NAIA Wrestling Championships to stay in Topeka through 2017

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) appears to be comfortable in Topeka. After having had its NAIA Wrestling National Championships in the Kansas state capital for the past two years, the organization will continue to have its mat championships in Topeka through 2017. The NAIA Wrestling Championships have been held at the Kansas Expocentre [Read More]

Brands on likely Kinnick wrestling dual: Something big is coming

All signs are pointing to a wrestling dual meet and a national attendance record going down Nov. 14 at Kinnick Stadium. Reached by phone Wednesday afternoon, Iowa wrestling coach Tom Brands said, “There’s something big coming. And we’re excited about it.” The University of Iowa isn’t going as far to say the Hawkeyes will definitely [Read More]

Big 12 Adds Six Affiliate Wrestling Members

AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State wrestling program will welcome six new affiliate members to the Big 12 Conference in 2015-16. The historic announcement was made on Wednesday, highlighted by the additions of Air Force, Northern Colorado, North Dakota State, South Dakota State, Utah Valley and Wyoming. “What I think is really important is what [Read More]

Down, set, wrestle?

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa wrestling has captured the attention of its fans and sports fans, in general. The program’s official Twitter account tweeted the date “11.14.15” with the lines of a football field behind it. The post happens to be the day the Hawkeye football team hosts the University of Minnesota. The tweet [Read More]

Meester, 2005 wrestling squad to be inducted into Augustana Hall of Fame

Tom Meester, wrestler and assistant coach at Augustana College, along with the wrestling team that was runner-up at the 2005 NCAA Division II national championships, are among those who will be welcomed into Augustana’s Athletics Hall of Fame, the Sioux City, S.D. school announced Monday. Meester compiled a 137-18 record competing for the Vikings and [Read More]

Keeping Bench Athletes Engaged

For many athletes, time on the bench and not in the game can be difficult. While the reasons can vary – injury, disappointing performance, playing behind an upperclassman, or just learning the sport – players on the bench can experience a range of emotions that lead to feeling disengaged or disheartened. And unfortunately, lack of [Read More]

Fix, Smith power Oklahoma to title in Junior Nationals freestyle tournament

FARGO, N.D. – There was plenty of star power on display as the eight-day ASICS Junior and Cadet Nationals came to an exciting conclusion. Utah’s Taylor LaMont turned in a huge win while Daton Fix and Joe Smith led Oklahoma to the team championship to highlight the Junior Nationals freestyle competition on Saturday at the [Read More]

Fredy Stroker doesn’t have anything left to prove

FARGO, N.D. – Bettendorf’s Fredy Stroker doesn’t have anything left to prove to college recruiters. He’s won three state high school titles in Iowa. And landed a scholarship to the University of Minnesota. But he did have one last thing left to prove to himself before he headed off to college. That’s why Stroker showed [Read More]

Annual NWCA Convention returns to Fort Lauderdale

After repeated successful events at the Westin Beach Resort & Spa in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the National Wrestling Coaches Association will again host its annual convention at the beachfront resort from July 29-August 2. The NWCA Convention, sponsored again by Asics, Cliff Keen Athletic, Hibiclens and Resilite, is an annual event designed to promote professional [Read More]

Freestyle Day 2

Fargo, ND. In Day 2 of Freestyle, Team Iowa put nine wrestlers into the Cadet Freestyle All-American matches, and 23 wrestlers that are still alive on the championship side of the bracket in the Junior Division. Cadet All-Americans: 1st/2nd Alex Thomsen (120) Marcus Coleman (160) 3rd/4th Aden Reeves (106) Wyatt Wriedt (285) 5th/6th Kyle Biscoglia [Read More]