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Latest Articles by K.J. Pilcher
Hawkeye Wrestling Mar. 3, 2023 3:44 pm86d ago
Everything Iowa wrestler Jacob Warner has done this season has led to this moment. Warner is the No. 5 seed at 197 pounds in this weekend’s Big Ten Championships.
Sports Mar. 2, 2023 7:21 pm87d ago
National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Championships Executive Committee members announced Thursday, on the eve of their fourth annual National Championships in Cedar Rapids, 43 programs have met divisional rules, which allows the sport to be considered for an NCAA-sponsored national championship.
Sports Mar. 2, 2023 12:45 pm87d ago
Here’s what you need to know about the 2023 National Collegiate Women’s Wrestling Championships in Cedar Rapids.
Iowa High School Wrestling Mar. 1, 2023 9:43 pm88d ago
IAwrestle announced its recipients of the annual Dan Gable Mr. and Ms. Wrestler of the Year awards Wednesday. The honors are presented to the top wrestlers in their respective classes.
Pinning Combination Mar. 1, 2023 9:02 pm88d ago
It’s all about the postseason now on the Pinning Combination, a podcast about all things wrestling in Iowa with hall of fame coach Dick Briggs. This week’s episode previews the Big Ten and Big 12 Wrestling Championships.
Sports Feb. 27, 2023 4:29 pm90d ago
Iowa, Iowa State and Northern Iowa begin the wrestling postseason this weekend, NCAA Division II and III held national qualifiers last weekend, Austin DeSanto earned bronze overseas and more in the Wrestling Weekend That Was.
Sports Feb. 23, 2023 6:27 pm94d ago
Despite the initial season-ending prognosis, Brady Henderson has returned to the Coe lineup for the NCAA Division III Lower Midwest Regional on Friday and Saturday.
Pinning Combination Feb. 22, 2023 9:29 pm95d ago
After a few days to reflect, the Pinning Combination is ready to break down an expanded Iowa high school boys’ state wrestling tournament. K.J. Pilcher and Dick Briggs take a class-by-class look at the standout teams, wrestlers and storylines.
Pinning Combination Feb. 22, 2023 9:28 pm95d ago
On this episode of the Pinning Combination podcast, Hall of Fame coach Dick Briggs sets the scene at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday, where Spencer Lee wrestled his last home match as a Hawkeye and Iowa beat Oklahoma State.
Iowa High School Wrestling Feb. 21, 2023 1:03 pm96d ago
Class 3A boys’ state wrestling finals recap: From West freshman Alexander Pierce to City High’s undefeated 4-timer Ben Kueter, there were plenty of Iowa City winners Saturday night.
Iowa High School Wrestling Feb. 20, 2023 12:12 am98d ago
Iowa City High’s Ben Kueter became the 32nd Iowa high school wrestler to win four state championships, closing the book on a 111-0 career with the Class 3A 220-pound title Saturday night.
Iowa High School Wrestling Feb. 18, 2023 10:05 pm99d ago
Class 1A boys’ state wrestling finals recap: Brandon Paez captured his third state championship in four appearances. He became the seventh three-time titlist and 11th to win at least three in Lisbon’s storied tradition.
Iowa High School Wrestling Feb. 17, 2023 6:57 pm100d ago
Three standouts on the third day of the 2023 Iowa High School Athletic Association state wrestling tournament at Wells Fargo Arena.
Iowa High School Wrestling Feb. 17, 2023 6:51 pm100d ago
Friday’s Class 2A Iowa high school boys’ state wrestling recap: West Delaware’s Cam Geuther earns an emotional semifinal win, Jase Jaspers is the second Mount Vernon freshman to reach the finals and Vinton-Shellsburg’s Cooper Sanders gets another shot.
Iowa High School Wrestling Feb. 17, 2023 1:38 pm100d ago
Class 1A boys’ state wrestling Friday recap: Brandon Paez embraced a journey from Nevada to Lisbon and now four state wrestling finals appearances.