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Wirfs Wins State Title

Wirfs Wins State Title

By Sam Kringlen Tristan Wirfs claimed a wrestling state championship Saturday night, earning a medal to add to his list of accolades.  Nelson Brands of Iowa City West lived up to his family legacy by earning his second wrestling championship, and three out of six of the possible team titles were earned by the Lisbon […]

Mount Vernon Places Three Wrestlers on Podium

Mount Vernon Places Three Wrestlers on Podium

Story and Photos by John Butz Jack Streicher (106) had a record of 34-9, ranked as high as seventh best in 2A, but coming into the tournament was ranked 10th. Streicher lost his first match of the day 7-1 to Jack Thomsen (Union). Streicher went into day two Friday with a loss 4-6 to Bryce Hatten (Winterset) ending his time […]

Six Wrestlers to Compete at State

Six Wrestlers to Compete at State

By Preston Shultz The Mount Vernon Mustangs sent eight wrestlers into battle at the district tournament this past Saturday in Maquoketa, six punching their ticket to state. Among the six, Paul Ryan and Tristan Wirfs claimed District Championships. Sophomore Paul Ryan, winning by a decision of 5 to 3 in his finals match, will be […]

Iowa Football Recruit Grapples with Wrestling Weight

Iowa Football Recruit Grapples with Wrestling Weight

Video by Gavin Riedesel, Brian Harris, Ben McGuire, Aiden Frantz, and Reagan Light. Tristan Wirfs, a senior at Mount Vernon High School, signed on to play football for the University of Iowa Feb. 1, 2017. Wirfs is a three-sport athlete, currently wrestling heavyweight. He had to drop over 30 pounds from his football weight to wrestle […]

Renovations to The Mount Vernon Weight Room

Renovations to The Mount Vernon Weight Room

Video By Zach Krogmann, Jeremy Krogmann, and Jack Cochrane The Mount Vernon High School weight room has experienced major, positive changes thanks to Dave and Carol Van Metre. The weight room has been updated with new flooring and equipment. Dave, a Mount Vernon class of 1955 graduate, also provided weight training and fitness equipment to Mount Vernon in […]

MV Places 2nd in Linn-Mar Team Duals Tournament

MV Places 2nd in Linn-Mar Team Duals Tournament

On January 7, the Mustang Wrestling Team competed in the Linn-Mar Team Duals. Throughout the day, the Mustangs defeated Linn-Mar (49-19), Mediapolis (44-27), CR Xavier (51-21), and Clear Creek Amana (42-26). Mount Vernon ended up getting second place in the tournament after losing to Western Dubuque (16-61) in the finals. Photos by Alyssa Maddocks.  

Wrestling Senior Night

Wrestling Senior Night

By Abby Davidson Although early in the season, Mount Vernon will be saying goodbye to some great senior wrestlers at their last home duals. This year in wrestling we said goodbye to six wrestlers and two managers. Jack Cochrane, Justin Light, Tony Garcia, Max Phillipp, Sam Moore, and Tristan Wirfs had their last opportunities to […]

Mustangs Win First Duals of the Season

Mustangs Win First Duals of the Season

By Abby Davidson After the successful 2015 season, in which Mount Vernon sent seven wrestlers to state ranging from the weight class of 126 to 285, Mount Vernon looked to start their 2016-17 season with a bang. Out of the state wrestlers last year, four are returning this season: Jack Cochrane, Tony Garcia, Justin Light, […]

State Wrestling Photos 2016

State Wrestling Photos 2016

Photo Story by Kelsey Shady

Light Named Ed Thomas Coach of the Week

Light Named Ed Thomas Coach of the Week

By Jessie Brokel Wrestling is a difficult sport alone, but coaching is yet another story. Head coach Vance Light has been involved with wrestling his whole life. The sport is in his blood, sweat and tears. Light has recently been named the Ed Thomas coach of the week, and has been inducted into the Hall […]