National Champ Drew Foster visits state capitol

FRANK WALSH, Sports Writer

Small-town Iowa boy and Burlington native Drew Foster is living the dream that comes with winning an NCAA Division One wrestling title.

After taking down Gabe Dean 6-4 to end UNI’s 18-year individual championship drought, Foster was honored with an invite to Iowa’s state capitol building on Monday, April 1.

Foster was joined by his coaches from Cedar Falls, Coach Doug Schwab, Coach Randy Pugh and Coach Brett Robbins. UNI’s athletic director David Harris was also in attendance to show support.

The University of Iowa’s individual champion, Spencer Lee, was also there to be honored with Foster. 

Foster was given a tour of the building by Representative Bob Kressig. The whole building stood up for and applauded the 184-pounder for his hard work and winning a championship for the state of Iowa.

“It was an honor to be asked to represent UNI at the state capitol,” Foster said.

Foster ended his career with a record of 93-35 and as a two time All-American. Following his illustrious career with the Panthers, he will remain in Cedar Falls as he will wrestle for the Panther Wrestling Club.