UIU Wrestling Ranked Fifth in NCAA Division II Power Rankings

Roger Moore, a senior writer for NCAA.com, has the Peacocks holding steady in fifth place in this week’s NCAA Division II Power Rankings citing their win on the road at Minnesota State University Moorhead. His article as it appears on NCAA.com can be seen below. Division II wrestling power rankings: St. Cloud St. remains No. [Read More]

Valley makes statement with dominating Mendenhall performance

AMES, Iowa – As veteran West Des Moines Valley coach Travis Young noted Saturday night, “our kids have high goals.” So winning a prestigious tournament like the Jack Mendenhall Invitational is important, but goals like winning the CIML, winning another Class 3A state dual title and a Class 3A team tournament title are far more [Read More]

William Penn Succumbs to Grand View

Des Moines–The Statesmen wrestling team was not able to pull off a huge upset Tuesday in a 52-6 dual loss to #1 Grand View. In a very fast event that only featured six contested matches, WPU (2-2) got off to a good start as 125-pounder John Altieri (So., Warwick, R.I., Sociology) earned a forfeit to [Read More]

Rams with three finalists at 39th Matman Invite

MOUNT VERNON – Cornell’s wrestling team landed three finalists and nine total placewinners en route to a program-best 148 points at the 39th Annual Matman Invitational Saturday inside the Small Multi-Sport Center Arena. The No. 16 runner-up Rams more than held their own in the 16-team tournament that featured eight nationally-ranked programs. Cornell finished behind [Read More]

Taylor Lujan Wrestled With Making Sport Fun

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – UNI wrestler Taylor Lujan chose UNI because it felt like home, and he got the added bonus of having a little piece of home join him. Assistant coach Lee Roper accepted a job at UNI while Lujan was picking his college to attend. “He didn’t tell me what school he was [Read More]

Sesker Slant: Best duals need to be more accessible on TV

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – There was some top quality, easy-to-find wrestling on television Sunday. The Big Ten dual meet between No. 5 Nebraska and No. 13 Michigan. The meet was televised on the Big Ten Network and featured two good programs with strong teams. It was an entertaining dual that had superb, professional announcers expertly [Read More]

Hawkeyes Fall at No. 1 Oklahoma State

STILLWATER, Oklahoma — The third-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team lost to top-ranked Oklahoma State, 24-11, in front of 7,809 fans at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Sunday. Iowa scored bonus points in two matches but lost three one-point decisions to lose for the first time in four meetings with the Cowboys. “This sport is wild. It’s a [Read More]

UNI Wrestling Knocks off #13 Central Michigan, 17-16

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – No. 22 UNI wrestling knocked off its first top-15 opponent of the year to give Doug Schwab a win in his 100th dual as the Panthers’ head coach. UNI improved to 5-2 overall and 3-0 in the MAC with a 17-16 win over No. 13 Central Michigan (2-1 / 1-1 MAC). [Read More]

Robinson leads condensed squad of Storm wrestlers at Cornell

MT. VERNON, Iowa — Resting a handful of wrestlers, Simpson sent a small squad to Cornell’s Matman Invitational on Saturday in preparation for the stretch run of the season. Noah Robinson was the Storm’s top performer, going 2-2 at 184 pounds. After starting the day with a loss, he earned a win by forfeit and [Read More]

Cyclones Drop Heartbreaker In Chapel Hill

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – The Iowa State wrestling team (1-6, 1-3 Big 12) fell to North Carolina (5-3, 0-1 ACC), 20-17 in a dual that came down to the final bout of the evening. The Cyclones won four of the six bouts including two by bonus-point margin. Redshirt senior, No. 12 Earl Hall put on an offensive [Read More]