Record: 11-10 Home: 5-2 Away: 2-4 Neutral: 4-4 IIAC: 4-3
Ryan Birt
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Ryan Birt - Associate Head Coach - 4th 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.
2013-14 Wrestling Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
Justin AlonzoFR 285Chicago, IllGordon Tech
Dannon AndersonFR 165Nevada, IowaNevada
Stephan BirtJR 174Gibson City, IllGibson City
James BussSO 285Chicago, IllDeLaSalle
Joe ButlerJR 174Mt. Zion, IllMt. Zion
Steven DeWittJR 157Sterling, IllSterling/Harper
Cody FlynnSR 197Dewey, ILFisher
Noah GoldsmithFR 174Dyersville, IowaBeckman
Johnny GosinskiFR 141Bartlett, IllGlenbard North
Russ GossenSR 157New Lenox, IllLincoln Way Central
Colin GriffinSO 149Oswego, IllOswego East
Tom GrossJR 165New Lenox, IllLincoln Way Central
Kyle HenrySR 285Bartlett, IllSouth Elgin
Matt HolmesSR 141Lake Villa, IllLakes
Mitchell JohnsonSO 157Oklahoma City, OklaBishop McGuinnes
Rudy JohnsonFR 125Chicago, IllBowen
Ben KindleSO 149Des Plaines, IllMaine West
Denzel KingFR 125Elmhurst, IllYork
Jacob MeyerFR 174Paxton, IllPaxton-Buckley
Paul OkekeFR 197New City, NYClarkstown South
Gino OrlandiFR 285Chicago, ILNotre Dame
Mathias PalmersheimSO 197Ankeny, IowaAnkeny
Luke PerkinsSO 285Mount Prospect, IllRolling Meadows
Tyler RiesFR 174Cascade, IowaCascade
Drew SalzmanJR 149Chicago, IllMarist
Nick StegerSO 133Dyersville, IowaWest Dubuque
Dearion StokesFR 133Calumet Park, IllShepard
Ronald TricheFR 125Frankford, IllProvidence
Malcom WatsonSO 197Hillside, IllNazareth
Griffin WeiheSR 157Coralville, IllIowa City West
Billy WoodSR 157Palos Heights, IllSt. Laurence
Joe WoodSR 149Palos Heights, IllSt. Laurence
Randy Steward - Head Coach - 21st season
Ryan Birt - Associate Head Coach - 4th season
Rick Healey - Assistant Coach - 11th season
Jay Figgins - Assistant Coach - 2nd season
Mark Schultz - Assistant Coach - 1st season