Dan McCool

Is This Heaven? 
No, it's better than that...

Wrestling is as much a part of winter in Iowa as is snow and cold. 

Dreams of state championships begin in elementary school and, 

since 1972, come to fruition - or heart-breakingly fall short - at an

 arena in Des Moines in February or March.

UPDATED in 2015!

Reach For the Stars

Wrestling is as much a part of winter in Iowa as is snow and cold.

Dreams of state championships begin in elementary school and, since 1972, come to fruition - or heart-breakingly fall short - at an arena in Des Moines in February or March.

The tournament finals sell out, and individuals and teams carve their names on the sports history tree each year.

 Some champions were deaf, some were amputees but all earn the respect of thousands for their work ethic - a hallmark of the state's populace.

Is this heaven? No, it's better than that. It's high school wrestling in Iowa!

 

 


 

 

 

"Wrestlers, Clear the Mats..."

-- a compilation of all wrestlers who have competed in the Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament since 1921!

Find your name or remember the others who were in your bracket.

Find old teammates or kinfolk who have the state tournament experience in common with you. We believe it's all listed here!

This book is updated approximately a month after the state tournament each year.

 

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