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Three locals join Iowa Lakes wrestling program

August 15, 2014
Estherville News

Three local athletes have been added to the Iowa Lakes Wrestling roster for the 2014-2015 season.

Blake Gjerde from Estherville, Austin Long from Algona and Nick Schany from Graettinger.

"We are excited to add these three to our roster and get them in the room to start working," Alesch stated.

Gjerde was a two-time state qualifier and team captain for the Midgets. He finished with over 100 career victories in high school.

Long was also a two-time state qualifier along with being a captain for 3 years as a Bulldog.

Both Gjerde and Longwill join the Lakers are weight class 157 pounds.

Schany will be transferring to Iowa Lakes from Iowa Western where he competed in football last year. He was a two-time state qualifier in high school-earning second place as a senior. Schany will be joining the ranks at weight 174 pounds.

"These three individuals are going to bring more to our room then just their wrestling abilities," added Alesch. "They are great young men who exemplify good character and strong leadership in all they do. Our staff will ask these three to step up in other roles that typically freshman may not be asking to serve, but we know they are capable of producing; they are just those type of student athletes."



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