William Penn Drops Dual Meet to Benedictine

Nadhelo Charles-Pierre Oskaloosa–The William Penn men’s wrestling team could not overcome a trio of forfeits as it fell to Benedictine 28-24 in a Heart of America Athletic Conference dual meet Tuesday. WPU (1-8, 1-3 Heart) claimed victory in four contested bouts and earned a forfeit, but came up short, mostly due to being open in [Read More]

Former Wyoming wrestler Steele joins Central staff

            PELLA—Brad Steele, a former high school head coach and national qualifier at the University of Wyoming, has joined the Central College wrestling staff as a volunteer assistant coach.             A St. James, Minnesota native, Steele was a two-time Class A high school state champ. He went on to win [Read More]

Pinning Combination Jan 13, 2020

It was an eventful weekend for Iowa wrestling — two commanding wins and a decision to pull Abe Assad’s redshirt. What does that mean for the Hawkeyes moving forward. We discuss that, the NWCA National Duals and more Iowa wrestling storylines on the Pinning Combination. Pinning Combination: What pulling Abe Assad's redshirt means for Iowa [Read More]


Trevor Trende DUBUQUE – Junior 197-pounder Trevor Trende (JR/Cresco, Iowa) recorded a pair of first-period pins – including the clincher against Concordia (Wis.) – as the Rams split two wrestling meets at the University of Dubuque Duals Saturday. Cornell (3-4) registered four falls in a 30-17 victory over Concordia to start the day. The Rams then [Read More]

Wartburg’s Brady Fritz Named A-R-C Wrestler of the Week

CEDAR RAPIDS – The American Rivers Conference released its weekly performers Monday, Jan.13, with Brady Fritz representing Wartburg as the Wrestler of the Week. The sophomore native of Tama, Iowa, went 4-0 at the NWCA National Duals in Louisville, Ky., Jan. 10-11, helping guide the Knights to their 12th NWCA title in program history. Fritz, ranked second nationally at [Read More]

Eads and Pierre Place for William Penn at Central Invitational

Joe Eads Pella–The Statesmen men’s wrestling team went west to Marion County for the second time this season as it competed in the Central Under Armour Invitational Saturday. William Penn placed ninth out of 12 teams with 23 points, while host Central won the event with 112 points. Joe Eads (So., Morrison, Ill., Biology) spearheaded the [Read More]

Hawkeyes Continue Roll, Shutout Boilermakers 41-0

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The top-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team batted 10-for-10 in a 41-0 win at No. 18 Purdue on Sunday. The Hawkeyes won four top-10 matchups and scored bonus points in half of their bouts, including two falls, two technical falls, and one major decision. “I like bonus points. It makes it [Read More]

No. 16 Panthers Top No. 19 Missouri 20-13

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Sixteenth ranked UNI Wrestling overcame an early deficit and picked up a 20-13 win over No. 19 Missouri Sunday afternoon at West Gym. Jay Schwarm earned a 3-0 win over Dack Punke to give the Panthers a 3-0 early lead, but Mizzou earned a major decision at 133 to take a [Read More]

No. 11 Iowa State Topped By No. 7 Arizona State, 21-12

PHOENIX, Ariz. – No. 11 Iowa State (4-3, 1-0 Big 12) jumped out to an early lead on No. 7 Arizona State (8-1, 0-0 Pac 12), but ultimately fell to the Sun Devils, 21-12. The contest between ISU and ASU was the finale in the Duals on the Diamond, the first collegiate wrestling event to [Read More]

Mathias, Kinnison End third at Under Armour Invitational for Simpson

PELLA, Iowa — Shane Mathias and Colton Kinnison both tallied third-place finishes and Dylan McChesney turned in a fifth-place result to lead Simpson wrestling with 20.5 points at the Central Under Armour Invitational on Saturday. After securing two-straight byes, Mathias lost his first bout at 184 pounds in the silver bracket. Mathias found himself in [Read More]