The Ames High wrestling program is led by Andy Fecht. In the 2020-21 season, Ames qualified a pair of wrestlers to the IHSAA State Tournament, highlighted by Gabe Greenlee’s return to the heavyweight title bout for the second straight year.
2022-23 Season Recap
The Little Cyclones ended their season with a 14-4 overall record and a 7-2 Iowa Alliance Conference (IAC) record in duals. In the IAC, they placed second and scored 61 points at state to finish 18th in 3A and sent four wrestlers to the state tournament This was an amazing increase after only pushing one through in the 2021-2022 season.
2022-23 State Recap
The Ames High Little Cyclone wrestling teams were one of two programs with three or more sixth place or better finishers. Jackson Winkey qualified at 160 pounds, Kyler Hall was a 4th place finisher at 285 pounds Danarii Mickel finished runner up at 195 as did Jabari Hinson at 126 pounds.
Ames’ most recent state champion was Marcus Coleman, who currently wrestles at Iowa State. As a Little Cyclone, Coleman won his third state title in 2017 and finished with a 156-16 record in his prep wrestling career.