32nd Annual Convention of the Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association

When: October 29th-30th

Where: Airport Holiday Inn, 6111 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, Iowa  

Saturday October 29th

9:00-11:00 AM Takedown Radio Live Broadcast with Scott Casber and Tony Hager

9:00-10:00 On-Site Registration

10:00-10:35 Welcome and Annual Meeting

-Introductions and Awards for Coaches and Officials led by Travis Pike, Mason City, IWCOA President

-Presentation of IWCOA Scholarships to Will Anthony, Pleasantville, and Ethan & Alec Ksiasek, Johnston

-Jeff Voss, West Delaware, report on NWCA Meeting in Florida

-Bob Murphy, IWCOA Executive Secretary – On-line Registration, Membership, & Voting

10:35-11:35 Session One

-Iowa High School Rules Meeting from the IHSAA – Alan Beste and Lewie Curtis

Noon-1:00 pm Hall of Fame Luncheon

-Master of Ceremonies John Kinley

-Inductees Entrance


-National Hall of Fame Representatives: Rob Koll representing his father, Bill Koll, and Bill Nelson Both Bill Koll and Bill Nelson are 3 time NCAA Champions and Distinguished Member of the National Hall of Fame

Iowa National Hall of Fame Inductees:

-Brian Reimers, Ogden | Tom Danner, Western Dubuque, Epworth | Tim Baier, Greenfield | Dan Cummings, Mediapolis | Dennie Friederichs, Fort Dodge, Iowa Central CC |

Outstanding American: Dr. Mark Mysnyk, Orthopedic Surgeon, Iowa City

Bill Nelson Award: Jim Kinyon, Roland-Story

Robert Roethler Award: Alan Beste, IHSAA

1:45-2:15 Hall of Fame Reception and Pictures


Session Two A

-Technique from Rob Koll, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York

Session Two B

-IHSAA Officials Clinic with Tim Baier, Jim Christensen, Alan Beste, & Lewie Curtis

3:00-3:15 Pepsi Break


Session Three A

-More Technique from Rob Koll

Session Three B

-More IHSAA Officials Clinic with Mike Hagerty, Blue Springs, Missouri; NCAA Official & HS Coach

4:00-4:15 Pepsi Break

4:15-5:00 Session Four “Building a Successful Program” with Rob Koll

5:00-7:00 Social sponsored by the Holiday Inn, The Predicament, and the IWCOA

Sunday, October 30

7:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast in the Pool Side Room

8:30-9:00 FCA Service

9:00-10:30 Session Five Philosophy from the 2015 Coaches & Official of the Year:

-1A: Brian Reimers, Ogden | 2A: Nick Hemann, New Hampton | 3A: Travis Young, West Des Moines Valley  

-Official: Bob Murphy, Manchester

10:30-10:45 Pepsi Break

10:45-Noon Session Six for Coaches and Officials

-Attorney Drew Bracken, “Legal Issues for Coaches”

Noon Convention Wrap-up and Door Prizes led by Jesse Sundell, Ogden (You must be present to win.)