Brandon Sorensen: ‘It’s been a fun ride’

Iowa’s Brandon Sorensen reflects back on his wrestling career following a 4-0 win in the 149 lbs 5th place match of the NCAA Championships. Click Here to Watch Interview

Pinning Combination, Division I Wrap up

This is the Final Pinning Combination of the season.  A wrap up of NCAA Division I Tournament in Cleveland. Talking Spencer Lee, Iowa, UNI  and Iowa State.

Spencer Lee Named USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa freshman Spencer Lee has been named USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week. Lee won the 125-pound title at the 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championships in Cleveland on March 17. He rolled through the championship bracket, scoring more team points than any of the 330 competitors in the tournament. His 27 [Read More]

Sesker Slant: Compelling NCAAs were exciting to watch

The NCAA Championships are still my favorite wrestling event. And that will probably never change. Especially after the outstanding show the athletes put on this past weekend at the NCAA tournament before record-setting crowds in Cleveland. The tournament featured plenty of exciting individual battles along with a compelling team race that wasn’t decided until Bo [Read More]

Mark Reiland steps down as coach at Iowa City West

After months of deliberation I have made one of the most difficult decisions of my life. I have decided to step down as Head Wrestling Coach at Iowa City West. They say one of the hardest things for an athlete or a coach to do is decide it’s time to step aside and give the [Read More]

North South All Star Meet line-up

The 40th Annual North/South All-Star Wrestling Meet hosted by the Charles City Mat Club in conjunction with the Iowa National Guard is planned for Saturday, March 24th at 6:00 p.m. in the Charles City High School’s new gym.  Tickets available at the door for $10. This year’s N/S All Star Meet will be broadcast live [Read More]

Stoll Wins Gorriaran Trophy at NCAA Championships

CLEVELAND — University of Iowa junior Sam Stoll was awarded the Gorriaran Trophy on Saturday night at the 2018 NCAA Wrestling Championships. The award is presented annually to the wrestler who records the most pins in the least amount of time at the national tournament. Stoll placed fifth at 285 pounds, recording a tournament-best three falls in a combined time of eight minutes, [Read More]

Young Iowa wrestling team has bright future

CLEVELAND — This season was expected to be a rebuilding year for Iowa. The Hawkeyes opened with five new starters, returning just two All-Americans from a year ago. Even Iowa Coach Tom Brands said question marks surrounded the team at the start, noting the lineup could evolve into something stronger by the season’s second-half. The [Read More]

Brandon Sorensen caps Iowa wrestling career as 4-time All-American

CLEVELAND — Brandon Sorensen wants Iowa wrestling fans to remember him as a competitor, who gave everything he had on the mat and lived the right way off it. As he walked away from his final match in a Hawkeye singlet, it would be hard to view him any other way. Sorensen concluded his career [Read More]