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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: Grant Burkhardt | February 15, 2013 | No comments

Linn-Mar's Matt Wempen advanced to the 3A-113 pound semifinals with a 3-0 win over Bryce Meyer of Fort Madison. Here's the full match video:Round one:Round two:Round three:

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 8, 2012 | 1 comment

CEDAR RAPIDS — West Delaware’s Sam Phillips recognized the hammers were about to take the mat.So, the junior 120-pounder prepared to try and play the role of final nail in the coffin.Phillips scored a 12-9 decision over Zack Fiser in the final bout, elevating West Delaware ...

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: Angie Holmes | April 14, 2009 | No comments

The Linn-Mar Lions submitted their state placewinners at the AAU State Tournament in Des Moines at the end of March. Four placed in the top six in their respective weight classes and divisions.In Division B, Matt Wempen claimed the lone Lions' state title, winning the ...

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