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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 […]

Ryan Muller Places 7th at State Wrestling

Ryan Muller Places 7th at State Wrestling

Senior Ryan Muller (138) is our state wrestling medalist from Mount Vernon. After losing in consolation quarter-finals to Jordan Challen of Greene County, 5-4 on Friday. Ryan came back on Saturday to win his final match. Ryan finished in seventh place, WBD 9-5 over Joe Kelly of West Liberty. Tony Garcia and Tristan Wirfs also […]

State Champ!

State Champ!

The slideshow of photos above were taken by senior Ashley Ruden at Wrestling State Finals Feb. 22.   A Lifetime of Preparation Pays off By Ashley Ruden Senior Trey Ryan is a four-sport athlete but he has been chasing the dream of being on top of the podium ever since he was a little boy. […]

First Round State Wrestling Slideshow

First Round State Wrestling Slideshow

Slideshow of State Wrestling Feb. 20 by Kelbie Eskelsen

Three MV Wrestlers to Compete at State

Three MV Wrestlers to Compete at State

FINAL UPDATE: Congratulations to Trey Ryan, State Champion and Josh Cannon, State Runner Up! Trey Ryan won 8-0 over Tyler Lutes (BCLUW). Josh Cannon lost 0-3 to Lance Evans (Solon). Thanks, MV Wrestling on Twitter, for the updates from Des Moines! Update from Friday evening: RT from @MV-Wrestling: 220 Josh Cannon wins fourth overtime over […]

Jacob’s Match Is Senior Night Highlight

Jacob’s Match Is Senior Night Highlight

By Ashley Ruden Mount Vernon took on the Solon Spartans and the Benton Bobcats Jan. 30 in the senior’s last home team dual. Eleven seniors will be leaving this year. Not only was it senior night, but it was a night to remember. Senior Jacob Steele, the student assistant coach, wrestled his last match against […]