Final X – Lincoln Preview

  Last weekend in New Jersey provided but just a taste of things to come as USA Wrestling World Team qualification process wraps up this weekend in Lincoln, Nebraska with Final X – Lincoln. Hosted by the University of Nebraska this weekend’s field features six wrestles with a tie to the state of Iowa competing,…

PD3 makes World Team at 86 kg

Former Iowa State All-American Pat Downey has made his first World Team as David Taylor announced tonight on social media that he would not be participating in Final X. The 2018 World Champion Taylor sustained a knee injury to Drew Foster at Beat the Streets earlier this month. Downey earns his spot by winning both…

Final X Matches Set For Next Month

USA Wrestling’s World Team Trials concluded today in Raleigh, North Carolina and five wrestlers with a tie to the state of Iowa came out on top of the challenge tournament, punching their tickets to next months Final X. The Final X phase of the Team USA qualification process is the final stop for athletes seeking…

Cyclones Add Several Prospects to 2020 Class

Kevin Dresser has swooped up a couple more recruits this week, adding to his class of 2020 haul. The newest additions feature a current Iowa prep standout Ben Monroe and the other big name joining the class is Minnesota’s Drew Woodley. The two preps join fellow commits Cody Fisher and Cameron Robinson in the Cyclone’s…

World Team Trials Qualifiers with an Iowa Tie

Information provided via USA Wrestling. Wrestlers with an Iowa tie designated in bold. Men’s Freestyle 57 kg 2018 Senior Men’s Freestyle World Team member – Thomas Gilman (Titan Mercury/Hawkeye WC) 2018 U23 Men’s Freestyle World Team member – Jack Mueller (Titan Mercury/Cavalier WC) 2018 Junior Men’s Freestyle World Team member – Daton Fix (Titan Mercury/Cowboy…

Willie Miklus Named Graduate Assistant at Iowa State

Much to the pleasure of Iowa State wrestling fans; Willie Miklus is staying put in Ames. It was announced today that Willie will be joining the Iowa State coaching staff as a graduate assistant. Being a graduate assistant involves not only coaching, but also assisting in the operations of the wrestling program. Having Willie around…

ADM’s Andrew Flora Commits to Iowa State

Senior, Andrew Flora announced via Twitter this evening, after further consideration, he’s committing to Iowa State. He was initially slated to compete for Minnesota State next year. Andrew was a state champion at 113 pounds for ADM as Junior, and three time place winner the Tigers. I spoke with Andrew about the change from Minnesota…

All-Americans under Kevin Dresser

Sophomore Jarrett Degen became Kevin Dresser’s first Cyclone All-American | Nic Ryder photo History has officially been made as Kevin Dresser has now coached his first (and second) wrestler to the podium since taking over as head coach of the Iowa State wrestling program. Sophomore Jarrett Degen holds the honor of Dresser’s first Cyclone All-American,…

Two All Americans for the Cyclones

Press Release from Iowa State PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Iowa State’s Jarrett Degen and Willie Miklus have locked in a spot on the podium at the 2019 NCAA Championships and are All Americans. This is Miklus‘ fourth time earning All-America honors. After missing the podium by just one match last season,Degen will finish in the top-8…