Biscoglia is Waukee’s First State Wrestling Champion
Sophomore Kyle Biscoglia took home the 3A State Tournament Championship title after defeating Nick Oldham of Valley 9-1. Biscoglia is Waukee’s first State wrestling champion at 106 lbs. Senior Jakob Allison placed seventh at 120 lbs and first time qualifier sophomore Brock Parker recorded a 1-2 performance for the weekend.
“I was nervous going in,” said Biscoglia. “But I knew I’d prepared enough to do well… Winning the State title has been my goal since second grade.”
This was Allison’s third appearance at the state tournament. Allison recorded a big first round win over #2 Brendan Baker of Cedar Rapids Jefferson but then fell to #1 ranked and eventual champion Jack Wagner of Bettendorf. Allison worked his way back to 7th place to finish his career with 156 victories and his third medal in three years. Allison was the runner up at 106 lbs his sophomore and junior year.
Biscoglia capped off a great season with 54 wins, 1 loss and a state championship medal at 106 lbs. Biscoglia is not only the first Waukee wrestler to ever win a state title, but only the 6th Warrior to make the finals. Biscoglia’s toughest match of the tournament was his quarterfinal bout vs. #2 Drew Bennett of Fort Dodge where Biscoglia won in the third overtime period, 6-5.
This year’s state tournament capped off an historic Warrior Wrestling Season where the team went 16-7, breaking the school “Dual Meet Wins in a Season” record and qualified for the Regional Dual Tournament for the first time in school history. The teams only losses this season were to the top 3 teams in the state and the top team in Kansas and top team in Missouri. The Warriors also had 30+ win seasons from freshman Cade DeVos (42), sophomore Kyle Biscoglia (54), senior Jakob Allison (43), freshman Anthony Zach (38), sophomore Brock Parker (32), and senior Grant Brown (34). This is a first for the Waukee Wrestling program.
Over the season, Biscoglia broke three school records. As a team, he said, “We’ve all done well. The duals we lost this season were close and to some really great teams.”
Now that the wrestling season is over, Biscoglia is looking forward to freestyle wrestling. He’ll be trying out for the Fargo Junior Cadet Nationals and also wants to compete on the Cadet World Team in Georgia, a country between Europe and Asia. On top of it all, the sophomore will be headed to the Olympic Training Center this spring.
The complete tournament results can be viewed on The Des Moines Register.