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Girls pin it to win it

Rachel Eddy, '20, and Alana Duggan, '22, wrestle it out in

William Herbst, Reporter

December 12, 2019

What started as an idea by girls and Mr. Joel Allen has turned into a real sport  at Wahlert. Girls’ wrestling is now a thing! So far it seems to be a success with the girls. Rachel Eddy, ‘20, commented on how it came to be: “Us volleyball players got to talking about doing it as a joke, but ...

Wahlert wrestling makes history with best season ever

Ben Meyer, Reporter

February 5, 2015

By Ben Meyer Of The Gleaner The Wahlert Golden Eagles’ wrestling team has finished this season as the most successful team in school history with a record of 21-5. “We hit a few bumps and bruises along the way, but that is expected with any team,” Coach Joel Allen said of the record. “Some...

Bradley heroics spur win

Wrestling Coach Joel Allen leaps into the air after freshman Blake Bradley pins his man and clinches the team's 35-32 win over Linn Mar.

January 16, 2015


Birt to wrestle for Upper Iowa

READY TO WRESTLE  Tristan Birt finished last wrestling season as a state champion. Earlier this week, he signed a national letter of intent to wrestle for Upper Iowa University, where he hopes to continue his winning ways.

Ruth Berning, Sports Editor

November 14, 2014

Wrestling State Champion Tristan Birt, ’15, recently committed to wrestling at Upper Iowa University. He is following in his father’s footsteps. “My dad was runner-up and National Champion when he wrestled there. I’m pretty competitive, so I’m hoping to break his records,” Birt commented....

Wrestlers pin the win at state

Lauren Noel, Editor-in-Chief

March 3, 2014

The Wahlert wrestling team certainly made a statement at this year’s state tournament. All three qualifiers, Welsee Haynes, ‘14, Riley Hasken, ‘15, and Tristan Birt, ‘15, medaled at the state meet, and that was a first in school history. Coach Joel Allan commended the wrestlers, saying, “...

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