Lisbon (IA) – In the history of Iowa High School wrestling, there has been a total of twenty-seven four-time state champions. The elite club has the opportunity for one more member this winter - Lisbon's Cael Happel. After dominating the 1A state tournament the past three years, and winning titles at 113, 120, and 132, all eyes will be on Happel.
"It's been my goal since 8th grade to be sitting right here. When Carter won it, and I was in 8th grade, I set that goal to be a four-timer. I wanted to do it better than he did, and so far I have in my opinion. I have one more season to prove myself and do it better than he did."
With the season just around the corner the preparation for Happel's last season as a Lisbon Lion, has already begun.
"The last couple weeks I have been wrestling and lifting. Adjusting my diet. Cutting out some junk food. Been getting better sleep at night. Setting a bed time. The little things. Cleaning up my daily habits."