5 memorable Iowa Hawkeyes moments from 2017 NCAA Wrestling Championships

. Alex Meyer upsets Lehigh’s No. 6 Ryan Preisch Gutsy performance and what “The Grinder” was certainly capable of doing in his All-American career. Meyer had a chance to win but Preisch nearly jumped out of the Scottrade Center, fleeing the mat to avoid late takedown. Meyer remained unfazed and got winning takedown anyway. Unfortunately, [Read More]

5 memorable Northern Iowa moments at 2017 NCAA Wrestling Championships

5. Jack Hathaway opens with big pin Former Iowa City West state champion showed how he finished with 137 career prep pins. Oregon State’s Hathaway made his second NCAA appearance, going 0-2 in 2015. His first nationals victory was a big one, upsetting North Carolina All-American and No. 7 seed Joseph Ward at 141. He [Read More]

Iowan National Qualifiers: High School Credentials

Lately, there has been a big push to find out what it takes to excel at the collegiate wrestling level, and what youth and high school coaches can do to prepare their athletes for the transition to becoming successful Division I wrestlers. At this year’s NCAA Division I national championships, the state of Iowa ranked [Read More]

WCW 2017-18 Athlete Signings/Transfers

Name State Previous School Signed to 49 Samantha Smith FL Coral Reef HS Belleville 11 Bailee Flaherty GA Alexander HS BPC 14 Brooke Richards NC Burns HS BPC 35 Kimberly Vargas TX El Paso Chapin HS BPC 44 McKayla Campbell OH Wauseon HS Campbellsville 10 Autumn Gordon OH Lancaster HS Cumberlands 2 Alexandra Herle TX [Read More]

Panther train ready for run to Cleveland

ST. LOUIS — All aboard! The Panther train is about to pull out of the station. Destination Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland and a top-10 finish at the 2018 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships. UNI, fresh off an 18th-place finish at the 2017 Championships at the Scottrade Center in which it had a pair of [Read More]

Iowa Cory Clark caps career with a national championship

Five years ago, Cory Clark pulled up to Carver-Hawkeye Arena in his truck on a cold early morning. Running late for an early-morning run, Clark left his truck running, the headlights on. “You’re truck is going to run out of gas,” a teammate told him. “I’ll get it when we get back,” Clark matter-of-factly responded. [Read More]

UNI’s Foster finishes seventh

ST. LOUIS — From the agony of defeat to the thrill of victory. What a difference the last year has made for University of Northern Iowa redshirt sophomore 184-pound wrestler Drew Foster. From the ashes of last year’s near miss, Foster’s meteoric rise ended Saturday afternoon with a seventh-place finish at the NCAA Division I [Read More]

Iowa finishes fourth in national tournament

ST. LOUIS — Moving forward. That has been the theme Iowa head wrestling coach Tom Brands has drilled into his team all season. Win or lose, hurt or healthy, move forward. That is just what the Hawkeyes did on Saturday during the consolations of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at the Scottrade Center. After [Read More]

Cory Clark Wins NCAA Championship

ST. LOUIS — University of Iowa senior Cory Clark defeated South Dakota State’s Seth Gross, 4-3, on Saturday night to win the 133-pound title at the 2017 NCAA Wrestling Championships. Clark, a four-time All-American making his third straight finals appearance, scored the match-winning takedown with 1:24 left in the third period to win his first [Read More]

Session 6 Notes: The Finals

Saturday Night:  Session 6 – The Finals 197 Finals – J’Den Cox (Missouri) vs. Brett Pfarr (Minnesota) Cox elevates a single with under a minute to go in the 1st period and finishes. Ride out Cox.  Cox with the escape to begin the 2nd.  Cox in on another single…finishes on the edge.  5-0 Cox.  Pfarr [Read More]