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Chase Shiltz - 2017 South Central Iowa Athlete of the Year finalist



• Ran for 1,537 yards and 26 touchdowns on 197

attempts and 7.8 yards per carry as a senior.

• Had 12 receptions for 158 yards and a touch


• Threw for three touchdowns out of the team’s

“Tank” formation that utilized Shiltz’s athleti-

cism and the line’s size.

• Defensively had 33.5 tackles, and 20 solo tack


• Recorded three interceptions and a fumble recovery for a touch


• Averaged 43.7 yards per return on five kickoff returns and scored a touchdown.

• Captain as a senior.

• First-team Class 3A all-state pick as a junior and senior.

• Program record holder in rushing yards, 5,329, which is top 25 in

11-man Iowa history, touchdowns scored with 94, which is top 10 in

the state, and 582 points scored, 10th in Iowa history. Scored 85

rushing touchdowns, which far surpasses any Panther player. He

also threw four career touchdown passes. His 35 touchdowns in 2015

also rank him first in Panther history.

• His 35 rushing touchdowns as a junior was tops in 3A.

• Rushed for 100-plus yards in 25 of his 34 varsity games and 200

yards 10 times.

•Member of 2014 team that went to the UNI Dome for the first time

in program history.


• State champion at 182 pounds. 

• Finished his final season 58-0 and notably won the Kansas City

Stampede Tournament in his class.

• Four-year record of 189-7 and pinned 119 opponents. His win total

is the highest in school history.

• Won state championship individual state titles each of his last

three seasons.

• Member of three consecutive Hawkeye 10 title teams his freshman

through junior years.

• Member of state traditional team championship squad in junior

season, and runner-up squad as a sophomore.

• Selected as the Des Moines Register’s 2017 all-Iowa wrestling

team as the pick at 182 pounds.

• Won class at John J. Harris tournament four consecutive years.

• One of three Panther wrestlers to win at least three individual state


• Runner-up at state as a freshman.

• Was an first-team all-conference player for the Panther baseball

team as a junior and a consistent starting pitcher for the Panthers his

first three years of high school before forgoing the sport as a senior.

• Ran track his junior year and played soccer as a freshman and


• Is attending Northwest Missouri State, where he will play foot

ball for the two-time defending national champion Bearcats team

with Creston classmates Kadon Hulett and Cody Tanner.

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