On the Mats by KJ Pilcher

Relaxed and healthy Burak starts strong

IOWA CITY - Nathan Burak paced in the tunnel and slightly drilled moves from his feet.

As important as his physical preparation, it may not ... »

Cooper looks to capitalize on last chance

IOWA CITY - Edwin Cooper owns a distinguished resume.

He is a national champion and an NCAA runner-up, but those accomplishments came at a ... »

Iowa looks to solidify lineup

IOWA CITY - Question marks in the University of Iowa wrestling lineup could have answers.

Plenty of options remain and even more work ... »

Brooks collects another weekly honor

Sammy Brooks made an impression and received another honor with his first win of the season.

The University of Iowa junior was named B ... »

Hawkeyes move to second in latest coaches poll

The University of Iowa received a boost from its season-opening victory.

The Hawkeyes jumped two spots and are second in the recent USA Tod ... »

Brooks earns USA Wrestling honor

The hot start for University of Iowa junior Sammy Brooks has garnered a national honor.

USA Wrestling announced Monday that Brooks was name ... »

Brooks sparks Iowa, record crowd in win over Oklahoma State

IOWA CITY - The moment and the atmosphere consumed Sam Brooks.

The University of Iowa 184-pounder couldn't resist demonstrating his excitem ... »

Hawkeyes ‘on a mission’ for Grapple on Gridiron

IOWA CITY - The hype has concluded and the stage set.

The wait is over and the only thing left is for the nation's two most successful ... »

Iowa wanted record in rightful place

IOWA CITY - For decades, the University of Iowa has set the bar when it comes to wrestling attendance.

Fans have flocked to Carver-Haw ... »

Veterans lead the way for Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY - The University of Iowa returns a strong core from last season.

Established veterans, like Thomas Gilman, Cory Clark, Brandon So ... »

Iowa's Meyer makes Brands smile

IOWA CITY - With a straight face, University of Iowa Coach Tom Brands said Alex Meyer's name made him smile.

It's a line and delivery only ... »

UNI looks to get “Panther train” back on track

CEDAR FALLS - University of Northern Iowa Coach Doug Schwab considered last season as one to forget.

He quickly corrected himself, noting i ... »

UNI's Cabell searching for All-American finish

CEDAR FALLS - An image burned into Blaize Cabell's mind last March.

The University of Northern Iowa heavyweight watched from afar as two co ... »

CPU’s Rathbun will wrestle for Iowa

The University of Iowa continued its harvest of wrestling talent within the state borders.

The Hawkeyes plucked another top recruit fr ... »

Happel heads to Hawkeyes

LISBON - Carter Happel is following his hometown hero, and fulfilling a goal in the process.

As a youth in Lisbon, Happel grew up watc ... »