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2020 Top three Dan Gable Mr. and Ms. Wrestlers of the Year announced

Solon’s Hayden Taylor among finalists for Top three Dan Gable Mr. and Ms. Wrestlers of the Year

BOONE– Fareway and BodyArmor present the Dan Gable Mr. and Ms. Wrestlers of the Year Awards, in coordination with IAwrestle and the Iowa High School Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association (IWCOA). Three finalists from each of the three state wrestling classes, regardless of their year in school and weight class, were selected by fan and IWCOA committee votes. In addition, three women finalists were selected for the Ms. Wrestler Award. All winners will be announced at War at West Gym, on March 14, in Cedar Falls. Tickets can be purchased on line at www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-iawrestles-war-at-west-gym-tickets-94873345731.
The top three finalists for Ms. Wrestler include: Chloe Clemons– Pleasant Valley, Abby McIntyre– Glenwood and Tateum Park– Davenport North.
The top three finalists for Mr. Wrestler include, by class:
In Class 1A: Robert Avila– Lisbon, Adam Allard– West Sioux and Cael Happel– Lisbon.
In Class 2A: Will Esmoil– West Liberty, Cody Fisher– Woodward Granger and Hayden Taylor– Solon.
In Class 3A: Drake Ayala– Fort Dodge, Gabe Christenson– Southeast Polk and Caleb Rathjen– Ankeny.
The IWCOA accepted nominations in December from high school coaches for student athletes in each of the three state wrestling classes, regardless of their year in school and weight class, as well as three outstanding female athletes. Fans had the ability to vote once per day for their top wrestler in each class until Feb. 7, when votes were tallied.