Welcome to Independence Wrestling
Home of your Independence Mustang Wrestling team! Go Mustangs!
Wrestling is open to all shapes and sizes as there are 14 Varsity weights ranging from 106 to 285. Increase your speed, strength, and endurance by becoming part of Independence wrestling.
Independence High School Wrestling competes in the WaMaC Conference. The WaMaC Conference consists of 14 teams split into East and West Divisions. Benton Community, Clear Creek-Amana, Center Point-Urbana, Independence, Vinton-Shellsburg, Williamsburg, and South Tama make up the West. Central Dewitt, Dyserville Beckman, Maquoketa, Marion, Mount Vernon, Solon, and West Delaware make up the East.
Independence has won the Conference Tournament in: 1976, 1989, 1996, 1999, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2014 and Conference Duals in: 1974, 1976, 1982, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Independence competes in Class 2A at State. Independence has placed in the top 10 at state in 1950, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010, and 2011. Winning the State Championship in 1996.
Independence has also participated in State Team Duals in 1997 (1st), 2002 (Q), 2005 (Q), 2008 (Q), 2009 (Q), 2014 (3rd), 2015 (5th), 2016 (5th), and 2019 (6th).
Independence Team Photo
Fourth-ranked Independence defeated Vinton-Shellsburg (62-9) and Mount Vernon (36-21) to advance to the 2015 State Dual Team Tournament. Independence place 5th in the 2015 State Team Dual Tournament!
Ninth-ranked Independence earned a trip to the State Team Duals tournament by beating No. 5 West Delaware, 32-30, in the finals of the 2014 Iowa High School Athletic Association Class 2A regional dual at West Delaware. The Mustang’s earned their first State Duals appearance since 2009.
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? That old adage “The More You Know, The More You Will Enjoy!” certainly applies here. If our sport is to continue to grow in popularity nationwide, we must do a better job of explaining it. This article is written from a referee’s point of view and will help people understand faster.