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West High’s Nelson Brands shares Athlete of the Year honors

North Liberty Leader
IOWA CITY– The Mississippi Valley high school athletic Conference (MVC) announced its 2016-17 Wrestling All-Division selections Monday, Feb. 13. Doug Streicher and his staff at Linn-Mar took Coach of the Year honors along with Matt Orton and his staff at Cedar Rapids Jefferson in the Mississippi Division, which Iowa City West High belongs to.
West High’s Nelson Brands, a junior, and Jefferson’s Matt Culver, a senior, share the Division’s Athlete of the Year honors.
First Team picks from West High were Hans Von Rabenau at 106 pounds (junior, 19-6 record), Brands at 152 (47-1), Carter Rohweder at 160 (senior, 39-7) and Ashton Stumpf at 170 (junior, 30-18).
Second Team selections were Keaton Speicher at 113 (sophomore, 25-20) and Alex Aguirre at 120 (senior, 21-16).
Hunter Davis (junior, 18-27) earned Honorable Mention at 126 pounds while Rohweder and Tyler Yoerger were Division All-Academic picks.