Division I First Round Matches

IOWA’S FIRST ROUND NCAA MATCHUPS (# indicates tournament seed) Spencer Lee 125 – #3 Spencer Lee (Iowa) vs. #30 Bryce West (Solon)  (Northern Illinois) 133 – #7 Austin DeSanto (Iowa) vs. #26 Cody Russell (Appalachian State) 141 – #22 Max Murin (Iowa) vs. #11 Tristan Moran (Wisconsin) 149 – #10 Pat Lugo (Iowa) vs. #23 [Read More]

From the Publisher

Here we are at the end of the high school season!  We had our first seeded state tournament. I’m not sure how everyone liked it but the people I visited with had mixed reactions.  Just like the NCAA tournaments, nothing goes according to seed.  It was interesting and I’m not sure how it could be [Read More]

Sesker Slant: Picking the champions at NCAAs

The NCAA Championships are still my favorite wrestling event. I grew up following the Division I college tournament very closely and cheering for many of my early heroes in the sport. And I’ve covered the three-day extravaganza 18 times. This year’s NCAA Championships, set for March 21-23 in Pittsburgh, is setting up to be another [Read More]

Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame Announces 2019 Inductees

CRESCO, IA: Four outstanding individuals who’ve contributed mightily to the sport of wrestling will be inducted into the Iowa Wrestling Hall of Fame in Cresco on Monday, April 8th. The 50th Annual Awards Banquet and Induction Ceremony will begin with a 5:30 social hour followed by a 6:30 banquet at the Cresco Country Club south [Read More]

Seeds And Brackets Announced for Iowa State

AMES, Iowa – The NCAA announced the seeds and brackets for the 2019 NCAA Wrestling Championships today. One change the committee made this year was seeding the entire field, 1-33. Three Cyclones earned top-10 seeds for Pittsburgh. Three-time All American Willie Miklus is the top-seeded ISU wrestler, coming in at No. 6 at 197 pounds. [Read More]

Northern Iowa Earns 5 Top-15 Seeds for NCAAs

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa — Five Panthers from UNI wrestling earned a top-15 seed at the 2019 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships set for next weekend. Josh Alber leads the way for UNI with a No. 4 seed at 141 pounds and will face Corey Shie of Army in the first round. The two have not met previously. Shie is a freshman at [Read More]

Marinelli Earns Top Seed at NCAA Championships

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa sophomore Alex Marinelli was named the top seed at 165 pounds when the NCAA released the official brackets for the 2019 NCAA Wrestling Championships on Wednesday. Marinelli is 23-0 this season and won the Big Ten Championship last weekend at the national qualifying tournament. Marinelli placed sixth at the [Read More]

SBL Senior Easton Graff Finishes a Standout Career

A Pathway to Maturity (SB) – Easton Graff, the son of Lance Rawson and Teri Steck of Sergeant Bluff, finished his wrestling career at SBL at the State wrestling tournament held at Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Feb-21-23, 2019.  It was the second year in a row Graff qualified for a State run. He called [Read More]

Alex Marinelli Named USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa sophomore Alex Marinelli has been named USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week. Marinelli won the 165-pound title at the 2019 Big Ten Championships last weekend, defeating the No. 3 and No. 1 wrestlers in the country in the semis and finals. His 9-3 win over Penn State’s Vincenzo Joseph [Read More]