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2014 Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament Place Winners

Thank you to the fans, parents, and wrestlers who traveled down to the State Duals and State Tournament to support Independence wrestling!

Kyle Fank places 2nd at the 2014 Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament!

Kyle Fank places 2nd at the 2014 Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament!

Chase Straw places 3rd at the 2014 Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament!

Chase Straw places 3rd at the 2014 Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament!


Independence Places 3rd at the 2014 IHSAA State Dual Tournament

Ninth-ranked Independence wins its way to the State Team Duals tournament by beating (three-peat) No. 5 West Delaware, 32-30, in the finals of the Iowa High School Athletic Association Class 2A regional dual at West Delaware. The Mustang’s earned their first State Duals appearance since 2009.

The #6 seed Mustang’s went on to finish third at the 2014 IHSAA State Dual Tournament.


Independence takes third place in the 2014 Iowa State Duals!

State Dual 2A Bracket

2014 Iowa State Dual Tournament 2A Bracket.

Quarter Finals – #6 Independence over #3 Albia 40-32
Semi Finals – #2 Assumption over #6 Independence 32-24
Consolation Finals – #6 Independence over #4 Creston Orient-Macksburg 29-28

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Independence is Your 2014 2A District Champion

The Mustang’s qualify 5 wrestlers for the individual state tournament and are their Class 2A district team champions.

113 – Mitch Evens
145 – Chase Straw
182 – Kyle Fank
195 – Matt McMillan
285 – Mitch Ciesielski

Independence Qualifies Nine for Districts

Your Independence Mustang’s wins the team title of their Class 2A sectional. Indee will attempt to qualify 9 wrestlers for state. The district tournament is scheduled for 12:00 Saturday, February 15, 2014 at New Hampton.

District qualifiers:
113 – Mitch Evens (1st)
120 – Drew Davis (2nd)
145 – Chase Straw (1st)
152 – Jake Juhl (2nd)
160 – Nick Holt (1st)
182 – Kyle Fank (1st)
195 – Matt McMillan (1st)
220 – Jason Grover (1st)
285 – Mitch Ciesielski (1st)

1st round for the Class 2A State Tournament is scheduled for 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, February 20, 2014 at Wells Fargo Arena.

Independence is the WaMaC West Conference Dual Champion for 2014!
Independence is the Co-WaMaC Conference Tournament Champion for 2014!

145 – Chase Straw becomes a WaMaC Champion!
182 – Kyle Fank becomes a WaMaC Conference Champion!
195 – Matt McMillan becomes a WaMaC Conference Champion!

Conference Place Winners

106 – Jacob Wolf – 6th
113 – Mitchell Evens – 4th
120 – Drew Davis – 5th
126 – Tanner Erickson-Dale – 8th
138 – Luke House – 5th
152 – Jake Juhl – 3rd
160 – Nick Holt – 4th
170 – Zack Kremer – 5th
220 – Jason Grover – 4th
285 – Mitch Ciesielski – 4th

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#10 Independence over #5 West Delaware – 38-28

#10 ranked Independence Mustangs brings home the Buc-Del trophy for the first time by beating WaMac conference rival #5 ranked West Delaware in the Highway 20 Clash 38-28 at the new Jr/Sr High School in Independence, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014.


This was the 53rd time these two teams have met, the first occurring in the 1955-1956 wrestling season. The Buc-Del trophy started in the 2009-2010 wrestling season.

Independence and West Delaware met at the Battle of Waterloo in December with Independence coming out on top 41-30. This was the second time Independence/West Delaware wrestled twice in a season.

The dual win wraps up Indee’s regular season with a 12-0 dual winning streak. The Mustangs go 24-1 for the season within the state of Iowa with a 24-5 overall season record.

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Welcome to Independence Wrestling

Independence High School Wrestling competes in the Wamac Conference. The Wamac Conference consists of 16 teams split into East and West Divisions. Benton, Clear Creek, CPU, Independence, Marion, Vinton, Waterloo Columbus, and Williamsburg make up the West. Anamosa, Dewitt, Dyserville, Beckman, Maquoketa, Mt. Vernon, Solon, West Delaware, and Western Dubuque make up the East.

Independence has won the Conference Tournament in: 1976, 1989, 1996, 1999, 2006, 2009, 2010 and Conference Duals in: 1974, 1976, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.

Independence also competes in Class 2A at State. Independence has placed in the top 10 at state in 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010, and 2011. Winning the State Championship in 1996. Independence has also participated in State Duals in 1997, 2002, 2005, 2008, and 2009. Winning the State Championship in 1997.

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Folkstyle Wrestling Rules Explained

How would you explain folkstyle wrestling rules to potential fans, parents, beginning wrestlers, or the media so they would easily understand. This article is written from a referee’s point of view and will help people understand faster.

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The Clash XII

The Mustangs are set to compete in one of the biggest national high school wrestling tournaments. The Clash XII will take place in Rochester, MN on January 3-4, 2014. The Clash is considered the premier dual meet tournament in the country for high school.