The draws are out for Day 2 of the World Championships

The opening-round draws are out for the second day of Greco-Roman competition at the World Championships in Paris. Here are the competitors the United States will send to the mat: Ildar Hafizov  Weight: 59 kilograms Age: 29 Residence: Colorado Springs World Team experience: This is his fourth trip to the World Championships and first as [Read More]

Former Cyclones All-American Patrick Downey to wrestle for Hawkeyes

Patrick Downey, whose tumultuous wrestling career at Iowa State came to an end in February after one All-American season and a series of churlish tweets, is planning to join the Hawkeyes. Trackwrestling broke the news Thursday night, reporting Downey plans to move to Iowa City this weekend. “I approach it like my life depends on it,” Downey told Trackwrestling’s [Read More]

HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES BRING COMMUNITIES TOGETHER

Tailgates. Pep rallies. Friday night lights. The new school year is here! And that’s exciting news for student-athletes and high school sports fans alike. Research shows that being a student-athlete is about a lot more than fun and games.  Student-athletes learn important life lessons, too.  In fact, high school athletes not only have higher grade [Read More]

NBC Sports to deliver unprecedented television coverage of World Championships

NBC Sports is set to deliver unprecedented television coverage of the World Championships, showcasing wrestling’s biggest stars to a national audience with more than 20 hours of coverage later this month from Paris. NBCSN will air 6.5 hours of tape-delayed coverage in the afternoons and evenings —  Aug. 23 (3:30-5 p.m. ET), Aug. 24(4-5 p.m. ET), Aug. 25 (7-9 p.m. [Read More]

Former Maquoketa Coach, Hall of Fame Coach Bill Weick Passed Away

  Photo on TheMat.com Homepage: Bill Weick talks to a coach from the Soviet Union at a major international competition. Photo courtesy of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. Photo in story: Bill Weick National Wrestling Hall of Fame plaque. USA Wrestling has received word that Bill Weick, 85, a Distinguished Member of the National [Read More]

Gilman ready to take on the world

IOWA CITY — Thomas Gilman is a warrior in every aspect of his life. Whether he is competing on a wrestling mat or burying his nose in a military book, Gilman is all about challenges and rising up to meet them. Gilman, a three-time All-American for Iowa, will face the biggest challenge of his wrestling [Read More]