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Sharing The Spotlight At State Wrestling

By Staff | Dec 11, 2007

The Emmetsburg community has a long and storied history in Iowa high school wrestling, and one family involved in that history will be recognized this coming February at the Iowa State High School Wrestling Championships.

According to Bud Legg of the Iowa High School Athletic Association, Ron Seaman and his sons Ty and Tim will be the escorts for the Grand March of the 2008 State Wrestling Championships, which will be held on Saturday night, Feb. 16, at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. The Seaman family was selected for the honor of leading the high school wrestlers in the Grand March across the floor of Wells Fargo Arena as a symbol of the extended family that supports Iowa high school wrestling.

Ron and his late wife, Diane, owned and published “The Predicament” wrestling newspaper for many years, in addition to operating a commercial photography business in Emmetsburg. Along the way, the couple also raised a couple of well-known sons in wrestling circles.

Tim Seaman is well known across northwest Iowa, as well as the state, as Sports Director at KCAU television in Sioux City, and is known statewide for his work on the Iowa High School Sports Network each year at the state wrestling championships.

Ty Seaman wore the colors of the Emmetsburg E’Hawks in his prep career and went on to join the ranks of wrestling coaches in the state. Currently, Ty is the head coach of the wrestling program at Storm Lake High School, where several of his Tornado wrestlers have earned the right to compete at the state tournament.

The Seamans will lead the procession of all wrestlers who qualified to compete at the state tournament in one of the most colorful events that make up some of the pageantry of the State Wrestling Tournament.