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…

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…

Fargo Cadet/Junior Nationals Schedule

When: July 12-20, 2018 Where: FargoDome 1800 University Drive North Fargo, ND  SCHEDULE FOR 2018 CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS: Sunday, July 15 – Cadet Women’s Freestyle Finals at 1:30 p.m. CT Monday, July 16 – Cadet Men’s Freestyle Finals at 1:00 p.m. CT Tuesday, July 17 – Junior Men’s Freestyle Finals at 1:00 p.m. CT Wednesday, July…

2018 USAW Kids Nationals – Freestyle Results

Team Iowa Results: Novice 67 Tj Koester’s place is 5th and has scored 18.50 team points. Champ. Round 1 – Tj Koester (Iowa) won by decision over Johnathan Moder (Florida) (Dec 10-2) Quarterfinal – James Hemmila (Illinois) won by decision over Tj Koester (Iowa) (Dec 12-6) Cons. Round 2 – Tj Koester (Iowa) won by…

2018 USAW Kids Nationals – Greco Results

Team Iowa Results: Novice 67 Tj Koester’s place is unknown and has scored 2.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 – Tj Koester (Iowa) won by decision over Brock Johnson (Kansas) (Dec 6-2) Quarterfinal – Jason Goodin (Oklahoma) won by tech fall over Tj Koester (Iowa) (TF 10-0) Cons. Round 2 – Elijah Broady (Indiana) won…

Iowans in National High School Rankings

National wrestling sites FloWrestling and The Open Mat have put out new national rankings within the last 10 days removing the graduated seniors. We have compiled a list of all of the Iowa High School wrestlers and wrestlers who have committed to in state schools who made the rankings from either site. The Open Mat…

Josh Ramirez switches commitment

4 time state champion Josh Ramirez of Dubuque Wahlert has verbally committed to West Virginia and new coach Tim Flynn. Ramirez had committed to Ohio State back in December before having a recent change of heart. “I didn’t change my mind but God led me here to this program for a reason.” Ramirez told IAwrestle…

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…

Creston names new wrestling coach

The Creston Orient-Macksburg program has found it’s new head wrestling coach and they didn’t have to go far. Creston alum, and former assistant coach, Cody Downing has been named the next coach of the Panthers replacing the great Darrell Frain. Downing’s father was also the head coach prior to Frain and Cody has been around…

Former Hawkeye named head coach at Sibley-Ocheyedan

Former Iowa Hawkeye wrestler Tyler Halverson has been named the new head wrestling coach at Sibley-Ocheyedan. Halverson wrestled for Iowa from 2008 to 2012. In high school Halverson was a three-time state placewinner and state champion wrestler at Cherokee-Washington High School. “I’m pumped for this opportunity to be the head coach.” Halverson told IAwrestle. “I…