Nelson Brands ’18 up for prestigious Dan Gable Mr. Wrestler Award

Nelson Brands ’18 has advanced to the next round of voting for the Dan Gable Wrestler of the Year Award for Class 3A.


Kara Wagenknecht

Nelson Brands ’18 waits while the referees deliberate on a call as he competes at West High.

Ellie Gretter, Sports Editor

Nelson Brands ’18 has successfully moved on from the first round of voting for the Dan Gable Mr. Wrestler Award and needs the help of voters to move onto the final round where a committee will vote on the winner. To advance, Brands needs to remain in the top three. Brands has been a serious contender for this award due to his continued dominance in the Iowa High School State Wrestling Meet as a two-time state champion. Brands also led the state last year in takedowns, boasting 454 going into the state tournament. To cast your vote for Brands, click here