AWC Coaches




Our History

The Ankeny Wrestling Club (AWC) began in 1992 by a small group of volunteers and a handful of young wrestlers, which has grown to over 200 members annually!

Our Mission

The primary goal of the Ankeny Wrestling Club is to encourage participation in the sport of wrestling, keep the kids excited and interested in the sport as well as provide the proper technique and training to allow each kid to reach their fullest potential as a wrestler.

 

Bob Anderson

High School

  • East 1990 - 1992- State Qualifier

College

  • Swarthmore/Central College, 1997

Coaching

  • Ankeny Wrestling Club 2010-present

Curt Bennethum

High School

  • 1989- State Champ
    1988- 4th Place
    1987- 2nd Place
    1986- state qualifier

College

  • UNI, 1993
    2X NCAA Qualifier
  • Iowa National Freestyle and Greco Roman Experience
    Coaching:

Coaching

  • Ankeny Wrestling Club 2011-present

Kirk Rathjen

High School

  • Iowa Valley 1992
  • 1992- State Champ
  • 1991- 4th Place

College

  • Central College, 1997

Coaching

  • Ankeny Wrestling Club 2008- present

Justin Song

High School

  • Des Moines Hoover High School 1998
  • 4 Year Letter Winner
  • Team Captain

College

  • Simpson College 2002
  • 4 Year Letter Winner
  • 3 Year Varsity Starter
  • Team Captain
  • Two Time Academic All-American

Coaching

  • Ankeny Wrestling Club 2014-present

Brad Bruhl

High School

  • Fort Dodge, IA 1988
  • 1988-State Champ
  • 1987-3rd Place
  • 1986-State Runner Up
  • 1985-4th Place
  • Greco Wrestling
  • 2X Iowa Junior National Team member

College

  • University of Iowa 1988-1991
  • University of Northern Iowa 1991-1993
  • 2X NCAA Qualifier
  • 2X West Region Champion
  • UNI Team Co-Captain 1992-1993
  • Freestyle National Place winner
  • Competed in the 1992 Olympic Trials

Coaching

  • Ankeny Wrestling Club 2013-present

Joe Bennett

High School

  • Fort Dodge 1989
  • 1989- 5th Place
  • High School

College

UNI, 1993

Coaching

  • Ankeny Wrestling Club 2011-present
Our Trainers

Our Mission

The primary goal of the Ankeny Wrestling Club is to encourage participation in the sport of wrestling, keep the kids excited and interested in the sport as well as provide the proper technique and training to allow each kid to reach their fullest potential as a wrestler.

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