The Rams won their sixth traditional state title at the Iowa boys state wrestling tournament with three state champions, five finalists and 10 wrestlers making the podium!  Just a couple of weeks ago, they also won the state dual title as well.

On Saturday night, 106-pound freshman Nico DeSalvo, 120-pound junior Carter Pearson, and 190-pound senior Brent Slade all won titles for the first time. Logan Trenary at 150 pounds and 215-pounder Holden Hansen both took second, losing matches to top-ranked opponents. In addition to that, Cooper Martinson (heavyweight, 3rd), Justis Jesuroga (126 pounds, 4th), Abe Bushong (157 pounds, 5th), Max Riggins (126 pounds, 5th) and Wil Oberbroeckling (138 pounds, sixth) also made the podium.

This Rams squad was all smiles the entirety of Saturday because before the finals session even started, they already clinched the title despite Bettendorf sending three guys to the finals.

Of that group, nine of Southeast Polk’s 10 medalists and four of its finalists are returning next year. Mat Prine, who wrestled at 113, comes back as well and was one win short of making the podium.

Prior to the finals matches, 2001-2020 Head Coach Christenson and 2009-2012 4-Time State Champ Cory Clark were honored with inductions into the Iowa High School Wrestling Hall of Fame.

Final team scores from Class 3A

  • 1st – Southeast Polk – 221.5 points
  • 2nd – Bettendorf – 160 points
  • 3rd – Fort Dodge – 119 points
  • 4th – Ankeny Centennial – 110.5 points
  • 5th – Waverly-Shell Rock – 107 points
  • 6th – Waukee Northwest – 105 points
  • 7th – Indianola – 93.5 points
  • 8th – Carlisle – 91 points
  • 9th – Linn-Mar – 90 pints
  • 10th – Iowa City High – 87 points