Tom Hogan, who retired after leading the Dons to the state dual and traditional championships last month, confirmed the news to the Courier Friday. Hogan also serves as Don Bosco's director of athletics.
A city with 161 champions, got No. 162 Saturday when the Columbus freshman beat four-time state finalist Brair Reisz of Logan-Magnolia, 7-4, in the 152-pound title match.
DES MOINES – Tom Hogan knows how to ride into Wells Fargo Arena with flair. He also knows how to ride out in style.
Saturday, the junior became the third wrestler in Cadet history to win three state championships by defeating East Marshall’s Dominik Ridout, 6-4, in the 126-pound final.
Waverly-Shell Rock advanced five wrestlers to the state finals as the Go-Hawks put themselves in prime position to win their third-consecutive Class 3A state championship.
Don Bosco of Gilbertville will have 11 medalists, including four finalists as the Dons closed in on their 13th traditional state title and third in a row.
Union of La Porte City's Adam Ahrendsen reaches 182-final, will wrestle for his second state championship.
Athletes from Don Bosco, Nashua-Plainfield, Jesup, North Butler-Clarksville and Hudson had big opening day wins at the Class 1A state wrestling championships in Des Moines Thursday.
DES MOINES – The fruit of many years of hard work is starting to ripen for the Waterloo Columbus wrestling team.
Wrestling with a different level of fire and attitude than it had all season, Don Bosco captured its 11th state dual championship in program history and third in four years with a 34-25 win over Lisbon in the Class 1A state final at Wells Fargo Arena.
After losing in the state finals in back-to-back seasons to Southeast Polk, Waverly-Shell Rock earn its fifth 3A state dual title in program history with a 59-12 win over the Rams Wednesday.
Go-Hawk returning state champion Ryder Block understands and respects why Fort Dodge's Drake Ayala, an Iowa recruit, made a weight change to get another shot at him.
Don Bosco of Gilbertville in 1A, West Delaware of Manchester in 2A and Waverly-Shell Rock in 3A are the top-seeds at Wednesday's state dual championships.
Waverly-Shell Rock racked up 283.5 points while advancing 12 wrestlers, eight champions, to next week's state meet.
Traditional Northeast Iowa wrestling powers Don Bosco of Gilbertville, Crestwood of Cresco, Osage and Independence all earned state dual berths Tuesday in Class 1A and 2A state dual regional finals.
Top-ranked Don Bosco advanced 12 to the district meet. Waterloo Columbus moves on five wrestlers, its highest total since 2005.