Dutch take one step in wrestling poll

CJ Pestano PELLA — A pair of unblemished wrestlers lead a Central College wrestling team that moved up one spot to No. 12 in the third edition of the National Wrestling Coaches Association Division III poll. Dutch wrestlers C.J. Pestano (125 pounds, senior, Torrance, Calif.) and Cam Timok (133 pounds, junior, Glen Allen, Va., Hermitage HS) each have three [Read More]

Spare the singlet? Iowa wrestling coaches offer mixed reviews of two-piece uniform option

Chris Krueger, the longtime wrestling coach at Denver High School, is used to his athletes competing in a traditional singlet — that tight-fitting piece of spandex that has been part of the sport for decades. But this year, Krueger ordered some two-piece uniforms for his junior-high wrestling team — compression shorts and matching, form-fitted compression shirts. Krueger [Read More]

Alex Marinelli Named B1G Wrestler of the Week

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa redshirt freshman Alex Marinelli has been named Big Ten Conference Wrestler of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday. Marinelli, ranked No. 13 in the country at 165 pounds, picked up a pair of wins in his collegiate debut last weekend at Rutgers and Maryland. Marinelli scored a pair [Read More]

Robinson leads Storm with second-place finish at Doane

CRETE, Neb. — Noah Robinson took second place at 184 pounds to lead three placewinners for the Simpson wrestling team at the Doane University Open on Saturday, Dec. 9. No team scores were kept. In addition to Robinson’s runner-up effort, DeVaughn Scott took third at 197 pounds and RJ Brown came in fifth at 165. Although he didn’t place, Alek Ziegler had a [Read More]

Upper Iowa Record Six Bonus-Point Wins to Defeat Minot State 34-12

No. 9 Upper Iowa posted a dominating 34-12 victory over the Beavers of Minot State University on Sunday afternoon in Minot, N.D. The Peacocks won seven of the ten matches including three by wins by fall, two by major decision and a tech fall. The victory improved UIU’s record to 2-1 overall and 1-1 in [Read More]

Bonus Points Lead to 40-6 Rout of Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Maryland — The University of Iowa wrestling team used six bonus-point victories to roll past Maryland, 40-6, on Sunday afternoon at the Xfinity Center. The Hawkeyes got pins from Brandon Sorensen and Alex Marinelli, technical falls from Michael Kemerer, Mitch Bowman, and Cash Wilcke, and a major decision from Phillip Laux. Justin Stickley, Carter [Read More]

Battle of the Unbeatens good for Iowa

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa | Brody Teske and Alex Thomsen went at each other for six minutes in a much anticipated battle of the unbeatens at the Council Bluffs Classic at the MidAmerican Center Saturday. Teske pulled out an impressive rally in the third period to earn the 11-9 victory and improve to 148-0 in his Iowa prep wrestling career while handing Thomsen his first loss, but [Read More]

Battle of Waterloo Brackets

Top Four seeds at the Battle of Waterloo are New Hampton, Lisbon, Denver and Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Click Here for Complete Brackets

Sesker Slant: Class Act Duroe Battling Brain Cancer

Mike Duroe is one of those guys I thought would live forever. I remember walking into the hotel sauna on the morning just before the 2006 NCAA tournament in Oklahoma City and Duroe was sitting in there with wrestling legend Dan Gable. Mike had already completed his workout and I recall joking with him that [Read More]

Iowa State Falls To Wyoming, 24-14

Chase Straw AMES, Iowa – The Iowa State wrestling team was defeated by Wyoming in their Big 12 opener, 24-14. The Cyclones won four out of the 10 bouts on the night. ISU picked up a fall from sophomore Jakob Allison and victories by decision from redshirt freshman Jarrett Degen, redshirt sophomore Chase Straw and redshirt junior Marcus Harrington. At intermission [Read More]