Megan Black, Top Ranked for McKendree

The first rankings from the Women’s College Wrestling Association (WCWA) were released on Tuesday afternoon, highlighting the top teams and individuals. Despite King winning its fourth-straight WCWA team national title last season, Simon Fraser enters the year as the No. 1 ranked team, with three top-ranked wrestlers: Abby Lloyd at 116 pounds, Mallory Velte at [Read More]

What You Don’t Know About Being A Female Wrestler

We don’t all look like what you think. There are 10 different weight classes in Women’s Wrestling, which means wrestling encompases SO. MANY. DIFFERENT. body types. Our weight classes range from 110 pounds to 167 pounds, which allows for different sizes, heights, and shapes. Trying to stereotype a female wrestler’s body as only short and [Read More]

Seven Minutes with Drew Foster

This is the 35th installment of Seven Minutes. It’s a series of interviews with college wrestling’s top stars. Most of the question-and-answer sessions last roughly seven minutes. Hence the name. Northern Iowa’s Drew Foster earned All-America honors last season as a sophomore at 184 pounds.  Trackwrestling’s Andy Hamilton recently caught up with Foster.   Let’s [Read More]

Drew Foster Selected for NWCA All-Star Classic

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – UNI wrestler Drew Foster has been chosen to compete in the NWCA All-Star Classic 2017 set for 3 p.m. ET Nov. 5. “I think it’s a great honor,” Foster said. “I get a chance to represent UNI, to represent my teammates and my coaches. I am just excited for it. I think this shows [Read More]

Earl Hall vs Joey Dance At Agony In Ames

After showcasing only high school matches last year, Agony in Ames has added a professional bout to the card of its 2017 edition. Joey Dance will take on Earl Hall at 60kg in a battle of two-time All-Americans on Oct. 21st in Ames, Iowa. Dance is now with the Chicago RTC and planning to start his senior-level career. A former junior world team [Read More]

Michael Buhr ’12 selected Alumni Coach of the Year

MOUNT VERNON – Cornell College honored former wrestler Michael Buhr ’12 as the 2017 Alumni Coach of the Year during Saturday’s ‘C’ Club Breakfast & Athletics Hall of Fame Ceremony. Buhr, a four-year letterwinner and 2012 NCAA qualifier for the Rams, led Wauconda (Ill.) High School’s wrestling program to a historic runner-up finish at the [Read More]

WIN’s 2017 Summer Prep RPI Rankings

With another off-season now officially over, I’ve spent the better part of the last couple of months compiling my seventh annual WIN Summer Ratings Percentage Index leaders list. The volume of results I used resembled a small mountain. And, as I’ve written repeatedly in previous columns, the size of that mountain neither makes the process [Read More]

Brands Receives Contract Extension

  IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa head wrestling coach Tom Brands has received a three-year contract extension, and the UI Athletics Department announced Friday it will begin exploring possibilities for a new wrestling training center. Both announcements were made by University of Iowa Henry B. and Patricia B. Tippie Director of Athletics Chair Gary [Read More]