Spencer Lee Named Mike Howard Most Valuable Wrestler

IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa three-time national champion Spencer Lee has been named winner of the Mike Howard Most Valuable Wrestler Award. The Iowa wrestling coaching staff announced the 2021 award winners Tuesday. Lee won the 125-pound NCAA Championship and the 125-pound Big Ten Championship in 2021. He won both the Dan Hodge Trophy [Read More]

Alex Hernandez Pursues Physics major, relishes array of BVU opportunities

Alex Hernandez  Family in Texas, staff at BVU, keep sophomore wrestler focused on engineering goal Storm Lake, Iowa (April 9, 2021) – A charter bus rolls east traversing Iowa on U.S. Highway 20 toward Waverly, where the Buena Vista University wrestling team faces a pair of American Rivers Conference foes. Sophomore Axel Hernandez, the team’s [Read More]


This year’s NWCA Division II Rookie Wrestler of the year is Zach Ryg of Upper Iowa University. The Plymouth, IA native, finished his redshirt freshman campaign with a 12-1 record and was named one of six NWCA Division II Super Regional Rookie Wrestlers of the Year. The 2021 season saw Ryg, a 197-pound wrestler, win [Read More]

A School Record 17 Panther Wrestlers Honored on All Big-12 Team

IRVING, TEXAS – UNI wrestling placed a school-record 17 wrestlers on the 2021 Academic All-Big 12 Wrestling Team, including 16 on the First Team. The total surpasses last year’s total of 11, including nine first-team honorees. Patrick Schoenfelder was honored for the third time in his career. Kyle Biscoglia, Drew Bennett, Noah Glaser and Derek [Read More]

U.S. Olympic Team Trials Wrestling Championship Series Results

U.S. Olympic Team Trials Wrestling Championship Series results 15 athletes heading to Tokyo, 3 to World Olympic Qualifier U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS – WRESTLING At Fort Worth, Texas, April 3, 2021 FINAL RESULTS Final X Championship Series in women’s freestyle 50 kg – Sarah Hildebrandt (New York AC) vs. Victoria Anthony (ASU RTC/Sunkist Kids Wrestling [Read More]

Sammy Brooks to Compete at United States Olympic Wrestling Team Trials

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Two-time University of Iowa All-American Sammy Brooks competes Friday and Saturday at the United States Olympic Wrestling Team Trials in Fort Worth, Texas. Brooks, a U23 World Team member, is the No. 8 seed at 86 kg. The winner of the 86 kg men’s freestyle bracket and 15 of the 18 winners of [Read More]