• Pugh learns true meaning of thanksgiving

    CEDAR FALLS — Randy Pugh has made a life for himself as assistant wrestling coach for the University of Northern Iowa wrestling team the last 15 years. Pugh and his wife, Krista, have made a home in this city, raising their two daughters, Hayden and Presley. Krista, who spent several years as a teacher, is [Read More]

  • Coaching 101

    If you are going to be a coach in grades 7-12 in Iowa you must be certified to do so.  This is not really hard to do; there are several area community colleges that offer coaching authorization classes.  I took mine during J Term during my college years.  At the time I had no intention [Read More]

  • Mediapolis’ Cummings gets long-awaited Hall call

    MEDIAPOLIS — Dan Cummings thought he had reached the pinnacle of high school wrestling last February when his Mediapolis High School team won the Class 2A state team title at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. It was the crowning moment in Cummings’ 36 years as head coach of the Bulldogs. That is until he [Read More]

  • IHSAA Announces New Director of Officials

    Boone, IA — The Iowa High School Athletic Association has hired J. Lewis (Lewie) Curtis of Underwood as the new Director of Officials beginning March 1, 2016. Curtis replaces Roger Barr, who joined the IHSAA in 2003 and is retiring at the end of December. Curtis is currently the Activities Director at Underwood Community Schools [Read More]

  • Registration Open for Youth Wrestling Clinic

    IOWA CITY, Iowa — The annual Youth Wrestling Clinic will be held December 4 on Mediacom Mat inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena prior to the Iowa vs. South Dakota State dual. Doors will open at 4 p.m. for the clinic, which runs from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Youth ages 5-13 are eligible to participate in the [Read More]

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