On the Mats by KJ Pilcher

Troy Steiner to lead Fresno State's reinstated wrestling program

Former University of Iowa NCAA champion Troy Steiner has accepted a new challenge. Steiner, the current associate head coach for Oregon State, will b ...

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Tony Ramos announces move to North Carolina

After the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials, Tony Ramos stunned wrestling followers when he expressed his recent unhappiness with the Hawkeye Wrestli ...

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Iowa receives commitments from highly-ranked Pennsylvania preps

IOWA CITY - Iowa wrestling received a boost to future recruiting classes. Undefeated Pennsylvania state champions Spencer Lee and Gavin Teasdale anno ...

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Cedar Rapids falls behind early and drops 11-5 contest to Clinton

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids Kernels Manager Jake Mauer has a dark head of hair.He would like to keep it that way. Too many games like Friday night, ho ...

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Emotional news conferences follow U.S. Olympic Trials

IOWA CITY - Tony Ramos said he felt like was stabbed in the back. Iowa Coach Tom Brands said he was ambushed. What occurred was a surprising, confus ...

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Hawkeyes celebrate Olympian at the expense of one of their own

IOWA CITY - The night was supposed to be cause for celebration. And, for a faction of University of Iowa wrestling they had good reason. The Hawkeye ...

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Olympic Trials a learning experience for Cabell

IOWA CITY - Blaize Cabell walked away with mixed emotions. Northern Iowa's three-time NCAA qualifier was discouraged with the outcome, but remained e ...

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Brent Metcalf suffers loss in crazy 143-pound bracket

IOWA CITY - Brent Metcalf was left searching for answers. He wasn't sure why his performance wasn't reflective of the dominance that put him on three ...

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Spenser Mango caps stellar Greco-Roman career in front of Carver-Hawkeye Arena crowd

IOWA CITY - Spenser Mango has been a constant on the country's Greco-Roman wrestling team. Even he saw the end was near, but he didn't think it was g ...

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Hawkeye Wrestling Club's Brent Metcalf denied Olympic team berth

IOWA CITY - Former University of Iowa two-time NCAA champion and Hawkeye Wrestling Club member Brent Metcalf was denied an Olympic Team spot again. M ...

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Robby Smith brings entertaining style to U.S. Olympic Team Trials

IOWA CITY - Robby Smith is entertaining on and off the mat. A member of the last three U.S. Greco-Roman World Teams draws attention for his wrestling ...

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Wrestling promises better product than last Olympic Trials in Iowa City

IOWA CITY - A record number of wrestling fans filed into Carver-Hawkeye Arena and watched the nation's top competitors attempt to make the 2012 U.S. O ...

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Newer, better Brent Metcalf looks for improved result at Olympic Team Trials

IOWA CITY - Brent Metcalf recalled the excitement that surrounded his last attempt at making the U.S. Olympic Team. He competed in a familiar venue a ...

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Tony Ramos ready to vie for spot in Rio

IOWA CITY - Two years ago this month, Tony Ramos weighed his options. As he prepped to become a husband and start a family, the University of Iowa na ...

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Dominant Adeline Gray highlights women's freestyle field at Olympic Team Trials

IOWA CITY - Adeline Gray has become one of the most dominant wrestlers in the world. At age 25, she has strung together 35 straight wins, including t ...

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