This week’s episode of the Pinning Combination podcast with The Gazette’s Hall of Fame coach Dick Briggs features takeaways from No. 2 Iowa’s dual loss at No. 1 Penn State and the folkstyle-freestyle debate.
Iowa State wrestler Marcus Coleman attained All-America honors for the first time last season. He’s a four-time NCAA qualifier and currently ranked fourth nationally at 184 pounds. And both he and Coach Kevin Dresser believe the best is yet to come as his final collegiate season winds toward March.
Iowa Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association dual rankings will help determine regional dual sites and pairings over the next two weeks. The latest rankings were released. High school and college action highlighted the weekend.
Iowa State freshman wrestler Paniro Johnson boasts two top-six wins this season and hasn’t lost a collegiate match. That’s a heady start to the supremely confident 149-pounder’s career, but if you ask him, he’s simply meeting expectations ... and the best is yet to come.