Overtime with state champion Chance Throndson

We have been talking to many of the top wrestlers around the state of Iowa as they head into there senior season. Perhaps one of the most overlooked wrestlers in the senior class is state champion Chance Throndson of Riceville. I recently caught up with Chance to talk about his plans moving forward. IAWrestle: After…

Overtime with Don Bosco’s Gable Fox

In Iowa high school wrestling, Don Bosco is one of the most successful 1A programs over the last decade (Eric Schares ran the numbers and Bosco is a top 10 tournament team, and is the second best dual team), so it should come to little surprise that one of the state’s top wrestlers, Gable Fox,…

Overtime with Assumption’s Matt Robertson

If you want to talk about wrestlers who put themselves on the map in 2017, look no further than Davenport Assumption’s Matt Robertson. Coming into last year Robertson was ranked #6 in our preseason rankings, but he finished at the top winning the 2A state title at 132 pounds. His performance also pushed the Assumption…

Overtime with Iowa State commit Ryan Leisure

By Jake Torkelson The Iowa State signee, Ryan Leisure is looking forward to getting to Iowa State after after winning greco and freestyle titles at the Southeast Regionals. The three-time Iowa high school state champion is part of a nationally ranked recruiting class for the Iowa State Cyclones.  “Working out with all the hammers around…

Overtime with South Tama state champion Isaac Judge

IA Wrestle: Congrats on your first state title, how does it feel to be an Iowa high school state champion? Judge: Winning state is one of the greatest experiences I have ever had. It feels great to win that championship because you put the work in and all of the offseason you wrestle and improve little things,…

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…

Overtime with Waukee’s Kyle Biscoglia

Half way through the season did you think you could be a state champ at 113lbs? I never thought about wrestling at the state tournament at 113.  I always believed that if I kept working hard I would go to state at 106.  I had some great battles at 113, but I always felt small…

Overtime with Max Lyon

IA Wrestle: Coming so close as a sophomore, how does it feel to be an Iowa state champion? Max Lyon: Being a state champion is definitely all its cracked up to be! Getting second the year before makes it all the better. You placed fourth as a freshman, second as a sophomore, and now as…

Overtime with Chase Shiltz

IA Wrestle: How does it feel to get back on top of the podium at state after missing quite a bit of time with injury this season? Chase Shiltz: It feels pretty good being on top of the podium again this year. With the injury and having to sit out was a minor set back.…

Overtime with Michael Millage

IA Wrestle: You finished runner-up as a sophomore this past season. What are your thoughts on that match with Josh Portillo? Michael Millage: It was a hard fought match and it obviously didn’t end the way I wanted but I feel like I controlled most of the match and wrestled until the whistle blew. Are you…

Overtime with Brayden Curry

IA Wrestle: You had another great season and are now a three-time place winner and two-time state finalist. Did you expect to have this kind of success when you entered high school? Brayden Curry: I had goals for myself when I entered high school that were put on hold due to a serious injury. With the help…

Overtime with Triston Lara of Fort Dodge

IA Wrestle: Congrats on your first state title, how does it feel to be an Iowa high school state champion? Triston Lara: It was a great feeling, one that I always have craved, and Fort Dodge has a huge wrestling fan base. It was awesome having tons of people from Fort Dodge that were super…

Overtime with Fort Dodge’s Brody Teske

IA Wrestle: How did it feel to finish on top of the podium for the second straight year? It feels great to end the season with another title, although it was expected. You were one of high school wrestling’s most dominant wrestlers, how have you been able to take your wrestling up another level this…

Overtime with Keaton Geerts

IA Wrestle: How does it feel to be an Iowa state champion? Keaton Geerts: It feels great to be an Iowa state wrestling champ. I put in a lot more work this year than last, so it feels good for the hard work to payoff. Who is someone significant that has supported you in your…

Overtime with Underwood sophomore Alex Thomsen

IA Wrestle: How did it feel to finish on top of the podium for the second straight year? Alex Thomsen: It felt absolutely great to finish on top again this year, last year was the big “test” and I took that tournament very serious. This year was a little more laid back and a lot…