Matt Mulvihill, a 1993 graduate, wrestled and played football at Dowling. He was state champion in 1993 and placed fourth in 1991 in wrestling. He lettered and wrestled varsity all four years under Coach Ron Gray. He and his teammates won three straight dual state championships from 1990-1992 and placed second in 1992. He went on to Iowa State where he wrestled varsity all four years and helped his team to a second place finish in the nation in 1997. In football he was part of the 1992 team that finished second at state.
Matt remembers that everyone from the president, coaches, students and teachers all had a level of excellence at Dowling and challenged students to be better in everything they did. He loved the sense of pride and Christian values that were present throughout the school. Dowling taught him to keep his faith close, to pass that onto his family and others and to always look for the best in people.