Iowans Listed in Top Non-D1 Recruits from the Class of 2018

http://content.jwplatform.com/videos/KxChKb9m-eMQGqcLI.mp4 This week on Takedown TV; One-on-one with USA Wrestling Junior World Team Members, a look at the top non-D1 commitments, look inside West Virginia wrestling with Head Coach Tim Flynn and Trackwrestling sits down with Andy Barth on the launch of the American Wrestling League. 00:00 – One-on-one with USA Wrestling Junior World Team…

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John Henrich makes his commitment

One of the top wrestlers in Iowa has ended his recruitment and made his college choice. Two-time state champion John Henrich of Akron Westfield has committed to the University of Nebraska. He chose the Cornhuskers over the Iowa Hawkeyes. He told IAwrestle “The right degree, the right coaches and the right mindset to become the…

Kyler Rieck announces verbal commitment

Once again Division II power Minnesota State has dipped their toe into Iowa, this time they have reeled in Spirit Lake’s Kyler Rieck. The two-time state medalist in class 2A announced his decision on social media: Proud to announce my commitment to Minnesota State University! Go Mavericks! 👊🏼 A post shared by Kyler Rieck (@kylerrieck)…

Hollan hired as interim strength coach

  The Iowa wrestling program has settled on a strength and conditioning coach, for this season anyway. Tom Brands and the university announced today that Quinn Hollan was named the interim S&C coach for the 2018-19 season. Quinn was on Chris Doyle’s staff last season as a performance analyst. The complete UI press release can…

Waukee losing state placewinner Lucas Uliano

One of the powers in Class 3A has taken a hit as InterMat’s high school analyst, Josh Lowe announced that Lucas Uliano will be joining Olentangy High School in Ohio. Can now confirm that IA 3A state third placer Lucas Uliano is now at Olentangy Liberty (OH-D1), was at nationally ranked Waukee last year. Projected…

Mike Zadick no longer on ISU staff

A shake up is coming in Ames, Iowa as Dresser made an official announcement today via a team press release that assistant head coach Mike Zadick is no longer a member of the Iowa State coaching staff. The exit comes just weeks before the 2018-19 academic year begins, well past the window of typical off-season…

Illinois Prep Abe Assad Headed to Hawkeyes

The Hawkeyes have landed their second major commitment in the class of 2019 as Abe Assad has committed to the University of Iowa. Hailing from Glendbard North high school in Illinois, Assad is a rising senior that got a huge lift in his recruiting when he won UWW Cadet Nationals earlier this summer. Assad was…

Alex Dolly Named Wartburg’s Top Assistant Coach

By KatieJo Kuhens – Wartburg SID WAVERLY, Iowa—Alex Dolly has been named the top assistant wrestling coach at Wartburg College, head coach Eric Keller announced today. “I am extremely excited to welcome Alex, Caitlin, and their family to the Wartburg wrestling family,” said Keller. “Alex values personal relationships, investing in each student-athlete, and is committed…

Topher Carton Hired as University of Mary’s Assistant

Former University of Iowa is headed back to college, this time as an assistant coach. The four-time letterwinner announced the news on Twitter that he would be joining the University of Mary a Division II program in North Dakota. Today is my first official day as an assistant coach with @UMaryWrestling. I am incredible grateful…

Future Forecast: Iowa Hawkeyes

In March we at IAwrestle recapped Iowa’s 2017-18 campaign and gave a brief look ahead to what the future held for the Hawkeye lineup. While four months is just a small amount of time relatively, the outlook of Iowa’s lineup has seen some drastic changes. With two impact transfers announcing their move to Iowa City,…

Future Forecast: Iowa State Cyclones

At the end of last season, we did a recap on Kevin Dresser’s first full season at Iowa State and a brief look ahead. At the time there was no doubt that program was trending in the right direction, but the team still looked to be at least another season away from being a national threat.…

Skyler Noftsger Commits to SDSU

Another Iowa senior has come off the board as IAwrestle has learned that Ballard’s Skyler Noftsger has committed to South Dakota State University. A two-time state medalist for the Bombers, Noftsger is currently rated #21 in the last edition of IAwrestle’s Fab 50 rankings. He projects at 165/174 pounds for the Jackrabbits. “I love the…

Ryan Morningstar Receives Three Year Extension

University of Iowa assistant coach Ryan Morningstar has signed a new contract that will keep him in Iowa City through the 2020-2021 season. A native of Lisbon, Iowa – Morningstar has been a member for the Hawkeye program for almost every season since graduating high school in 2005. A three-time state champion for the Lions,…

Chris Dardanes leaving Hawkeye Wrestling Club

Chris Dardanes will be leaving Iowa City and the Hawkeye Wrestling Club to become a volunteer assistant coach at South Dakota State University. Chris, along with his brother Nick, have been members of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club for the past two seasons. Prior to coming to Iowa City they wrestled for the Univeristy of Minnesota. Chris…