• Nelson Brands Still Mastering his Craft

    FORT MADISON — Nelson Brands is an artist when it comes to wrestling, the mat his canvas, his head-snap and go-behind things of beauty performed masterfully. Brands picked up the sport at a relatively late age, especially considering that his father, Terry, and uncle, Tom, are coaches at the University of Iowa and national, Olympic [Read More]

  • Senior Spotlight: Nick Oldham, Valley West Des Moines

      Nick Oldham, Valley West Des Moines When did you start wrestling? Who introduced you to the sport? I started wrestling when I was four years old and my grandparents introduced it to me right after they got custody of me. Do you have any family who wrestled before you? How did they do? I [Read More]

  • Early Success Does Not Mean Later Success

    We all want our children to succeed, we all want them to be the very best that they can be. It is also pretty cool if our children are thriving with their sport and at a young age look more capable than most. The child we see on the football field that everyone is captivated [Read More]

  • Loras College Duo Puts on a Clinic

    FORT MADISON — Eddie Smith was there for the lean years for the Loras College wrestling team. Brandon Murray, well, he had issues of his own on his circuitous and sometimes rocky road to the NCAA Division III school in Dubuque. Yet there they were, two wrestlers with completely different backgrounds, standing on the podium [Read More]

  • Senior Spotlight: Dalton Sell, Muscatine

      Dalton Sell, Muscatine 2x Iowa State Qualifier (2018 195lbs, 2019 195lbs) Attending Graceland University for wrestling in 2019-2020 When did you start wrestling? Who got you started? I started wrestling my freshman year of high school. I’m pretty sure I was mostly motivated by my dad and Ryan Hagerty to try wrestling.  Hagerty (All [Read More]

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