Michael Blockhus

University of Northern Iowa wrestler Michael Blockhus scores a takedown during the UNI Open last month.
For those who wrestled Michael Blockhus in high school, this may sound a bit scary. “I think I’m definitely more focused on the mat,” the University of Northern Iowa freshman said when asked how he’s changed as a wrestler since graduating from New Hampton High School last spring. “One of the things...
New Hampton senior Michael Blockhus, flanked by coaches Nick Hemann (left) and Matt Paulus, was named the Class 2A Wrestler of the Year.
It may have been the easiest balloting ever when it came to Iowa’s wrestlers of the year; after all, if there ever was a year that qualified as a no-brainer, it was 2017-18. Both Class 1A and 3A had four-time champions in Underwood’s Alex Thomsen and Fort Dodge’s Brody Teske while Class 2A had...
New Hampton/Turkey Valley’s Areon Day, shown here in last week’s season opener, finished third at the prestigious Cliff Keen Invitational that was held in Independence this past weekend.
New Hampton/Turkey Valley got exactly what it wanted — plenty of tough matches  — this past weekend in Independence.  And when it was over, NH/TV coach Nick Hemann was relatively happy as his Chickasaws finished fourth in the Cliff Keen Invitational team standings at the 31-team tournament that...

New Hampton Tribune

10 North Chestnut Ave
New Hampton, IA 50659
Phone: (641) 394-2111
Email: tribune@nhtrib.com

Sign Up For Breaking News

Stay informed on our latest news!

Manage my subscriptions

Subscribe to Tribune Newsletter feed
Comment Here