Spencer Lee Wins 2020 Dan Hodge Trophy

More history for Spencer Lee, as the two-time NCAA champion will end his phenomenal junior season with the prestigious Dan Hodge Trophy. Lee was among the most dominant wrestlers in the entire country winning 17 of his 18 matches by bonus over the course of the 2019-20 season. Of his matches, only five went the…

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Easton Larson Picks Grand View

The reigning nine-time national champions Grand View have landed the talents of four-time state medalist Easton Larson out of Don Bosco. Projecting at 133 or 141 pounds, Larson will be a solid lightweight addition for the Vikings as they look to push their streak to 10 straight in 2021. Since entering the Don’s lineup Larson…

Duhawks Add Iowa Duo to 2020 Class

Loras College has added a pair of in-state preps this week as  Drew Venteicher of Bedford-Leonx and Zach Roeder of Bellevue both announced their commitment to the Duhawks this week. Both wrestlers project as middleweights for the Duhawks, who ended their season ranked as the top Division III program in the country. Drew will make…

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…

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…

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…

War at West Gym Preview

When: 3/14/20 – Doors Open at 5PM Where: West Gym, Cedar Falls, Iowa Tickets: WaratWestGym.com or at door ($10) Watch: Trackwrestling Folkstyle Matches: Jalen Schropp vs Kayden Kauzlarich Here we have a battle of 2A state champions, with Kauzlarich making the jump up a weight to take on Schropp. In last month’s state finals Schropp defeated Kauzlarich’s teammate,…

NCAA announces field for D1 Championships

Note: This information came from the NCAA. We are aware they originally listed the wrestlers at 141 twice and did not list the 149 wrestlers. This post has been updated. NAME SCHOOL RECORD CONFERENCE At Large Nic Aguilar Rutgers 24-11 Big Ten Jakob Camacho NC State 20-6 ACC At Large Justin Cardani Illinois 16-10 Big…

Iowa Claims 2020 Big Ten Title in New Jersey

This is Iowa’s first conference championship since 2015, and its first outright title since 2010. In 2015 the Hawkeyes were co-champions with Ohio State. This is the fifth time the Hawkeyes have been led to a title under head coach Tom Brands. Capping off his first Big Ten title was Lee, who piled up a…

Medal Round Matches from 2020 Big Ten’s

Matches begin at 11:00 AM CT 133 Consolation Semifinal: #3 Austin DeSanto decision #4 Travis Piotrowski (Illinois), 3-1 3rd place match: #3 Austin DeSanto vs #1 Seth Gross (Wisconsin) 141 Consolation semifinals: #4 Chad Red (Nebraska) decision #3 Max Murin, 3-1 SV 5th place match: #3 Max Murin vs #6 Mitch McKee (Minnesota) 184 Consolation…

Grand View Wins Ninth Consecutive NAIA Title

It was a weekend for the history books for Grand View wrestling and head coach Nick Mitchell. The Vikings claimed the 2020 NAIA title by nearly doubling up on second place Menlo (157 to 84.5) and putting 10 wrestlers on to the podium, including four finalists. One of those finalists was 197-pound standout Evan Hansen…

Hawkeyes Sit in First Place After Day One

The Iowa Hawkeyes sit in the lead for the team race at the of Day one in Piscataway, New Jersey in front of Nebraska and Ohio State. The squad punched four through to tomorrow afternoon’s finals session, and nine of their wrestlers will contend for a medal on Sunday. The Hawkeyes have a 20 point…

Semifinal and Bloodround Match Results at Big Ten’s

Session Starts at 5:30 PM CT. Results will be updated as they occur. Bold denotes match complete Asterisk (“*”) denotes the weight is qualified for the NCAA Championships 125* Semifinal: #1 Spencer Lee tech fall #5 Jack Medley (Michigan), 3:23 Finals: #1 Spencer Lee vs #2 Devin Schroder (Purdue) 133* Semifinal: #2 Roman Bravo-Young (Penn…