Thanks to Tony Ramos accomplishing the always difficult challenge of winning an NCAA individual wrestling title, picking the top University of Iowa male student-athlete for 2013-14 was easy.
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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 […]
MADISON, Wis. Maybe Brent Metcalf lets down his guard more often these days in the sweat-soaked moments after he steps off the mat. Maybe a few more smiles are starting to replace the former Iowa star’s stone-faced scowl when the cameras are running. This might be a different Metcalf than the world has seen twice already. […]
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 […]
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 […]
OKLAHOMA CITY — Tony Ramos walked into the interview room Wednesday on the eve of the NCAA Championships as a billboard of confidence. Iowa’s senior 133-pounder arrived at the pre-tournament news conference wearing a black shirt with three words written across his chest in gold and white letters: I will dominate. “I want to run […]
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 […]
MADISON, Wis. Iowa won seven of 10 matches and earned a share of the Big Ten Conference dual title with a 28-10 win over host Wisconsin Sunday afternoon. Ninth-ranked Cory Clark (125 pounds) and No. 2 Tony Ramos (133) opened the dual with pins, and No. 5 Nick Moore (165) recorded his team-high fifth major decision […]