Academic All State Teams

Here is the list of Academic All State teams.  The are in no particular order except for first team, second team and honorable mention. This years teams had a GPA average of 3.92.  The complete list and photos of everyone is on the E-edition of this issue along with articles on coaches and some individuals. [Read More]

The youth sports exodus

The average child today spends less than three years playing a sport and quits by age 11, according to a 2019 survey of sports parents conducted by the Aspen Institute and Utah State University. One might suspect this decline is the result of video games and other electronic distractions, but dig into the numbers and [Read More]

1 big thing: Youth sports on pause

When you hear “youth sports,” colorful images of orange slices and vivid memories of pizza parties might fill your head. Perhaps then your mind shifts to some of the recent trends: skyrocketing costs, participation declines, the rise of specialization and the world of pay-to-play leagues and mega-complexes. The state of play: The professionalization of youth [Read More]

Schriever, Sullivan, Fulcher make their marks

Cullan Schriever has mastered the art of hard work, time management and success on the wrestling mat. The Mason City High School senior has three state championships and a wrestling scholarship to the University of Iowa to vouch for that. What many people don’t realize is that Schriever is equally proficient in the classroom. Schriever [Read More]

Cole Erickson ponders life beyond wrestling

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cole Erickson was supposed to be wrestling for a national championship this weekend, completing his senior season on the mat for Coe College at the NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships at the U.S. Cellular Center. Instead, the Mediapolis High School graduate was sitting in his apartment, trying to wrap his head around [Read More]

McDermott reaches pinnacle of NJCAA success

Boone McDermott made a bold statement before the 2019-20 wrestling season ever began. McDermott put on all of his social media sites “2020 national champ.” McDermott knew if he was going to talk the talk, then he had better walk the walk. The former Dubuque Wahlert High School state champion did just that, and he [Read More]

Academic Issue for 2020

The final issue of the 2019-2020 wrestling season is in the books! It’s been a trying spring with the cancellations of the Division I, II and III NCAA Tournaments. The lack of tournaments to cover made for a short tournament issue. The Predicament’s national tournament issue has been combined this year with the end of [Read More]

USA Wrestling suspends sanctioned events through May 24

Return to Practice and Competition Guidelines being finalized Based upon its principle of following current advice and direction from local health and government authorities, and with a focus on developing best practices for the return to wrestling, USA Wrestling has extended its suspension of sanctioned events through May 24. The postponement of national and regional [Read More]

Landon Williams Named Wartburg Wrestling Assistant Coach

WAVERLY, Iowa – 2014 Wartburg College graduate Landon Williams has been named the head assistant coach of the Wartburg Wrestling program, head coach Eric Keller announced May 8, 2020. Williams is promoted to the full-time assistant position following a pair of separate assistant coaching stints at Wartburg during the 2014-15 and 2019-20 seasons, in which the Knights captured National Wrestling [Read More]