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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: 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 18, 2014 | No comments

One just isn't enough for Alburnett’s wrestling program.The Pirates aren’t content with winning last year’s state duals. They won’t even be satisfied with only one gold trophy this year.Greed for golden bounty is acceptable in this case. Top-ranked Alburnett will attempt to match last year’s ...

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 ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | December 5, 2013 | No comments

ALBURNETT – Consider it the first of possible book-end matches this season.Oh, there will be a couple in between now and the end of the year as well.In a battle of defending state champions, Lisbon’s Carter Happel drew first blood, defeating Alburnett’s two-time state champion ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | November 27, 2013 | No comments

ALBURNETT - Kane Thompson faced a dilemma.As he prepared the Alburnett wrestling room the day before the start of official practice, he debated about displaying a large poster commemorating last year's state championship finish that was donated by a group from The Marines. He was grateful for the gift ...

Author: Grant Burkhardt | February 16, 2013 | No comments

Alburnett 113-pounder Hunter Washburn won his second straight championship Saturday with a pin of Jack Walker (Wapello) at 1:30 of the first period. Here's video of the first period and the win.

Author: K.J. Pilcher | November 25, 2012 | No comments

Matt Wempen, 113, So., Linn-Mar, Class 3A 106-pound state champion with 48-2 record.Hunter Washburn, 113, So., Alburnett, Class 1A 106-pound state champion, going 46-0.Max Thomsen, So., Union Community, Class 2A 113-pound state champion, posting 47-1 mark.Erik Lux, 170, Sr., South Tama, Class 2A 160-pound state champion ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 13, 2012 | No comments

Starting the state tournament with a zero in the loss column is a lot less than finishing with it.Four Tri-Rivers wrestlers will open the Class 1A state tournament Thursday at 7 p.m. without a loss. Hunter Washburn (106) of Alburnett, North Linn duo Logan Mulnix (138) ...

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