On the Mats by KJ Pilcher

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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Plenty of work ahead of state wrestling programs to climb ranks

NEW YORK - None of the state's wrestling programs were content with their performances. Iowa was shut out in the finals for the second straight year ...

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