3A state champion Zach Stewart will face 1A champ Gable Fox (Photo: Cam Kramer | IAwrestle)

Another War at West Gym matchup has been set and this one will once again feature a class battle between two state champions. From 1A we will see Don Bosco’s Gable Fox take on the top dog from 3A, Zach Stewart of Perry.

A four-time Iowa high school state medalist, Fox capped off his career by claiming his first individual state title and helped lead Don Bosco to another Dual Team title as well. Fox also has the added benefit of familiar territory. Not only is Fox committed to wrestle for UNI next fall, but he’s also a War at West Gym veteran, downing Webster City’s Drake Doolittle in the event’s first ever matchup.

Stewart got a late start to his wrestling career, but has been able to rapidly improve since picking up the sport as a freshman. His first ever trip in the post season came as a sophomore where he reached districts, and he followed that by reaching the state tournament as a junior. His senior run to the title included knocking off three ranked opponents in his four wins to reach the top.

About the War at West Gym:

IAwrestle is pleased to announce that our “War at West Gym” event will be returning to Cedar Falls on Saturday, March 10th. The event will once again be held in the University of Northern Iowa’s West Gym and will pit some of the state’s top talent against one another, as well as feature talented wrestlers from across the country.

Fans are able to purchase tickets at the door, but are encouraged to buy in advance on EventBrite. Tickets can be purchased for $10.

For those unable to attend the dual a live stream will be available on Trackwrestling. For our Season Pass subscribers the “War at West Gym” event is already included in the $65 initial fee, but fans will also have the option to purchase the stream for a one time $10 fee.

Announced Lineup:

#20 Drake Ayala (Fort Dodge) vs Daniel Kimball (Don Bosco) – Announcement
#13 Nick Oldham (Valley-WDM) vs Adam Allard (West Sioux) – Announcement
#5 Kyle Biscoglia (Waukee) vs #8 Anthony Molton (Illinois) – Announcement
Cael Happel (Lisbon) vs Shea Ruffridge (Pocahontas Area) – Announcement
Matt Robertson (Davenport Assumption) vs Donny Schmit (Wapsie Valley) – Announcement
Gable Fox (Don Bosco) vs Zach Stewart (Perry)
Ryan Steffen (Crestwood) vs Cooper Siebrecht (Lisbon) – Announcement
#3 Michael Blockhus (New Hampton/Turkey Valley) vs Isaac Judge (South Tama) – Announcement
#17 Tyler Buesgens (Minnesota) vs Julien Broderson (Davenport Assumption) – Announcement
#6 Nic Casperson (South Dakota) vs #17 Bryce Esmoil (West Liberty) – Announcement
#20 Boone McDermott (Dubuque Wahlert) vs Sage Smart (Missouri) – Announcement

By Ross Bartachek (@rossbchek)

Lead Editor of IA Wrestle

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