Broderson, Robertson claim state titles

DES MOINES — The redemption tour is complete. Julien Broderson lost twice during the regular season. He avenged both defeats in the postseason. A year after not making it out of districts, the Davenport Assumption sophomore is an Iowa Class 2A state wrestling champion. Broderson knocked off second-ranked Ryan Gorman of New Hampton in the [Read More]

Unbeaten Penn State caps unbeaten season with National Duals crown, ends season No. 1

Manheim, Pennsylvania —  After a stellar performance in front of a hostile crowd of 14,000-plus at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Oklahoma, on Sunday, Penn State stands as the nation’s lone unbeaten team in Division I wrestling at the conclusion of the regular season. The 14-0 Nittany Lions won their second straight NWCA National Duals Championship and [Read More]

Nelson Brands, Max Lyon capture second state wrestling championships

DES MOINES — Iowa City West’s Nelson Brands preferred the repeat performance. Western Dubuque’s Max Lyon favored his first title run a little more. They both can agree this year’s state tournament was twice as nice. Brands and Lyon each won their second consecutive state titles at the Iowa high school Class 3A state wrestling tournament [Read More]

NE Iowa wrestlers claim four titles

      DES MOINES — Trent Johnson had one goal at the beginning of the high school wrestling season — become a state champion. The Dike-New Hartford senior realized that goal Saturday night at the Class 1A state tournament with an emotional 6-2 victory over Dylan Schuck of Sibley-Ocheyedan. Johnson went through his bracket [Read More]

Kevin Dresser Returns Home To Assume Cyclone Wrestling Reins

AMES, Iowa – Kevin Dresser, the 2016 National Wrestling Coaches’ Association Coach of the Year, has agreed to return home to his native state to become Iowa State’s Head Wrestling Coach. Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard made the announcementMonday afternoon. The 54-year-old Humboldt, Iowa native, built a national power at Virginia Tech. Inheriting a team that [Read More]

West Sioux’s Allard wins state title

DES MOINES | It was a 50-year wait so it was going to take something special to deliver West Sioux its next state champion. His name is Adam Allard. The freshman 106-pound dynamo used three nearfall points in the third period to break a two-all tie and capture the Class 1A state title 5-2 over [Read More]

Father-son relationship on display at state wrestling

DES MOINES | Champions were crowned, some dreams fell short, but the bond was never tighter than it was this weekend at the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament. The coach-wrestler dynamic has an extra twist for several in Siouxland that was on display at Wells Fargo Arena with coach also happening to be dad. Sibley-Ocheyedan wrestlers [Read More]

Akron-Westfield’s Henrich caps perfect season with title

DES MOINES | John Henrich will battle for every point. The evidence was all over his face. It took that kind of determination as he took out Iowa Valley’s No. 1 Jacob Krakow 4-3 in the championship match at 160 pounds at the Iowa State Wrestling Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena on Saturday. “I was [Read More]

Midkiff wins 3-A crown

DES MOINES – With all eyes on him, McGwire Midkiff fought to give his career the finish it deserved. Eighth as a freshman, fifth as a sophomore and runner-up as a junior, the Thomas Jefferson senior was determined to finally reach the top of the mountain in Class 3-A. His opponent, Adam Brown of Southeast [Read More]