Peacocks Put Six into DII National Championships – Team Preview

Who: Upper Iowa University What: 2018 Division II Wrestling National Championship Where: US Cellular Center, Cedar Rapids, IA When: March 9-10 Team Race: Upper Iowa University will send six representatives to the National Championships, where they will be serving as host institution. The Peacocks are currently tied for a ninth-place ranking, following a third-place finish at…

Donny Schmit Commits to Upper Iowa Peacocks

Wapsie Valley’s two-time Iowa High School State champion, Donny Schmit has informed IAwrestle that he will attend Upper Iowa University next fall. Heath Grimm’s Peacocks recently qualified six for the Division II National Championships and are ranked sixth nationally. “Upper Iowa is close to home. Being near the farm and family really influenced my decision.”…

NWCA Multi-Division National Duals – Day 1 Results – Iowa Teams

WHAT: NWCA Multi-Divisional National Duals WHERE: Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Indiana WHEN: January 4-5 RESULTS & LIVE STREAMING VIA TRACKWRESTLING: Men’s Divisions | Women’s Division PRELIMINARY BRACKETS Division II | Division III | NAIA | NJCAA | WCWA Division II Upper Iowa Match #1 Champ. Round 1 Upper Iowa defeated Notre Dame (Ohio) 19-16 125 – Robert Campos (Notre Dame (Ohio)) over Maleek Williams (Upper Iowa)…

Josh Portillo Announces Transfer to Nebraska-Kearney

Josh Portillo is on the move as the three-time state champion announced on his personal Twitter account that he would be enrolling at Nebraska-Kearney. Portillo will be immediately eligible to compete for the Lopers which will leave all four years of his eligibility in tact. ”Kearney had always been an amazing school. The only reason…

Philip Ihde Commits to Upper Iowa

Upper Iowa has landed their third in-state recruit in the class of 2018 as head coach Heath Grimm has picked up the  Decorah’s Philip Ihde has committed to wrestle for the Peacocks. A two-time state qualifier, Ihde joins 3 time place winner Ryan Steffen of Crestwood, Riceville state champion Chance Throndson, & North Fayette state champion Jordan Baumler. Projecting as…

Grand View Open – Semi-Finals Match-ups – Open Division

Livestream and on demand: Trackwrestling 125 – #20 (D1) Jacob Schwarm (UNI) vs Isaac Wilson (Providence) #3 (NAIA) Sawyer Miller (Indiana Tech) vs Matthew Nguyen (Grand View) 133 – Gilberto Rodriguez (William Penn) vs Wesley Dawkins (Nebraska-Kearney) #3 (NAIA) Erique Early (Indiana Tech) vs Markus Simmons (Iowa State) 141 – #12 (D1) Josh Alber (UNI)…

Riceville State Champ Commits to Upper Iowa

Chance Thorndson made history last February when he became Riceville’s first state champion in 20 years. He plans to continue making history at the next level at Upper Iowa University. Last season coming into the state tournament ranked No. 5, Throndson stunned then No. 2 Martensdale-St Marys’ Josh Tibbits by pinning him in the third…

Ryan Steffen Commits to Upper Iowa

Three-time Iowa state place-winner Ryan Steffen has decided to continue his academic and wrestling career at Upper Iowa University. Steffen chose Upper Iowa over Grand View, NIACC and the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse. Preseason rankings start Upper Iowa in the top 10 in Division II Coaches Rankings. “I chose Upper Iowa because I love their program. Coach…

Upper Iowa starts top 10 in Division II Coaches Rankings

This is a tournament power index ranking.  TPI point totals are broken down by the following individual rankings: 1st=20pts, 2nd=16pts, 3rd=13pts, 4th=12pts, 5th=10pts, 6th=9pts, 7th=7pts, 8th=6pts, 9th=4pts, 10th=3pts, 11th=2pts, 12th=1pt.  The TPI point totals will be lower than the final actual Ncaa tournament points because it does not include bonus points.  The preseason ranking will…

Lisbon’s Cooper Siebrecht Commits to Minnesota State

Lisbon state medalist Cooper Siebrecht has made his college decision as he announced today on his personal Twitter account that he will continue his wrestling career at Minnesota State University. A three-time state medalist, Siebrecht also considered St. Cloud State, Southwest Minnesota State, Grand View, Buena Vista, and Coe. “I feel like Mankato was a perfect…

US Open – Men’s Freestyle – Results

What: US Open – Men’s Freestyle Tournament Where: Las Vegas, Nevada When: Friday, April 27 & Saturday, April 28 Results: 57KG – Tony Ramos – Round of 32 – defeated Kyle Pedretti, 10-0 Round of 16 – defeated Roman Bravo-Young, 12-2 Quarters – defeated Frank Perrelli, 5-5 criteria Semis – Nathan Tomasello Kyle Pedretti – eliminated Round…

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…