Zippe Zips into U.S. Senior Greco-Roman rankings

MEDIAPOLIS — Taylor Zippe thought his wrestling days were a thing of the past. After a modest career wrestling for Hall of Fame coach Dan Cummings at Mediapolis High School, Zippe graduated in 2012 and immediately entered the United States Marine Corps. College wasn’t in the cards for Zippe, a 2010 state wrestling qualifier for [Read More]

Hawkeyes Lead Nation in Attendance for 13th straight year

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Official numbers released Tuesday showed the University of Iowa wrestling program led the nation in average and total attendance for the 13th straight season. The Hawkeyes averaged an NCAA-best 8,526 fans in seven home duals, and saw 59,684 fans enter the gates at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in 2018-19. Iowa has led the nation [Read More]

The Moral Compass

I am not sure if the timing of this article matches the theme of the issue, but felt compelled to share some thoughts on the decision making process for our wrestlers.  Every human being makes thousands of decisions a day of which some are good and some are downright horrible.  All humans have that little [Read More]

Winning is a Goal, Not a Purpose

You may not have seen it, but earlier this month Spring Arbor University (Michigan) won the NAIA Division II men’s basketball National Championship, its first in school history. I was struck by one of the comments made in the postgame press conference by Cougars head coach Ryan Cottingham. In describing his program’s culture, he said, [Read More]

It’s Been a Great Ride

Alan Beste will retire in July after 30 years of service with the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA). Beste began in 1989 as the Wellness Coordinator. In 1998, he was named the Assistant Executive Director and became Iowa’s 5th Executive Director in February of 2015. His career is commendable, filled with many achievements and [Read More]

Pay-to-Play puts activities out of reach for some students

The more likely parents were to perceive activities as too expensive for the return, the less likely their kids were to participate. Credit: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at the University of Michigan From choir and cheerleading to soccer and student council, extracurricular school activities keep students engaged—but cost may be [Read More]

Make Sports Fun at Every Level

According to a poll taken by The National Alliance for Youth Sports, 70% of kids quit sports by the age of 13. The No. 1 reason? It isn’t fun anymore. MAKE SPORTS FUN AT EVERY LEVEL! For either competitive or recreational level athletes, the first priority is that kids enjoy sports so they’ll keep participating. [Read More]


  From after school sport practices, to full-day and weekend tournaments, young athletes need a lot of energy to power them through their days. According to Sport Dietitian Mackenzie White, MS, RD, CSSD, LD, CSCS, young male and female athletes need adequate energy daily to fuel their bodies for their sport, reach growth potential, and [Read More]

Results of the North/South All Star Meet

182A Dylan Koresh (CHCI) (North Iowa All-Stars) over Tristan Westphal (WASH) (South Iowa All-Stars) Dec 2-1 170A Colter Bye (CRES) (North Iowa All-Stars) over Skylar Noftsger (BALL) (South Iowa All-Stars) Dec 5-2 195A Chase McCleish (NEWM) (North Iowa All-Stars) over Dalton Chipp (H-D) (South Iowa All-Stars) Dec 7-1 285A Spencer Trenary (CGD) (South Iowa All-Stars) [Read More]

You Are Stronger than You Think You Are!

This month’s edition is about your mindset and achieving more than you think you can.   It is always mind over matter.  Coach Miller at Wartburg College always preached this back in the day.  He would say, “Your mind will shut down before your body will.   You need to push through the physical pain to get [Read More]