Ryan Schmalen Inks National Letter of Intent with Upper Iowa Wrestling

Head Coach Heath Grimm and the Peacock Wrestling program have announced that Ryan Schmalen of Clear Lake High School has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue his academic and wrestling careers at Upper Iowa University. Schmalen joins a class that includes four young men that signed in the fall of 2014. The four young men [Read More]

Dan Kelly Will continue to wrestle for the Cyclones

CEDAR FALLS | Dan Kelly wanted to make sure the fit was right. That is why with less than a month left in his senior year at Cedar Falls, the three-time state placewinner had not made a college choice. Kelly visited Old Dominion. He also visited Iowa State. In the end, Kelly, Sunday, announced he [Read More]

Wempen commits to wrestle for Hawkeyes

Matt Wempen admired the University of Iowa wrestlers he watched as a youth. Now, he is one of them. Wempen announced Friday that he verbally committed to wrestle for the Hawkeyes and head coach Tom Brands. Wempen was a four-time state medalist for Linn-Mar, winning the Class 3A 106-pound title in 2012. “I’ve been going [Read More]

Cliff Keen Athletic has entered into a marketing and athlete endorsement deal with Freestyle Wrestler Victoria Anthony

Cliff Keen Athletic has entered into a marketing and athlete endorsement deal with Women’s 48 KG Freestyle Wrestler Victoria Anthony.   Victoria Anthony joins Cliff Keen with an outstanding resume in Women’s Freestyle Wrestling.  A Dave Schultz Memorial International, and Pan American Championships GOLD Medalist from California, Victoria was also hailed as the 2009 Women’s [Read More]

Wrestling Rules Committee recommends making two experimental rules permanent

The NCAA Wrestling Rules Committee recommended that two experimental rules to decrease stalling become permanent starting with the 2015-16 season. The committee, which met April 13-15 in Indianapolis, endorsed a drop-down rule and the neutral position stalling rule with some tweaks so referees will have a clearer understanding of how both should be applied. All [Read More]

Dan Gable Celebrity Golf Tournament set for Friday, May 29

WATERLOO, Iowa—The National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum will host its 16th annual Dan Gable Celebrity Golf Tournament on Friday, May 29 at Prairie Links Golf and Event Center in Waverly, Iowa.   Four-person teams will be paired with a celebrity in this 18-hole, best ball tournament. Cost is $150 per person (you may [Read More]

Evansdale trio finds national success

COURTESY PHOTO Pictured from left: Daniehsa Watson, Jayden Bentley and Libby Stocks, display their medals after competing at the USA Wrestling Girls Folkstyle Nationals in Oklahoma City. April 13, 2015 11:00 am  •  By Nick Petaros EVANSDALE | Four years of competition on the youth wrestling circuit has already been enough to fill the walls inside Jayden Bentley’s room [Read More]

Olympic wrestling trials return to Iowa City

The road to the Summer Olympics for the country’s wrestlers will again go through Iowa City. USA Wrestling announced Wednesday via social media that the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials will be held at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on April 8-10. The event returns after being held at CHA in 2012. The announcement was a chance for [Read More]

American Family Insurance ALL-USA Wrestling First and Second Team

USA TODAY High School Sports is proud to announce its second annual American Family Insurance ALL-USA Wrestling Team. This team was compiled by Jason Bryant of MatTalkOnline.com. Bryant has covered high school, college and Olympic-level wrestling for more than 20 years and is president of the National Wrestling Media Association. Click the photo gallery to see [Read More]

Upper Iowa Legends Dinner Set for May 2

The Upper Iowa wrestling program will host their annual Legends Dinner on Saturday, May 2, at Cabo Blue on Main Street in Fayette. The event kicks off with a registration and social gathering at 5:30pm, followed by a few words from David Miller, Director of Athletics, and Heath Grimm, Head Wrestling Coach, and the introduction of this [Read More]