Alex Thomsen won his fourth consecutive 1A state wrestling championship in 2018, winning for the third consecutive year at 126 pounds after capturing the title at 113 pounds as a freshman in 2015. Thomsen, who finished his prep career with a record of 190-1, will continue his wrestling career at Nebraska.
Teske and Thomsen were both undefeated entering the 2017-18 season. The pair faced each other twice and each wrestler won once.
Teske defeated Thomsen, 11-9, in the finals of Council Bluffs Wrestling Classic on Dec. 9, 2017, and Thomsen defeated Teske, 10-8 in overtime, in the finals of the Cedar Rapids Jefferson J-Hawk Invitational on Jan. 13, 2018.