Northern Iowa Releases Schedule, Mat-Side Seating

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – UNI wrestling fans have the option to request mat-side season tickets for duals this year in the West Gym when tickets go on sale Sept. 17. The Panthers will host six home events in 2019, and the Panthers will battle five teams that finished in the top 15 at last year’s national [Read More]

Phillips to be inducted into Upper Iowa Hall of Fame

Ryan Phillips remembers his first day of wrestling practice like it was yesterday. Phillips, then a seventh-grader at Horace Mann Middle School, decided to check out the Burlington Kids Club practice. Phillips walked into the gym, saw coach Mike Sayre putting the wrestlers through up and downs and running stairs, turned around and walked right [Read More]

Sesker Slant: Exciting time as worlds approach

This is an exciting time of the year in wrestling. The Junior World Championships are coming up this month before the Senior World Championships are staged next month in Budapest, Hungary. And we’re not too far away from the start of college wrestling season with national rankings already out for the 2018-19 campaign. There certainly [Read More]

2018 National Wrestling Hall Of Fame Iowa Chapter awards

UNI’s Chuck Patten The Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association is pleased to announce the National Wrestling Hall Of Fame Iowa Chapter will be honoring the following individuals at the Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Convention on October 27, 2018 at our noon luncheon at the Airport Holiday Inn in Des Moines, Iowa.  If you [Read More]

The 5 leaders every team needs

Finding and developing just one effective leader can be challenging enough for most teams. However, in actuality, you really need five kinds of leaders if your program is going to be successful on and off the playing field: performance leaders, locker room leaders, social leaders, organizational leaders and reserve leaders. While some of the five [Read More]

Colon, Clark, Sorensen, Mensah-Stock win bronze medals in Poland

Joe Colon and Cory Clark receive their bronze medals at 61 kg at the Pytlasinski Memorial in Poland. Photo by Joe Russell. WARSAW, Poland – The United States wrapped up the international competitions in Poland this weekend with four bronze medals on Sunday. Winning bronze medals in men’s freestyle in the Pytlasinski Memorial International were [Read More]


CEDAR FALLS—Tyler Johnson, former University of Northern Iowa football captain and founder of Elevate Educate Rejuvenate, will speak to youth and high school coaches on Oct. 4.  His appearance is being sponsored by Iowa Youth Sports Initiative.             Johnson co-led the Panthers in tackles during 2003’s conference championship season.  He grew up in Urbandale, Iowa where he was [Read More]

Objective of Youth Sport

Considering the pressures of the expectancy of winning, generating successes and most importantly the rewards success brings within the modern sporting environment. The burden and weight placed upon youth coaches to succeed and generate successes with team(s) and/or with athlete(s) are ever existent within youth sports. Reluctantly, the capability of HOW an athlete and/or team [Read More]