Interview with Troy Nickerson, Head Coach at Northern Colorado

Troy Nickerson started at Northern Colorado in the 2014-15 season, becoming the seventh head coach in the wrestling program’s history. In four years as head coach, Nickerson has qualified 20 wrestlers to the NCAA Championships, and 20 placers at the Big 12 Championships. Nickerson’s ability build the program was again on display for the 2019-20 season, as five UNC [Read More]

Iowa is a Wrestling State, Land of Opportunity

Dan Burgess lived it and sees the benefits it can provide, but he also knows the flip side. A minor sport in many states around the nation, wrestlers who work as hard as their Iowa counterparts struggle to generate interest from colleges in their pursuit of a dream to earn a college scholarship and receive [Read More]

American Rivers Conference to Proceed with Conference Competition for Fall 2020

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The governance structure of the American Rivers Conference has met multiple times during the late spring and summer to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 situation and its ramifications for athletics. Last week the conference’s Presidents Council committed once again to proceeding with conference competition, using a reduced schedule in football and single round-robin schedules [Read More]

SLIAC Decides Fate of Fall 2020 Athletics for Iowa Wesleyan

Mt. Pleasant, IA – July 28, 2020 – The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) announced this afternoon that fall 2020 men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball would be postponed to the spring 2021 season due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This decision was made after much deliberation and discussion by the President’s Council of the [Read More]

Girls Freestyle results at USA Nationals in Bettendorf

Freestyle Division 9U-HWT Girls Free 1 Achaiah Mccue, IN 2 Izzy Lopez, NE 12U-80 Girls Free 1 Angelina Gochis, IL 2 Riley Hanrahan, WI 3 Lily Gwaltney, IL 12U-94 Girls Free 1 Isabella Miller, Dubuque WC 2 Claudia Heeney, IL 3 Deziree Azer, IL 4 Trinity Moore, PA 15U-116 Girls Free 1 Netavia Wickson, IL [Read More]

Girls Folkstyle results at USA Nationals in Bettendorf

Girls Folkstyle Division 9U-58 Girls 1 Gloria Cloud, Indiana 2 Abigail Peterson, Waverly Area WC 3 Bryher Horton, Team Porcelli 9U-HWT Girls 1 Lyla Hensen, Michigan 2 Mahala Ott, Illinois 12U-72 Girls 1 Angelina Gochis, Illinois 2 Alexa Thomas, Wisconsin 3 Libertie Nigh, Ohio 4 Annibelle Juarez, IL 5 Dilynn Albrecht, WI 12U-88 Girls 1 [Read More]

Honoring Betty Gotto of Western Dubuque

This is a first in a series from Tom Danner of Western Dubuque.  Honoring Betty Gotto, a long time supporter of Western Dubuque Athletics.

Distinguished Member Carlton Haselrig Passes Away

STILLWATER, Okla. – Carlton Haselrig, a Distinguished Member inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2016, passed away on Wednesday, at the age of 54. The Tribune-Democrat in his hometown of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, reported that Cambria County Coroner Jeffrey Lees said Haselrig collapsed at his home. The coroner said the death is believed to [Read More]