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…

Davenport Assumption finds new wrestling coach

Davenport Assumption has been one of the premier wrestling programs in the state of Iowa in recent memory. Former head coach, and NCAA D1 national champion, Pete Bush had long been the face of the program. Bush stepped down as the head coach shortly after the conclusion of the 2018 state wrestling tournament and the…

Taylor named state winner of Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award

The National Wrestling Hall of Fame on Friday announced the state and regional winners for the Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award (TSHSEA). The award recognizes and celebrates the nation’s most outstanding high school senior female wrestlers for their excellence in wrestling, scholastic achievement, citizenship, and community service. Regional winners are selected from state winners,…

Spencer Lee sitting out World Team Trials

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa national champion Spencer Lee announced Saturday that he is not competing at the Senior Freestyle World Team Trials Challenge Tournament in Rochester, Minnesota, on May 18-20. Lee won the 2018 NCAA championship as a true freshman at 125 pounds. He joined the Iowa lineup in January and compiled…

Former Southeast Polk star Ethan Andersen transferring

Former two-time Iowa High School State champion Ethan Andersen is coming home. After spending the last two years wrestling for Oklahoma State University the former Southeast Polk wrestler has decided to transfer to Iowa State University and be closer to his family. He redshirted during the 2016-17 season while putting on weight and growing into a…

State Champion Aden Reeves Switches Verbal Commitment

Last October many fans in Iowa were sad that one of Iowa’s top wrestlers announced his decision to leave the state when Albia’s Aden Reeves committed to Campbell University in North Carolina. Now, Reeves has decided to stay closer to home and has changed his commitment to wrestle for coach Kevin Dresser at Iowa State…

Dave Schultz High School Excellence Awards regional winners announced

STILLWATER, Okla. – The National Wrestling Hall of Fame on Thursday announced the state and regional winners of the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award (DSHSEA). The DSHSEA recognizes and celebrates the nation’s most outstanding high school senior male wrestlers for their excellence in wrestling, scholastic achievement, citizenship, and community service. Regional winners are selected…

2018 IAwrestle Postseason Fab50 High School Rankings

IAwrestle has unveiled our newest Fab50 rankings, identifying the top 50 wrestlers in the state of Iowa. The list, compiled by rankings guru Lars Underbakke, considers athletes who have at least one high school season under their belts. Here is where things stand as we near the end of the 2018 school year. The list…