Iowa Women’s US Open Results

  Five Senior-level athletes with Iowa ties wrestled at the U.S. Open in Las Vegas this week. A top 5 finish in the women’s division qualifies the wrestlers for the World Team Trials. Headlining the women were two runner up finishes by Laurie Louive (59 kg) and Rachel Watters (72 kg). Louive (NYAC/HWC) won by…

Iowa High School Girls Wrestling Preview

The 2017-2018 wrestling season has again ushered in a record number of Iowa girls registered to wrestle on their high school teams. As of today, there are 91 girls registered with 90 of them officially passing weight certification. Using 90 as the official number, this is a 5.9% increase over last year’s 85 weight-certified female…

U23 World Team Trials – Women’s Preview

Earlier this summer United World Wrestling (UWW) announced the addition of the U23 division (ages 18-23) to provide an additional developmental stage between the Junior Division (which goes to age 20) and the Senior, Olympic-Level. In previous years, USA Wrestling has taken part in the University Worlds which was not a UWW event. Four of…

2017 Women’s Fargo Preview

The Iowa women roll into Fargo next week with seven wrestlers ready to make their mark at the Cadet and Junior levels. Of the wrestlers competing, Felicity Taylor and Dominique Mosier have past experience under the lights of the Fargo Dome. Felicity Taylor, of South Winneshiek is a two-time Cadet All American and will attempt…

IWWR: Megan Black is a University National Champion!

Several of Iowa’s top wrestlers traveled to Oklahoma City this past weekend to compete in the USA Wrestling University Nationals and the USMC Girls Folkstyle Nationals adding a University National Championship to the growing list of Iowa’s female wrestling accomplishments. USA Wrestling Women’s University Nationals, Oklahoma City, March 25 Megan Black of Batavia is a…

IWWR-High School Edition: FEW Championships

As the conference championships were in full swing at the college level, so too was the Female Elite Wrestling Championships Sunday morning in Norwalk. 108 wrestlers from five states took to the mats in the 3rd annual event. The High School Champions were: 108 Felicity Taylor, Spillville (South Winneshiek) 115 Tateum Park, Davenport (Davenport North)…

IWWR-College Edition: WCWA Nationals

The growth of women’s wrestling is not just taking place at the high school level – where it is the fastest growing sport in the nation – it is also taking place at the college level. There are currently 31 college programs that offer women’s wrestling, most of which offer scholarships. By way of comparison,…

IWWR-College & Senior Edition

Louive Takes 4th at the Schultz It was a week without competition at the college level as the women prepare for the WCWA Nationals this Friday and Saturday, February 10-11. At the senior level however, we had one adopted Iowan hard at work in Colorado. Dave Schultz Memorial International Open-February 2nd Colorado Springs, CO Lauren…

Iowa High School Girls Sectional Preview

Iowa High School Girls Sectional Preview Coming off a repeat as conference champion, Felicity Taylor, a 106 pound junior from South Winn finds herself in the driver’s seat this weekend at sectionals. Felicity Taylor of South Winn. Photo by Christa Taylor. Class 1A: Sectional 11-Postville Felicity Taylor, who holds a 33-7 record this season should…

Iowa Women’s Wrestling Recap-College Edition 2/1/17

The final tournament leading up to the WCWA (Women’s Collegiate Wrestling Association) Nationals took place last weekend as four of Iowa’s own took to the mats. McKendree University Bearcat Open-January 28th Lebanon, IL Jasmine Bailey of Iowa City, continued her march towards the WCWA Nationals with another strong showing at one of the toughest tournaments…

Iowa Women’s Wrestling Recap – High School 1/30/17

As the season comes down to the final few weeks of competition, the wrestlers from most programs were hard at work over the weekend competing in their respective conference tournaments. There were several varsity standout performances from the females, including a conference champion for the second year in a row! Some featured highlights include the…

Megan Black “Just Wrestles”

Megan Black of McKendree University-130 pounds. Photo by Holly Watters. What do you get when you match up #1-ranked (WCWA) and Rio Olympian Haley Augello against #2-ranked Megan Black at the NWCA Multi Divisional National Duals? You get one of the biggest matches of the month and what is sure to be one of the…

Iowa Women’s Wrestling Recap-College 1/23/17

As the college season marches towards the WCWA Nationals in February, we are pleased to bring you updates on our Iowa women who have seen competition since our last update: Oregon Classic Duals-January 14th Redmond, OR Megan Black, a redshirt junior from Batavia, wrestled in the 130 pound spot for McKendree University (Lebanon, IL). Black,…