First-place at the Rocky Mountain Open (2016-17)
Junior | 2016-17: Registered a 6-2 record on the season … posted two major decisions and three falls on the season … first-place at the Rocky Mountain Open … Dean’s list … Athletic Director’s list.
Sophomore | 2015-16: Finished the season at 8-8 … did not compete in dual meets … pinned five opponents on the season with the fast pin time of 50 seconds … earned one major decision … place third at the Rocky Mountain Open in the 165 class … place fourth at the U.S. Collegiate Championships in the 184 class … earned the second most falls on the team … instructed survival training over the first block of summer … completed Operations Air Force and deployed to Qatar for the second and third blocks of summer … Dean’s list … Athletic Director’s list … will serve as an honor NCO as a junior.
Freshman | 2014-15: Finished the season with a 3-6 overall record in the 157 class … recorded one fall on the season in a lightning fast 0:32 seconds … placed fourth at the Cowboy Open in the 157 class … WWC coaches honor roll with a 3.14 GPA … C-1 Element NCO … Dean’s list and Athletic Director’s list … completed Expeditionary Survival and Escape Training and parachutist training over the summer.
High School: Earned four varsity letters in wrestling and track and two varsity letters in football ... wrestled for coach Alex Brandenburg at Lake Mills HS ... has school records in career wins, career pins, season wins, and season pins in wrestling ... second place in state senior year at 152 ... state track & field qualifier senior year in the 4x800 ... National Honor Society … academic all-state in football and track … first team academic all-state in wrestling … all-conference academic.
Personal: Member of cadet squadron 21 ... son of Gary and Roxanne Irons ... has two brothers ... anticipates a major is systems engineering-human factors ... hobbies include hunting and fishing ... credits his high school wrestling coach as the greatest influence on his athletic career ... came to the academy to serve the country and receive a great education ... favorite quote is "Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you do criticize him, you'll be a mile away and have his shoes." -Steve Martin