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Nation, Geddings to Iowa Western

4/25/2012
Iowa Western Community College Sports Information

Iowa Western landed three-time state champion Tyler Nation


Iowa Western Wrestling added the second main part to their 2012 incoming class in Scottsbluff's Tyler Nation.

Nation, the Bearcat's first ever three-time Nebraska state champion, carries an impressive career record of 155-12, a school record, and shares the single-season win record with 46. Also active in the offseason, Nation has claimed titles at the Big Horn National and Monster Match National tournaments.

"Iowa Western has an outstanding program," Nation said. "They can help ease me on to a a Division I program."

Reivers coach Josh Watts was on hand for the signing. He is excited to have Scottsbluff's only three-time state champ on board.

"Tyler brings a great work ethic with him," Watts said. "He needs to finish his matches stronger. We will work on that, but he has all of the tools to be a good Division I wrestler."

The son of Thomas Nation and Gerry Nation will wrestle at 141 pounds for the Reivers next season and joins South Sioux's two-time state champion Derek Geddings in the incoming class.

Geddings becomes first addition to 2012 incoming class

The Iowa Western Reivers and head coach Josh Watts received their first addition to the 2012 incoming class this week.

Two-time Nebraska state champion, Derek Geddings (South Sioux City, Neb.) pledged to the Reivers after compiling an impressive 129-13 high school record. After a third-place finish in 2010, Geddings brought home titles in 2011 and 2012.

Not being satisfied with just state titles, Geddings has continued adding to his resume by winning the Rocky Mountain Nationals in Denver, CO and placing third at the USA Junior National Folkstyle Tournament in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

In his career Geddings set school records for the most team points, most tech falls, most pins in a season, and at one point was ranked 25th in the nation by USA Wrestling.

Geddings looks to wrestle 184 or 197 for the Reivers.

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