Pat Downey to Transfer to the University of Iowa

Pat Downey’s journey will have at least one more twist in the road as Trackwrestling’s Andy Hamilton is reporting that he will be joining the Iowa Hawkeye wrestling squad. His story is well-known, but here’s a quick recap: Downey began his college career at the University of Nebraska before transferring to Iowa Central. After winning…

Andrew Stowe Transferring to Nebraska

IAwrestle has learned that sophomore Andrew Stowe will be leaving the Cyclone wrestling program and will transfer to the University of Nebraska. A native of Norfolk, Nebraska Stowe stated that one of the reasons for his transfer was to move closer to home. One of four returning heavyweights listed on Iowa State 2016-17 roster, Stowe…

Graceland University Announces the 2017-18 Recruiting Class

LAMONI, IA – As the Graceland University Wrestling program heads into its fifth season, Head Coach Zack Mullins is pleased to announce 13 student-athletes in the Graceland University Wrestling Recruiting Class Fall 2017. Mullins said, “We are very excited about this group of guys joining our program and Graceland community! We believe these guys will fit…

Justin Mejia officially NOT at Iowa

He’s gone Hawkeye fans. The Justin Mejia roller coaster rolls back to Illinois. Mejia originally committed to the Hawkeyes back in 2014 and then decommitted from the Hawkeyes in July of 2016. Once his recruiting options were opened up Illinois jumped on him and Mejia would accept an offer. Justin would go on to make California…

Iowa Hawkeyes Release 2017-18 Wrestling Schedule

IOWA CITY, Iowa — The 2017-18 home schedule released Wednesday by the University of Iowa wrestling  program includes visits from top 10 programs Oklahoma State, Michigan, and Minnesota, and a weekend in April that features eight countries from around the globe competing at the 2018 United World Wrestling World Cup. FIGHT FOR IOWA FRIDAY Of the…

Tom Brands calls upon NCAA to add Women’s Wrestling

The University of Iowa’s head wrestling coach, Tom Brands, sent the following letter to the NCAA to list women’s wrestling under emerging sport status for the upcoming season. What does “emerging sports” mean? The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics is charged with identifying and managing progress of emerging sports for women.  An emerging sport is…

John McConkey Commits to the Panthers

Full steam ahead for the Panthers, as they have landed their third recruit this week as Atlantic’s John McConkey has announced that he has committed to the Panthers. A two-time state medalist, McConkey is coming off his highest placement at the state tournament, taking second at 285 pounds in 2A. “I picked UNI because of…

Gable Fox Commits to UNI

The Panther Train has picked up it’s second addition for the 2018 recruiting class as #23 on the IAwrestle Fab 50 as Don Bosco’s Gable Fox has committed to the Panthers. “The biggest part in my decision was the type of environment that I’d be able to surround myself with everyday.” Fox said on his…

Brock Rathbun Transferring to Wartburg

IAwrestle has learned that three-time Iowa state champion, Brock Rathbun will be transferring to Division III program, Wartburg. Rathbun finished the 2016-17 season with a record of 11-7 competing at 133 and 141 pounds for the University of Iowa picking up second place finishes at the Grand View and Missouri College Opens. “I picked Wartburg because…

Lightweight Shake Up Coming for the Panthers

Northern Iowa is coming off one of their best team performances under Doug Schwab, producing two All-Americans at the NCAA championships and winning the MAC regular season title by downing Missouri in Columbia. While as many as eight starters return from the 2017 squad, Coach Schwab expects some movement in his lineup, particularly in the…

Michael Millage commits to Northern Iowa

Coach Doug Schwab and the UNI Panthers continue to make recruiting waves in Iowa, this time landing three-time state finalist Michael Millage of New Hampton. Millage is ranked  #4 in the IAwrestle Fab 50 and is a great addition to the lower weights for the Panthers. Millage is coming off a junior campaign where he won his second state…

Max Murin Considering Dropping to 133

We are less than a month away from the first day of college classes getting underway for the 2017-18 academic year and that means that the recruits from the class of 2017 will officially begin their collegiate wrestling careers. With the University of Iowa bringing the the nation’s #1 ranked recruiting class expectations are high…

Jarrett Degen Transferring to Iowa State

Four-time Montana state champion, Jarrett Degen will be transferring from Virginia Tech to Iowa State. The move will reunite Degen with head coach Kevin Dresser, and assistant coaches Mike Zadick and Derek St. John, who Degen wrestled for while at Virginia Tech. IAwrestle has been told that Degen has been granted a full release from…

Matt Malcom Transferring to Nebraska Kearney

IAwrestle has learned that former Iowa high school state champion, Matt Malcom will be transferring out of the University of Iowa. The Glenwood native will be transferring west to Division II program, Nebraska-Kearney. Competing at 157 pounds for the Hawkeyes, Malcom was 19-5 in his first season as a college wrestler winning titles at the…