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Fareway Stores, Inc. and IAwrestle present the Dan Gable Ms. and Mr. Wrestler of the Year Awards in coordination with the Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association (IWCOA).

The IWCOA accepted nominations from high school coaches for student athletes in each of the three state wrestling classes for the men and combined all classes for the women’s award, regardless of their year in school and weight class. A committee selected by the IWCOA recently provided IAwrestle with a list of 15 finalist candidates for public input.

Fans have the ability to vote once per day at for their top wrestler in each category until January 15, when it will be narrowed down to the top 7. Please note, the fan vote winners will count as ONE vote towards the IWCOA’s committee votes in EACH round. (For example: Wrestler A received enough fan votes to place second in the poll but that does not guarantee them to move on to the next round. IWCOA has selected 12 coaches and officials to serve on the committee. The fan vote is the 13th vote.)

Another round of voting will take place from January 16-29 to determine the three finalists which will be announced on January 30. The Ms. Wrestler of the Year fan vote for overall winner will be open from January 30 to February 6. The Mr. Wrestler vote for overall winner will be open from January 30 to February 20.

The two runner-up student athletes in each class will each receive finalist award plaques. A duplicate Wrestler of the Year trophy and duplicate Wrestler of the Year runner-up plaques will be provided to each high school where finalists attend, for permanent placement in the high school trophy case.

A luncheon awards banquet will take place at the Fareway Conference Center in Boone, Iowa on Wednesday, March 1 at noon. Dan Gable and Mark Ironside will be our special guests handing out awards. Media is encouraged to attend.


Class 3A Mr. Wrestler of the Year
Ben Kueter - Iowa City High
Bas Diaz - Waverly-Shell Rock
Kane Naaktgeboren - Linn-Mar
Gabe Arnold - Iowa City High
Bowen Downey - Indianola
Tate Naaktgeboren - Linn-Mar
Carter Pearson - Southeast Polk
McCrae Hagarty - Waverly-Shell Rock
Maddux Borcherding-Johnson - Norwalk
Carter Freeman - Waukee Northwest
Ryder Block - Waverly-Shell Rock
Dru Ayala - Fort Dodge
Koufax Christensen - Waukee Northwest
Jake Walker - Waverly-Shell Rock
TJ Koester - Bettendorf

Class 2A Mr. Wrestler of the Year
Ty Koedam - Sergeant Bluff-Luton
Jace Hedeman - Union LaPorte City
Nick Fox - Osage
CJ Walrath - Notre Dame, West Burlington
Tucker Stangel - Osage
Carson Doolittle - Webster City
Cooper Sanders - Vinton Shellsburg
Nick Reinicke - Dike- New Hartford
McKinley Robbins - Greene County
Kale Petersen - Greene County
Matthew Beem - Glenwood
Dawson Bond - Red Oak
Barrett Muller - Osage
Ethan DeLeon - Bishop Heelan Catholic
Carter West - Notre Dame, West Burlington

Class 1A Mr. Wrestler of the Year

Kellen Smith - West Hancock
Cody Fox - East Buchanan
Wyatt Smith - Lisbon
Gable Porter - Underwood
Max Magayna - Columbus Catholic
Jackson Dewald - Westwood, Sloan
Jared Thiry - Don Bosco
Dom Lopez - New London
Josh Glendening - Mediapolis
Jayden Rinken - Nashua-Plainfield
Wyatt Reisz - Logan Magnolia
Eli Becerra - Missouri Valley
Brandon Paez - Lisbon
Corbin Reisz - Logan Magnolia
Garret Rinken - Nashua-Plainfield

Ms. Wrestler of the Year
Olivia Huckfelt - Spencer
Emma Peach - Iowa Valley
Molly Allen - Riverside Oakland
Reanah Utterback - Sigourney-Keota
Alexis Ross - Fort Dodge
Moorea Brown - Center Point
Izzy Deeds - Ridgeview
Naomi Simon - Decorah
Jalynn Goodale - Osage
Jillian Worthen - Union Laporte City
Jana Terwee - West Lyon
Hannah Rogers - Wilton
Bella Porcelli - Southeast Polk
Jasmine Luedtke - Ottumwa
Lilly Luft - Charles City

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