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Ellsworth Community College
1100 College Ave.
Iowa Falls IA 50126

PH: 800-322-9235
FX: 641-648-8698

Dr. Chris Duree

Dr. Nancy Muecke

Athletic Director
Nate Forsyth

Athletic Trainer
Shawna Forsyth

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College News
ECC Wrestling wins big over NIACC
January 23, 2015

The #8 Ellsworth Community College wrestling team hosted #4 NIACC on Tuesday, Jan. 20, winning the dual match by a score of 25-10.

The ECC Panthers won 7 of their 10 matches for the night. Winning by decision were DeShun Brown (125) 13-9; Saidyokub Kakhramanov (141) 7-1; Kevin Cooper (149) 6-4; and Matthew Rodriquez-Kirkland (165) 9-3.

Winning by major decision were Devan Richter (174) 9-3 and Sadarriss Patterson (174) 11-2. Matt Hurford (184) won his match by technical fall, 22-6.

The Panthers will be on the road for their next match on Saturday, Jan. 24, beginning at 10 am in Mason City for the Regional Duals.


Photo: ECC Panther DeShun Brown vs. NIACC’s Paul Mascarenas.

ECC wrestling moves on to semifinals
January 9, 2015

The Ellsworth Community College Panther wrestlers move on to National Dual semifinals following a 28-13 win over #6 Muskegon Community College.

Three Panther wrestlers won by major decision including DeShun Brown (125) with a 10-2 win, Matthew Kirkland Rodriguez (165) with a 9-1 win, and Devin Richter (174) with a 14-6 win. Other wins for ECC included Kevin Cooper (149) 13-1, Sam Andresen (157) with a technical fall 20-3 score, and Matt Hurford (184) by 10-5 decision. Jamarius Jackson (133) won by forfeit.

The Panthers will be back in action on Saturday, Jan. 10, at 11 am against #1 Clackamas in the National Dual semifinals.

ECC wrestling ranked #8 in the nation
January 8, 2015

The Ellsworth Community College wrestling team is now ranked number eight in the nation.

Along with the team ranking, the Panthers have several individuals ranked via compilations made by the NJCAA Wrestling Coaches Association. The individual ranked Panther wrestlers (with weight class and national ranking in parentheses) include DeShun Brown (125 lbs. – 7); Jamarius Jackson (133 lbs. – 9); Saidyokub Kakhramanov (141 lbs. – 12); Kevin Cooper (149 lbs. – 9); Leivon Lewis (157 lbs. – 8); Matthew Rodriguez-Kirkland (165 lbs. – 9); Sadarriss Patterson (174 lbs. – 8); Mat Hurford (184 lbs. – 3); Sharod Wilson (197 lbs. – 6); and Dalonte Holland (285 lbs. – 10).

The Panthers’ next meet will be on Saturday, Jan. 10, as they open National Duals vs. Labette at Fort Wayne, IN. The Panthers hosted Labette first semester and lost 20-19. They will return home on Jan. 15 for a 7 pm dual match against Iowa Lakes.


Photo Caption: 2014 Ellsworth Community College wrestling team.

ECC football's Tyrian Taylor awarded All-American honors
December 24, 2014

Ellsworth Community College sophomore wide receiver Tyrian Taylor has received second team All-American honors from the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). Taylor had 10 touchdowns for the Panthers this season; he averaged 16.9 yards per catch and 102.9 yards per game.

Taylor also received All-Conference recognition this year; he was named to first team as a wide receiver and to second team as a returner.

He is the son of Lisa Taylor and Frederick Williams and is a native of Orlando, FL.


Photo Caption: Tyrian Taylor in the Ellsworth Community College vs. Highland Community College football game.

ECC wrestling crowns six champions
December 15, 2014

The Ellsworth Community College Panther wrestling team walked away from the Art Kraft Memorial Tournament, hosted by Triton College in Chicago, IL, with 15 place winners. Eighth-ranked DeShun Brown (125) was awarded the tournament's Outstanding Wrestler Award after one win by technical fall and three major decision wins. Brown defeated fourth-ranked Jake Bellis of Harper College in the finals by a dominant 13-4 major decision. Jacob Igartua (133), Leivon Lewis (157), Matthew Rodriguez-Kirkland (165), Devan Richter (165) and Sharod Wilson (197) each claimed champion status in their respective weight classes. Saidyokub Kakhramanov (141), Isaac Rentas (149), Sadarriss Patterson (174), Steven Candley (184), Terry Martin Jr. (197) and Dalonte Holland (285) all took second place honors. Rounding out the Panthers' effort on the day were Jermaine Pryor Jr. (133) at 4th, Kevin Cooper (149) at 3rd and Robert Troye (184) at 5th. The Panthers will be back in competition at the NWCA National Duals in Fort Wayne, IN, following the Winter Break.

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Participating sports
Men's Baseball II - Stats Archive
Men's Basketball II - Stats Archive
Men's Football - Stats Archive
Men's Golf II
Men's Wrestling
Women's Basketball II - Stats Archive
Women's Golf
Women's Softball II - Stats Archive
Women's Volleyball II - Stats Archive

Total NJCAA Team National Championship Titles: 4

Men's Championships: 3
Women's Championships: 1

Breakdown by Sport:

  • Men's Division I Basketball: 1971
  • Men's Football: 1976, 1987
  • Women's Fast Pitch Softball: *1977



*Invitational Tournament

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