What schools have consistently had the best dual teams of the past 5 and 10 years?

We tallied up where teams finished at the state dual tournament for the past 10 years and assigned them points based on their finish.
1st Place- 16 Points
2nd Place- 12 Points
3rd Place- 9 Points
4th Place- 7 Points
5th Place- 5 Points
6th Place- 3 Points
7th Place- 2 Points
8th Place- 1 Point
*** In the years before state duals wrestled back for 5th-8th place we awarded 3 points for teams that lost first round and were done***

All teams are listed in the class they are currently in even if they placed in another class in previous years

Tanner Sloan Alburnette
Alburnett is the clear leader in 1A over the last five years
Top 1A Dual Teams (Last 5 Years)  Points
1st Alburnett 52
2nd Don Bosco 33
3rd Mediapolis 30
4th Woodbury Central 18
5th Nashua-Plainfield 16
6th Lisbon 15
T-7th Logan-Magnolia 12
T-7th Southeast Warren 12
T-7th Underwood 12
T-10th Sibley-Ocheyedan 9
T-10th West Branch 9
T-12th Wilton 5
T-12th Sumner-Fredericksburg 5
T-14th Westwood, Sloan 3
T-14th Emmetsburg 3
T-16th Lake Mills 2
T-16th Dike-New Hartford 2
T-18th Sigourney 1
T-18th Audubon 1
T-18th Martensdale St. Mary’s 1

Matt Randone
Assumption has been the top dual team over the last five years in 2A
Top 2A Dual Teams (Last 5 Years)  Points
1st Assumption 76
2nd Clarion-Goldfield 54
3rd Creston/O-M 31
4th West Delaware 24
5th Union 21
T-6th Independence 19
T-6th Eddyville-Blakesburg 19
8th New Hampton 12
T-9th Atlantic 9
T-9th Charles City 9
T-11th Albia 6
T-11th Webster City 6
13th Sergeant Bluff-Luton 5
14th Clear Lake 4
T-15th Washington 3
T-15th West Marshall 3
T-15th Spirit Lake 3
18th Boyden-Hull/RV 2
T-19th Denver-Tripoli 1
T-19th Ballard 1
T-19th Central Lyon/GLR 1

ethen andersen southeast polk
Ethan Andersen played a large role in SEP’s success over the last five years in 3A
Top 3A Dual Team (Last 5 Years)  Points
1st Southeast Polk 57
2nd Bettendorf 56
3rd Waverly-Shell Rock 30
4th WDM Valley 29
5th Cedar Rapids Prairie 26
6th Iowa City West 14
7th Johnston 12
8th Cedar Rapids Jefferson 11
9th Ankeny 10
T-10th Dubuque Hempstead 7
T-10th WDM Dowling 7
12th Pleasant Valley 6
13th Linn-Mar 5
T-14th Clinton 2
T-14th North Scott 2
16th Indianola 1


Heres what it looks like when we go back 10 years and total up the points

Don Bosco takes the top spot for top 1A dual team over the last decade
Top 1A Dual Teams (Last 10 Years)
1st Don Bosco 109
2nd Nashua-Plainfield 61
3rd Alburnett 59
4th Logan-Magnolia 55
5th Mediapolis 30
6th Lisbon 22
7th Interstate 35 19
18th Woodbury Central 18
9th Belle Plaine 17
T-10th Southeast Warren 12
T-10th Underwood 12
T-10th Sibley-Ocheyedan 12
T-10th Coon Rapids-Bayard 12
West Branch 9
Wilton 8
Emmetsburg 6
Manson Northwest Webster 6
Guthrie Center 6
New London 6
Sumner-Fredericksburg 5
Westwood, Sloan 3
Nodaway Valley 3
Pleasantville 3
North Linn 3
Akron-Westfield 3
South Winneshiek 3
Twin River Valley 3
Louisa-Muscatine 3
Aurelia/Galva-Holstein 3
Lake Mills 2
Dike-New Hartford 2
Sigourney 1
Audubon 1
Martensdale St. Mary’s 1

Mark Lundy - Lutte Lens
Assumption has been the cream of the crop for 2A dual teams placing multiple wrestlers in Division I lineups like Topher Carton at Iowa. Photo: Mark Lundy
Top 2A Duals Teams (Last 10 Years)
1st Assumption 120
2nd Creston/O-M 74
3rd Ballard 60
4th Clarion-Goldfield 57
5th Denver-Tripoli 42
6th Clear Lake 35
T-7th West Delaware 27
T-7th Union 27
9th Independence 25
10th Eddyville-Blakesburg 22
Atlantic 19
New Hampton 12
Central Lyon/GLR 10
Charles City 9
Webster City 9
East Marshall 7
Central DeWitt 7
Albia 6
Dallas Center-Grimes 6
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 5
Washington 3
West Marshall 3
Spirit Lake 3
Forest City 3
Williamsburg 3
Osage 3
Spencer 3
Keokuk 3
Boyden-Hull/RV 2

Bettendorf claims the top spot in 3A for top dual teams over the last decade (Cookiehead photo)
Top 3A Dual Teams (Last 10 Years)
1st Bettendorf 114
2nd Waverly-Shell Rock 99
3rd Iowa City West 82
4th Southeast Polk 77
5th WDM Valley 51
6th Cedar Rapids Prairie 35
7th Indianola 25
8th Johnston 12
9th Cedar Rapids Jefferson 11
10th Ankeny 10
Linn-Mar 8
Dubuque Hempstead 7
WDM Dowling 7
Lewis Central 7
Pleasant Valley 6
Sioux City North 6
Mason City 3
Urbandale 3
Fort Dodge 3
Epworth Western Dubuque 3
Des Moines Roosevelt 3
Clinton 2
North Scott 2


6 thoughts on “Best Dual Teams of the Past Decade”
  1. Anyway you could spread this over 15 or 20 years? Just curious to see what it look like! Thanks for doing this – really a cool conversation starter!

  2. I like looking at these things also can you add up how all the districts did after state.

  3. The only tough thing about this is teams that have crossed over like Clarion and Mediapolis. Otherwise great data.

  4. Great work guys. Please do this again next yr. And then compare changes against this year. And will you do the same for indidual team. If not too complicated math.

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