On the Mats by KJ Pilcher

CPU’s Caleb Fuessley ready to do what it takes for state berth

CENTER POINT - Whatever it takes.Center Point-Urbana's Caleb Fuessley learned more than technique and moves from former Stormin' Pointer three-time st ...

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Penn State hands Iowa second straight loss

IOWA CITY - Iowa Coach Tom Brands extended his post-dual news conference to compliment the 14,311 fans and the head-table staff at Carver-Hawkeye Aren ...

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Pieces falling into place for Cedar Rapids Prairie

MARION - All the pieces are starting to fall into place for Cedar Rapids Prairie.The Hawks weathered a storm of injuries, medical issues and illnesses ...

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UNI's Taylor Lujan produces excitement on the mat

Taylor Lujan does not discriminate when it comes to wrestling technique. He grew up watching some of the best and plucking out moves to insert into h ...

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Iowa’s Sammy Brooks developed toughness with two older brothers

IOWA CITY - Sammy Brooks had no choice but to be tough. Listen to the Iowa senior talk about growing up with two older brothers, Max and Ben, and the ...

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Dyersville Beckman’s Luke Hageman motivated to reach state podium

DYERSVILLE - Dyersville Beckman's Luke Hageman reached the state tournament last season. The experience was not what he had imagined. He had to buy t ...

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Top-ranked Oklahoma State drops No. 3 Iowa, 24-11

Most of the close matches ended in Oklahoma State's favor. So did the final score, which wasn't so close. The top-ranked Cowboys won seven matches, ...

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Jefferson's Matt Culver claims first J-Hawk title

CEDAR RAPIDS - Matt Culver is an accomplished student-athlete. Not only is he a member of Cedar Rapids Jefferson's wrestling team, but he also plays ...

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Iowa wrestling ready for challenge that awaits at top-ranked Oklahoma State

Excitement normally surrounds the meeting between two of the most storied college wrestling programs. Anything will be hard to top the record-setting ...

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Cedar Rapids Prairie handles Waverly-Shell Rock, 40-19

CEDAR RAPIDS - Tough and stingy. Cedar Rapids Prairie Coach Kane Thompson offered those words to describe Tyger Whitters. After all, Thompson said he ...

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Lisbon 'closes the deal' in tournament win, continues strong season

LISBON - Lisbon's season motto has been, "Close the deal." A stark reminder of a State Duals title that slipped away via criteria last year and a com ...

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Iowa’s Cory Clark says he feels good after return to competition

IOWA CITY - Iowa's Cory Clark returned to competition for the first time in 40 days. The top-ranked senior 133-pounder and two-time NCAA finalist pic ...

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Football hire should provide consistency for Washington players and program

CEDAR RAPIDS - Almost three weeks have passed since Paul James was named Linn-Mar's head football coach, leaving Cedar Rapids Washington, where he spe ...

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Williamsburg captures special title at Eckenrod Invitational

VAN HORNE - Williamsburg Coach Grant Eckenrod has displayed his emotion in the past.This time was different from the occasional fiery and intense deme ...

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Iowa Hawkeyes begin tough stretch of wrestling duals

The new year ushers in the heart of the Iowa's dual season and tougher tests. Any questions that remain will be answered in the upcoming competition ...

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