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WHAT:

Iowa City West High School will be presented with the Army National Guard national ranking trophy as part of the sixth annual MaxPreps Tour of Champions for Boys’ Basketball and the fifth annual MaxPreps Tour of Champions for Girls’ Basketball. The Iowa City West Boys finished ranked No. 28 and the Girls finished ranked No. 69 in the MaxPreps Freeman rankings. The presentation will be made at a spring awards assembly. Auditorium Iowa City West School 2901 Melrose Avenue Iowa City, IA 52246 (319) 688-1090

WHERE:

WHEN:

7:00 PM Monday, May 21, 2012

WHO:

Marv Reiland, Iowa City West HS Athletic Director Steve Bergman, head boys’ basketball coach B.J. Mayer, head girls’ basketball coach Chris Magnuson, MaxPreps territorial manager

COL Steven Altman, Iowa Army National Guard

WHY:

Iowa City West High School won the boys’ and girls’ Class 4A state championships, only the 4 school to win both titles in the same season. The boys beat Sioux City East 67-52 championship game to win their fourth state title and the girls beat Ankeny 61-52 to win their first state title. Both teams are one of just twenty high schools nationwide being honored on the sixth annual boys’ basketball and fifth annual girls’ basketball MaxPreps Tour of Champions presented by the Army National Guard. MaxPreps ranks more than 20,000 varsity high school boys’ and 20,000 varsity high school girls’ basketball teams.

BACKGROUND:

The MaxPreps Tour of Champions presented by the Army National Guard recognizes the finest high school football teams in the country through various celebrations and formal ceremonies. The Tour was inaugurated in 2005 and honored 10 premier football programs. Presently, the Football Tour honors 50 of the top scholastic teams in America. In 2007, boys’ basketball was added. Girls’ basketball became a part of the award program the following year. Girls’ volleyball was added in 2010 and girls’ soccer is the newest addition in 2012. Representatives from the Army National Guard will present each team with the Army National Guard national ranking trophy in recognition of their outstanding achievements throughout the 20112012 seasons. Find out more about the tour here http://www.maxpreps.com/events/tour_of_champions/basketball/default.a spx?src=promotab

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With 375 years of service, the Army National Guard is the largest reserve component, as well as the oldest branch of the U.S. military. In the National Guard, you get the training from us, serve part-time in your own community, and enhance your marketability for higher paying jobs. We provide our members with money for college and offer attractive benefits on top of paid career training in one of 200 fields. The National Guard has career opportunities in every State and U.S. Territory, more than 3,600 training locations, and more than 350,000 members. Visit the National Guard website at www.NATIONALGUARD.com.

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