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SIMULATION: Session VI – Final Results

Due to the effects of COVID-19, IAwrestle has simulated the 2020 NCAA wrestling tournament using the prediction engine built by WrestleStat. The algorithm predicts match scores in addition to predicting the winner, which is how bonus calculations were made for each match. We will be publishing our updates around roughly the same schedule as the…

SIMULATION: Session V – Medal Rounds Complete at 2020 NCAA’s

Due to the effects of COVID-19, IAwrestle has simulated the 2020 NCAA wrestling tournament using the prediction engine built by WrestleStat. The algorithm predicts match scores in addition to predicting the winner, which is how bonus calculations were made for each match. We will be publishing our updates around roughly the same schedule as the…

SIMULATION: Session IV – Hawkeyes Push Three into Finals

Due to the effects of COVID-19, IAwrestle has simulated the 2020 NCAA wrestling tournament using the prediction engine built by WrestleStat. The algorithm predicts match scores in addition to predicting the winner, which is how bonus calculations were made for each match. We will be publishing our updates around roughly the same schedule as the…

Lee Named Hodge Trophy Finalist

University of Iowa Press Release IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa junior Spencer Lee has been named a finalist for the 2020 WIN Magazine/Culture House Dan Hodge Trophy, presented by ASICS and awarded annually to the nation’s most dominant college wrestler. Fan voting for the award runs from March 23-27. The winner is announced…

SIMULATION: Session III – Hawkeyes Send Six to Semifinals

Due to the effects of COVID-19, IAwrestle has simulated the 2020 NCAA wrestling tournament using the prediction engine built by WrestleStat. The algorithm predicts match scores in addition to predicting the winner, which is how bonus calculations were made for each match. We will be publishing our updates around roughly the same schedule as the…

SIMULATION: Hawkeyes Push Lead, Cyclones Looking to Crack Top 5

Due to the effects of COVID-19, IAwrestle has simulated the 2020 NCAA wrestling tournament using the prediction engine built by WrestleStat. The algorithm predicts match scores in addition to predicting the winner, which is how bonus calculations were made for each match. We will be publishing our updates around roughly the same schedule as the…

William Penn Lands National Champion Rachel Watters

William Penn University just landed a big home state name. Rachel Watters, a Ballard-Huxley graduate, has accepted a graduate assistant position. “Rachel is exactly what we are looking for in a coach; she has tons of wrestling knowledge and experience, but most importantly she aligns with our values. She understands what it means to develop…

SIMULATION: Hawkeyes in Lead After Session I

Due to the effects of COVID-19, IAwrestle has simulated the 2020 NCAA wrestling tournament using the prediction engine built by WrestleStat. The algorithm predicts match scores in addition to predicting the winner, which is how bonus calculations were made for each match. We will be publishing our updates around roughly the same schedule as the…

Waukee’s Cody Anderson Commits to Wisconsin

  According to our own Lars Underbakke, Waukee’s Cody Anderson will be continuing his academic and wrestling career at the University of Wisconsin. Anderson finished his career 153-34, placing third at 152 pounds in Class 3A. The four-time state place-winner (3rd, 5th, 3rd, 3rd) will be walking on to Chris Bono’s program. “I loved everything…

Drake Ayala Announces Verbal to Hawkeyes

The long-awaited moment has finally arrived. The state’s top prep wrestler and national standout Drake Ayala has announced today that he has committed to the University of Iowa. As one of the most coveted lightweight preps in the country, Ayala had offers from numerous programs, but in the end the Fort Dodge native opted to…

IHSAA State Duals Schedule Set Through 2025

State Duals to stay on current schedule   The IHSAA’s wrestling advisory committee met in Boone on Feb. 27 to discuss the future of the state dual team tournament and wrestling’s postseason.   Asked to consider possible date and venue changes for state duals and their effects on sectional tournaments, the group preferred the IHSAA…

Former Wartburg Wrestler Aaron Wernimont to be inducted into NWCA DIII Hall of Fame

MANHEIM, Pa. – The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) announced its 2020 Division III Hall of Fame inductees, with former Wartburg wrestler Aaron Wernimont selected as one of five inductees. Wernimont, a 2009 Wartburg graduate and native of Pocahontas, Iowa, was a three-time All-American and two-time NCAA Champion at 157 lbs., as a four-year member of the Wartburg wrestling team.…

Iowa High School State Seeding Breakdown

By Kolton Jensen Before the start of the 2018-2019 wrestling season, the IHSAA announced they would be seeding the state tournament for the first time. When the brackets came out, fans weren’t happy with the seeds. The complaints led to a tweak in the seeding criteria for the 2020 State Tournament. Fans weren’t as upset…

Waaaay Too Early Class 3A Rankings

  Team Rankings Ranked Southeast Polk (8) Waverly-Shell Rock (8) Bettendorf (10) Linn-Mar, Marion (6) Iowa City West (6) Fort Dodge (7) Waukee (8) Ankeny (5) Norwalk (6) Indianola (6) 106 Nathaneal Jesuroga Southeast Polk So. Bowen Downey Indianola So. Blake Gioimo CR Prairie So. Carter Freeman Waukee Fr. Kael Kurtz Iowa City West Fr.…

War at West Gym Final Results

Photos by Sam Janicki Bryce Parke (Team Red) over Dominik Ridout (Team Blue) Fall 2:41 Jalen Schropp (Team Red) over Kayden Kauzlarich (Team Blue) Fall 3:28 Lilly Luft (Team Blue) over Mariah Webster (Team Red) Maj 20-7 Gabe Greenlee (Team Red) over Chet Buss (Team Blue) Fall 1:50 Alexis Ross (Team Red) over Emma Grimm…