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 […]
In the end, Tom Brands opted for the guy who had the 125-pound job in the beginning. The Iowa wrestling coach confirmed Wednesday that Cory Clark will represent the Hawkeyes this weekend at the Big Ten Championships after splitting time throughout the season with fellow freshman Thomas Gilman. “I’ve been saying all year we’ve got […]
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 […]
Andy Hamilton of the Register recaps how the Cyclones, Hawkeyes, Panthers and Ed Winger Invitational fared last weekend. Hamilton also talks with Northern Iowa coach Doug Schwab, whose team beat seventh-ranked Missouri last weekend.
Iowa wrestling coach Tom Brands talked about toughness in the days leading up to Saturday’s showdown with Minnesota.
Unlike other sports where being redshirted means being limited to just practicing, wrestling provides a different opportunity, of which Phillip Laux is taking advantage.
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.
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 […]