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Iowa–Grant/Highland wins team title at Luther Wrestling Camp

Iowa–Grant/Highland wins team title at Luther Wrestling Camp

Iowa–Grant/Highland wrestlers that compete in the recent Luther College Team Wrestling Camp were (front, from left) Andrew Winders, Noah Pennekamp, Keegan Pilling, Donald Laufenberg, Jason Solbrook...


POSTED August 10, 2017 12:03 p.m.

DECORAH, Iowa — The Iowa–Grant/Highland wrestling team participated in the recent 2017 Luther College Team Wrestling Camp II in Decorah.

Seniors Brady Peat and Max Maylor, both 2017 WIAA Division 3 state qualifier, earned Wrestler of the Day honors from Luther camp coach Keenan Feldpausch and the Panthers won the camp team championship.

Feldpausch served as the Iowa–Grant/Highland coach at the camp, providing guidance for wrestlers with quality feedback throughout the camp.

The Iowa–Grant/Highland wrestling team is coached by Ryan Allen, Gary Allen and Chris Sokol. This is the first time the Panthers have attended the Luther team camp.

The Luther wrestling camps, directed by Luther Head Wrestling Coach Dave Mitchell, have grown into some of the largest and most recognized athletic camps in the Midwest. 

More than 1,000 wrestlers from 10-plus states attended the 2017 Luther College Wrestling Camps throughout July, making the series of camps some of the biggest camps in the country.

Max Thomsen, four-time Iowa High School State Champion and All-American wrestler from the University of Iowa, Drew Van Anrooy, Luther class of 2016 and 2016 NCAA Champion at 141 pounds, and Dakota Gray, Luther class of 2016 and 2016 All-American wrestler, served as clinicians for Team Camp II.


Campers at the 2017 camps participated in team building activities, intensive “Train Like a Norseman” sessions, technique sessions and live wrestling sessions. The camp closed with an individual tournament.

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