Iowa Women’s Wrestling Recap-High School 1/23/17

As the wrestling season progresses, we have seen more great competition from our record number of female high school wrestlers. A great accomplishment since our last recap came as Felicity Taylor of the South Winneshiek Warriors was selected as the Natvig/Wicks/Fullhart Outstanding Wrestler at the Decorah Viking Dual Tournament. Taylor went an impressive 5-0 for…

Iowa Women’s Wrestling Recap 1/13/2017

It has been a record-setting year for women’s wrestling in Iowa. As of this week, there are 92 female wrestlers who are certified and wrestling on their high school teams. That is a 39.4% increase over last year’s 66 wrestlers. Just imagine what that number would grow to if Iowa would sanction girls wrestling at…

2017 NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals: Women’s Preview

This Thursday and Friday, some of the best wrestlers in the country will descend upon Fort Wayne, Indiana as they strive to help their school earn a National Dual Team Championship. Four of Iowa’s own will work towards not just earning a team title but also helping to solidify themselves in the national rankings. The…

Iowa Women’s Wrestling Recap (1/2/17)

In very few places across the country is wrestling more important and more a part of the popular culture than right here in Iowa. It is an exciting time of year with wrestling in full swing, but it is especially exciting to see the rapid growth among the ranks of our female athletes. With the…

Iowa Women’s Wrestling Recap (12/18/16)

Both the college and high school seasons are well under way for our Iowa wrestlers and we have had some great competition leading up to the holidays. As mentioned in last week’s Iowa High School Girls Wrestling Preview, the growth in participation among Iowa’s females has been impressive. It is important to note that four…

Iowa High School Girls Wrestling Preview

In last year’s preview there were 37 girls registered to wrestle in Iowa on their high school teams. Within a few weeks of the start of the season we saw those numbers increase significantly to 66. In light of that, we waited a couple extra weeks this year to bring out our girls high school…

Iowa Women’s Wrestling Recap

With the Rio Olympics in the not too distant past, and the Non-Olympic-Weight World Championships yet to be contested, it seems a little early to be thinking about World Team Trials qualifying events. But last week at the Bill Farrell Memorial International tournament in New York City, athletes from around the globe battled it out…

Iowa Women’s Wrestling Recap

With the college season well underway it was exciting to review the WCWA/Intermat rankings that were released earlier this week. Several of Iowa’s own have earned their spots in the rankings and are included later in this update. As women’s wrestling continues its rapid growth, Iowa’s high school wrestlers have also had several opportunities over…

Iowa Women’s Wrestling Recap

Oklahoma City University Blue Chip Open, October 21-22 The majority of Iowa’s collegiate women wrestlers were back on the mats at the OCU Blue Chip Open in Oklahoma City with Iowa wrestlers taking 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishes to highlight the weekend. Paige Bendt of Glenwood, a 116 pound freshman for Midland University (Fremont,…

Iowa Women’s Wrestling Recap

It’s another autumn in Iowa, the leaves are turning and wrestling is in full swing… for the women. At the collegiate level, schools with Iowa ties have already participated in several duals and an open tournament with another open tournament this coming weekend. High School Girls: Girls wrestling is one of the fastest growing sports…

2016 Women’s Fargo Preview

Look for the Iowa Women to bring home some hardware next week at the Freestyle National Championships in Fargo, ND. The Team Iowa women will have eight wrestlers competing; three at the Cadet level and six at the Junior level (with one wrestler competing in both the Cadet and Junior divisions). Cadet Division: The Cadet…

Body Bar/UWW Cadet and Junior Women’s World Team Trials Results

  Cover photo by Jim Thrall The Body Bar Women’s Nationals, also known as the United World Wrestling (UWW) World Team Trials, took place May 21-22 in Irving, Texas. There were six Iowans competing to claim their spot on the World Team (1st place) or the U.S. National Team (2nd-3rd place). UWW Cadets (born 1999-2001)…

Body Bar Women’s National Championship Iowa Preview

This weekend marks the 2016 Body Bar Women’s National Championships (also known as the UWW World Team Trials) in Irving, Texas. There are 237 Cadets and 152 Juniors pre-registered for the event. On Saturday, the UWW Cadet World Team Trials will take place with five Iowa female wrestlers competing to secure a position on the…

Iowa Women’s Wrestling: U.S. Olympic Team Trials Preview

U.S. Olympic Team Trails, Iowa City, IA, April 8th-10th There will be three of Iowa’s own wrestling in the U.S. Olympic Team Trails in Iowa City this weekend with the goal of representing the United States in the 2016 Rio Olympics. 58 kg (127.9 pounds)-Saturday, April 9th Megan Black of Batavia, currently wrestles for McKendree…

Iowa Women’s Wrestling Recap: Last Chance OTT Qualifier

U.S. Senior Last Chance Olympic Team Trials Qualifier, Cedar Falls, Iowa, April 3rd There were four Iowa women who took to the mats Sunday in a final attempt to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Team Trails to be held April 8-10 in Iowa City. At the conclusion of the tournament, one additional wrestler, Lauren Louvie…

Iowa Women’s Wrestling Recap

It was a busy weekend for Iowa’s female wrestlers as they traveled to Oklahoma City to compete in the Asics Women’s University Nationals and the USA Wrestling Girls Folkstyle Nationals. Senior Level and College Women: Asics Women’s University Nationals, Oklahoma City University, March 25th-26th There were five wrestlers in collegiate programs from Iowa, as well…

Iowa Women’s Wrestling Recap

It has been a phenomenal wrestling season for our Iowa women with many great accomplishments to be proud of. We saw a record number of female participants at the high school level. There were history making performances in the regular season and sectionals, and several of our collegiate athletes earned and held top 10 national…

Iowa Women’s Wrestling Recap

Saturday was filled with sectional competition for Class 1A and 2A wrestlers throughout the state. The top 2 place winners in each weight class from each of the 16 sectionals qualified for districts next weekend. The top 2 in each weight class from the 8 districts will move on to the individual state championships in…

Iowa Women’s Wrestling Recap

It is an exciting time of year for wrestling in Iowa and we are coming down to the final weeks of the college and high-school seasons. The college women are done with the regular season competition and are preparing for nationals. At the high school level, conference finals are complete and we look forward to…