Steffans places sixth at State Wrestling; highest finisher since 2002

Isaac Steffans attained his goal of punching his ticket to the state tournament when he won the district championship at Starmont February 15. He began his journey to the podium, on Thursday night, February 20 and it would continue until Saturday when he and the other place winners received their medals.

Thursday night Isaac Steffans started his journey of reaching the podium at 285 pounds. In his first match of the state tournament, he wrestled Kody Timm from HLV. After the first period, the score was tied 0-0. At the beginning of the second period, Isaac had the choice and picked down. He was able to secure an escape and came close to taking his opponent down a few times.

About Steffans’ accomplishments, Coach Bryan Mueller said, “I know it is tough to end your career with a loss, but Steffans has so much to be proud of. He is the highest place winner from Postville since 2002. Also, this year he was a conference, sectional, and district champion.His record on the year was 50-6. All 6 of his losses came from guys who medaled down at state (1st, 3rd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th). In his career, he secured over 100 career wins and was a two-time state qualifier and now he can say he was a state place winner.”

Read the full article and see more photos in the February 26 edition of the Postville Herald.