Tucker Black Signs with Upper Iowa

The Upper Iowa Peacocks received another addition to their 2017 recruiting class, this time from NJCAA All-American Tucker Black of NIACC. Black finished the season with a 20-10 record while earning the NJCAA Central district 165-pound title before finishing seventh at the national tournament. “The environment,” Black said on why he chose Upper Iowa, “The…

Blake Bauer commits to Upper Iowa

Two-time state finalist Blake Bauer of Southeast Warren High School has committed to wrestle for Upper Iowa University next season. We had a chance to catch up with him about his commitment. “I choose Upper Iowa because when I was there on my visit I could sense the energy surrounding their wrestling program and their…

Peacocks Enter Second Day With Two All-Americans

125 – Maleek Williams  Champ. Round 1 – Maleek Williams (Upper Iowa ) 19-11 won by decision over Ronald Wardleigh (Western St.) 33-8 (Dec 6-3) Quarterfinal – Austin Petril (Kutztown) 22-7 won by fall over Maleek Williams (Upper Iowa ) 19-11 (Fall 6:33) Cons. Round 2 – Trung Duong (Newberry) 22-4 won by major decision…

Four Peacocks Qualify for Nationals

125: Maleek Williams qualifies for nationals by placing third, winning 5-2 over Marcus Povlick (McKendree). 133: Josh Walker qualifies for nationals with a four-place finish, defeating Hunter Haralson (Lindenwood). 141: Jordan Roths qualifies for nationals with a fourth-place finish, defeating Kristian Vazquez (MSU Moorhead). 285: Logan Hopp qualifies for nationals with a fourth-place finish.  

Five Peacocks Continue in Division II Central Super-Regional

Upper Iowa is currently in seventh place with 53.5 points. 125: Maleek Williams will wrestle Marcus Povlick (McKendree) for third. 141: Jordan Roths will face Jarred Oftedahl (St. Cloud) for third. 149: Damian Penichet will wrestle Cortez Arredondo (Southwest Minnesota State) on the path to a potential fourth place finish. 157: Zak Benitz will face Greg Hegarty (Maryville)…

Seven Peacocks Remain in DII Central Super Regional

Team Race: Upper Iowa is currently in 6th place with 38 pts. 125: Maleek Williams will wrestle Jared Goldsmith (Minnesota State Moorhead) in consolations. 133: Josh Walker will face Blake Bosch (Minnesota State Moorhead) in the semi-finals. 141: Jordan Roths will wrestle Darren Wynn (McKendree) in the semi-finals. 149: Damian Penichet will face Tyler Stenberg…

Brock Henderson commits to Upper Iowa

Brock Henderson, a senior at North Linn, capped off his career last week with another state title at The Well. The two-time state champ and four-time Iowa state place-winner has informed IAwrestle that he will continue his wrestling and academic career at Upper Iowa. Henderson finished his high school career with a record of 175-9, which included an…

Peacock Preview: Upper Iowa Faces Augustana

Who: Upper Iowa University vs. Augustana University Vikings Where: Augustana University Campus When: 2/5/2017 at 2:00 p.m. The Upper Iowa University Peacocks will face the Augustana University Vikings in a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference match. The Peacocks enter the dual with a record of 9-3, ranked 19th by InterMat. The Vikings are currently 10-5. The…

Peacocks Start Second Half at National Duals

By Allix Williamson The Upper Iowa University Peacocks kick off their first tournament of the New Year at the NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals in Fort Wayne, Ind. on Thursday and Friday. The Peacocks enter the National Duals ranked seventh in NCAA Division II. Upper Iowa shares this ranking with the Northern State University Wolves. The…

Peacocks Ranked Second Regionally

Upper Iowa Athletics The first wrestling regular season rankings of the year have been released by D2Wrestle.com and the Peacocks are ranked second. Upper Iowa also has an individual ranked in the top eight of each of the ten weight classes. The regular season rankings are based on tournament strength for both teams and individuals.…

Brayden Curry verbals to Augustana

Augustana University picks up their third wrestler from the state of Iowa as today Sergeant Bluff-Luton’s Brayden Curry announced that he has given them his verbal commitment. Curry joins Sibley-Ocheyedan wrestlers Dylan Schuck and Matt Naig as Iowans to commit to Augustana in the 2017 class. Curry annoucement his commitment via twitter: Excited to announce…

Matt Naig selects Augustana University

Two time Iowa state place winner Matt Naig of Sibley-Ocheyedan has committed to wrestle at Division II Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Naig placed sixth in 2015 and fifth in 2016 at 220 pounds, but projects at 285 in college. IA Wrestle caught up with Naig to ask him about his commitment. “Augustana was an easy choice for…