Freshman Alex Pierce takes home a state title

Alex Pierce ’26 won the state title in the 106-pound category at the 2023 State Tournament.

Zoe Smith, Editor-in-Chief

High school Wrestlers from all over Iowa met in Des Moines this week at the Wells Fargo Arena to see who will be crowned a state champion.

Freshman Alex Pierce took the tournament by storm and brought back the gold to Iowa City.

Pierce is a force to be reckoned with, he holds a 41-2 record this season. Pierce fought past the competition beating Cedar Rapids Prarie sophomore Dylan Munson in a 10-8 decision in the quarterfinals, propelling him into the semis on Friday.

During Friday’s match, he beat out Ankeney Centennial Freshman Cale Vandermark to secure him a spot in the finals against Norwalk’s Bowen Downey where they fought for the State Title on Saturday night. Pierce came out victorious in a 10-7 decision.

This is just the beginning for Pierce as he will add this title to his belt and look forward to the next 3 years he has left as a West High wrestler.