Vote Named Director Of Wrestling Operations at Iowa State

AMES, Iowa – Iowa State head wrestling coach Kevin Jackson announced today the addition of Dana Vote to the Iowa State staff as director of wrestling operations. Vote comes to Iowa State from Concordia University in Nebraska, where he served as head coach for four seasons. “Dana is a piece of the puzzle that our program [Read More]

Foley’s Mailbag

After winning her fourth Olympic gold medal, Kaori Icho paid tribute to her late mother (Photo/Tony Rotundo, The 2016 Olympic Games for wrestling might be remembered for stripping coaches, once-in-a-generation upsets and an ever-expanding refereeing controversy, but its legacy will likely be with the success of women on the mat. In no other Olympic [Read More]

Agony in Ames Match-ups

Click Here for Event Flyer Alex Thomsen of Iowa vs Austin Gomez of Illinois State Champ vs State Champ! Austin O’Connor of Illinois vs Jerod Verkleeren of Pennsylvania 3× IL State Champ vs Cadet World Champion Drew West of Iowa vs Real Woods of Illinois Both of these two wrestlers are Cadet World Team Members [Read More]

Daniel Dennis ponders his next move

IOWA CITY — Daniel Dennis put his life on hold the past two years, returning to the Hawkeye Wrestling Club to pursue his dream of competing in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Now that the Olympic Games are in his rearview mirror, Dennis is ready to take a much-needed break from [Read More]

Olympic Games wrestling wrap-up

Another Summer Olympics is now history. The 2016 Rio Games were one of incredible thrills for some Team USA wrestlers … while for others, it was a time of heartbreaking loss. Let’s review. Three U.S. wrestlers earned medals in Rio de Janeiro: gold medals for Helen Maroulis and Kyle Snyder … and a bronze medal [Read More]

Why the world should be worried about the future of Olympic wrestling

For most people the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio will be remembered for Michael Phelps, Simone Biles, Simone Manuel, Usain Bolt and many more champions. Unfortunately for wrestling fans, it may be remembered as the beginning of the end. That’s because what got the most coverage for the sport in the mainstream media was not [Read More]

Kyle Snyder becomes youngest Olympic champion in U.S. history

Kyle Snyder (USA) hoists his 2016 Olympic gold medal. Photo: Tony Rotundo, RIO DE JANEIRO – Last September Kyle Snyder shocked the world and became the youngest World champion in U.S. wrestling history. Today he leaves Rio with Olympic gold. Snyder’s legend grew on Sunday afternoon inside Carioca Arena 2 as he became the [Read More]


This message is for anyone who cares. No matter how many times we hear certain words, phrases or instructions in life, we / they need to be subjected to constant renewal. Just because we have seen or heard something, does not mean we know it or more importantly do it. Anything worthwhile must be reviewed, [Read More]