The first NCAA coaches panel rankings came out Thursday. Generally, these are a pretty good barometer for seedings at the national tournament. Top-ranked Penn State and No. 2 Iowa are the only teams with a wrestler in the top 14 at all 10 weights. Fifth-ranked Northern Iowa has six wrestlers in the rankings. The Panthers […]
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Although it didn’t seem like it at the time, the top-ranked Penn State wrestling team might have done the Iowa Hawkeyes a favor on Dec. 21.
Tom Brands handed his prized freshman a black singlet four years ago and pondered the possibility of mortgaging a year in the future for immediate gains. Derek St. John was Iowa’s best wrestler at 157 pounds as a true freshman. He won the team’s wrestle-off bracket in his third month on campus, placed fifth that […]
There aren’t many question marks in the Iowa wrestling lineup, but today gives a few wrestlers the chance to bend and twist those question marks into exclamation points. Senior Mark Ballweg earned the first chance to take over for Montell Marion at 141 this season, and redshirt freshman Brody Grothus gets the first chance at […]