Plan Now To Prevent Burnout Later

Can you feel it? The time is drawing near. If you’re coaching or competing, you’re probably either already back on the mat or about to be. Preseason tournaments are starting. Official practice start dates are getting closer and closer. After a long, eventful summer of freestyle and Greco, folkstyle season is nearly here! This is [Read More]

The greatness of Dan Hodge

How do you measure the greatness of a wrestler? Dan Hodge Most of us would start with national and conference titles. Then, factor in won-loss records, pinning percentages, how many points put on the board … all those statistical measures are key to determining a wrestler’s greatness. Other factors to consider: various honors and awards [Read More]

Agony in Ames Preview #3

Date: October 29 Location: Sports Iowa Complex. Ames, IA In this inaugural event hosted by the Cyclone Wrestling Club and Gomez Wrestling Academy, we will get to see some of the nation’s best talent square off at Sports Iowa Complex in Ames. Leading up to competition, we will be releasing two in-depth match-breakdowns weekly. This [Read More]

Mat Talk Online Iowa State NCAA champion Joe Gibbons

Joe Gibbons goes ‘On The Mat’ This week’s edition of “On the Mat” is Wednesday, September 21 with Joe Gibbons, NCAA wrestling champion for Iowa State at 142 pounds in 1985 and a four-time Iowa high school state wrestling champion. “On the Mat” is a presentation of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable [Read More]

Walk-ons play integral part in success of college wrestling programs

College wrestling programs across the country will soon embark on the 2016-17 season with the first official practice less than three weeks away. Coaches will finalize their team rosters and scholarship money will get dispersed throughout the team of wrestlers. Team rosters will also include many non-scholarship student-athletes known as walk-ons. A fully-funded college wrestling [Read More]

Agony in Ames Preview #2

Date: October 29 Location: Sports Iowa Complex. Ames, IA In this inaugural event hosted by the Cyclone Wrestling Club and Gomez Wrestling Academy, we will get to see some of the nation’s best talent square off at Sports Iowa Complex in Ames. Leading up to competition, we will be releasing two in-depth match-breakdowns weekly. This [Read More]

Iowa City group angling to host 2018 World Cup

The group responsible for bringing the Olympic Trials to Iowa City is making a play to showcase Carver-Hawkeye Arena for the wrestling world. Multiple sources confirmed Wednesday with Trackwrestling that the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the University of Iowa have submitted a bid to host the 2018 World Cup. USA Wrestling [Read More]