IHSSN and IHSAA Renew Partnership

Boone, IA (October 20, 2014) – The IHSAA (Iowa High School Athletic Association recently announced the renewal of its partnership with the IHSSN (Iowa High School Sports Network). The renewal features a 3-year extension through 2018-2019 with an automatic extension through 2023-2024. The IHSSN retains the rights to the following state championship events: Baseball at [Read More]

Hawkeyes add longtime fans, friends, neighbors to wrestling class

Paul Glynn was 5 when he joined Bettendorf’s youth wrestling club, taking up a sport that ultimately introduced him to his best friend and future neighbor. Jacob Woodard first stepped on the mat the following year and later moved a couple doors down from Glynn. Their first singlets were black and gold, and they’ve been [Read More]

Shaw, Glosser join Iowa class during busy recruiting day

Keegan Shaw knows what he’s getting into next year. The two-time state medalist from Southeast Polk has seen Iowa wrestling practices. He’s heard what they’re like from former high school teammates. He’s been prepped on what to expect by his uncle, Jessman Smith, a two-time All-American for the Hawkeyes. “He’s told me the first two [Read More]

Mediapolis’ Erickson picks Iowa

MEDIAPOLIS — Cole Erickson was still up in the air about where he wanted to wrestle at the college level next year. But once he stepped foot inside the Dan Gable Wrestling Complex at the University of Iowa in Iowa City last Saturday, the Mediapolis High School senior knew he had found his wrestling home [Read More]

Will college football’s super conferences hurt wrestling?

This could be the greatest wrestling season ever in the Big Ten Conference … or a sign of an ominous cloud over college sports that could dramatically hurt the sport of wrestling as we know it on the Division I level. Not only are four of the Top 5 programs in WIN’s Tournament Power Index [Read More]

Wrestling programs make a difference in their communities

Oyster shells are providing a pearl of an experience in community service for wrestlers at Coker College in Hartsville, S.C. In just their second year of competition, the Division II Cobras volunteer at Kalmia, the school’s 30-acre botanical garden. “When a new oyster is born, if it does not attach to a hard substrate, it [Read More]