After a shaky start Monday, the special series for the 125.5-pound spot on the University World Team was all Matt McDonough. And now the lightweight spots on three American freestyle teams are all Iowa’s. McDonough blasted Cornell star Nahshon Garrett in the best-of-three series in Tempe, Ariz., handling the only wrestler who bounced the two-time […]
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The leadoff spot in Iowa’s wrestling order remains a mysterious scrap between two super-talented freshmen. Cory Clark held the 125-pound job and a spot in the top five of the national rankings until December, when weight-management woes created an opening for Thomas Gilman. A title at the Midlands Championships shifted Gilman into the front-runner position […]
Iowa wrestling coach Tom Brands talked about toughness in the days leading up to Saturday’s showdown with Minnesota.
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 […]
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 […]
EVANSTON, Ill. — Thomas Gilman enhanced his reputation as one of college wrestling’s top young prospects Monday while Cory Clark’s bid for a title melted at the Midlands Championships. In a simultaneous and stunning turn of events inside Welsh-Ryan Arena, the grip on Iowa’s 125-pound job may have switched from the hands of one freshman […]
Iowa overcame three straight match defeats Thursday night, including top-ranked 133-pounder Tony Ramos’ first loss of the season, to rally on the road past No. 15 Edinboro 22-19. All-American A.J. Schopp scored a first-period takedown and held off Ramos 3-2, NCAA finalist Mitchell Port pinned Iowa’s Josh Dziewa at 141 and No. 3 David Habat […]
Iowa redshirt freshmen Sammy Brooks and Thomas Gilman were eliminated from the Junior World Championships following third-round losses Sunday in Sofia, Bulgaria. Brooks recorded a pair of technical falls before falling to Belarus’ Aliaksandr Hushtyn in the 84 kg division. Gilman recorded two technical falls to advance to the third round of the 55 kg […]
From UI Athletics: University of Iowa wrestlers past and present compete this weekend in Stillwater, Okla., for the chance to represent the United States in a pair of international wrestling competitions. Former Hawkeyes Phil Keddy, Brent Metcalf, and Ryan Morningstar compete in the U.S. World Team Trials on June 21-23 at Gallagher-Iba Arena on […]