New Hampton/Turkey Valley wrestling

NH/TV’s Carson Babcock works for a takedown during his consolation semifinal match against Zach Williams of Osage.
It wasn’t where they wanted to end the 2019-20 season, but the fact of the matter is New Hampton/Turkey Valley’s Carson Babcock and Jacob Reicks both knew there were literally thousands of wrestlers in Iowa who would have loved trading places with them Saturday night. Both Chickasaw juniors found...
New Hampton/Turkey Valley’s Evan Rosonke lifts Central Lyon/George-Little Rock’s Dylan Winkel on his way to a five point move.
Evan Rosonke stood in the hallway at Wells Fargo Arena and tried to fathom what had just happened. The New Hampton/Turkey Valley senior was a state champion. “It’s a really big deal for me,” he said Saturday night after he beat Dylan Winkel of Central Lyon/George-Little Rock to claim the Class 2A...
New Hampton’s Carson Babcock acknowledges the large NH/TV crowd after winning the 160-pound title.
Here’s what you need to know about New Hampton/Turkey Valley’s two Northeast Iowa Conference champs: Never, ever think you have points against Carson Babcock and Evan Rosonke until they’re on the scoreboard. Both the champs showed just how dangerous they are in scrambles Saturday as they claimed...
New Hampton’s Alex Philo puts Charles City’s Gage Kilby in a headlock during the 113-pound match at Charles City on Thursday.
Take out the Charles City meet, and you know what? It wasn’t all that bad of a week for the New Hampton/Turkey Valley wrestling team. The Chickasaws picked up two wins in a hastily put together triangular at Forest City on Tuesday and also welcomed back one of their senior leaders as they finished...
Despite facing a large gap when it comes to weight, New Hampton heavyweight Jacob Durnan takes a shot at Charles City’s Chase Crooks during Thursday’s Northeast Iowa Conference dual meet.
New Hampton/Turkey Valley wrestling coach Matt Paulus said the focus of his team heading into the dual against Northeast Iowa Conference rival Charles City was finishing. However, they were unable to do this throughout Thursday evening, as the Comets topped the Chickasaws 50-9. “We did not perform...
New Hampton/Turkey Valley’s Claire Quirk takes Western Dubuque’s Mia Lindauer to her back during the first round of the Iowa Wrestling Coaches Association’s state girls tournament that was held Friday and Saturday in Waverly, and although Quirk would fall in this match, she reeled off seven straight victories to finish third in her weight class.
Before last summer, Claire Quirk had never stepped on a wrestling mat … or at least she had never wrestled on one. Now, she’s in the history books. The New Hampton/Turkey Valley junior became the first state placewinner in school history as she brought home a third-place medal from the Iowa...
New Hampton/Turkey Valley’s Dylan Usher “comes around the corner” to pick up a takedown against Waverly-Shell Rock’s Dylan Stockdale during Thursday night’s Northeast Iowa Conference dual meet.
Matt Paulus and his New Hampton/Turkey Valley team knew the hurdle was huge, and although they didn’t quite overcome it, the Chickasaws acquitted themselves quite well in a 39-27 loss to Waverly-Shell Rock last Thursday. The Go-Hawks came in ranked No. 1 in Class 3A and have appeared in several...
 the New Hampton/Turkey Valley schedule — 19 days between the Battle of the Waterloo and a dual meet with Waverly-Shell Rock — he wasn’t quite sure what to expect. “It could be very bad for us or we could put all that time to good use,” he said, “and I’m happy to tell you the guys chose the latter...
Photo by Becky Walz - Decorah Newspapers. New Hampton/Turkey Valley senior Austin Hemann puts the finishing touches on a pin.
Be warned, New Hampton sports fans: If you sit next to Carson Babcock at an event and have extra food, you might not have it for very long. The New Hampton/Turkey Valley junior has made a big jump, at least in wrestling terms, in weight this season. After competing at 138 a year ago, Babcock is now...
When the first rankings come out, New Hampton/Turkey Valley wrestling coach Matt Paulus doesn’t expect to find his Chickasaws in them. And he’s just fine with that. “I don’t mind laying low, building it up and have people think we’re down,” he said, “because I think in the long run, we have the...

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