Cowboys, Lynx favorites in North Central wrestling

  Pictured is Ryan Leisure of Clear Lake Clarion-Goldfield-Dows and Webster City look like the teams to beat in North Central Conference wrestling this season. The Cowboys are defending conference champions in both the dual (7-0 record) and individual tournament. They return two of their three conference tournament champs in Justin Portillo (106) and Josh [Read More]

Iowa moves up to No. 1 in WIN Nov. 30 Rankings

NEWTON, Iowa — There has been a change at the top of WIN’s Nov. 30 NCAA Division I Rankings released today as Iowa has moved ahead of Oklahoma State in WIN’s Tournament Power Index and the Hawkeyes’ Brandon Sorensen is now top ranked at 149 pounds. Sorensen, coming off an 11-3 major decision over Iowa [Read More]

Iowa makes it 12 straight against Cyclones

The Hawk Eye AMES — The look in Iowa State wrestling coach Kevin Jackson’s eyes told the whole story. Jackson was at a loss for words, embarrassed with his team’s performance in a 33-6 drubbing at the hands of second-ranked Iowa in the annual Cy-Hawk Series meeting Sunday afternoon at Hilton Coliseum. The Hawkeyes simply [Read More]

Hawkeyes Dominate Iowa State 33-6

AMES, Iowa — The second-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team defeated No. 17 Iowa State, 33-6, on Sunday afternoon at Hilton Coliseum in the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series. The Hawkeyes dominated the top position and overcame a slow start to win for the 12th consecutive time in the series and retain possession of the Dan [Read More]

Clark-Hall showdown highlights annual Cy-Hawk Series meeting

The Hawk Eye AMES — Cory Clark and Earl Hall need no introductions. The two are plenty familiar with one another when they step on the wrestling mat. The pair met in the sixth round of consolations at the 2013 FILA Junior Nationals, a match in which Clark dominated Hall. Other than one move — [Read More]

UNI Wrestling Falls to #9 Mizzou, 24-19

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – UNI dropped its first dual to No. 9 Missouri, 24-19, in front of a sold-out crowd at home tonight. “When you have a packed house, you need to put on a show and get those people eager to come back the next time,” said head coach Doug Schwab. “We need to [Read More]

Cyclones’ Meeks trying to live up to expectations

The Hawk Eye AMES — John Meeks had the weight of the world heaped upon his shoulders coming into the Iowa State wrestling program three years ago. Meeks was an undefeated, four-time state champion in high school at Des Moines Roosevelt, where he racked up an eye-popping 168-0 record, becoming just the sixth undefeated, four-time [Read More]

Cyclones’ Moreno ready for big test

The Hawk Eye AMES — Gabe Moreno was one of the top 149-pound wrestlers in the nation last season. Earning a No. 9 seed at last year’s NCAA Championships is proof of that. Yet the season ended in a painful way for the Iowa State junior. Moreno suffered a dislocated shoulder during the Big 12 [Read More]

Long and winding road for Iowa’s Rhoads

The Hawk Eye IOWA CITY — Patrick Rhoads has paid his dues. Well, more than paid his dues. Rhoads, a fifth-year senior for the Iowa wrestling team, came to the Hawkeyes as a highly-touted recruite from Kansas City, where he was a two-time state champion for Staley High School while compiling a 171-19 career record [Read More]

Slim and trim Weatherman ready to roll

The Hawk Eye AMES — Tanner Weatherman doesn’t need a watch to know that time is short. He doesn’t need a calendar to know that with each passing day, his final season of wrestling is getting near to its end. Weatherman’s body tells him it’s so. All the aches and pains, bumps and bruises accumulated [Read More]