Verkleeren and Steveson win golds, Fix takes bronze to end UWW Cadet Worlds

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzogovina – Two Americans won gold medals on Sunday, Jarod Verkleeren of Pennsylvania at 63 kg /138.75 lbs. and Gable Steveson of Minnesota at 100 kg/220 lbs., the final day of the UWW Cadet World Championships. Verleeren and Steveson became the third and fourth UWW Cadet World champions for the United States this week. [Read More]

Is it Wise to Specialize?

The greatest difference between our children’s sporting experience and our own is the rise of year round, sport specific organizations that ask – even require – season after season of participation in order to stay in the player development pipeline. The pressure to have your child specialize in a single sport at a young age [Read More]

UNI Wrestling Coach Goes to Extreme to Help Young Cancer Patient

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Life includes a lot of challenges, and wrestling head coach Doug Schwab doesn’t think anyone should face those alone.   So when former Panther Cruse Aarhus wanted to complete a rope climb the distance of Mount Everest (29,029 feet) to support a young relative with cancer, Schwab jumped in to join [Read More]

Mike Zadick ready to return to college coaching at Virginia Tech

Mike Zadick didn’t have any trouble finding anything to do during his three-year hiatus from college wrestling. He dove into another one of his big passions – hunting – after returning to his native Montana. He helped bring a Starbucks to his hometown of Great Falls. He even worked as a volunteer coach for a [Read More]

Brent Metcalf ready to make run at World gold

Brent Metcalf’s list of signature wins over top-level foreign opponents is extensive and impressive. He knocked off returning World bronze medalist Magomed Kurbanaliev of Russia at the 2014 Beat the Streets Dual in New York City. He earned back-to-back victories over two-time World bronze medalist Mandakhnaran Ganzorig of Mongolia and World silver medalist Masmoud Esmailpour of [Read More]

World Championships preview in men’s freestyle at 65 kg/143 lbs.

Is this the year that American Brent Metcalf breaks through at the World Championships? Metcalf will make his fourth trip to the Worlds, but is just 1-3 in three previous appearances. He continues to wrestle at a very high level and he’s ranked No. 2 in the World in freestyle wrestling at 65 kg/143 lbs. [Read More]

No one questions the belief that Tony Ramos has in his own abilities.

Nobody is going to ever question the belief that Tony Ramos has in his own abilities. The ultra-confident Ramos feels like he can wrestle with and beat anybody on the planet. The 2014 NCAA champion for Iowa is headed to his second World Championships and his only goal is to be standing on the top [Read More]

UNI 3rd in D1CW’S 2015 Team Recruiting Rankings

3) Northern Iowa Top Recruit: (149) #15 Max Thomsen–Union, IA Recruiting Class: (157) #27 Bryce Steiert–Waverly, IA; (184) #29 Taylor Lujan–Carrolton, GA; (165) #102 Jacob Holschlag–Union, IA; (165) #115 Paden Moore–Jackson, MN; (125) #123 Jacob Schwarn–Bettendorf, IA; (174) #127 Isaiah Patton–Des Moines, IA Past D1CW Recruiting Rankings: 2014 NR, 2013 NR, 2012 #18, 2011 NR, 2010 #20, 2009 [Read More]

MatBoss to integrate with Trackwrestling

MINNEAPOLIS — MatBoss and Trackwrestling are partnering to integrate wrestling statistics and results captured within MatBoss directly into Trackwrestling, it was announced on Friday. The development of this integration is underway and will be available for the upcoming 2015-16 wrestling season “Trackwrestling is the leading wrestling event management platform available on the market,” said Jeremy [Read More]