What are Iowa wrestling’s top recruiting priorities for 2016 class?

With one big weekend swoop in the days leading up to the 2009 fall signing period, Iowa assembled the nation’s top-ranked recruiting class, and the Hawkeyes followed a similar blueprint two years later when they collected another No. 1 haul. But college wrestling’s recruiting landscape has changed and last-minute shopping is a thing of the [Read More]

Sportsmanship from the Bench

For many athletes, time on the bench and not in the match can be a difficult time. While the reasons for being on the bench can vary – injury, disappointing performance, playing behind an upperclassman, or just learning the sport – athletes on the bench experience a range of emotions and can oftentimes find themselves [Read More]

U.S. gets seven men’s freestyle golds and 10 finalists at Pan Am Cadets in Mexico

The United States Cadet Pan American Championships team poses together after winning the team title in men’s freestyle in Guadalajara, Mexico. Photo courtesy of Travis Paulson. The United States captured seven men’s freestyle gold medals, along with three silver medalists, to dominate the field at the Pan American Cadet Championships on Sunday. Winning gold medals [Read More]

Team Iowa Black take fifth at Disney Duals

KISSIMEE, Fla. — Disappointed. That was the word Team Iowa Black head coach Pete Bush used to describe his team’s performance at the AAU Scholastic Duals District Division Tournament June 27-July 1at ESPN Wide World of Sports. Team Iowa Black, which finished second in last year’s tournament, was cruising along, going 7-0 in the preliminary rounds [Read More]

Balancing freestyle and Greco-Roman season with other sports

In the sport of wrestling, summer is prime freestyle and Greco-Roman season. With the Cadet and Junior Nationals taking place at the end of July, top wrestlers from across the country are preparing to compete against the nation’s best and for the right to be called a freestyle or Greco-Roman All-American or national champion. Other [Read More]

Iowa champ, Olympic medalist McIlravy in National High School Hall of Fame

Lincoln McIlravy, three-time NCAA wrestling champ, Olympic bronze medalist and five-time South Dakota state titlewinner, was the only wrestler among a dozen individuals welcomed into the National High School Hall of Fame in New Orleans on Thursday, July 2. A product of Philip, S.D., McIlravy, 39, found success at every level of his wrestling career. [Read More]

Iowa Freestyle Champions At USA Kids Nationals Freestyle

Champions Bantam 55 Timothy Koester, 75+ Dreshaun Ross, Intermediate 87 Daniel Max Magana, Schoolboy 77 Cullan Schriever Bantam 55 – Timothy Koester is 1st Champ. Round 1 – Timothy Koester (Iowa) over Landen Haines (Indiana) (Dec Dec 14-9) Quarterfinal – Timothy Koester (Iowa) over Zack Carr (Minnesota) (Fall Fall 2:15) Semifinal – Timothy Koester (Iowa) [Read More]

Iowa Greco Champions at USA Kids Nationals Greco

Bantam 55 Blake Fox, 75+ Dreshaun Ross, Intermediate 60 Anders Kittelson, 65 Kale Petersen, 87 Daniel Max Magayna, Schoolboy 77 Cullan Schriever, 105 Cade Devos Bantam 55 – Blake Fox is 1st Champ. Round 1 – Blake Fox (Iowa) over Tyler Wenzel (Wyoming) (Fall Fall 1:09) Quarterfinal – Blake Fox (Iowa) over Peyton Logan (Kentucky) [Read More]

Iowa Results for 5th Place Finish AAU Scholastic Duals

Match #1 Round 1: Team Iowa Black defeated Contender Elite 63-8 106 – Michael Millage (9. Team Iowa Black) over Jonathan Consorti (10. Contender Elite) Dec 5-2 113 – Jack Wagner (9. Team Iowa Black) over Brett Kaliner (10. Contender Elite) Maj 15-7 120 – Jacob Schwarm (9. Team Iowa Black) over Brandon Bach (10. [Read More]