Foley’s Friday Mailbag

The Olympics are 70 days away and with no more qualifying events the only thing left to consider is who each country is going to send as their representative. With such a massive event on the horizon you would think spots had been earned and teams named, but in two prominent freestyle stories those answers [Read More]

Wrestling Technology with Matt Shannon

This month Predicament Magazine and Iowa wrestling celebrates the academic achievements of Iowa wrestlers.   Iowa wrestling and their coaches have also continued to advance in their knowledge of technology.  Coaches are not only  refining their technique knowledge but also their familiarity of Twitter, Hudl, Periscope, Snapchat and apps recently  invented since press time.  The competition [Read More]

Hatcher, Schavrien named assistant coaches at Cal Poly

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — New Cal Poly wrestling head coach Jon Sioredas has completed his coaching staff by announcing the additions of Todd Schavrien and Mike Hatcher. Schavrien was an NCAA All-American wrestler at Missouri while Hatcher was a part of four national championship teams at Iowa. “We are thrilled to announce that Schavrien [Read More]

Earl Hall will be key part of ISU wrestling

ISU’s 133-pound wrestler Earl Hall has called coach Kevin Jackson every week since the end of the season. He called to check on the status of his waiver to wrestle a fourth year at Iowa State. On May 20, Hall finally got his answer. The NCAA granted Hall’s waiver to wrestle for another year in [Read More]

Legends Dinner Wraps 2015-16 Wrestling Season

The Upper Iowa wrestling program hosted their annual Legends Dinner and handed out their post-season awards on April 23 at Cabo Blue Sports Bar and Grill in downtown Fayette. Guests at the dinner included Peacock wrestlers, parents, friends, family, alumni and administration. The guest speaker was Joe Smith, who was a wrestling letter winner four [Read More]

WWE® Superstar Big E™ to attend Tragos/Thesz HOF weekend

WATERLOO, Iowa— WWE® Superstar Big E™ is returning to his Iowa roots as he will attend the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame weekend at the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Dan Gable Museum on Saturday, July 23. Big E won a state wrestling championship in Florida before attending the University of Iowa [Read More]

Rachel Watters is UWW Junior World Team member

IRVING, Texas – Four members of the 2015 U.S. Junior World Team won their weight classes and will return to the UWW Junior World Championships after victories at the Body Bar UWW Junior Nationals on Sunday at the Irving Convention Center. 2015 Junior World bronze medalist Becka Leathers of the OKCU/Gator RTC defeated 2015 Cadet [Read More]