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Legendary Coach
Bill McNiel Night
A Special Evening Celebrating the Career of J-Hawk
Hall of Fame Coach Bill McNiel

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"The Night The Names On The Wall Came To Life!
2010 State Finalist Reunion

For those of you who were unable to attend we have posted a pdf version of the finalist program for you to download.

Head Coach
Matt Orton

Athletic Director

Chris Deam


Brenden Baker is your 2016 Iowa/USA State
Brenden has been on fire ever since his third place finish at the state tournament. This weekend he continued his domination taking home both the Iowa/USA Wrestling Greco and Freestyle state titles in fine fashion! Greco on Saturday started the train rolling as Brenden recorded a fall and two tech falls in route to the title. Sunday was Freestyle and the train kept rolling. Brenden had a round 1 12-0 TF win vs. Griffith of Indee. He followed it up with a dominating win over North Linn state champion Brock Henderson with a 10-0 TF in round 2. Round 3 victim was Spencer Hutchinson of Valley by a fall in 1:52. Round 4 was probably one of the best matches of the day as he faced Bryce West. West came out on fire building up a 8-0 lead, but Brenden was far from done as he stormed back to take a 16-14 decision win. With all the momentum in his favor the finals match must have seemed like a walk in the park. McGwire Midkiff unfortunately was in the way of his title train losing by a fall in 2:34. Congratulations Brenden on a Great weekend!!
Kyle Briggs is our second 2016 senior to sign and continue his academic and athletic dreams at the next level
Brenden Baker was our first wrestler to continue his education when he signed with Iowa State. Kyle Briggs became our second as he announced yesterday he will be continuing his education and wrestling at Wartburg. We would like to congratulate both our wrestlers!
Brenden Baker takes Second Place at 2016 USA Junior Folkstyle Nationals!
Brenden had a very impressive tournament racking up two falls and an 8-2 decision on his way to the finals. In the finals match he was up against the #2 120# in the nation in Roman Bravo-Young from the Tucson Cyclones wrestling club in Arizona. It was a very good match and Brenden def. held his own losing a close match 1-3. I have to say, it was the best I have seen Brenden wrestle in well over a year. Congratulations Brenden on a job well done!!
North / South All Star Meet Recap
SOUTH 31, NORTH 27 - Coach Briggs "coached" the south to a victory! 2 of our 3 J-Hawks came away with wins. Joseph Sibomana proved to some of those non-believers that his win against England of CRP at the state tournament was not a fluke by taking him down again 2-1. #3 3A Brenden Baker, flowing locks and all gave the crowd an exciting match vs. #3 2A Conner Cleveland from New Hampton winning 7-5. Kyle had a rematch vs. state champ Clingenpeel. Kyle lost 2-6 but was the more aggressive wrestler, and if a call or two would of went the other way we would of came home with a win here as well. It was an exciting event and we are proud to have had three of our seniors selected to represent the south.

113 – Joseph Sibomana (Cedar Rapids Jefferson, South) dec. Marcus England (Cedar Rapids Prairie, North), 2-1. 120 – Brenden Baker (Cedar Rapids Jefferson, South) dec. Connor Cleveland (New Hampton, North), 7-5. 152 – Colton Clingenpeel (Council Bluffs Thomas Jefferson, North) dec. Kyle Briggs (Cedar Rapids Jefferson), 6-2. 

We have posted some photos on our Flickr page that Wyatt Schultz of The Prediament took of our boys at the event. You can also see more in this months issue of the Predicament. There is a nice article of the event and some pretty cool photos from the nights action

2016 State Tournament Recap....
Little late in coming, but it was a great week at the 2016 state tournament. Joseph Sibomana placed sixth at 113, Brenden Baker fought back in flying fashion from a round one loss to place third. That is 5 straight wins he accomplished to take third. It is no easy feat to do that. Kyle Briggs took home fifth place. Nick Dreckman did not place, but he won a match giving him State Qualifier status. Kyle Briggs also became Jefferson's first 4-time state qualifier. Brenden and Kyle also became Jefferson's third and fourth 3-time medalists in the history of our storied J-Hawk program joining Mel Wieland and Mark Ironside as the only other three time medalists.

Sibomana, Baker, Briggs and Dreckman qualify for State!!

