WATERLOO, Iowa—The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum has selected Marcus Coleman of Ames High School as this year’s winner of the Bob Steenlage Iowa High School Wrestler of the Year Award. The Bob Steenlage Iowa High School Wrestler of the Year Award is given each year to the top high school wrestler within the state of Iowa.
The award will be presented during the Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa inductions on Saturday, June 24.
Coleman won his third consecutive state wrestling championship, capturing 3A titles in 2015 (152 pounds), 2016 (170 pounds), and 2017 (170 pounds).
His career high school record was 159-17 with 105 falls. He will continue wrestling at Iowa State University.
The award is named after Bob Steenlage, Iowa’s first four-time state wrestling champion. Steenlage competed for Britt High School, winning state titles in 1959 (95 pounds), 1960 (103 pounds), 1961 (112 pounds), and 1962 (120 pounds).
Steenlage wrestled at West Point Military Academy where he went four years without losing a dual meet. He was also a third place finisher at the 1966 NCAA tournament at 123 pounds, and a Division I NCAA All-American.
Steenlage is a graduate of Airborne & Ranger Schools. He was awarded the Bronze Star medal for his service in the Vietnam War.
The Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa inductions will take place at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo, Iowa, on Saturday, June 24. For more information contact that National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum at (319) 233-0745 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glen Brand Wrestling Hall of Fame of Iowa Class of 2017
Tom Kettman (Gilbertville-Don Bosco)
Chad Zaputil (Iowa)
Travis Paulson (Iowa State)
Trent Paulson (Iowa State)
George Flanagan (Cresco)
1987 Iowa State wrestling team
Jim Brown (Russ Smith Community Impact Award)
Darrell Frain (Bob Siddens Iowa High School Wrestling Coach of the Year)
Marcus Coleman (Bob Steenlage Iowa High School Wrestler of they Year)
Bob Steenlage Iowa High School Wrestler of the Year winners
2015: Max Thomsen (Union of LaPorte City)
2016: Carter Happel (Lisbon)
2017: Marcus Coleman (Ames)