Iowa State defeats Oklahoma 26-18

NORMAN, Oklahoma – The No. 8 Iowa State wrestling team(7-2, 1-1 Big 12) defeated Oklahoma (6-6, 1-2 Big 12) 26-18 today. ISU’s winning efforts were propelled by four bonus-point victories, including two pins. No. 6 Earl Hall was pitted against No. 2 Cody Brewer in the second match of the dual. Brewer got in on a single leg [Read More]

Lions pin way to Siouxland Conference title

SIOUX CENTER, Iowa | Central Lyon/George-Little Rock faced a deficit in the team race entering the championship round of the Siouxland Conference Tournament. It was apparently more motivation than anything. The Lions roared back thanks to a 4-for-4 effort in the finals to claim their first conference crown since the 2008 season. CL/G-LR scored 200 [Read More]

East’s Otto reaches win record; Tee Jay takes team title

SIOUX CITY | Mitch Otto was hoping for something a little more decisive, but in the end the hard-fought victory put his name at the top of the list just the same. The Sioux City East senior became the winningest wrestler in the school’s history when he won his Missouri River Athletic Conference title at [Read More]

Southeast Polk continues ‘buzzsaw’ run through CIML wrestling

PLEASANT Hill, Ia. – Nolan Hellickson is headed to Harvard with a 4.23 grade point average, but there were times in the past when his brains might have been more of an impediment than an asset. The top-ranked Southeast Polk senior acknowledged Friday that his analytic mind may have paralyzed his top-level wrestling skills the [Read More]

Early domination guides No. 1 Hawkeyes to dual win at No. 2 Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS – In a No. 1 vs. No. 2 wrestling dual expected to be decided by razor-thin margins, Iowa’s Nick Moore and Mike Evans delivered their own 1-2 punch Friday night. After a draw started things at 165 pounds before 13,603 ready-to-rumble fans at Williams Arena, Moore flattened Brandon Kingsley for a second-period pin. Sudden [Read More]

Storm on Wrong End of Close Matches in Loss to Dubuque

DUBUQUE, Iowa – The Simpson wrestling team was on the wrong end of a handful of close matches on Friday night. Devan Berrian picked up a win at 141 pounds, but the Storm (6-10, 0-5 Iowa Conference) lost five matches by a combined nine points in a 36-3 loss to Dubuque. Berrian earned an 8-2 decision [Read More]

Southeast Polk impressive in CIML Tournament

PLEASANT HILL, Iowa –  One week ago, Southeast Polk dominated one of the state’s best tournaments at less than full strength. With three key wrestlers sidelined by injury, the Rams blew through the Ed Winger Classic, besting Bettendorf by 40 points. Friday night, those wrestlers were back in the fold. So it’s no surprise that [Read More]

Moore’s pin fuels Iowa in 100 meeting between border rival

  Moore’s pin fuels Iowa in the 100th meeting between border rivals MINNEAPOLIS — Nick Moore used short time, Mike Evans used overtime, and for the 71st time in 100 meetings the University of Iowa defeated Minnesota in a battle for the Border Belt, 23-12, on Friday night inside Williams Arena. Moore opened the dual [Read More]

Clark looking for a sense of urgency

IOWA CITY — A sense of urgency. That’s what is what Iowa head wrestling coach Tom Brands wants to see from sophomore 133-pounder Cory Clark. Nothing more, nothing less. Clark has shown he can not only compete with the best wrestlers in the country, but beat them. The problem for Clark has been slow starts. [Read More]

Rams rally past Loras, hand Duroe 200th collegiate coaching win

MOUNT VERNON – Cornell’s 18th-ranked wrestling team scored a flurry of wins at the upper weights Thursday and handed Mike Duroe his 200th collegiate coaching victory, 32-13, over Loras on Senior Night in the Small Multi-Sport Center.   The Rams (12-7) ran off five consecutive victories to end the meet, highlighted by pins from sophomore [Read More]