Respect is Earned

  I teach middle school business and technology in Des Moines.  I must say that the level of respect that I see on a daily basis is below average.  Respect is a two-way street not a one-way street with a dead end.  Too many times I see adults yelling, screaming, pointing their finger in a [Read More]

Mark Perry makes the leap back to Iowa

Mark Perry spent the past eight years trying to replicate the wrestling-crazed environment that captivated him during his college career at Iowa. He won’t have to emulate any longer. After assistant coaching stints at Penn State, Cal Poly and Illinois, the two-time NCAA champion is rejoining the Hawkeyes. Calling it a “dream job”,  Perry told [Read More]

Who is NCAA Wrestling’s All-Time Pin King? Part 2

In part one of our attempt to answer the question of who is NCAA wrestling’s all-time pin king, we tackled the debate over whether Gene Mills (Syracuse) broke Wade Schalles’ (Clarion) NCAA record of 106 career falls. However, while those two are cited at the top of many all-time college wrestling pins lists, there is [Read More]

Iowa/USA Junior Greco State Results

Junior Greco – 100 1st Place – Daniel Kimball of Immortal Athletics 2nd Place – Devin Harmison of Iron Rams Junior Greco – 113 1st Place – Aden Reeves of Young Bucks 2nd Place – Nathan Kahoe of Rails Wrestling Club Junior Greco – 120 1st Place – Kaden Anderlik of Outlaw Wrestling Club 2nd [Read More]

Iowa/USA Junior Freestyle State Results

Junior Freestyle – 100 1st Place – Daniel Kimball of Immortal Athletics 2nd Place – Devin Harmison of Iron Rams Junior Freestyle – 106 1st Place – Jarod Kadel of Dungeon wrestling Junior Freestyle – 113 1st Place – Aden Reeves of Young Bucks 2nd Place – Kyle Biscoglia of Ubasa Wrestling Academy 3rd Place [Read More]

Who is NCAA Wrestling’s All-Time Pin King?

It has been called the ultimate goal of wrestling. It can end a match in seconds, regardless of the score. Those wrestlers who can consistently achieve it become legendary, while many have had their dreams dashed at its hands. We are, of course, talking about the fall. Whenever a discussion begins about great pinners, the [Read More]

USA Wrestling releases Senior-level men’s freestyle rankings for May 2017

USA Wrestling has released its final set of Senior-level rankings for the month of May, with the men’s freestyle rankings being announced today. The eight wrestlers holding a No. 1 ranking this month are Anthony Ramos (57 kg), Logan Stieber (61 kg), Jordan Oliver (65 kg), James Green (70 kg), Jordan Burroughs (74 kg), J’den [Read More]

The Predicament Academic All-State Teams

Here are the Academic All State Teams Click Here to View the Print Edition of the Academic All State Teams Academic All State Teams 1st Team Kaleb Olejniczak         Sophomore     Perry Cade DeVos                  Sophomore     Southeast Polk Noah Fye             [Read More]

USA Wrestling releases Women’s freestyle rankings

48 kg/105.5 lbs. 1. Victoria Anthony, Tempe, Ariz. (Sunkist Kids) 2. Cody Pfau, Brush, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC) 3. Erin Golston, Colorado Springs, Colo. (NYAC) 4. Marina Doi, Kingsburg, Calif. (TMWC) 5. Regina Doi, Kingsburg, Calif. (TMWC) 6. Katlyn Pizzo, Madison Heights, Mich. (Unattached) 7. Vanessa Ramirez, Indianapolis, Ind. (Bearcat WC) 8. Allene Somera Colorado [Read More]