Jace Rhodes has been an Iowa Hawkeyes fan his entire life. Growing up, he's watched a bountiful of wrestling duals and tournaments on TV.
Jace Rhodes is converting red and white to black and gold.
Lilly Luft took fifth place in the women's 16U freestyle bracket at the US national tournament held in Fargo last week. The Charles City junior-to-be hasn't wrestled freestyle that long.
Osage junior-to-be Nick Fox was a Cadet All-American in freestyle and Greco-Roman, capping a spring/summer that will likely see him soar in rankings amongst his peers.
Spencer Mooberry glanced in the room during weigh-ins and one thought immediately popped into his head.
Nick Fox was far from 100 percent over the weekend. He battled a sore throat with a cough and didn't feel like he wrestled his best.
North Iowa was well-represented over the weekend at the Iowa/USA State Wrestling Championships.
Riceville senior Drew Fox has decided to stay in North Iowa to wrestle.
Since the state wrestling tournament in January, the movement pushing for the IGHSAU to sanction the sport has picked up steam.
Osage senior Colin Muller is staying in North Iowa to continue his wrestling journey.
The trio of Emma Grimm, Jalynn Goodale and Gable Hemann competed over the weekend at the USAW Girls Folkstyle Nationals.
For Cole Kelly, the next step in his athletic career might feel a lot like home.
Emma Grimm is not done yet.
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Four years. Four state tournament trips. Two state finals appearances. One state title.
When the final whistle sounded on Saturday night, West Fork sophomore Kale Petersen raised his arms to the sky, and jumped into the arms of Warhawks' head coach Jared Arbegast. He then hopped the fence and ran into the crowd at Wells Fargo Arena to hug his elated family.
1A West Fork's Kale Peterson, and 2A Osage's Averee Abben, Nicholas Fox, and Spencer Mooberry each wrestled in the state finals at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on Saturday. Peterson (106) and Mooberry (182) took home first-place titles, while Abben (132) and Fox (145) grabbed second-place spots.
This weekend has been history in the making for the Osage wrestling squad.
Saturday night is Kale Petersen’s time to shine.
Four of the 13 North Iowa wrestlers competing in the Class 1A state quarterfinals kept their championship hopes alive on Friday morning at Wells Fargo Arena, as West Fork’s Kale Petersen, Riceville’s Lawson Losee, and Casey Hanson and Elijah Wagner of Lake Mills all scored victories to advan…
And then there were nine.
Maybe the third time is the charm for Jace Rhodes.
For North Iowa’s class 1A wrestling teams, 13 proved to be the lucky number on the first day of the state wrestling tournament.
A trio of North Iowa wrestling teams made the two-hour trek to Des Moines on Wednesday for the state dual tournament. One of them, Osage, placed third overall in Class 2A, while Lake Mills and West Hancock finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in Class 1A.
For the Moore family, road trips to Des Moines are becoming an annual tradition.
Kiki Connell has made her name in long distance running, but the next step in her cross country career won’t take her too far from home.