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Iowa Lakes Wrestling Add Three Local Recruits

August 13, 2014

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 2 time state qualifier and team captain for the Midgets. Long was also a 2 time state qualifier along with being a captain for 3 years as a Bulldog.  Both Blake and Austin will join the Lakers are weight class 157.

Schany will be transferring to Iowa Lakes from Iowa Western where he competed in football last year.  He was a 2 time state qualifier in high school- earning second place as a senior.  Nick will be joining the ranks at weight 174.

“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.”

Nick Schany and parents signing letter of intent
Nick Schany and parents signing letter of intent

For More Information:

Head Coach Cody Alesch at 712-362-7916

Questions or comments? Please email us at or call 712-362-2604 or 800-521-5054.
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