Hungry wrestlers get back to work at Mick Pickford Tournament

FORT MADISON — Austin Leopard bent over on Mat 8 at Wells Fargo Arena on Feb. 20, unwrapped his leg bands and slowly retreated off the mat following a 6-3 loss in the first set of tiebreaker to Wyatt Thompson of Creston/Orient-Macksburg in the second round of 132-pound consolations at the state wrestling tournament. All [Read More]

Sesker’s Slant: Thoughts, Reflections on the NCAA Wrestling Championships

ST. LOUIS – I’ve now been to 19 NCAA Wrestling Championships, and it remains an outstanding event. This year was no exception with attendance records being set for the entire tournament, including the finals. St. Louis has jumped back up to being my favorite place to have the event. The Scottrade Center remains a very [Read More]

The 37th Annual North/South All-Star Wrestling Meet

The 37th Annual North/South All-Star Wrestling Meet hosted by the Charles City Mat Club in conjunction with the Iowa National Guard is planned for Saturday, March 28th at 6:00 p.m. in the Charles City High School gym.  Senior state champions and place finishers from all over the state of Iowa come together in one last [Read More]

2015 Dream Team Classic Back In Iowa

The Predicament is pleased to announce the tentative line-ups for the Wrestling USA/Cliff Keen Athletic 2015 Dream Team Classic. This Competition is well known to wrestling fans in Iowa, featuring Iowa’s top high school senior wrestlers at each weight class, taking on the nations top ranked wrestlers at their respective weight class. In the 19 [Read More]


IOWA CITY, Iowa – Four University of Iowa national champions return to the corridor Friday, April 4, to compete at Agon V, a professional wrestling card at the U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Brent Metcalf, Tony Ramos, Matt McDonough, and Derek St. John combined to win six NCAA titles and 13 All-America honors competing [Read More]

Online Ballot for 2015 WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy

Fan voting for the 2015 WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy has begun. The Hodge Trophy is the top award in college wrestling and has been presented annually since 1994 to the nation’s most dominant collegiate wrestler. The award is named after Dan Hodge, the former three-time (1955-57) NCAA champion from the University of Oklahoma, [Read More]

Panthers hurting after NCAAs

ST. LOUIS, Mo. | Doug Schwab wasn’t exactly incognito Saturday inside the Scottrade Center. You could clearly see the University of Northern Iowa head coach sitting in the student/coach section during the medal matches of the NCAA Championships. That situation was clearly uncomfortable for Schwab, who sat with a hat pulled low over his eyes. [Read More]

Iowa’s work begins to return to top

T. LOUIS, Mo. — The University of Iowa produced its best postseason finish in five seasons. Unfortunately for the Hawkeyes, they are still looking for their first national title since 2010. After a runner-up finish at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships, the focus turns to what needs to happen for the Hawkeyes to soar [Read More]

Missing that Gable style

ST. LOUIS — Dan Gable ruined college wrestling. Say what? Indulge me for a few minutes. Gable, the legendary Iowa State wrestler and University of Iowa coach, obviously is one of the sport’s greatest ambassadors. He has dedicated his life to wrestling and thrilled fans for decades with his tenacious style on the mat and [Read More]

Gadson electrifies crowd with national title pin

ST. LOUIS — Kyven Gadson struck like lightning. The Scottrade Center crowd of 19,000 people roared like thunder. In the most electrifying match of the finals of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships on Saturday night, the Iowa State University senior used the move head coach Kevin Jackson coined “The Gadson” to pin Ohio State [Read More]