UNI Wrestling at Grapple: Cabell Remains Undefeated in Duals

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – The Panthers grabbed one dual win at Grapple at the Garden Sunday, beating Drexel, 24-14. UNI competed in three duals against Duke, Drexel and No. 3 Cornell. Blaize Cabell was the only undefeated wrestler on the day, getting two major decisions and a decision win at heavyweight. Cabell improves to [Read More]

The Generals Take Charge

SPENCER, Iowa | Sometimes experience can be made up for with sheer talent. That seems to be the case for the Sibley-Ocheyedan wrestling team as it placed six wrestlers into the finals of the Spencer Tournament and came away with a hard fought 164-162.5 victory over Class 2A seventh-ranked Central Lyon/George-Little Rock here Saturday. The Generals use [Read More]

Union Wins the Battle

WATERLOO – It was a dream scenario for the Union Knights at the 2014 Battle of Waterloo. Trailing 37-33 to Cedar Rapids Prairie, a pin or technical fall standing between them and the tournament championship, the fate of the team rest in the iron grip of Max Thomsen. “If it’s going to come down to [Read More]

Life After Wrestling

I have recently heard about many of us old wrestlers having health problems.  This month I want to address how to stay healthy after the career is over.    There are many health crisis’s that can happen to us.   Whether that be heart attacks, cancer, diabetes, obesity, low energy, or mental problems.  I have recently read about Ty Moore’s death [Read More]

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]