Tony Ramos and Kyven Gadson make best of three finals

Kyven Gadson ROCHESTER, Minn. – The second half of the best-of-three finals matches were set this evening at the 2018 World Team Trials Challenge Tournament in Rochester, Minn. Daton Fix, Frank Molinaro, Nezar Kulchytskyy, Kyven Gadson, and Anthony Nelson will all wrestle in the Challenge Tournament finals at 12 p.m. CT. Fix, Molinaro, and Gadson will look [Read More]

Iowa Results for 2018 Northern Plains Reg. Greco-Roman

Cade DeVos of Southeast Polk was a double Champion Junior Division 100 – 1st – Kael Brisker, Wilton 113 – 6th – Aiden Evans, Clinton 126 – 6th – Hunter Pfantz, State Center 132 – 3rd – Joe Pins, Dubuque Hempstead 132 – 5th – Blake Thomsen, Underwood 145 – 1st – Cade DeVos, Southeast [Read More]

Iowa results at Northern Plaines

Place winners at the Northern Plaines Regional Freestyle Tournament in Rochester, Minnesota 100 – 1st – Kael Brisker, Wilton 113 – 1st – Cullan Schriever, Mason City 113 – 4th – Aiden Evans, Bettendorf 120 – 2nd – Kyle Biscoglia, Waukee 120 – 6th – Adam Allard, West Sioux 132 – 5th – Joe Pins, [Read More]

Cyclone Tailgate Tour: Kevin Dresser

WATERLOO – One year after winning an NCAA team trophy and being named national coach of the year, Kevin Dresser started over. Dresser returned to his home state to take over the wrestling program at Iowa State University. And much like the beginning of his 11-year tenure at Virginia Tech, Dresser has plenty of work [Read More]

Four With UNI Wrestling Ties to Compete at World Team Trials

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – One current and two future Panthers are competing in the UWW Junior Freestyle competition for a chance to compete on the U.S. World team in Trnava, Slovakia, this September. Jack Skudlarczyk 61K (true freshman) Michael Blockhus 65K (incoming Panther from New Hampton) Tyrell Gordon 86K (incoming Panther from Waterloo East) Former Panther Blaize Cabell will be competing in the senior [Read More]

Freestyle WTT Challenge Tournament previews at 97 kg men and 72 kg women

MEN’S FREESTYLE 97 KG As a weight class with a World medalist, U.S. Open champion Austin Schafer advanced directly to the best-of-three Championship Series in Rochester. A former wrestler at Oklahoma State, Schafer has been active on the freestyle scene recently, but he shocked the country when he won the 2018 U.S. Open, defeating Ty [Read More]

Mike Allen working to make wrestling better

Mike Allen is easy to spot when he shows up at a college wrestling meet. Allen is tall and slender and carries a big notebook under his arm. And no matter where it is, what day of the week it is or what time of day it might be, Allen is always wearing a finely-tailored [Read More]

5 Hawkeyes Compete for Spots on Junior World Team

     Alex Marinelli, Jeremiah Moody, Max Murin, Jacob Warner, Myles Wilson IOWA CITY, Iowa — Five University of Iowa wrestlers compete this weekend at the 2018 UWW Junior Freestyle World Team Trials in Rochester, Minnesota. Alex Marinelli, Jeremiah Moody, Max Murin, Jacob Warner, and Myles Wilson compete for spots on the U.S. Junior World team on [Read More]

Upper Iowa’s Hopp good to the last drop

CEDAR RAPIDS — Logan Hopp could have thrown in the towel. No one would have blamed him. In fact, most people in his situation probably would have just walked away from wrestling and been done after suffering two torn ACLs which cost him the better part of two years of his wrestling career. That’s not the [Read More]

Walker goes from rooftop to top of podium

CEDAR RAPIDS — Josh Walker had been to the top before, and he sure enjoyed the view. Walker, a three-time state wrestling champion for Union High School in Tulsa, Okla., was done with wrestling. After finishing as the national runner-up in NJCAA in both 2015 and 2016, Walker hung up his singlet, unlaced his shoes and [Read More]