Head Wrestling Coach
Cody Alesch is entering his second season as Head Coach for the Lakers. Cody was a two-time state place winner (2nd, 4th) from Graettinger High School. After graduating in 1998 he wrestled at Wartburg College where he was a 3-year letter winner, Academic All-American in 2000, member of National Championship Team in 1999 and National Runner-Ups in 2000 and 2002.
Cody graduated with a bachelor of arts in Elementary Education from Wartburg and an Associates degree in Mortuary Science from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, Ill.
In 2006, he became the Head Wrestling Coach at Graettinger-Terril High School. In his 6-year stint as the head coach, he had 20 state qualifiers; 14 state place winners, 2 of which who were champions; 2 National High School Coaches Association Senior Academic All-Americans; 4 Team Regional Dual Qualifiers; 2 Sectional Team Championships; and, 2 District Team Championships.
In 2007, Alesch was named the Northwest Conference Coach of the Year and had an overall Dual Team Record of 65-38.
Cody resides with his wife, Teresa (6-12 Principal at Graettinger-Terril Community School District), and two children, Sacha (6) and Teague (4)
Matt wrestled at Apple Valley High School where he was a Three-Time Minnesota State Champion, Two-Time NHSCA All-American, Four-Time All-State selection and was named sixth-best national recruit at 135 pounds by Amateur Wrestling News. After high school Matt attended University of Minnesota. As Golden Gopher, he accumulated a 58-29 career record and competed in the Big Ten tournament in 2011. Matt received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Minnesota and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Business.
Dimitri wrestled for Eddyville -Blakesburg High School where he was a four-time state place winner and a two-time Iowa High school State Champion. Dimitri also competed in Football, Baseball, and track during high school. After graduating from high school Dimitri decided to continue his athletic career at Coe College. Boyer was a two-time national qualifier and All-American. Reaching the national finals, he finished runner-up his senior season at the NCAA national tournament. He finished with a record of 108-36 and was named "Athlete of The Year" during his senior season at Coe. Dimitri completed his Bachelors degree in Physical-Education while at Coe College and plans to pursue his Master's Degree in Higher Education.