Record: 5-21 Home: 2-1 Away: 1-9 Neutral: 2-11 IIAC: 2-5
Randy Steward
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Randy Steward - Head Coach - 19th 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 2011-12 year as the winningest coach in Loras history, sporting an overall mark of  200-142-2.

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.
2011-12 Wrestling Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.Wt.HometownPrevious School
Joe ButlerFR 184Mt. Zion, ILMt. Zion
Brian CullenFR 125Cary, ILPrairie Ridge
Nathan FullerSO 133Mapleton, ILIllini Bluffs
Chris GansenSR 157Farley, IAWestern Dubuque
Mitch GansenSR 165Farley, IAWestern Dubuque
Kyle GibsonFR 141Lake Villa, ILLakes
Mike GossenSR 149New Lenox, ILLincoln Way Central
Russ GossenSO 157New Lenox, ILLincoln Way Central
Tom GrossFR 165New Lenox, ILLincoln Way Central
Kyle HenrySO 285Bartlett, ILSouth Elgin
Andrew HoerthSO 125Chilton, WIChilton
Matt HolmesJR 133Lake Villa, ILLakes
Josh KirklandSR 197Rock Falls, ILNewman
Chris LewisSO 149Chicago, ILMarist
Stephen LiskeJR 197Eldridge, IANorth Scott
Pat PfantzSR 125State Center, IAWest Marshall
Josh PorterJR 174Summerville, SCSummerville
Sean RaddatzFR 133Oak Forest, ILMarist
Christopher ReedJR 133Chicago, ILWest Leyden
Drew SalzmanSO 141Oak Lawn, ILMarist
David SkrzypiecJR 149Orland Hills, ILMt. Carmel
Ryan WardFR 197Geneva, ILGeneva
Griffin WeiheSO 149Coralville, ILIowa City West
Joe WoodSO 149Palos Heights, ILSt. Laurence
Randy Steward - Head Coach - 19th season
Ryan Birt - Assistant Coach - 2nd season
Rick Healey - Assistant Coach - 9th season
Erik Hanson - Student Assistant - 1st season
Willie Slayden - Student Assistant - 1st season
Rick Casarez - Assistant Coach - 6th season