So proud of how all our boys wrestled today. Kyle Briggs also becomes Jeffersons' first ever 4-time state qualifier. Dalton Mastin, Tavian Rashed and Matt Culver all finished in third. We know all three of these young men will be back next season with one goal in mind and that is to win districts and make it to the tournament.
J-Hawks fall to Dowling Catholic 33-39 at regional dual in Johnston tonight
It was a rough night for our boys in blue. We know though that this will only fuel their fire come Saturday when we host districts.
Your J-Hawks are the 2016 MVC 9/10
Conference Champions.
For the first time since it went to a super meet format your J-Hawks bring home the team title in dominating fashion. We crowned two champions in Colton Mastin and PJ Smith. We also had four wrestlers take home second place in Antonio Pagel, Tyreese Smith, Keegan Pappas and Jacob Sherzer. Colton Woods, Dustin Anderson, Fernando Castillo and Daeton Jones took third. All 13 wrestlers we had inour line-up placed in top 8. Noah Allers took 5th, while Braxton Bolden and Hieu Trinh took home 6th place. We are so very proud of how all our wrestlers went after it today. The progress of their improvements throughout the year made this one of the best squads we have ever had. Thank you to coach Martin and Garber for bringing out the best in all our wrestlers this season. BE PROUD.... YOU ARE THE 2016 CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS!!!! Coltin Endsley, Jacob Hadish, Dillon Primmer and Blake Owens all took home second place. 7 other wrestlers placed in the top 8 in the JV portion of the tournament. Noah Fernandez took 3rd, Enyeto Ahedo-Jiroutek took 4th, Thao Trinh, Rhett Thompson and Jun Helgenberger took 6th. Jake Silbaugh took 7th and Brandon Lehman took 8th!

Jefferson's Varsity and Junior Varsity teams are your
2016 MVC Valley Conference Dual Champions!

Can you say... 3-Peat. J-Hawks are your MVC Valley Varsity Champions for third year in a row! After being slighted by the IWCOA in the final team rankings our J-Hawks had something to prove last night and the boys in blue came through with flying colors defeating Dubuque Senior 66-12 and higher ranked (according to IWCOA that is) Kennedy 39-21. The Junior Varsity also dominated both of their duals with a 69-12 win versus Dubuque Senior and then dominated the Cougars 63-18. They also wrapped up an undefeated MVC season and outright conference dual title last night. Congrats to Coach Martin and Garber!. It was also senior night. We are really going to miss this group of seniors. They have made a huge impact on the progression of our program and things will only get better in the future. Saturday your junior varsity team travels up to Cedar Falls to try and bring home a MVC Conference championship.

Brenden Baker is Jefferson's First Three-Time
MVC Conference Champion! J-Hawk Take Second at Conference Tournament.
No move-ins, no transfers. Just SW siders grinding it out with that blue collar work ethic. We are so proud of all of the athletes who are part of our program. Congrats to our 11 medalists and our teams runner up finish. Champions were Brenden Baker, Kyle Briggs and Nick Dreckman. Big congrats to Nick Dreckman and Kyle Briggs as they claimed their first MVC Conference Championships and Brenden Baker for being Jeffereson first three-time conference champion! Runner ups were Dalton Mastin and Tavian Rashed. 3rd Place in Joseph Sibomana and Matt Culver. 4th place in Cody Clendenen. 5th place in Zach Main. 7th place in David Bonner and 8th place in Keenan Stewart.
J-Hawks are your 2016 CRANDIC Champs!
The freshmen wrestlers dominated the CRANDIC  tournament last night. They took  first place as a team  with 144 points, a whopping 65 more points than the 2nd place team. Placing for the J-hawks were Caleb Koehler 6th, Dru Bowers 4th; Antonio Pagel, Noah Fernandez, and Chris Castillo 3rd, Colton Woods and Jake Silbaugh 2nd. Noah Allers, Dustin Anderson, and PJ Smith are your 2016 CRANDIC Champs!
J-Hawks take home 3rd place at annual Hegarty JV Duals
Our J-Hawks showed again why we are so proud of this group of JV wrestlers yesterday as we finished in 3rd place at our annual Hegarty JV Duals behind second place Western Dubuque and 2016 champ SE Polk. Colten Mastin and Colton Woods both went 5-0 on the day. Pagel, T. Smith and Coltin Endsley all went 4-1. Owens went 3-1 and Pappas, Bolden and H. Trinh went 3-2. We had a ton of action and a lot of exhibition matches. we are so very proud of how these boys are wrestling this year and can not wait to show our stuff at the MVC conference meet in two weeks! Be sure to check out our Flickr page as we posted over 600 photos from the days wrestling action!…/130482075@…/sets/72157663890087305/

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2016-17 HANDBOOK
Our very own Mark Ironside,
Two-Time State Champion
has been inducted to the
Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame
Class of 2010.
Read the article and more information on the 2010 induction ceremony!
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