Recruit Report: Keaton Geerts

Ranking: #91 overall, #15 at 138 pounds Where he fits in: 141 pounds What you need to know – If there one thing you need to know about incoming New Hampton wrestler Keaton Geerts it’s that he is tough as nails. Not only did the 2A stand out capture his second state title in February,…

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18th Annual NHSCA National Duals – High School Division

What: NHSCA National Duals – High School Division When: Saturday May 27, 2017 – Monday May 29, 2017 Where: Virginia Beach Convention Center, Virginia Beach, VA Schedule: Saturday – 7AM (Iowa time) Wrestling begins – Pool Competition Sunday – 7AM (Iowa time) Wrestling begins – Pool Competition Monday – 7AM (Iowa time) Wrestling begins – Bracketed…

Shots Fired Podcast EP01 – Dan Gable is a BUM

Mack Reiter and Eric Schares introduce their new show on the IAwrestle Podcast Network – The Shots Fired Wrestling Podcast. They recap the Last Chance Qualifier and Beat the Streets. Other topics include Mark Perry, Jordan Burroughs stock, Dan Gable vs James Green and animal wrestling fantasy draft. Show Description: The Shots Fired Podcast is part…

Recruit Report: Marcus Coleman

Ranking: #78 overall, #7 at 170 pounds Where he fits in: 174..maybe 184 pounds What you need to know – If Iowa State is lacking in anything, it’s depth in their upperweights, specifically the 174 and 184-pound weight-classes. It is for that reason that the Cyclones landing Marcus Coleman so much more important than the…

Recruit Report: Austin Gomez

Ranking: #11 overall, #3 at 138 pounds Where he fits in: 133 What you need to know – When Kevin Dresser took over as head coach of the Iowa State program one of the first things he did was drive to Illinois to reaffirm the commitment of Austin Gomez, which tells you everything you need…

What Mark Perry Means for Iowa

It was all smiles Friday night at the Hawkeye Wrestling Club’s banquet held at the Kirkwood Convention Center in Cedar Rapids. Among the many reasons for the upbeat attitude, Mark Perry’s introduction as head coach might have been the biggest. “We’re excited to have him,” Iowa head coach Tom Brands commented on the addition of…

Alex Thomsen Commits to Nebraska

The state’s top junior, Alex Thomsen of Underwood high school, has informed IAwrestle that he will be heading to Nebraska after he wraps up his high school career. An undefeated three-time state champion, Thomsen’s stock exploded as a freshman when he defeated Drew West at the state tournament, and would go on to reach the…

Recruit Report: Jacob Warner

Ranking: #7 overall, #1 at 195 pounds Where he fits in: 197 pounds What you need to know – Warner is anvil to Lee’s hammer in this class. Iowa has struggled to bring in elite upperweights relative to the volume of lightweights they bring in of the same caliber. That is not the case here…

Potentially Dangerous Podcast LIVE at 8PM – 5/22/17

Iowa’s premier site for youth, high school, college and international wrestling. This weeks episode of Potentially Dangerous is hosted by Tony Hager and Ross Bartachek. You can now listen and watch LIVE by viewing the link tonight at 8:00 PM (CT). As always the show will be available on all your podcast friendly apps but…

Recruit Report: Spencer Lee

Ranking: #2 overall, #1 at 126 pounds Where he fits in: 125 pounds What you need to know – Lee comes into the Hawkeyes the highest ranked high school wrestler since Mark Perry (who now coaches the Hawkeye Wrestling Club by the way). For most of his career, Lee was the #1 wrestler in his…

Watters Will Return to UWW Junior World Championship

Iowa native Rachel Watters will return to her third Junior World Championship. Watters defeated Andrea Sennett (McKendree Bearcat WR) in a two-straight finals matchup, securing gold with a 10-0 techincal fall and 12-3 decision. Watters will serve as the Junior representative at 72kg in Finland this summer. On her path to the finals, Watters defeated…

Braden Birt Commits to Millikin University

Western Dubuque’s Bradan Birt will join his father Ryan Birt at Millikin University next fall. The 2017 Class 3A Iowa High School state champion finished his career with a 129-35 record. Coach Birt was hired to take over the program that was dormant since 2008. I knew it was a good decision. My brothers go…