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Author: K.J. Pilcher | December 12, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids Prairie's Jarod Cadena watched as the lead constantly flipped sides of the scoreboard.He anticipated the dual would be determined by his outcome in the final match. After all, he and the Hawks have been in that role in the past, recalling last ...

Author: Jeremiah Davis | December 7, 2013 | No comments

INDEPENDENCE – With all it lost after last season, it wouldn’t be a stretch to assume Cedar Rapids Prairie would have a bit of a rebuilding project in 2013-14.But the Hawks sent an early-season message on Saturday at the Mustang Invitational in Independence by winning ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | December 7, 2013 | No comments

CEDAR FALLS – The arms he stroked and the fingers he rubbed toted home a gold medal.Cedar Rapids Jefferson’s Brenden Baker has developed techniques to maintain his focus during a match, and they proved successful at one of the biggest early-season tournaments of the year.Baker ...

Author: K.J. Pilcher | December 6, 2013 | No comments

WATERLOO - Cedar Rapids Jefferson is off to a strong start.The J-Hawks opened the season with two dual wins Thursday night, including a 37-19 victory over Iowa City West, which is eighth in Class 3A tournament rankings. Jefferson also topped Waterloo East, 72-3, in the triangular ...

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 | December 3, 2013 | No comments

MARION - Cedar Rapids Washington Coach Matt Hatcher and Marion Coach Jason Haag are trying to make the most with what they have in their wrestling programs.Both face issues with fielding a full lineup, but have hope for improvements in the future.In the meantime, the Warriors ...

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

CLASS 3ALINN-MAR LIONS - High expectations accompany this season for Linn-Mar. The Lions are ranked 42nd nationally by InterMat after placing fifth at the 2013 state tournament and posting a 27-10 dual record. The Lions have 11 wrestlers back with starting experience and a ton ...

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

The top 25 Gazette-area wrestlers to follow this season:Max Thomsen (Union Community, jr.) - Two-time state champion, won 2013 Class 2A 126-pound state title, posting 49-0 record.Hunter Washburn (Alburnett, jr) - Tw0-time state champion, won 2013 Class 1A 113-pound state championship with 49-2 mark.Fletcher Green ...

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

Key dates for the 2013-14 wrestling season:Monday, Dec. 2 - First date of competitionSaturday, Feb. 8 - Class 1A and 2A sectional tournamentsTuesday, Feb. 11 - Class 1A and 2A regional dualsWednesday, Feb. 12 - Class 3A regional dualsSaturday, Feb 15 - District tournaments for ...

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