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Iowa Falls-Alden alum Dante Tacchia fell one win short of All-American status for the Grand View wrestling program this past winter. He has lofty goals to win a national title during his remaining two seasons in a Vikings uniform.

To succeed at the highest level of college wrestling, athletes need a combination of physical power, speed, technical skill, mental toughness and endurance.

Dante Tacchia believes the improvements he has made while competing for one of the most successful and storied NAIA programs will lead to his ultimate goal: an individual national title.

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Dante Tacchia - Iowa Falls-Alden first four-time state placer - compiled a 20-11 record at 133 pounds for Grand View. The Vikings won a ninth consecutive NAIA national title last season. Tacchia believes his wrestling skill has developed during his time in the program.

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