Agony in Ames Match-ups

Click Here for Event Flyer Alex Thomsen of Iowa vs Austin Gomez of Illinois State Champ vs State Champ! Austin O’Connor of Illinois vs Jerod Verkleeren of Pennsylvania 3× IL State Champ vs Cadet World Champion Drew West of Iowa vs Real Woods of Illinois Both of these two wrestlers are Cadet World Team Members [Read More]

Daniel Dennis ponders his next move

IOWA CITY — Daniel Dennis put his life on hold the past two years, returning to the Hawkeye Wrestling Club to pursue his dream of competing in the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Now that the Olympic Games are in his rearview mirror, Dennis is ready to take a much-needed break from [Read More]

Olympic Games wrestling wrap-up

Another Summer Olympics is now history. The 2016 Rio Games were one of incredible thrills for some Team USA wrestlers … while for others, it was a time of heartbreaking loss. Let’s review. Three U.S. wrestlers earned medals in Rio de Janeiro: gold medals for Helen Maroulis and Kyle Snyder … and a bronze medal [Read More]

Why the world should be worried about the future of Olympic wrestling

For most people the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio will be remembered for Michael Phelps, Simone Biles, Simone Manuel, Usain Bolt and many more champions. Unfortunately for wrestling fans, it may be remembered as the beginning of the end. That’s because what got the most coverage for the sport in the mainstream media was not [Read More]

Kyle Snyder becomes youngest Olympic champion in U.S. history

Kyle Snyder (USA) hoists his 2016 Olympic gold medal. Photo: Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com. RIO DE JANEIRO – Last September Kyle Snyder shocked the world and became the youngest World champion in U.S. wrestling history. Today he leaves Rio with Olympic gold. Snyder’s legend grew on Sunday afternoon inside Carioca Arena 2 as he became the [Read More]

Now!

This message is for anyone who cares. No matter how many times we hear certain words, phrases or instructions in life, we / they need to be subjected to constant renewal. Just because we have seen or heard something, does not mean we know it or more importantly do it. Anything worthwhile must be reviewed, [Read More]

Sesker Rio Blog: Another memorable Olympic experience

RIO DE JANEIRO – It’s been another memorable Olympic Games here in Rio. I wanted to thank everyone for reading my blog. It’s always an interesting experience when you come to these events, and writing blogs and sharing my experiences is something that is enjoyable for me to do. I also wanted to thank the [Read More]

Sesker Rio Blog: Burroughs is best, on and off mat

RIO DE JANEIRO – Jordan Burroughs is the best. I’ve been saying it for years. Not only is he one of the best American freestyle wrestlers of all-time, he’s also one of the sport’s best ambassadors and best interviews. He’s also one of the best people I’ve ever met. He lives a winning lifestyle on [Read More]

Daniel Dennis and George Ivanov both suffered opening round defeats

RIO DE JANEIRO – Two wrestlers with Iowa connections saw their Olympic medal hopes end after falling in the opening round. Daniel Dennis and George Ivanov both suffered opening round defeats at the 2016 Olympic Games on Friday morning before 6,000 fans at Carioca Arena 2. The three-day men’s freestyle wrestling competition started on Friday. [Read More]