Cadet Freestyle National Duals – Team Iowa Results

C Pool – Iowa Guaranteed 2nd place Match #1 Quarterfinal Iowa defeated Idaho Red 69-6 145 – Adam Ahrendson (Iowa) over Nolan Randles (Idaho Red) Fall 2:13 152 – Matthew Doyle (Iowa) over Kaleb Smith (Idaho Red) Fall 1:05 160 – Spencer Mooberry (Iowa) over Easton Millward (Idaho Red) TF 10-0 170 – Will Hoeft…

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Willie Miklus Moving Back Home

Southeast Polk alum Willie Miklus will finish his sixth year at Iowa State University. Last March, the NCAA granted Miklus a sixth year after missing the majority of 2014 and 2017 seasons due to injuries. “I’m excited to be moving back to Iowa and be closer to my family. I’m moving into a great program…

Buena Vista University Hires Mark Rial

Buena Vista University (BVU) Director of Athletics, Jack Denholm, has announced the hiring of Mark Rial, as the University’s next head wrestling coach, pending the completion of a standard background check. Rial has been employed by Royal Flooring in Urbandale, Iowa, since 2017 where he works with builders and home owners on new construction and…

Iowa Central Lands State Champion Boone McDermott

Break out senior star, Boone McDermott has decided to stay in-state to wrestle for Iowa Central Community College. Boone McDermott was this years class 2A state champion at 220 pounds and ended the year ranked tenth in the country by FloWrestling. “Being a part of a program that has produced some absolute beasts is exciting.…

Andrew Knaack Returns To North Tama

For the last 27 years North Tama has been combined with Gladbrook/Reinbeck for the wrestling program.This coming season, North Tama will once again be split and they have brought back alum, Andrew Knaack to lead the program. “This is a very exciting opportunity for me and this community. For this community, it will mean supporting…

REPORT: Alex Kanellis to remain at Regina

Last week IAwrestle was among the first to report that Alex Kanellis had accepted the Strength and Conditioning coaching position with the Iowa wrestling program. Now less than a week after the official announcement was made by the university reports are that Kanellis will remain at Iowa City Regina where he serves on the high…

West Liberty names new wrestling coach

The West Liberty Comets have been a program on the rise and in contention in the 2A team race for the last few years. Coach Jeff Wiele was named the class 2A coach of the year last season but decided after the season to step down from his head coaching position. The move makes way…

Keegan Moore to Transfer to UNI

The third Moore brother is coming “home” as IAwrestle has learned 184-pound Keegan Moore will transfer to the University of Northern Iowa. Moore joins the Panthers after spending the previous two seasons as a member of the Oklahoma State wrestling program. Moore recently wrapped up his freshman season with the Cowboys where he compiled a…

Schoolboy National Duals Preview

Age level national dual season is here! This week in Indianapolis, Indiana 18 wrestlers will represent the state of Iowa at USA Wrestling’s Schoolboy National Duals. The Schoolboy age division features wrestlers in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade. The competition will begin on June 7th and conclude on the 10th. Team Iowa will compete first…

2018 Southern Plains Regional – Team Iowa Results

FREESTYLE Schoolboy 83 Matthew Beem’s place is unknown and has scored 0.00 team points. Quarterfinal – Sam Ewing (Missouri) won by decision over Matthew Beem (Iowa) (Dec 11-2) Cons. Round 1 – Matthew Beem (Iowa) received a bye () (Bye) Cons. Semi – Logan Smith (Nebraska) won by fall over Matthew Beem (Iowa) (Fall 1:35)…

Six Iowans medal at UWW Cadets Nationals

Six wrestlers from the state of Iowa are coming home with some hardware, as each earned All-American status at UWW’s Cadet freestyle nationals in Akron, Ohio. Finishing on the podium for Iowa was a trio of wrestlers from Southeast Polk, Mason City star Cullan Schriever, Logan Magnolia’s Logan Thompson and freshman phenom Drake Ayala of…