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Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 8, 2014 | No comments

LISBON - Avenge and advance.Lisbon's Nick Williams did both and enjoyed some redemption.Williams recorded a 5-1 victory over English Valley's fourth-ranked Sheldon Ealy, claiming the 120-pound title at the Iowa High School Athletic Association Class 1A sectional Saturday at Lisbon. He was one of three ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 5, 2014 | 1 comment

 Lisbon hoisted the trophy that it has to hand back.A title performance that might have seemed unlikely in their first appearance in the Tri-Rivers Conference wrestling tournament turned out to be that exactly.Lisbon was originally crowned team champion Saturday at Lisbon, but when the scoring was questioned a ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | July 8, 2013 | No comments

It must feel like old times for Brad Smith.The Hall of Fame prep wrestling coach came back to the springboard of his career last season after more than two decades away.Interestingly, Smith's return led to the same national recognition he received toward the end of his first tenure ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | December 12, 2012 | No comments

The coaching carousel for local prep wrestling programs took a few interesting spins since last season.It is easy to be confused by the whirlwind of activity, and the connections of each move.Cedar Rapids Kennedy and Lisbon rehired their former coaches, Iowa City High said goodbye one of ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | November 29, 2012 | No comments

LISBON - Good to be back, but the result could be better.Brad Smith returned to Lisbon's gymnasium for the first time as the Lions head wrestling coach since guiding them to 10 total state titles. The Hall of Fame coach will have to wait for the ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | September 26, 2012 | No comments

Brad Smith finished all the improvements around the house.He needed to pass the time, so he decided to take on another familiar project.Less than a year from retiring as a teacher and coach at Iowa City High, Smith has accepted an offer Tuesday to return as ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | August 2, 2010 | No comments

Current Iowa City High and former Lisbon head wrestling coach Brad Smith was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol on July 2, 2010 in Coralville. The operating while intoxicated charge is a serious misdemeanor, according to the arrest report.Smith, 56, ...

Author: Angie Holmes | February 27, 2010 | 3 comments

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cory Connell has helped elevate the Eddyville-Blakesburg wrestling program to new heights.In just his fourth year as their head coach, Connell led the Rockets to a runner-up finish at last weekend’s Class 1A traditional state meet in Des Moines. The season was ...

Author: Angie Holmes | January 2, 2010 | 1 comment

LISBON — Lisbon High School welcomed back a beloved name in its wrestling tradition.Brad Smith guided the Lions to 10 total state titles in 13 years, coaching current coaches Jamie Kamberling and Greg Butteris to individual state crowns in the late 1980s. Smith returned to ...

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