Iowa Central wrestlers rally

Luke Moffitt knows the look of a championship squad and the Iowa Central wrestling coach was almost certain his team didn’t have it Friday morning after the first round of the NJCAA National Championships. The fifth-ranked Tritons dropped their first four bouts. They watched their top-ranked 157-pounder’s seven-point lead morph into an upset loss on a [Read More]

Logan Hopp Qualifies for NCAA DII Wrestling Championships

The Peacocks began the day with seven wrestlers hoping to punch their ticket to the NCAA Division II Championships in St. Louis, Mo. on Mar. 13-14, but at the end of the day only one UIU wrestler earned a spot in the field of 160 at this year’s national championship. Upper Iowa placed higher as [Read More]

Pozo, Mejias win 2nd titles for NIACC

DES MOINES | NIACC sophomore Nosomy Pozo finally has some more décor for the wall in his bedroom. His roommate, Yoanse Mejias, can add to the decoration around the apartment as well. As for the pair’s legacy, well that is secure as the duo from Miami became NIACC’s first two-time national champions since 1971. With [Read More]

Reivers tie for 8th at nationals

DES MOINES – Oscar Ramirez missed becoming Iowa Western’s first wrestler to win a national title. But the Reivers set plenty of other program bests while wrapping up their season at the NJCAA National Championships on Saturday. Five Reivers achieved All-American status by placing in the top eight at the Jacobson Exhibition Center. Ramirez (149 [Read More]

National Qualifiers Shine at NCAA Central Regional

DUBUQUE, Iowa ( - Saturday had been circles on many team’s calendars all season long, as dreams were both made and shattered. The NCAA Wrestling Central Regional ended with three wrestlers in each weight class moving on and qualifying for the 2015 NCAA Wrestling Tournament in Hershey, Pennsylvania. For the third straight year Wartburg College was [Read More]

Gray, Seabold punch tickets to nationals

Dakota Gray was one win away from qualifying for last year’s NCAA Division III National Wrestling Championships. Matt Seabold was in the stands watching last year’s national tournament at Cedar Rapids, dreaming of the day he would get his chance to wrestle for a national crown. Now, both will get that opportunity. Gray, a junior [Read More]

Melton takes fourth to lead Storm at Regional

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Freshman Jonathan Melton finished three points shy qualifying for nationals to lead a much-improved Simpson wrestling team at the 2015 NCAA Division III Central Region Championships. A year after winning a grand total of one match at the same tournament, Storm wrestlers earned seven wins on the day and were within a few points [Read More]

Sorensen Leads Eight Peacocks at Midway Point of NCAA DII Super Region 3 Tournament

The Peacock wrestling team is tied for sixth place at the midway point of the NCAA Division II Super Region 3 Tournament hosted by Minnesota State University, Mankato in Mankato, Minn. Upper Iowa will send one wrestler into championship semifinal matches tomorrow and seven other UIU grapplers to the consolation quarterfinals when the action resumes [Read More]

Tritons of Iowa Central claim seventh wrestling national title

DES MOINES, IOWA – Down 12 points heading into the final day of competition, the Iowa Central wrestling team surged in the later rounds of the 2015 NJCAA Wrestling Championship to claim the program’s seventh national title Saturday night at the Jacobsen Exhibition Center. The Tritons outlasted top-ranked Clackamas (Ore.) in the final team standings [Read More]

Agon brings wrestling talent to Cedar Rapids

Agon Wrestling Championship Series is coming to Cedar Rapids. The mission to create a sustainable professional amateur wrestling organization will host its fifth competition since the inaugural event in October 2013. Former University of Iowa NCAA champions Brent Metcalf and Tony Ramos highlight the card at the U.S. Cellular Center on Friday, April 3, billing [Read More]