Outstanding American: Lowell Tiedt- Graduated from Wapsie Valley High School 1966


Lowell Tiedt

 1967 2nd place IIAC Upper Iowa
1968 2nd place IIAC Upper Iowa
1969 Champion IIAC Upper Iowa
1970 Champion IIAC Upper Iowa
1968 Qualified for NCAA Div. II Tournament
1969,&70 Qualified for NAIA Tournament
1971 Started coaching at Kennedy High School Cedar Rapids was ASST for 10 years
1971 Coached JR/High at Franklin, Taft and Wilson for 36 years
2005 Middle School coach of year
1970- Present been refereeing wrestling for 50 years

Hall Of Fame Inductee:

Upper Iowa University 1997

Jones County 4H 2006

Great Jones County Fair- 2019


Community Leadership roles:

Currently President of Jones County Extention

Past President of Anamosa Community School Board

Past President of Great Jones County Fair

Jones County Land Use Board 21 years and still serving.

Safety director at Rogers Concrete Construction

Retired from Cedar Rapids Community Schools Teacher/ Coach 33 years

Asst. Varsity wrestling coach at Cedar Rapids Kennedy 10 years

Head JH coach for 35 years

Military Experience:

38 years 8 months Command Sargent Major (CSM) Iowa Army National Guard Retired in 2007

  • Started in 133rd INF in Oelwein, Iowa for 11 1/2 years.
  • Transferred to Iowa Military Academy at Camp Dodge as and instructor for 6 years- Left as a senior Instructor.
  • Transferred to the 234 Signal BN (Battalion)as the 1st Sargent for 2 years
  • Transferred back to Iowa Military Academy as a CSM for 11 ½ years.
  • Transferred back to 234th signal BN (Battalion)as the CSM for 3 years
  • Transferred to 67th Troop Command as the CSM for 5 years with 2300 soldiers
  • Transferred to 554 Maintenance BN(Battalion) for the last year.


Lowell has three daughters Danielle (San Francisco, CA) Vice President of Google-You Tube, two children, Finley and Monroe.

Daughter Lisa Grand Rapids MI Retired from Microsoft, one boy, Ethan

And Daughter Kari, Manager at Collins Aerospace, a son Gavin, girl- Zakiya,,a son- Akaco and son Nakai