Possible season schedule changes on NCAA horizon?

The task force sub-committee assigned to examine college wrestling’s long-term health has unveiled a series of sport-altering recommendations, including one that would shift the schedule back nearly a month. The idea of moving the NCAA Championships away from college basketball’s March Madness has been a decades-long conversation piece for wrestling coaches and fans, but the [Read More]

Olympic Games preview in Greco-Roman at 130 kg/286 lbs.

Two behemoths stand above the rest as we venture into the 130 kg/286 lbs. Greco-Roman bracket for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The ageless Cuban Mijain Lopez will look to win his third Olympic gold medal competing in his fourth Olympic Games this August. Lopez picked up the gold in Beijing [Read More]

Olympians Bisek and Thielke in UWW pre-Olympic rankings, Martinez represents at non-Olympic weight

Three U.S. Greco-Roman wrestlers cemented their names in the UWW pre-Olympic rankings, which were released today. Andrew Bisek (Colorado Springs, Colo./Minnesota Storm/OTC) and Jesse Thielke (Germantown, Wis./New York AC/OTC) are the only 2016 Greco-Roman Olympians from the U.S. represented in the rankings. Two-time World bronze medalist Bisek holds steady at No. 5 at 75 kg/165 [Read More]

Trevor Kittleson named Assistant coach at Loras College

DUBUQUE, Iowa (Duhawks.com) – Director of Athletics Denise Udelhofenannounced on Thursday, July 28 the official hiring of three new assistant coaches. Following the appointment of TJ Miller as head wrestling coach, Trevor Kittleson has been named Miller’s top assistant. A former Division I wrestler at the University of Northern Iowa, Kittleson was a national qualifier [Read More]

Olympic Games preview in women’s freestyle at 75 kg/165 lbs.

Three-time World champion and five-time World medalist Adeline Gray of the USA heads into the Rio Olympic Games with great confidence and momentum. On a two-year winning streak, Gray has not only defeated most of the top rivals in her weight class, but has been dominant in many of her victories. We are seeing a [Read More]

Gray, Maroulis atop the UWW pre-Olympic rankings, six other Americans included

Adeline Gray and Helen Maroulis lead the U.S. Olympic Team in women’s freestyle to the Rio Games, maintaining the top spots at their weights in the world, which was announced today in UWW’s pre-Olympic rankings. Gray (Colorado Springs, Colo./New York AC/OTC), who is a three-time World champion, and Maroulis (Rockville, Md./Sunkist Kids), a 2015 World [Read More]

Olympic Games preview in men’s freestyle at 86 kg/189 lbs.

One of the most exciting young wrestlers on the planet is 2014 and 2015 World champion Abdulrashid Sadulaev of Russia, who has taken over the 86 kg weight class with skill and style. A 2012 and 2013 Cadet World champion, Sadulaev jumped onto the Senior level in 2014, won the European Championships, then claimed the [Read More]

Tom Brands Named to United States Olympic Wrestling Coaching Staff

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa head wrestling coach Tom Brands has been named a volunteer coach for the United States Olympic Wrestling Team in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The announcement was made today by USA Wrestling. The 2016 Olympic freestyle wrestling competition will be held August 19-21 at the Carioca 2 Arena in [Read More]

FARGO: Recap and Final Thoughts

Watching four days of the greatest high school wrestling one can watch, domestically, was another absolutely incredible experience for me. Team Iowa was able to capture the first and last stop signs granted in the Men’s Freestyle portion of the 8-day affair in the FargoDome. In the Cadet 88 pound bracket, Cullan Schriever came out [Read More]