Adam Allard of West Sioux

By Jeff Budlong for The Predicament

Adam Allard of West Sioux

On the surface, it doesn't make sense.

West Sioux senior Adam Allard is looking to become the state's 28th four-time state wrestling champion in February. His list of accomplishments is long, starting with three individual state titles, of course. But what if his most impressive feat on a wrestling mat didn't happen in Des Moines? In fact, it didn't happen during the high school season or even during a folkstyle tournament.

Allard went to the junior nationals tournament in Fargo, North Dakota last summer and found himself on the backside of the Greco-Roman bracket before rattling off 10 straight victories at 126 pounds to finish third and earn All-American honors for the first time.

Click Here to Login for Complete Article

"I had a tough first round and after that I knew I just had to flush it out of the way and just focus on my next match," Allard said. "It shows I go out there and work hard. I just battled and I always believe in my abilities.