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How Close Were The 3 Timers To Winning 4?! Part 4

 

AUSTIN BLYTHE, WILLIAMSBURG/IOWA HAWKEYES FOOTBALL 

Austin Blythe from Williamsburg was a 4X finalist and 3X State champion from 2008-2011. He finished with a record of 188-11 with 146 career pins. Last I knew, that number is in the top 5-10 ever. The only year he did not win state was as a Freshman in HS, which was the year he placed 2nd. He lost 3-1 to a Sr. named Avery Fuhs from Chariton. He was a 285 guy all 4 years. He went on to play football for the Iowa Hawkeyes and is still currently a Center in the NFL for the Los Angeles Rams.

 

BRIAN MORETZ, NORTHWOOD-KENSETT/UNI PANTHERS FOOTBALL

Brian Moretz from Northwood-Kensett won 3 state titles from 1989-1991 and placed 4th his Freshman year. What makes this more impressive was the fact that he started out as a Freshman at 285 and stayed there his entire career. He finished with a career record of 116-7. He finished with a winning streak of 88. He chose to play football at UNI and was an AA lineman. His accomplishments are incredible. 

 

MARK SINDLINGER, CHARLES CITY/IOWA HAWKEYES FOOTBALL AND WRESTLING

Mark Sindlinger from Charles City is one of the most prolific multi-sport athletes to come out of the state of Iowa. He wrestled at the HWT Division all 4 years in HS and won state titles in 1981, 1982 and 1983. He went on to play football for the Hawkeyes AS WELL as wrestled for them. He was a 2X Big 10 Champ wrestler and placed 4th and 6th at NCAA Nats. He only had one full season of wrestling to work with, the other two seasons were shortened from football where he was a 3-year starter and a member of a Hawks football team that went to 4 Bowl games. The only year he didn’t win state was his Freshman year.

 

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