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

DES MOINES - Cedar Rapids Jefferson Coach Dick Briggs has coached 10 wrestlers to 11 state titles, more than 50 state medalists and 120 wrestlers at the state tournament.His latest J-Hawk to earn a spot on the awards stand might be a little more special ...

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

The Mississippi Valley Conference will be well represented at the state’s top dual competition.Actually, more conference teams will participate than ever.Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Cedar Rapids Prairie, Iowa City West and Linn-Mar account for half of the field in the Iowa High School Athletic Association Class ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 15, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – Brenden Baker went from feeling the worst to being first.All the hard work and dedication to reverse the result of last year’s district meet paid dividends. The Cedar Rapids Jefferson sophomore reaped the rewards, which is a chance at a state title.“I’m ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 14, 2014 | No comments

 CEDAR RAPIDS - Coaches and wrestlers don't emphasize rankings.Regularly, they can be used as motivation. They can also serve as an indicator of an upcoming challenge.The subjective list of the state's individual talent promises tough competition at the Iowa High School Athletic Association Class 3A ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 12, 2014 | No comments

Cedar Rapids Jefferson earned its first trip to the Class 3A State Duals in 20 years.The seventh-ranked J-Hawks won eight matches and dropped No. 9 North Scott, 41-29, last night in a regional dual at Eldridge. It is their fourth state duals appearance in school ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 11, 2014 | No comments

 The last time Cedar Rapids Jefferson's wrestling team competed in the state duals none of the current J-Hawks were alive.Focus has been fixed on that feat the last half of the season.The J-Hawks have one of their best shots in many seasons when they head ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 1, 2014 | No comments

WATERLOO – Cedar Rapids Prairie Coach Blake Williams acknowledged the doubts, and they were hard to discredit.The Hawks lost more than half of their conference championship team to graduation, including three individual champs, six wrestlers with state meet experience.Of course, one group didn’t think those ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | January 30, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – There’s history at play every time No. 9 Cedar Rapids Jefferson and No. 4 Cedar Rapids Prairie take to the mat.Years of hard-fought dual meets and opposing state champions rachet up the intensity whenever the two meet, and last night at Jefferson ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | January 23, 2014 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS – The smile may never fade from Bill McNiel’s face again.The former Cedar Rapids Jefferson head wrestling coach was honored last night before the dual meet between Jefferson (9-0) and Cedar Rapids Kennedy (4-8), which the J-Hawks won, 66-12.McNiel was met on the ...

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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