Learfield Sports, KXIC broadening Iowa wrestling market

IOWA CITY — Mark Ironside has had a passion for wrestling since he first stepped foot on a mat as a fifth grader. For Steve Grace, the sport has kind of grown on him over the last nine years. In that time, the duo have become one of the most recognizable wrestling broadcasting teams in [Read More]

Wrestling provides Smith a way out

AMES — Quean Smith heard the bullet. Unlike many of his friends, he never felt the pain. Smith considers himself lucky. He has plenty to be thankful for in his young life. Smith, a redshirt sophomore heavyweight on the Iowa State University wrestling team, has had more than a few brushes with death in his [Read More]

UNI Opens Home Season Against No. 3 Iowa Central

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Panther wrestling team opens its home dual season with No. 3 Iowa Central Community College at 1 p.m. Saturday. Fans are encouraged to bring a donation for the Toys for Tots program. Toys and monetary donations will be accepted at the east doors. All fans, including season ticket holders, are asked [Read More]

ISU Pens Four During Early Signing Period

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State wrestling head coach Kevin Jackson has announced the signings of four future Cyclones. Each wrestler signed his National Letter of Intent last week for the 2015-16 season. The incoming class currently includes two of Intermat.com’s top-100 wrestlers. The group has also won a total of three national titles and five [Read More]

GARY KURDELMEIER IS IOWA WRESTLING’S HONORARY CAPTAIN

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Former University of Iowa head wrestling coach Gary Kurdelmeier will be recognized as Iowa’s honorary captain Saturday when the top-ranked Hawkeyes host Iowa State at 7 p.m. (CT) on Mediacom Mat at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Kurdelmeier won the  177-pound NCAA championship in 1958, but he is probably best remembered for elevating the Hawkeye [Read More]

Interview with Mike Allen

This month’s interview is with Mike Allen, a leader in the wrestling world.  Mike is a former East Waterloo and UNI wrestler.   He later coached at Waterloo Central, being part of many high school wrestlers lives, both on and off the mat.   Mike is even more visible and better known for his outstanding career as [Read More]

BTN Announces 2014-15 Wrestling Coverage

CHICAGO – With the Big Ten seeking its ninth-straight national championship, BTN’s 2014-15 wrestling coverage, presented by returning sponsor Cliff Keen Athletic, will be the most extensive in network history. “With Big Ten programs consistently among the nation’s best, fans will see a lot of high-quality wrestling on BTN,” said BTN President Mark Silverman. “Each [Read More]