Thomsen, Johnsen take home 1-A gold

DES MOINES — Everyone was expecting it, but when it happened, it took a second for Underwood’s Alex Thomsen to realize that he was a three-time state champion. The junior – who’s now the 85th wrestler in Iowa history to achieve the honor – was still trying to rack up points. He jumped right back [Read More]

Creston’s Shiltz corrals third state crown

DES MOINES – Of the 42 state wrestling champions who had their arms raised on Saturday, Chase Shiltz might have been the least demonstrative. It’s not the Creston/Orient-Macksburg senior’s style to prance around the mat. It is his style to show where true commitment and no-nonsense dedication will take you. Top-rated Shiltz became the 88th [Read More]

Paulsons, Riverside’s Anderson enter IHSAA hall

Former Lewis Central and Iowa State stars Travis and Trent Paulson along with Riverside coach Mitch Anderson on Saturday were inducted into the IHSAA Wrestling Hall of Fame for their contributions to the sport. Trent Paulson ended with a shiny 192-2 career mark in high school including two state titles, a runner-up and a third-place [Read More]

No. 1 Grand View wins 2017 NAIA Wrestling Central National Qualifier

Des Moines, Iowa- Nine teams brought individuals to compete for a berth into the 2017 NAIA Wrestling National Championships, presented by USA Wrestling-Kansas. Five-time defending national champion and top-ranked Grand View won the 2017 NAIA Wrestling Central National Qualifier Champions with 215 points, (RV) Baker University took second with 138 points and No.11 Dickinson State University [Read More]

Waldorf’s Lehman advances to national tournament

DES MOINES – Taylor Lehman led the Waldorf University men’s wrestling team, earning a fourth-place finish at 141 pounds during Saturday’s National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Central National Qualifier. Lehman (19-9) put together a 3-2 tournament record and advanced to the NAIA National Championships after earning an at-large bid. “He did a nice job [Read More]

Altieri Wins Title for William Penn at Qualifying Tourney

Des Moines–John Altieri (So., Warwick, R.I., Sociology) will return to nationals after topping his weight class as the William Penn wrestling team competed at the NAIA Central Qualifying Tournament Saturday. Altieri went 3-0 to win the 125-pound crown and qualify for the NAIA National Championships on March 3-4 in Topeka, Kan.  The sophomore, who finished [Read More]

Hawkeyes Wrap Dual Season with 28-9 Win over No. 23 Edinboro

EDINBORO, Pennsylvania — The third-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team scored bonus points in five of its seven wins to top No. 23 Edinboro, 28-9, on Saturday night in the NWCA Division I National Duals Championship Series. Topher Carton won by fall at 141 and four Hawkeyes won by major decision as Iowa closed its [Read More]

Session 7 Notes: Lisbon Claims 1A Team Title

Session 7 Notes Class 3A: Southeast Polk Clinched the team title during the semifinal session yesterday afternoon and should break the 160 pt barrier after the dust settles tonight.  Fort Dodge holds a  five point lead over Valley with each having three finalists to go tonight.  Western Dubuque is a solid 4th place and have [Read More]

Iran Beats USA to Capture Sixth Consecutive Freestyle World Cup

KERMANSHAH (February 17) — Iran won their sixth-straight Freestyle World Cup last night in Kermanshah defeating the United States 5-3 in the night’s gold medal final. Azerbaijan took team bronze with a victory over Turkey. Four-time world medalist and Olympic bronze medal winner Hassan RAHIMI opened the dual meet against the Americans with a 6-0 victory over [Read More]