The Cedar Falls HS wrestling program wrapped up its season this past weekend at the IHSAA State Wrestling Championships. The Cedar Falls Tiger Wrestling Program took 4 qualifiers down to Des Moines and came away with 3 state place winners. Senior, Jakey Penrith had 3 falls on the weekend, finishing his season and career with a 6th place finish @ 113 lbs. Jakey is also, one of few, 3X Tiger state place winners. Lincoln Willett @ 160 lbs was able to avenge a regional dual meet loss to a Fort Dodge opponent but fell just 1 match short of the podium in his sophomore season. Dakota Southworth finished his senior season with a huge redemption win over a district champion, Waverly opponent, on his way to a 8th place finish @ 170 lbs. Collin Bohnenkamp @ 220 lbs was also able to reach the podium with 2 falls on his way to an 8th place finish in his junior campaign.
The Tiger Program brings back 2 of the 4 state qualifiers and returns 9 of our 14 starters to the line-up in the 19-20 season. As hard as it is to lose our senior class; Jakey Penrith, Christian Simpson, Mason McCartan, Dakota Southworth, Jack Steffener, Austin Schmidt, AJ Jackson, and Justin Campbell, the underclassman know it is next man up and are ready for the challenge as we work to improve on this year’s fantastic season!!