Keeping Bench Athletes Engaged

For many athletes, time on the bench and not in the game can be difficult. While the reasons can vary – injury, disappointing performance, playing behind an upperclassman, or just learning the sport – players on the bench can experience a range of emotions that lead to feeling disengaged or disheartened. And unfortunately, lack of [Read More]

Fix, Smith power Oklahoma to title in Junior Nationals freestyle tournament

FARGO, N.D. – There was plenty of star power on display as the eight-day ASICS Junior and Cadet Nationals came to an exciting conclusion. Utah’s Taylor LaMont turned in a huge win while Daton Fix and Joe Smith led Oklahoma to the team championship to highlight the Junior Nationals freestyle competition on Saturday at the [Read More]

Fredy Stroker doesn’t have anything left to prove

FARGO, N.D. – Bettendorf’s Fredy Stroker doesn’t have anything left to prove to college recruiters. He’s won three state high school titles in Iowa. And landed a scholarship to the University of Minnesota. But he did have one last thing left to prove to himself before he headed off to college. That’s why Stroker showed [Read More]

Annual NWCA Convention returns to Fort Lauderdale

After repeated successful events at the Westin Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the National Wrestling Coaches Association will again host its annual convention at the beachfront resort from July 29-August 2. The NWCA Convention, sponsored again by Asics, Cliff Keen Athletic, Hibiclens and Resilite, is an annual event designed to promote professional [Read More]

Freestyle Day 2

Fargo, ND. In Day 2 of Freestyle, Team Iowa put nine wrestlers into the Cadet Freestyle All-American matches, and 23 wrestlers that are still alive on the championship side of the bracket in the Junior Division. Cadet All-Americans: 1st/2nd Alex Thomsen (120) Marcus Coleman (160) 3rd/4th Aden Reeves (106) Wyatt Wriedt (285) 5th/6th Kyle Biscoglia [Read More]

Cadet FS Session 2

Fargo, ND. In the second session of the Cadet Freestyle tournament, Iowa was able to place 8 athletes in the quarterfinals that are slated to hit tomorrow morning and 17 more that are alive in the consolations. They are as followed: Daniel Kimball (88), Kyle Biscoglia (100), Alex Thomsen (120), Marcus Coleman (160), Anthony Sherry [Read More]

Cadet Freestyle Session 1

Cadet Freestyle Session 1 Fargo, ND. 29 of Team Iowa’s 49 athletes on the Cadet Freestyle team are left unbeaten after the first session. Daniel Kimball (88), Gable Fox (100), Drew Bennett (100), Eric Faught (100), Kyle Biscoglia (100), Aden Reeves (106), Brody Teske (113) and Alex Thomsen (120) have placed themselves in the championship [Read More]

Loras College Athletics Announces its 2015 Hall of Fame Class

DUBUQUE, IOWA ( – Five new members and four teams have been selected for induction into the Loras College Athletic Hall of Fame. The official ceremony will be held Friday, October 2 in the Alumni Campus Center Ballroom. The inductees will also be recognized at halftime of the Duhawks’ football game against Coe on Saturday, [Read More]

Junior Greco Placing Round

Fargo, ND. Team Iowa totaled a record of 2-4 in the final session of Greco competition in Fargo and finished tied in 6th place in the team standings. Carter Isley lost by a score of 2-1 to Florida’s Dante Jiovenetta in the 285 pound finals. The score was tied 1-1 at the break, but Jiovenetta [Read More]

Junior Greco All-Americans

Fargo, ND. Team Iowa earned 6 All-Americans in today’s first session of the Junior Greco Nationals, including Carter Isley’s two wins to put him in the finals this afternoon. Drew West, Aaron Meyer, Chase Straw, Dan Kelly and Colton Clingenpeel are Iowa’s five other All-Americans. The placing round will start at 2:15. Team Iowa’s second [Read More]