Record: 10-13 Home: 3-1 Away: 3-5 Neutral: 4-7 IIAC: 3-4
Randy Steward
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Randy Steward - Head Coach - 20th Season
PH. - 563-588-7925


Randy Steward took over the Loras wrestling program in 1993 and has developed the Duhawks into one of the premier programs in the nation at the NCAA Division III level.  Steward enters the 2012-13 year as the winningest coach in Loras history, sporting an overall mark of  205-163-2.

Loras has finished in the national top 16 nine times during Steward's tenure, highlighted by a seventh place finish in 2001-02. Four times under Steward the Duhawks have finished as the runner-up in the premier Division III wrestling conference in the country, the Iowa Conference.

Not only do Steward's wrestlers take care of business on the mat (29 All-Americans under his direction), but the Duhawks are honored in the classroom as well as he has coached 15 Academic All-Americans. Steward holds a bachelor's degree from Cornell College (1982) and a master's degree from Northwest Missouri State University (1986).

A native of DeWitt, Iowa, Steward was a four-time national qualifier while at Cornell.  In just his second season leading the Duhawks, he was named co-Iowa Conference Coach of the Year.  In 2010-11, Steward earned his second Iowa Conference Coach of the Year award after the Duhawks' breakout performance at the 2011 Iowa Conference Championships. Before coming to Loras, he was the Athletics Director and Head Wrestling Coach at Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls, Iowa.

Steward has a son (Jake) and a daughter (Helen), and resides in Dubuque.
2012-13 Wrestling Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
Stephan BirtSO 174Gibson City, ILGibson City
James BussFR 285Chicago, ILDeLaSalle
Joe ButlerSO 174Mt. Zion, ILMt. Zion
Dan ColatartiFR 157Miramar, FLChaminade
Russ GossenJR 157New Lenox, ILLincoln Way Central
Colin GriffinFR 149Oswego, ILOswego East
Tom GrossSO 165New Lenox, ILLincoln Way Central
Kyle HenryJR 285Bartlett, ILSouth Elgin
Mitchell JohnsonFR 157Oklahoma City, OKBishop McGuinnes
Ben KindleFR 149Des Plaines, ILMaine West
Chris LewisSO 149Chicago, ILMarist
Mathias PalmersheinFR 197Ankeny, ILAnkeny
Luke PerkinsFR 285Mount Prospect, ILRolling Meadows
David SkrzypiecSR 149Orland Hills, ILMt. Carmel
Nick StegerFR 133Dyersville, IAWest Dubuque
Dominic TausFR 149Eagle River, AKChugiak
Greg VanceFR 141Dubuque, IAWahlert
Malcom WatsonFR 197Hillside, ILNazareth
Evan WeaverFR 157Normal, ILUniversity
Griffin WeiheJR 157Coralville, ILIowa City West
Willie WigginsSO 197Miami, FLSouth Dade
Conor WinelFR 174Villa Park, ILMontini
Billy WoodSO 157Palos Heights, ILSt. Laurence
Randy Steward - Head Coach - 20th season
Ryan Birt - Assistant Coach - 3rd season
Rick Healey - Assistant Coach - 10th season
Jay Figgins - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Mark Schultz - Assistant Coach