High hopes at Worlds turn to pair of bronze medals for men’s freestyle

  The men’s freestyle part of the 2014 World Championships is complete and the Americans left Tashkent, Uzbekistan, with two medals, which is one more than the U.S. team captured a year ago in Budapest, Hungary. Unfortunately, the American men also will leave the Gymnastics Palace without a United World Wrestling gold medal for the [Read More]

Burroughs storms back to win bronze medal at World Championships

Jordan Burroughs won a bronze medal despite injuring his knee in his first match on Tuesday. Larry Slater photo.TASHKENT, Uzbekistan – Nobody is going to ever question the grit, moxie and heart that American star Jordan Burroughs displays whenever he steps on a wrestling mat.Competing with a heavily wrapped left knee, Burroughs capped a courageous [Read More]

Metcalf and Ramos: Hawkeyes represent Team USA at 2014 World Championships

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa national champions Brent Metcalf and Tony Ramos compete at the 2014 World Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, beginning late Sunday night. Ramos competes at 57 kg on Monday, Sept. 8, and Metcalf competes at 65 kg on Tuesday, Sept. 9. Uzbekistan is 10 hours ahead of Central Standard Time, which means the tournament will [Read More]

Minnesota edges Iowa & Cornell in WIN’s 2014-15 Preseason TPI & Ranks

NEWTON, Iowa — Minnesota, which settled for a disappointing second place in last year’s NCAAs after it looked like they could dethrone Penn State for a time during the event, has been picked No. 1 in WIN’s Preseason Tournament Power Index (TPI), which predicts how team will finish in the 2015 NCAAs in St. Louis [Read More]

Men’s freestyle Worlds preview and final rankings

Five-time world champion Khadshimourad Gatsalov of Russia looks to defend his 2013 world championship next week in Tashkent. (Photo: Martin GABOR, FILA-Official.com)Returning Freestyle Gold Medalists Bring Glitter to World ChampionshipsTASHKENT, Uzbekistan (September 2) – Ageless Khadshimourad GATSALOV (RUS) will be seeking a sixth world title and youngster Abdulrashid SADULAEV (RUS) his first senior-level crown when [Read More]

World Championships preview in freestyle wrestling at 97 kg

VIDEO: Jake Varner vs. Valeri Andriitsev (Ukraine) in 2012 Olympic gold-medal finalsJake Varner is looking for his third World-level medal after winning the 2012 Olympics and capturing a bronze medal at the 2011 Worlds. USAW file photo. Date of competition: Tuesday, Sept. 9American Jake Varner realized a lifelong dream when he captured a gold medal at [Read More]

World Championships preview in freestyle wrestling at 74 kg

VIDEO: Jordan Burroughs vs. Ezzatollah Akbari (Iran)Jordan Burroughs is shooting for his third straight World title. USAW photo.Date of competition: Tuesday, Sept. 9American Jordan Burroughs remains the heavy favorite to continue his dominance in this weight class.It’s fitting that the only freestyle weight class FILA didn’t change was 74 kg/163 lbs. That’s the division Burroughs, arguably [Read More]

Former Iowa wrestler Ned Shuck named head coach at Wisconsin-Whitewater

The former Hawkeye wrestler who coached the Auggies, then the Student Princes, is now in charge of the wrestling Warhawks. Ned Shuck, who wrestled at the University of Iowa, then served as an assistant at Augsburg before taking the helm at Heidelberg University, is now the head wrestling coach at University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, the school announced Monday.   [Read More]