The Ames High School Little Cyclones recently finished up a very strong 2014-2015 season.The team finished 8 and 5 in dual meets despite not being able to field their strongest dual lineup until after the holidays. Team Highlights for the season were a 6th place finish at the home Mendenhall tournament followed up the following weekend with a team championship at the ADM Tiger Invitational. The following weekend Ames finished 7th as a team at the Ed Winger in Urbandale where senior Hank Swalla won his 2nd Ed Winger title. In the CIML meet the Little Cyclones finished 4th out of 18 teams. Three wrestlers reached the finals with senior Ben Joerger and sophmore Marcus Coleman finishing as runnerup while senior Hank Swalla became the first Ames wrestler to ever win multiple CIML championships claiming his second CIML title. Ames qualified five wrestlers for the individual state tournament including junior Conner Christensen-126, junior Brycen Carney-145, sophomore Marcus Coleman-152, junior Harrison Townsend-220, and sophomore Colin Newell-HWT.At the state tournament Harrison Townsend finished on the award stand with a 6th place finish. Sophomore Marcus Coleman was able to become the school’s first state champion in 15 years winning the 3A 152 lb title.
Weight training and off season wrestling continues to be an important component to individual and team success. Many of our wrestlers have attended and continue to attend the school weight lifting sessions on Monday-Wednesday-Friday. They also attended speed and agility training on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the same time period. Their hard work in the off-season will no doubt pay dividends on the mat this winter.
Ames High School Wrestling will have very high goals for the 2015-2016 season.
GO LITTLE CYCLONES!
Coach Andy Fecht
“Once you’ve wrestled, everything else in life is easy!” – Dan Gable
Teacher of Physical Education
Graduate of Wartburg College
3 Seasons as Head Coach