The Register’s Andy Hamilton takes a look back at Iowa’s performance at the NCAA Wrestling Championships and looks ahead to next season: WHAT WENT RIGHT: Tony Ramos walked a high wire all the way to the top of the awards podium. In his five tournament matches, the senior 133-pounder never led with a minute remaining in […]
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OKLAHOMA CITY — Throughout the first two days of the NCAA Championships, Iowa wrestling fans waited for the type of sights and sounds that surrounded them Friday night inside Chesapeake Energy Arena. The scene had nearly everything they appreciate: a Hawkeye coming from behind in the third period to put an opponent on his back […]
MADISON, Wis. — A stream of blood shot across Ed Ruth’s left hand Sunday afternoon while beads of sweat trickled down his face moments after pulling Penn State across the victory line in a two-day tug-of-war for the Big Ten title. Iowa couldn’t yank the conference crown away from the Nittany Lions, but the Hawkeyes made […]
MADISON, Wis. — There are better places to guess the score of a wrestling match than trying to read it on Derek St. John’s face. Whether he’s winning in the NCAA finals or in the middle of a Big Ten semifinal scrap with all but one section of the Kohl Center rooting against him, the flat-line […]
During his turns behind the microphone last summer on the Iowa banquet circuit, Tom Brands would point to one shortcoming his program needed to address in its quest for conference and national wrestling supremacy. Like everyone else in college wrestling, the Hawkeyes had fallen behind Penn State and the stack of bonus points it could […]
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.
Like many kids who grow up in Minnesota with a passion for wrestling, Ben Berhow was inspired by the goal to become a Minnesota Gopher.