The 6-foot-6, 310-pound senior captured a pair of individual state titles at the Class 3A meet this spring, leading the Mustangs to second-place as a team. Wirfs hurled the discus 190 feet, 9.75 inches and put the shot 63-4.25. He also won both events at the Drake Relays where his winning mark of 66-3.25 in the shot ranked as the nation's No. 11 performance among prep competitors in 2017 at the time of his selection. Wirfs title-winning discuss effort ranked No. 34 nationally.
Wirfs has maintained a B average in the classroom. He has signed a National Letter of Intent to play football on scholarship at the University of Iowa this fall.
Wirfs has volunteered locally as a youth mentor and as an elementary school physical education assistant coach. "Tristan Wirfs is obviously one of the most talented athletes with accolades that don't seem to ever stop," said Aric Chvala, head coach at Vinton-Shellsburg Community School head coach. "He just always seems to be working to do his best and encouraging others to do the same."