World Championships preview in freestyle wrestling at 65 kg

The new freestyle weight class of 65 kg/143 lbs. appears to be fairly wide open with a number of top wrestlers vying for the gold medal. Armenia’s David Safaryan won the 2013 World title at the old weight class of 66 kg/145.5 lbs. He is ranked No. 4 in the World this year. The World [Read More]

Iowa’s Emmetsburg High School on Takedown Radio this Saturday

akedown broadcasts From the mobile Brute Studios as Kemin Industries and 04 Water/ Blue 04 Water Present Takedown Wrestling Radio. Join Scott Casber, Jared Pickett, Corey Lathrup and Brad Johnson this Saturday from 9 to 11 AM CST/ 10 AM to 12 Eastern LIVE on, and I Enter our Super Sunday Singlet giveaway for the opportunity [Read More]

Traditional State Tournament Schedule for 2015 Released

The schedule for the 2015 Traditional State Tournament was released earlier this week. Class 3A will lead off the 2015 state tournament followed by 2A in the afternoon with Class 1A repeating as the evening session. The other major change to the schedule has the final sessions of Thursday and Friday completing an hour earlier [Read More]

Taylor Morris airport mishap story told worldwide

CEDAR FALLS | A July 29 airport mishap and happy ending involving disabled Cedar Falls sailor Taylor Morris late last month is getting national and international exposure on the Internet and various media outlets. Morris is a decorated U.S. Navy bomb disposal expert who lost portions of all four limbs in a May 2012 explosion [Read More]

Cedar Valley 50: Dan Gable a hometown hero

  WATERLOO | His childhood home on Easley Street in Waterloo was a leisurely 200-yard stroll to West High School. But Dan Gable wasn’t your normal high school student, and there was nothing leisurely about the way he approached his life. Gable sprinted to school each day and later in life as a student at [Read More]

Business decision leads Bettendorf champ across the border

Fredy Stroker whittled his list of college possibilities from 15 down to five in recent weeks, as some of the nation’s top wrestling programs made their pitch to land the state’s most coveted prospect. In the end, Bettendorf’s two-time state champion made a business decision. Stroker announced Tuesday that he will continue his career at [Read More]

Craig Sesker promoted to Senior Communications Manager for USA Wrestling

  Craig Sesker has been promoted to the position of Senior Communications Manager for USA Wrestling, the national governing body for wrestling in the United States. Sesker joined USA Wrestling in March 2006 as its Communications Manager, working within USA Wrestling’s Communications Department. He assumed his new responsibilities as Senior Communications Manager in March 2014. [Read More]

World Championships preview in freestyle wrestling at 61 kg

VIDEO: Jimmy Kennedy vs. Coleman Scott at 2014 U.S. Open Jimmy Kennedy won the U.S. Open and Phase II World Team Trials this year. USAW file photo. Date of competition: Tuesday, Sept. 9 Azerbaijan’s Haji Aliev looks like the favorite to win the World freestyle title at the new weight class of 61 kg/134 lbs. Aliev [Read More]