(Glenwood) -- Throughout the month of August, KMA Sports is introducing the 2018-19 KMA Sports Hall of Fame class.
On Friday, we announced one of five state championship teams that will be honored and inducted during the course of the 18-19 school year.
The Glenwood Rams wrestling state champion of 1989 led from the opening day to the end of the tournament, placing three in the state finals and scoring 70.5 points to win the school’s first wrestling championship.
“We’d been building up to that,” Coach Bob Dyer told KMA Sports. “We had some things in motion, but I think when we broke through it really put the Glenwood wrestling program in high gear.”
The Rams had three state finalists, including Jeff Jens, Scott Stogdill and Chad Stouder.
“When they made it to the finals, that pretty well iced it on Friday night,” Dyer said. “We had seven kids at the state tournament, and they all won a match and contributed to the point total.”
Jens went on to win the first of back-to-back state championships at 152 pounds to lead the charge. However, Dyer is quick to point out every single member of their team had a large contribution.
Other state qualifiers included Tom Becker, Dan Fisher, Rob Radford and Rick Moreno.
“It was a controlled fight most of the time (in the wrestling room),” Dyer said. “All the kids in that room were just hard-nosed kids. You could work those guys up to the point of death, and they’d want to do it again. That was a special group.”
Glenwood also qualified for the state duals tournament and finished third with a win in the consolation round.
The Rams are the first wrestling team to be inducted into the KMA Sports Hall of Fame. Hear the complete interview with Coach Dyer from Friday morning’s Upon Further Review below.
Previous announcements are linked below. Listen to KMA's Upon Further Review each day in August for a new Hall of Fame announcement.
Wednesday, August 1st - Dan Martinez, Red Oak (Coach)
Thursday, August 2nd - Ricky Williams, Riverside (Basketball)