Upper Iowa’s Josh Walker completes national title trek

By K.J. Pilcher The Gazette

CEDAR RAPIDS — Josh Walker’s college career was long and winding road.

The twists and turns led him to a few different schools and a detour into the real world for a couple years. Then, Upper Iowa Coach Heath Grimm called and gave him directions to Fayette.

The path eventually continued to the top of the awards stand Saturday night at the NCAA Division II Wrestling Championships at the U.S. Cellular Center. Walker (36-6) claimed the 133-pound national title with a 1-0 victory over Minnesota State’s George Farmah.

“It means everything,” Walker, the 16th NCAA champion. “I just know that no matter what happens in life I’m set. I’m not talking from a financial standpoint or anything like that. I’m set because I know that I finished my business.”

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