Bettendorf’s Wagner happy to be back on the mat

Back in December, days before his team was slated to wrestle in one of Iowa’s biggest high school tournaments, Bettendorf wrestler Jack Wagner felt a “click” in one of his knees. It was something little at first, but unfortunately hours before one of the state’s top seniors was about to take to the mat at the…

Overtime with Jack Wagner

Recently I got the opportunity to have a talk with Bettendorf’s two-time state champion, Jack Wagner. Since the middle of last year, Wagner has made his push into the national weight class rankings, and is ranked in the top 15 by both Flowrestling and InterMat. Not being able to get into the Bulldog lineup until he…

Day One Results From The Clash

The morning session has concluded with Bettendorf cruising through the first two rounds beating Adrian 50-21 and Anoka 43-20. Bettendorf came into this tournament ranked 24th and the number two seed at the Clash. In the finals Bettendorf knocked off Marmion Academy 38-24. Marmion Academy is ranked 17th in the nation according to Intermat. Look for…

Bettendorf finishes 5th at Kansas City Stampede

This weekend at the Kansas City Stampede Bettendorf, one of the top 3A schools in Iowa, put together a fifth place finish at the tournament picking up two champions along the way. The first champion was 113 Jack Wagner and the other was Minnesota bound Fredy Stroker, who’s title came at 145. The Bulldogs also…

Keith Young Recap

Random Keith Young Notes from Schares As always is the case for tournaments early in the year, there were a few wrestlers who didn’t compete due to various reasons. Also a few wrestlers are up a weight or two while they work on their descent plans. WDM Valley has 3 tough freshman Spencer Hutchinson got…

Fredy Stroker Commits to Minnesota

Just a day after Fredy talked about his summer and the college recruiting process with us, Bettendorf wrestler Fredy Stroker has announced that he will be continuing his wrestling career at the University of Minnesota next year. Stroker made his announcement on Twitter: [embed, align=’center’]https://twitter.com/theFSIII/status/501881324634775552[/embed] Stroker is considered by most ranking services to be a…

Overtime with Bettendorf’s Dayton Racer

Going “OVERTIME” with Dayton Racer is a lot easier over the phone than on the mat. The state champ from nationally ranked Apple Valley will be wrestling for Bettendorf this upcoming season. Bettendorf is the returning 3A State Champions and look to repeat with the addition of Racer. Just to name a few in their lineup…

OVERTIME with Bettendorf’s Fredy Stroker

I recently have had the opportunity to get to know two-time state champion and multiple-time Fargo All American Fredy Stroker of Bettendorf High School. He is a top-tier recruit and one of the best kids in the nation that has not committed to a college yet for next year. I know a lot of wrestling fans in…