The Screaming Eagles were quite good. I know they won a South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference title in 1972. They may have won more. At the national level, they were third at the 1973 NAIA championships, taking Runner-up honors in 1980 & placing sixth in 1983.
On a personal note a college I attended Northwestern (Iowa) used to wrestle Si Tanka every season. Many wrestlers on the team noted it as one of their favorite places to compete at.
After finishing in sixth place at the NAIA championships in 1971, Bill Ehlers made the NAIA finals in 1972.
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Keck was a two time NAIA finalist for the Screaming Eagles in 1973 & 1975. He took fifth place in 1974. He later coached at Si Tanka aka Huron as well as the University of Minnesota.
Originally from Nebraska, Glur won three state titles for Columbus High School in 75', 76' & 77'. He went on to wrestle in junior college where he placed third at the 1979 NJCAA tournament. Transferring to Si Tanka aka Huron, he won a NAIA title in 1980, finishing in third place in 1982.
He later coached at Southern Valley High School where his daughter Molly was a state qualifier.
Morkel an NAIA champion in 1980 for the Screaming Eagles owns & operates a Any Time Fitness in Fountain Hills, Arizona.
Koslowski took third at the 1980 NAIA championships.
Steffensen took third place NAIA All American honors in 1981. He went on to coach at Kenai High School in Alaska.
A Kansas high school state champion in 1980 for Emporia High school, Noce made the NAIA finals in 1983. Post college he became a Colonel in the United States Army.
Another native of Kansas, Wiles wrestled for Fredonia High School. Making the NAIA finals in 1984, today Wiles works as an insurance agent.
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Birden was a two time NAIA All American for the Screaming Eagles. He was a finalist in 1987, taking sixth place in 1988.
A three time state finalist & one time state champion for McGuinness High School in Oklahoma, Larry Stanbrough began his career at the University of Oklahoma wrestling for the Sooners. He transferred to Si Tanaka aka Huron as a sophomore & had an outstanding career for the Screaming Eagles. He placed seventh in 1988, winning a national title in 1989. He took runner-up honors in 1990.