Congrats to STC sophomore Kalem Schrock in qualifying for the Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament this year. During last Saturday’s state qualifying district tournament in Knoxville, Schrock was injured following an illegal maneuver by his first round opponent, Jace Smith of PCM. Smith was then disqualified from the match, giving the first round victory to Schrock. In the second round championship match, Schrock was forced into a medical forfeit but was still awarded a runner-up finish and a State tournament qualification. With the State wrestling tournament less than one week away, Schrock will again be forced to forfeit due to the injury suffered last Saturday.
The 2018-19 high school wrestling season was the first experience Schrock has had on the wrestling mats. The sophomore qualified for the State wrestling tournament in the 285-pound class where he wrestled most of the season, compiling a 13-16 record. Schrock is the son of Jeff Schrock and Holly Youngbear-Schrock.
*Photo courtesy of Allison Graham, Tama News Herald