The Second Period

Wrestling season is off to a great start.  Whether you are a fan, parent, ref or wrestler, the year is probably flying by.  I usually divide the competition season into three periods.   December is the first.  We establish ourselves and our routines.  The school week is the driving force.  Teams know the method of drills, [Read More]

Winter Break

So you’re a high school wrestler and you have two weeks off for Christmas break. What are you going to do? All the temptations are at your disposal. Food. Fun. Friends. Free time. Facebook. And…no homework! Leave a high school wrestler to his own vices and he’ll take advantage. What is a high school wrestling [Read More]

First set of IWCOA Dual Team Rankings Released

Dual Team Rankings by the IWCOA IWCOA Class 3A Dual Team Rankings 1) Southeast Polk 4‐0 2) Bettendorf 2‐0 3) Cedar Rapids, Jefferson 4‐0 4) Prairie, Cedar Rapids 4‐1 5) Dowling Catholic, West Des Moines 5‐1 6) Valley, West Des Moines 3‐0 7) North Scott, Eldridge 6‐2 8) Johnston 2‐1 9) Pleasant Valley 9‐1 10) [Read More]

Strong Individual Efforts Lift No. 8 Duhawks to Dual Win

DUBUQUE, Iowa ( – On a night that saw plenty of shuffling, the eighth-ranked Duhawks prevailed over Augustana in an in-region dual matchup Wednesday, December 17 in the Athletic & Wellness Center, 20-18. At 125#, freshman Vinny Elizalde grabbed the early lead with two takedowns in the opening period. After cutting Jimmy Panozzo twice, Elizalde took a 4-2 [Read More]