Grant Henderson Joining Coe Coaching Staff

Coe College and John Oostendorp has added a big name from NAIA ranks to their coaching staff as Grant Henderson announced on his personal Instagram account that he will be joining the coaching staff. A native of Alburnett, Iowa Henderson will be returning closer to home after wrapping up his career as a national champion…

Buena Vista University Hires Mark Rial

Buena Vista University (BVU) Director of Athletics, Jack Denholm, has announced the hiring of Mark Rial, as the University’s next head wrestling coach, pending the completion of a standard background check. Rial has been employed by Royal Flooring in Urbandale, Iowa, since 2017 where he works with builders and home owners on new construction and…

Dubuque WC Sending 11 to U23 Trials

The Dubuque Wrestling Club is sending 11 wrestlers to the UWW U23 World Team Trials, which takes place in Akron, Ohio. The event starts on Friday June 1st with Greco-Roman competition before switching to freestyle the final two days. With the winners of each weight making a World Team for the United States wrestlers that…

Jeff Breese Leaving Buena Vista for Lake Erie Position

After four seasons at the Buena Vista helm, Jeff Breese has accepted a new position in Ohio at Lake Erie College. Breese will become the second head coach in program history. Head Coach Jeff Breese said, “I am thrilled to be only the second wrestling coach in the history of Lake Erie College Wrestling.   This…

All-American Cody Kingery Headed to Wartburg

The reigning NCAA champions in Division III just got a little tougher as former Underwood prep Cody Kingery has announced that he has signed with the program. A NJCAA All-American for Iowa Western, Kingery projects at 174 pounds. “I picked Wartburg because of the success they bring to the table, and the drive to keep…

Loras Adds Two More Lightweights to 2018 Class

Duhawk head coach TJ Miller continues to round out his impressive 2018 recruiting class, this time adding a pair of lightweights with impressive credentials. From the NJCAA ranks the Duhawks have added Ellsworth’s Javier Moreno. Compiling a 19-6 record at 125 pounds, Moreno was a NJCAA District champion, and finished as the eighth place All-American…

Kaleb Reeves Commits

Kaleb Reeves of Sigourney-Keota has made his college decision, as IAwrestle has learned that the three-time state medalist is headed to Cedar Rapids to wrestle for Coe College. After going 29-19 as a freshman Reeves saw vast improvement going 91-18 over the previous two seasons, before putting together a 58-2 record. That’s led to the…

Kolton Bartow Commits to Loras

The Duhawks continue to assemble their 2018 recruiting class this time adding 2A standout Kolton Bartow of Dubuque Wahlert. The two-time state medalist has really emerged for Wahlert over the last two seasons, with his first trip to Des Moines earning him a third place medal, and a runner-up performance this past February. “The coaches…

Loras Adds Wisconsin Standout Zach Licht

Three-time Wisconsin state medalist Zach Licht has committed to wrestle his college career in the state of Iowa as the River Valley prep announced that he will compete for Loras College. ”I really liked that Loras is on the rise and they are hungry for a team national championship and hopefully being able to add…

Perry’s Zachary Thompson Commits to Loras College

Four-time state medalist, Zachary Thompson from Perry has committed to wrestle in Division III at Loras College. “The past couple of years Loras has been improving and I feel that I can be a part of something special.” Thompson said on his decision. Loras set a program record for single-season dual winning percentage (.944) and…

Nunemaker Commits to Loras

Three-time state qualifier Braydon Nunemaker has made his college decision as the East Buchanan prep will join a growing Loras DuHawk recruiting class. The 2017 state medalist was also a Corn Cob National champion last March. After taking fourth place at 145 pounds as a junior, Nunemaker was figured to be one of the title…

Wartburg Leads Division III Tournament after First Round

Prelim Round 1 125 Prelim – Jay Albis (Johnson & Wales (RI)) 45-2 won by decision over Dylan Nuttall (York (PA)) 11-6 (Dec 9-2) Prelim – Ferdinand Mase (Ithaca) 30-5 won by decision over Clarren Pestano (Central (IA)) 28-1 (Dec 6-5) 133 Prelim – Owen McClave (Coast Guard) 25-9 won by decision over Brenden Velez…

Brady Fritz Commits to Wartburg

The Wartburg Knights have landed the commitment of three-time Iowa high school state medalist Brady Fritz of South Tama. A 2018 runner-up at the 132-pound weight class in 2A, Fritz took the time to give IAwrestle some insight on his decision. “I liked everything about Wartburg.” Fritz told IAwrestle, “The coaches are great, I felt…

Grayson Kesterson Commits to UW-La Crosse

There aren’t many of them left, but another top 50 wrestler in the state of Iowa has come off the board as Grayson Kesterson has committed to wrestle for UW-La Crosse. Ranked #47 in IAwrestle’s Fab 50, Kesterson projects as a 125-pound recruit on the next level. After wrapping up his career as a four-time…

Tad Griffith Commits to Loras

Loras continues to mine the 3A ranks as they build their 2018 recruiting class this time grabbing Des Monies Lincoln’s Tad Griffith and adding him to the fold. The two-time state medalist projects at 174 pounds for the DuHawks. After placing fifth and 2016 and seventh in 2017, Griffith would have entered his senior season…

Dillon Gottschalk Commits to UW-Platteville

The Dubuque Hempstead wrestling program will be sending another wrestler to the college level, as IAwrestle has learned that Dillon Gottschalk has committed to wrestle for UW-Platteville next fall. A four-time state qualifier for the Mustangs, Gottschalk took the time to catch up with IAwrestle on his decision. “I like Platteville because it was close…

Knights Chase Down Number 14, Loras Reaches for the Podium

Who: #1 Wartburg College, #5 Loras College, #7 Coe College, #25 Central College, Luther College, Buena Vista University, Simpson College, University of Dubuque What: 2018 Division III Wrestling National Championship Where: Cleveland Public Auditorium, Cleveland, OH When: March 9-10 Team Race: The historical battle of Division III wrestling continues to wage on between team greats, Augsburg…

Loras adds Colorado state champion Christian Fulks

Loras College has added another member to their 2018 recruiting class, this time going out of state to add Christian Fulks of Adams City high school in Colorado. A 2018 state champion, Fulks took the time to give IAwrestle some insight on his decision to commit to Loras. “The awesome coaching staff. I had a chance…