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Two, Four-Time State Wrestling Champs Crowned In Iowa

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

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John Meeks and Cory Clark joined an elite group of Iowa high school wrestlers when they became four-time state champions Saturday night in Des Moines.

Meeks, a senior at Des Moines Roosevelt, beat Bettendorf's Connor Ryan 9-6 at 138 pounds in the Class 3A finals to finish 168-0 in his career, making him just the sixth Iowa prep to go unbeaten.

Clark, a senior at Southeast Polk, earned his fourth title with a 6-2 victory over Eric DeVos of Waverly-Shell Rock at 126 in Class 3A. He came within one match of an unbeaten career, finishing 179-1.

Meeks and Clark became the 20th and 21st Iowa wrestlers to win four state titles. Meeks is the first 3A wrestler to go unbeaten since Iowa City High's Jeff McGinness went 172-0 from 1990-93.


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