2014 State Class AA Champions
Ten Time State Champions: 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2014
Six Time State Runner-Up: 1991, 1994, 1995, 2003, 2005 & 2013
Two Time State Third Place: 1993 & 2002
2014 State Class AA Champions
Simley won the 2014 State Class AA Wrestling Championship on Thursday, February 27. Simley defeated Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle/Montevideo United 46-12 in the first round. In the semifinals, Simley defeated the defending champion Komets from Kasson-Mantorville by the score of 40-19. In a hard fought championship match, Simley beat Scott West 74-6. There were six one point matches in the dual, and Simley won five of those matches. This was Simley's tenth state team championship.
State Tournament Photographs
All photographs from this season are now available in the Photo Gallery.
Youthful Simley wrestlers homegrown and hungry
A youthful corps of Simley wrestlers has the team back in a familiar spot heading to state.
After a dynastic run of five consecutive Class 2A state wrestling championships from 2008-2012, Simley fell to Kasson-Mantorville 30-27 in the finals last spring.
Nearly a year later, coach Will Short reflected on the loss and their opponent.
"If somebody's good enough to beat us, then we celebrate that," Short said. "We know how hard we work. We know how hard we train. We also know how hard it will be for someone to beat us. If they beat us, they have to be doing the work we're doing."
This wouldn't be the downfall of a wrestling powerhouse. Simley has won nine state championships. It has finished in second place six times and third place twice.
2014 Simley Greco Open / Freestyle State Qualifier
- Weigh-ins: 4:30-5:30pm
- Wrestling begins: 6:30pm
- Greco weigh-in counts for Saturday's Freestyle Open, if you complete the Greco competition.
- 4-Man round robin
- Weigh-ins: 7:00-8:30am
- Wrestling begins: 10:00am
- 8-Man brackets when possible
10 Reasons Why Kids Should Wrestle - By Justin Ruiz
Wrestling is a great sport that teaches athletes so many valuable lessons about sport and life in general. Dan Gable, legendary University of Iowa coach, World, and Olympic Champion; is quoted as saying "Once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easy." I still think that life can continue to throw powerful punches and challenges, however, I am in agreement that wrestling is a sport that teaches hard work and personal accountability. If one fails on the wrestling mat, there is no one else to blame but the individual. It is hard to blame a coach or a teammate for a sub par performance, and wrestling forces an individual to look inward to see what you're really made of. Here are my top ten reasons why kids should wrestle.
Become a Simley Wrestling Sponsor! - Simley Wrestling Sponsorship Form
The Simley wrestling program is launching its 2013-14 sponsorship program. Sponsorship funds are used to support all levels (high school, middle school, and youth) of the Simley wrestling program. Funds help pay for tournament costs, equipment, and coaching.
Here are the details on becoming a sponsor.
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