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Dowling Catholic wrestler Trevor Schwager killed in crash

Trevor Schwager, a wrestler at Dowling Catholic High School in West Des Moines, Iowa was killed Monday morning.

Trevor Schwager
The senior was on his way to welding class at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny after a wrestling workout when his pickup crossed the median on Highway 5 and collided with a truck.

The following message was posted on Dowling Catholic High School's Facebook page Tuesday morning:

"We extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Trevor Schwager, a senior at Dowling Catholic High School who was killed in a car accident. Trevor was known for his high energy, positive spirit and leadership. He was a member of the Dowling Catholic wrestling team and involved with FFA [Future Farmers of America] and 4-H. Please keep Trevor, his family and friends, and the many people whose lives he touched in your thoughts and prayers. He will be greatly missed."

Schwager was a three-year starter for the Maroons, wrestling at 160 pounds.

Dowling wrestling coach Kevin Stanley described Schwager as a popular and personable student who was always smiling.

"He was hands down the life of the party," Stanley told the Des Moines Register.

The coach, who had known Schwager for about four years, canceled Monday's wrestling practice out of respect for the late wrestler and his teammates.

WHO-TV, the NBC affiliate in Des Moines, shared this Twitter message from Trevor Schwager's brother: "I'd just like to thank everyone who has supported my family and I through this hard time. So blessed to have many great people around & all of the love."

IAwrestle.com also tweeted a photo of Trevor with the caption, "Our prayers are with you, your family, friends and teammates."


Funeral arrangements had not been made public as of Tuesday afternoon.

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