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Hawkeye Wrestling Jan. 9, 2023 7:05 pm75d ago
Wrestling action resumed at full-throttle this weekend. College teams competed at all levels with conference duals and multi-divisional national duals. High schools held their first Saturday of tournaments since the break. Here is the Wrestling Weekend That Was.
Hawkeye Wrestling Jan. 9, 2023 11:13 am75d ago
Second-ranked Iowa closed with five straight victories in a 37-6 dual win over Purdue. Iowa received pins from Spencer Lee and Abe Assad.
Iowa High School Wrestling Jan. 7, 2023 7:24 pm77d ago
West Delaware’s Will Ward battled back from a considerable deficit with a third-period pin to claim the 195-pound title and help the Hawks to a runner-up finish Saturday at the Bobcat Jerry Eckenrod Invitational at Benton Community.
Hawkeye Wrestling Jan. 7, 2023 4:42 pm77d ago
Second-ranked Iowa won five matches, receiving pins from Spencer Lee and Max Murin and a smajor decision by sophomore 165-pounder Patrick Kennedy.
Iowa High School Wrestling Jan. 6, 2023 9:07 am78d ago
Iowa City High’s Kael Kurtz and Linn-Mar’s Brayden Parke added another chapter to a competitive rivalry between the two ranked Class 3A wrestlers. City High’s top-ranked Gabe Arnold edged the Lions’ No. 2 Tate Naaktgeboren in a battle between nationally-ranked seniors. Linn-Mar dominated the rest of the dual for a 49-21 victory.
Hawkeye Wrestling Jan. 5, 2023 5:39 pm79d ago
Tony Cassioppi has always had a penchant for the pin, but he’s kicked up a notch this season. The Iowa heavyweight has a season-high nine pins, including five in a row entering the second-ranked Hawkeyes’ dual against Illinois Friday.
Pinning Combination Jan. 4, 2023 8:22 pm80d ago
Watch or listen to the January 4, 2023 episode of the Pinning Combination podcast, talking all things wrestling in Iowa.
Iowa High School Wrestling Jan. 4, 2023 7:17 pm80d ago
The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union opened 2023 with a notable announcement. Girls’ regionals and the Iowa City High at Linn-Mar boys’ dual are among the wrestling events to watch in January.
Hawkeye Wrestling Jan. 3, 2023 9:57 am81d ago
The Soldier Salute was a year in the making and was executed well. Iowa ran roughshod on the field but this marked a good start for an event with the potential to grow
Sports Dec. 30, 2022 7:11 pm85d ago
Former Union Community prep Jack Thomsen has enjoyed a successful redshirt season this year at South Dakota State, wrestling unattached and advancing to the finals of the Soldier Salute college wrestling tournament Friday at Xtream Arena.
Hawkeye Wrestling Dec. 28, 2022 7:56 pm87d ago
Iowa wrestling will return to action in the Soldier Salute, a two-day men’s and women’s open tournament that begins Thursday at Xtream Arena in Coralville.
Sports Dec. 28, 2022 3:38 pm87d ago
Upper Iowa University is the state’s lone NCAA Division II program. The school has been nationally successful in men’s wrestling and announced the addition of a women’s wrestlng team.
Iowa High School Wrestling Dec. 26, 2022 10:02 pm88d ago
West Delaware’s Addison Burger suffered physical and mental adversity in her first 18 months of high school sports. She has overcome those challenges and has thrived as a member of West Delaware’s first girls’ wrestling team.
Iowa High School Wrestling Dec. 23, 2022 9:23 pm91d ago
The response to the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s first sanctioned season of wrestling has been deafening. Participation numbers have rapidly grown in the first half and many are excited about trajectory, even though officials work toward improvements.
Iowa High School Wrestling Dec. 21, 2022 8:29 pm94d ago
Doug Streicher has transformed Linn-Mar into a top wrestling program during his 26-season tenure, becoming the elder statesman of current Mississippi Valley Conference head wrestling coaches. He still finds reward in the progress athletes make on and off the mat.