Head Wrestling Coach
Cody Alesch is entering his 4th 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 (7) and Teague (5)
Coach Reynolds is entering his first season as a graduate assistant. Abram-Michael wrestled at Rockwood Summit High School in St. Louis, Miss., where he was a 2-time state place winner.
After high school, Abram-Michael attended Briar Cliff University and was a four-year starter for the Chargers, 3-time National Qualifier, 3-time Team Captain, and was named Most Inspirational Athlete for 2013-2014.
Coach Reynolds received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History at Briar Cliff University and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Education and Leadership.
Coach Powell is entering his first season as a graduate assistant. Eric wrestled at Montini Catholic High School in Lombard, Illinois, where he was a 2- time state qualifier, 2009- 2010 team captain, and 2010 state runner- up.
After high school, Eric attended the University of Dubuque where he was a 3 year varsity starter for the Spartans, team captain, 2013 national qualifier, and was also named the 2010- 2011 “Freshman of the Year.”
Coach Powell received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication at the University of Dubuque.