Justin Mejia Considering Iowa

Could a reunion between Justin Mejia and Iowa be in the works? IAwrestle has learned that the possibility is back on the table. The news comes following a tweet Mejia released tonight stating an application error prevented him from being admitted to Illinois. Due to an application error I was denied the right to attend…

NDSU Added to Iowa City Duals Schedule

Two weeks after the University of Buffalo head coach John Stutzman announced that his team had been added to the Iowa City Duals lineup, IAwrestle has confirmed with the North Dakota State coaching staff that another Division I team is expected to be in the mix. The Duals typically are the first event on the…

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Thomas Gilman Issues Apology

Statement from Thomas Gilman: I meant no disrespect when referencing Japanese wrestler Rei Higuchi. The context of my comment was intended to pay respect to one of the top wrestlers in the world, but my choice of words contradicted that message. It was a mistake and I apologize. The statement comes following the comments Gilman…

Thomas Gilman Makes World Team

University of Iowa press release LINCOLN, Neb. — University of Iowa All-American Thomas Gilman won the 57 kg bracket at the United States World Team Trials on Saturday and will represent Team USA at the 2017 UWW World Championships Aug. 21-26 in Paris, France. Gilman, a three-time All-American from 2015-17, defeated Tony Ramos, 2-0, in…

Patrick Duggan to transfer to Iowa

Pennsylvania native Pat Duggan will be transferring from Lock Haven to the Univeristy of Iowa this coming season. Duggan originally committed to West Virginia as the #36 recruit by Intermat. Duggan went 160-11 at Cumberland Valley and was a four-time Pennsylvania state place-winner. (4th, 2nd, 3rd, 2nd). Duggan put together an 11-11 record this past…

Sorensen claims UWW University National Title

After coming up short a year ago, Brandon Sorensen will be leaving Akron, Ohio with a University National title at 70kg. A three-time NCAA All-American for the Hawkeyes, this is Sorensen’s third straight top eight finish at the University Nationals tournament. Seven other wrestlers joined Sorensen on the podium with teammate Kaleb Young taking eighth…

Buffalo Joining the Iowa City Duals

While we are still a bit away from the University of Iowa announcing their 2017-18 schedule, at least one detail has emerged for the upcoming season. The University of Buffalo will be added to the Iowa City Duals according to coach John Stutzman. Appearing on the weekly radio show, Takedown Radio, Stutzman confirmed that Buffalo…

Hawkeyes Sending 12 to UWW University Nationals

The Iowa Hawkeyes have officially registered for UWW University Nationals in Akron, Ohio. A total of twelve wrestlers will make the ttrek from Iowa City with the competition beginning on June 2nd for Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling will take place June 3rd-4th. The action will be streamed on Flowrestling. After taking home runner-up honors at…

Recruit Report: Aaron Costello

Ranking: #79 overall, #11 at 285 Where he fits in: 285 pounds What you need to know – Costello brings much more to the table than the ability to grow a sweet mullet and ‘stache. Those that are quick to dismiss based on his shorter stature and penchant for flowing locks do so at their…

Recruit Report: Max Murin

Ranking: #44 overall, #6 at 138 Where he fits in: 141/149 pounds What you need to know – Murin is Iowa’s third and final top 50 recruit in the class of 2017, and is the fourth wrestlers from the Young Guns Wrestling Club in Pennsylvania to join the Hawkeye program. Murin is a climber, finishing…

What Mark Perry Means for Iowa

It was all smiles Friday night at the Hawkeye Wrestling Club’s banquet held at the Kirkwood Convention Center in Cedar Rapids. Among the many reasons for the upbeat attitude, Mark Perry’s introduction as head coach might have been the biggest. “We’re excited to have him,” Iowa head coach Tom Brands commented on the addition of…

Recruit Report: Jacob Warner

Ranking: #7 overall, #1 at 195 pounds Where he fits in: 197 pounds What you need to know – Warner is anvil to Lee’s hammer in this class. Iowa has struggled to bring in elite upperweights relative to the volume of lightweights they bring in of the same caliber. That is not the case here…

Recruit Report: Spencer Lee

Ranking: #2 overall, #1 at 126 pounds Where he fits in: 125 pounds What you need to know – Lee comes into the Hawkeyes the highest ranked high school wrestler since Mark Perry (who now coaches the Hawkeye Wrestling Club by the way). For most of his career, Lee was the #1 wrestler in his…