Pirates combined for a ...

Author: Jeff Johnson | February 16, 2014 | No comments

ALBURNETT - The goal was modest. Being competitive has to come before anything else."Basically, when we started the season, we said we were just trying to get to double figures in wins, and that was it," said Jeff Christopherson.The Alburnett Pirates got the bonus plan ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | January 18, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – The last time Cedar Rapids Jefferson won its home tournament Dick Briggs had much less gray hair and some of his staff hadn’t even wrestled a varsity match.Don’t forget the fact that his son, Kyle, and his J-Hawk teammates weren’t even alive.Jefferson ...

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