Iowa Central Tritons: Inside Athletics

Iowa Central is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) and competes at the Division I and Division II levels.

The Triton athletic programs have combined for 41 National Championships with 38 coming since 2006. The Tritons have claimed national titles in wrestling (9), cheer (2), women’s cross country (5), men's cross country (2), men’s half marathon (5), women’s half marathon (3), men’s indoor track and field (5), women’s indoor track and field (4), women’s outdoor track and field (2), women's soccer (1), men's bowling (1), sports shooting (1), and football (1), in addition to eight of the last nine National Alliance of Two Year College Administrators Association (NATYCAA) Cup Awards – given yearly to the top two-year athletic department in the nation. Iowa Central also won the Learfield Director's Cup the last 2 years, a first in the history of the Learfield Cup.

Two of our former coaches, Paul Shupe in football and Dennis Friedrichs in wrestling, and one current coach, Dennis Pilcher in men’s basketball, are members of the NJCAA Coaches Hall of Fame.

Our athletic schedules will take you nationwide for competitions. The baseball program travels to Tennessee in the spring. Softball travels to Florida for their spring trip in addition to a fall trip. The cross country and track programs travel all over the nation to compete against the top programs in America. The football, wrestling, rodeo, soccer, taekwondo, volleyball, golf, bowling and basketball teams also travel throughout the Midwest to compete.

Iowa Central consistently has a successful year in the classroom. Iowa Central had eight teams named Academic Team of the Year by the NJCAA for finishing with a team GPA of 3.00 or higher. Individually, 165 student-athletes were named Academic All-Region XI and 15 student-athletes received the NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Award.