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TRAVIS YOUNG 2-time National Champion, 1991-92

NICK ACKERMAN National Champion, 2001





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he Simpson wrestling program has become a national leader over the past decade. Beginning with Nick Ackerman’s 2001 NCAA National Championship and subsequent appearance on NBC’s Today show, continuing with a third place finish at the 2004 national duals, moving on to three consecutive top 10 NCAA finishes to today where the Storm continue to vie for a place at the top of Division III’s most competitive league, the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The Iowa Conference is the most prestigious small college wrestling conference in the nation. The league receives the most qualifiers for the NCAA Division III Championships annually and consistently boasts the most All-Americans at the national meet. In addition to an always challenging conference schedule, the Simpson Invitational draws some of the nation’s top teams from around the country. The Storm also travels the country to face perennial powerhouses, attending tournaments in Florida, Massachusetts, and/or Las Vegas to round out their schedule.


Playing at Simpson gives you access to some of the best athletic facilities in the Iowa Conference and the Midwest. New in 2011, Simpson replaced the track and turf inside Bill Buxton Stadium to provide student-athletes the opportunity to compete on the nation’s finest playing surfaces. Installed on the field was a FieldTurf Revolution playing surface, the first of its kind to appear in the Midwest. The track is a full-pour, 10-millimeter track from Beynon, the same surface found at the University of Iowa. Simpson’s main indoor facilities, the Carse Fitness Center and the Cowles Center, house a variety of different amenities for training, strength and conditioning and recreation. Simpson’s indoor facilities include a 5,000 square-foot weight room, a competition fieldhouse for basketball and volleyball, racquetball courts, a wrestling room, a 25-meter swimming pool, locker rooms and indoor batting cages. Other outdoor venues include Dick and Nancy Buxton Memorial Tennis Courts, McBride Baseball Field and the Simpson Softball Complex. Simpson’s golf teams practice and compete at the Indianola Country Club.

In the fall of 2010, Simpson’s board of trustees voted unanimously to construct a new $14 million student center. The Kent Campus Center will house a coffee shop, alternative eating options, space for concerts, banquets, meetings and additional office space for campus departments, including the Center for Vocation and Integrative Learning. Construction is set to begin in Summer 2011 with an expected completion date of Fall 2012.

2011-12 DATE OPPONENT 3 Jan. 28 at IIAC Duals Feb. 9 at Central* 3 Feb. 24 IIAC Tournament March 8-10 4NCAA Championships - Home games in bold * Iowa Conference match 1 Last Vegas, Nev. 2 Williamstown, Mass. 3 Cedar Rapids, Iowa (hosted by Coe) 4 La Crosse, Wis. (hosted by UW-La Crosse) - Visit for start times

A perfect blend of youth and experience define Manny’s coaching staff, which employs a very hands-on teaching style to the team. Bob Dyer is an Iowa Hall of Fame coach with over 30 years of experience at the high school level and former Division III National Champion and NCAA Scholar All-American Garrett South knows what it takes to compete and succeed in the ulta-competitive Iowa Conference.



DATE OPPONENT Nov. 12 Knox Invitational Nov. 15 Cornell* Nov. 19 Coe Invitational Dec. 1 at Luther* Dec. 3 Simpson Invitational Dec. 8 Augustana/Knox 1 Dec. 18 Desert Duals 2 Jan. 6 at Williams 2 Jan. 7 Williams Invite Jan. 14 Central Duals Jan. 18 at Loras* Jan. 21 UW-Whitewater Duals Jan. 24 Buena Vista*


Simpson’s head man is used to winning. Fourth-year head coach and Simpson alumnus Clint Manny ended his wrestling career for the Storm as the winningest wrestler in the history of the program with a 148-24 record. A three-time AllAmerican and two-time national runner up, Manny brings new energy and focus to lead Simpson into the next decade and a new era in Storm wrestling.

Manny and his wife, Katie reside in Indianola with their daughter, Avery.


As an athlete at Simpson, you’ll have the opportunity to excel both on the field and in the classroom. Simpson’s quality liberal arts program offers more than 40 majors, minors and programs. Want to learn more about the Simpson Experience? Check us out online at and discover what it means to be a Simpson student. To schedule a personalized campus visit, contact the Office of Admissions at 800-362-2454, email or schedule online at

STUDENT-ATHLETE SUPPORT Strength & Conditioning Simpson’s strength and conditioning program will be an important element in your athletic experience at the college. Simpson’s certified strength and conditioning staff will work with you to build a fitness plan that can reduce the risk of injury and improve your athletic performance. Athletic Training The athletic training staff at Simpson realizes that in order to have a successful season, the top priority for parents and coaches is the athlete’s health. The four certified athletic trainers on staff and their 30 students provide quality healthcare to over 500 athletes. To help keep costs down, they evaluate, treat, and rehabilitate all athletes on campus. In addition, two team physicians routinely visit the training room to evaluate athletes and determine the need for further testing and care.

BUILDING LEADERSHIP SKILLS NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills Simpson is one of only two Division III schools in Iowa to participate in the NCAA CHAMPS/Life Skills program. Some of the highlights of Simpson’s program include: • Academic assistance through study tables for first-year students and tutors for individual subjects • Leadership, character and professional development through seminars and guest speakers • Community service opportunities with the Special Olympics and other agencies that provide programming for students with special needs • Mentoring program that provides support for first-year students by pairing them with an upper-class student SAAC The Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) is one way for you to get involved in athletics beyond your sports team. As a SAAC member, you’ll be a part of a leadership group that provides a voice for studentathletes at the college and within the NCAA. SAAC members are focused on fostering positive images of athletes and often plan activities on campus. In the past, athletes on the committee have planned Spirit Day, National Student-Athlete Day and community service events.

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2011-12 Simpson Wrestling Recruiting Brochure  
2011-12 Simpson Wrestling Recruiting Brochure  

The 2011-12 Simpson Wrestling Recruiting brochure gives you an inside look at the Storm and the program's storied history.