On the Mats by KJ Pilcher

Fan voting open until Friday for 2017 Hodge Trophy

For the fourth year, wrestling fans have the chance to help select the 2017 WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy winner. The Hodge Trophy has b ...

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5 memorable Northern Iowa moments at 2017 NCAA Wrestling Championships

Top five moments for UNI wrestlers and former Iowa preps at this year's NCAA Wrestling Championships:   5. Jack Hathaway opens with big pin Former ...

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5 memorable Iowa Hawkeyes moments from 2017 NCAA Wrestling Championships

My top 5 Iowa NCAA moments:     5. Alex Meyer upsets Lehigh's No. 6 Ryan Preisch Gutsy performance and what "The Grinder" was certainly capable of ...

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Iowa will have to replace valuable seniors next season

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Iowa wrestling has won 23 NCAA team titles. The Hawkeyes haven't added to that total in the last seven seasons. With defending champ ...

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Iowa’s Cory Clark captures elusive NCAA crown

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Cory Clark tortured himself at the end of the last two seasons, retreating to his basement with his headphones blaring to try and dro ...

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Iowa’s Thomas Gilman shows maturity to rebound for third-place finish

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Thomas Gilman wasn't enthused with a bronze medal. The way he earned it proved more to the University of Iowa senior 125-pounder tha ...

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Kevin Dresser ready to work to restore Iowa State wrestling tradition

  ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Kevin Dresser huddled with the masses to enter the arena. He had to arrange for a pass to meet with media in the corridors he's r ...

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Iowa's Cory Clark returns to NCAA wrestling finals

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - On a day that started with promise that fizzled by its conclusion, Cory Clark provided a positive for the Iowa wrestling team. The s ...

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UNI's Josh Alber opens NCAA tournament with pin

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Advantage Josh Alber. The Northern Iowa 133-pounder is competing with relatives, trying to get the most pins from a high-profile mov ...

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Iowa moves forward after strong start at NCAA wrestling

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Iowa Coach Tom Brands wasted little time turning his attention to the second day. He is not one to dwell on the past and he was read ...

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Missouri's J'Den Cox hopes St. Louis serves as 'Home Sweet Home'

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Missouri's J'Den Cox hopes this experience at the Scottrade Center is more like "Home Sweet Home" than the performance two years ago. ...

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Iowa wrestling seniors will be vital to overcome top teams

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Penn State is the defending national champion. Ohio State dethroned the Nittany Lions as conference champions. Oklahoma State has a ...

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Iowa’s Thomas Gilman eyes last shot at national title

Many trained five years for one shot at a national title. Some may have intensified their approach for this season, this postseason or even this last ...

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UNI's Max Thomsen ready to cement spot with nation's best

Max Thomsen owns memories of watching college wrestling's marquee tournament. He was inspired by the wrestlers he witnessed win titles and dominate t ...

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Cornell's Engle, Luther's Kreiter earn runner-up finish; Wartburg claims team title

LA CROSSE, Wis. - Cornell's Aaron Engle is the mirror image of his twin brother, Trevor Engle. The only thing as identical as their appearance is how ...

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