A Full Offseason on Tap for Valley’s Joel Shapiro

Over the last year and a half there aren’t many wrestlers in Iowa that have seen their stock spike like Valley wrestler Joel Shapiro’s has. After winning five straight matches to take third as a sophomore at 145 pounds, Shapiro added some size and went on a tear during the summer, upsetting top 10 ranked Nate…

Nelson Brands commits to Iowa

Iowa City West junior Nelson Brands has verbally committed to wrestle at the University of Iowa. This past weekend, Brands won his second state title for West downing Fort Dodge’s Cayd Lara in the 152 pounds 3A finals. According to Brands it was his uncle, Tom, who is the head coach for the Hawkeyes that…