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, Sports Editor

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.