Record: 10-13 Home: 3-1 Away: 3-5 Neutral: 4-7 IIAC: 3-4
Ryan Birt
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Ryan Birt - Assistant Coach - 3rd Season

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Ryan Birt joined the Loras College wrestling staff beginning in 2010-11 after a successful coaching career at the high school level and a successful college career of his own at Upper Iowa University where he was recently indcuted to the Hall of Fame.

Birt wrestled and played football for the Peacocks from 1997-2000 when they were members of the Iowa Conference. His career included a perfect 39-0 season and national championship in 1999 - a year he was also the Iowa Conference's Most Valuable Wrestler. He was a two-time IIAC champion and added a runner-up finish at the NCAA Championships in 1997.

Since graduating from Upper Iowa in 2000 with degrees in Physical Education and Secondary Special Education, Birt has been a teacher at Forest City High School (one year) and Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley High School (nine years). In his nine years as a head coach he compiled over 150 dual wins and showed regular success in tournaments. Birt qualified 20 individuals for the Illinois (IHSA) State Tournament, including 11 place-winners and two state champions.

Birt handles the day-to-day duties alongside head coach Randy Steward as the top assistant coach.

He and his wife, Megan, have four children, Stephan 19, Tristan 14, Bradan 12, and Madisan 9.
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