UNI Wrestler Lazor Secures Spot at US World Team Trials

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Freshman Josh Alber will wrap up his academic finals and then test his wrestling skills against the nation’s best this week. Alber will be competing in the UWW Junior National Championships May 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada, for a chance to compete in Brazil this summer. He redshirted his first year [Read More]

Borschel returns home to open wrestling academy

The thought was hatched a couple years ago, but lived only in the back of Jay Borschel’s mind. The idea is becoming a reality. Borschel stepped down from his assistant coach position at Northwestern University after the college wrestling season in March, moving back to Marion to open a wrestling academy to work with area [Read More]

WIN’s Final 2014-15 High School Rankings

Senior Zahid Valencia (top) of California ended the year by winning a third state championship and the future Arizona State Sun Devil earned the No. 1 national ranking at 182 pounds by WIN Magazine.  To view the entire Top 25 of all 14 high school weight classes … and where many of them will wrestle a [Read More]

And the choice is … Iowa

MEDIAPOLIS — Steven Holloway grappled with his college decision for several months. After winning his second straight Class 2A 195-pound state championship, more teams joined the fray, offering him scholarships in various packages. When push finally came to shove, Holloway went with his heart. Holloway committed to wrestle for Iowa next year. He made the [Read More]

UNI Wrestling Signs Two-Time State Champ

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – UNI wrestling added its sixth multi-time prep champion to its recruiting class. Hunter Washburn, a two-time Iowa state champion, will wrestle for the Panthers next season. The Alburnett senior chose UNI over Iowa, Grand View, Coe and Upper Iowa. He is a three-time state finalist and won championships as a freshman and [Read More]

UNI Wrestlers Named to 2015 Academic All-MAC Team

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Two UNI student-athletes made the Mid-American Conference 2015 Academic All-MAC Wrestling team today. Junior Jarrett Jensen and sophomore Curt Maas were among the 35 student-athletes named to the team. Jensen also made the team two years ago and earned an honorable mention last year. The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who [Read More]

Holloway: ‘Iowa is the best option for me’

There were several times throughout the past two weeks when Steven Holloway thought he was finally ready to make a college choice. Iowa seemed like the top school one day. Indiana appeared to be the best fit the next. Then Northern Iowa started seeming like the right place for Holloway to continue his wrestling career. [Read More]

Wrestling Hall of Fame member Verne Gagne, 89, passed away Monday

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame recently lost one of its most legendary members. Verne Gagne passed away on Monday, April 27, 2015. Gagne is a member of two halls of fame within the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. He was inducted into the inaugural class of the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of [Read More]

Gable’s book on best-sellers list

IOWA CITY | Wrestling legend and Waterloo native Dan Gable can add another line to his resume — best-selling author. Gable’s book published by the University of Iowa Press, “A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable,” has earned a spot on the New York Times best-sellers list for sports books. The work, which [Read More]

Sorensen Named to Amateur Wrestling News All-Rookie Team

Iowa Hawkeye Brandon Sorenson (40-6) did what nobody else could do during the season, and that was defeat both defending NCAA champ Jason Tsirtsis and runner-up Josh Kindig. He lost to this year’s eventual NCAA champ Drake Houdashelt 2-1 in a dual. Tsirtsis extracted revenge by topping Sorenson at the Big Tens 2-1 for the [Read More]