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Author: K.J. Pilcher | January 26, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids Prairie made a statement and Andrew Netolicky provided the exclamation point.The senior heavyweight put the finishing touches on a memorable achievement for the Hawks.Eighth-ranked Netolicky scored a reversal and then pinned Cedar Rapids Washington's No. 3 Zac Gillis for the 285-pound ...

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

IOWA CITY - Alijah Jeffery is on a mission.Linn-Mar's top-ranked 120-pounder continued his dominance that he plans to carry on until late February.Jeffery recorded two pins as the Class 3A second-ranked Lions handled Iowa City West, 47-20, and Dubuque Wahlert, 66-6, in a Mississippi Valley ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | December 6, 2012 | No comments

MARION - Dylan Becker has been down before, but was never out for good.So, when the Cedar Rapids Prairie senior found himself in a hole late in a pivotal match for his team it was no surprise he displayed toughness and overcame adversity again.After missing last season to ...

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 23, 2011 | No comments

MARION - Linn-Mar's Joel Northrup saw the storm brewing long before he stood in its eye.Instead of seeking for shelter, he decided to withstand it while holding on to his personal convictions.Northrup finally talked Wednesday about his controversial decision to default his first-round 112-pound match ...

Author: Angie Holmes | February 23, 2011 | 16 comments

MARION - Linn-Mar’s Joel Northrup spoke Wednesday morning about his decision to never wrestle a female opponent. Northrup talked to various national media, including CNN’s “American Morning,” about why he made the decision not to compete in his first round match of the Iowa High ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 22, 2011 | No comments

MARION - The last 10 days have been far from ordinary for the Linn-Mar wrestling program, so why should its regional dual appearance be any different.The Lions had their backs against the wall, staring down the conclusion of their season, when they came clawing back their ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 18, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES — Cedar Falls’ Cassy Herkelman finally got her chance to compete in the Iowa High School Athletic Association state wrestling tournament.After she received a default from Linn-Mar’s Joel Northrup, who cited religious beliefs, She advanced to the Class 3A quarterfinals without wrestling a ...

Author: Angie Holmes | February 17, 2011 | 140 comments

An Iowa high school wrestler who was one of the favorites to win his weight class defaulted on his first-round state tournament match rather than face one of the first girls to ever qualify for the event.Joel Northrup, a home-schooled sophomore ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | February 17, 2011 | No comments

DES MOINES - The first female state tournament qualifiers were a big enough for story for arguably the biggest and most prestigious high school athletic event in Iowa.When Linn-Mar 112-pounder chose his faith over a possible state championship run, his default to Cedar Falls Cassy ...

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