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New Iowa State head wrestling coach Kevin Dresser has solidified his coaching staff with the addition of Mike Zadick, Derek St. John and Brent Metcalf, pending administrative approval.

Zadick and St. John were on Dresser’s staff at Virginia Tech while Metcalf was most recently the National Freestyle Developmental Coach for USA Wrestling.

All are former All-American wrestlers at the University of Iowa.

Zadick went on to a highly successful international career that included the 2008 Olympic team, St. John was a national champion for the Hawkeyes and Metcalf was a two-time NCAA champion and highly successful wrestler for the U.S. national team who also earned the 2008 Dan Hodge Trophy awarded annual to the nation’s best college wrestler.


University of Northern Iowa freshman Sammey Bunch has been named Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Week following her performance during a weekend sweep of Evansville.

Bunch, a shortstop from Bonnots Mill, Mo., had seven hits, including four doubles, a triple and a home run, along with 10 RBIs.

Trout stocking

The Cedar Valley Walleye Club’s annual Trout Stocking Family Day is set for Saturday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on North Prairie Lake in Cedar Falls.

The 14th annual Family and Kids Day is held in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, the Cedar Falls Parks Department and the Cedar Falls City Council, which will help stock catchable-sized trout in the lake earlier in the day.

All kids receive a prize with the first 50 kids taking home a free tackle box. Tagged trout will also be released good for $10 gift cards at Scheels.

The Cedar Valley Walleye Club will be on hand to assist young anglers and will join Hy-Vee to provide hot dogs.

The event is free, although adults are reminded that a valid Iowa fishing license and trout stamp are required.

For more information, go online at or events.

Walleye fishing

Denver’s Tommy Skarlis and Dubuque’s Jeff Lahr solved a tough bite on Pool 9 of the Mississippi River Sunday to win the second Walleye Anglers Trail qualifier of the season.

Skarlis and Lahr finished with a five-fish limit of 27.39 pounds to run away with the victory. Runners-up Dave Lester and Scott Napiecek had 14.47 pounds.

A total of 36 teams competed in the tournament and caught 93 fish with an average weight of 2.47 pounds.

It was the second Pool 9 April win for Skarlis and Lahr, who also own a second-place finish on that pool.


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