• Winning one for Dad

    CARTHAGE, Ill. — As Hunter Wilde steps to the center of the wrestling mat, toes the line, reaches over and shakes his opponent’s hand before his next match, the Illini West High School sophomore 106-pounder knows he is in for a tough battle. Wilde has been doing this since he was 7 years old. There [Read More]

  • Pugh trying to turn WACO program around

    WAYLAND — Seth Pugh grew up in the final years of the glory days of the Columbus High School wrestling program, one in which won five straight state team titles from 1995-1999. Pugh culminated his years under Columbus head coach Bill Plein by winning the Class 2A 145-pound state championship in 2006. Pugh then went [Read More]

  • A final farewell for Iowa’s Kadel

    IOWA CITY — Jake Kadel sat in the second row of the Iowa wrestling team’s bench Friday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, watching fellow senior, teammate and roommate Brody Grothus pin Indiana’s Tommy Cash in 2 minutes, 30 seconds in their 141-pound match, spurring the second-ranked Hawkeyes to a 45-0 rout of 20th-ranked Indiana. It wasn’t [Read More]

  • Hawkeyes Dim Northern Lights in Montana

    HAVRE, Montana — The second-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team defeated Montana State Northern, 51-0, on Friday night inside of a record crowd in Havre, Montana.   The Hawkeyes piled up bonus points in eight matches and recorded six pins to pitch their second straight shutout and improve to 16-0.   “There is excitement even [Read More]

  • Breaking down area district wrestling matchups

    Six hundred and seventy-two state tournament berths will be on the line Saturday with district wrestling tournaments across Iowa. Here are some potential match-ups to watch for: Click Here to Continue Reading

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