Joe Eads Earns NWCA Academic Award

Oskaloosa–Joe Eads (So., Morrison, Ill., Biology) not only excelled on the mat this season, but was also strong in the classroom as he earned NWCA NAIA Scholar All-America recognition. The sophomore, who placed seventh at 149 pounds at last month’s NAIA National Championships, also owns a current Grade Point Average of 3.38.  It is the first [Read More]

ASA and William Penn Athletics Department Partnering to Present Q&A Series

Oskaloosa–The William Penn Association of Student-Athletes is partnering with Athletics Director Nik Rule to answer some vital questions that are coming directly from Statesmen student-athletes. As the COVID-19 situation has continued to develop, Rule, as well as William Penn coaches and ASA members, noticed they were all receiving similar questions from Statesmen student-athletes.  That led [Read More]

Jack Gaukel, Sergeant Bluff Luton

(SB) – Jack Gaukel has a small wrestling room in the basement of his parents’ home. Granted, it’s not as big as the workout area at the Sergeant Bluff-Luton Middle School where Gaukel and many members of Coach Clint Koedam’s program have grappled in the past. But, it gets the job done. “I have a [Read More]

March is National Athletic Training Month

Abu Ibrahim Oskaloosa–The month of March is once again designated to recognize a special group of health care professionals as it is National Athletic Training Month. Athletic trainers (ATs) collaborate with physicians to provide emergency care and prevent, diagnose, and treat injuries and medical conditions for people in work, life, and play, including athletes, such [Read More]

U.S. Olympic Team Trials Wrestling Postponed until 2021

U.S. Olympic Team Trials Wrestling Postponed until 2021Information and directions for ticket holders is updatedUSA Wrestling, Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics, the Bryce Jordan Center and U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee have collectively decided to postpone the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Wrestling, scheduled for April 4- 5, 2020 at the Bryce Jordan Center. The International [Read More]

FSC to air 2020 NWCA Multi-Division National Dual

Manheim, PA – College wrestling fans will now be able to watch the 2020 US Marine Corps/NWCA Multi-Division National Duals presented by Arms Software and Defense Soap on national television when it airs more than 60 times in the month of April on local FCS channels!! A huge thank you to Barbarian Apparel, NUWAY, Resilite, and College Wrestler Recruiting for serving as our television partners to [Read More]

Brands ready to fight COVID-19 pandemic

IOWA CITY — Tom Brands is trying to put the 2019-20 season behind him, one that ended in bitter disappointment for his University of Iowa wrestling team when the NCAA Championships were canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While much of the country is on lockdown and practicing social distancing, Brands is ready for a [Read More]

Iowa’s Lee wins prestigious Hodge Trophy

IOWA CITY — One out of three isn’t bad. At least that’s the way University of Iowa junior wrestler Spencer Lee looks at it. Lee, a two-time defending NCAA Division I champion, had three goals in mind this spring — win a third national championship, earn an Olympic medal and win the Dan Hodge Trophy [Read More]

Spencer Lee Wins Dan Hodge Trophy

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa junior Spencer Lee has been named winner of the 2020 WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy, presented annually to the nation’s most dominant college wrestler. He earned 51 of a possible 56 first-place votes. The award was announced Monday by Win Magazine publisher, Bryan Van Kley. “Winning the [Read More]