Champion J-S grappler Chase Flack dies after 20K race in DSM

Chase Flack, 26 and a member of the Jefferson-Scranton Class of 2011, died earlier today after collapsing near the finish line of the Dam to Des Moines 20K race.

Just two weeks ago he climbed to the Mount Everest base camp at 17,600 ft. The cause of his death is unknown at this time.

Flack will be remembered as a champion wrestler. He was third in the state and the Heart of Iowa Activities Conference champion at 119 lbs his senior season. He had a 43-1 record for the 2010-11 season and held the Ram record for career wins at 141-18.

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