UNI, Iowa, Iowa State all to be represented in Poland this weekend

BY GARY ABBOTT, USA WRESTLING | SEPT. 04, 2018,1:35 P.M. (ET) The United States will have athletes in all three Olympic disciplines to major international tournaments held side-by-side in Warsaw, Poland, September 7-9.The women’s freestyle event is called the Poland Open. In men’s freestyle, the tournament is entitled the Ziolkowski Memorial. In Greco-Roman, the competition…

Cyclones add Ryan Anderson to 2019 Class

Cover photo by LehighValleyLive.com We knew coming in this was going to be a big weekend for Iowa State as they were set to host several big name wrestlers in the class of 2019 and 2020. It looks like one of those big names has gone ahead and announced his commitment as Pennsylvania prep Ryan…

Earl Hall Leaving C-RTC

Change is coming to the Cyclone Regional Training Center as IAwrestle has learned that resident athlete Earl Hall will be leaving the program in search of new training opportunities. A former All-American for the Cyclones, Hall has been a member of the Iowa State program since 2013. He accumulated over 100 wins during his college…

Chris Foca No Longer Committed to ISU

A big change to ISU’s 2019 recruiting class, as IAwrestle has learned that New Jersey prep Chris Foca is no longer verbally committed to Iowa State. Ranked as a top 30 wrestler in the class of 2019, Foca committed to the Cyclones in October of his junior year. According to our own Tony Hager, Foca…

Kevin Dresser Gives Update on Coaching Staff

This past weekend all three members of the Iowa State coaching staff appeared on The Open Mat’s Takedown Radio to discuss the recent changes to the program, and to preview the upcoming season. Obviously the Cyclones have been a big topic of discussion nationally this past month after the dismissal of associate head coach, Mike…

Mike Zadick no longer on ISU staff

A shake up is coming in Ames, Iowa as Dresser made an official announcement today via a team press release that assistant head coach Mike Zadick is no longer a member of the Iowa State coaching staff. The exit comes just weeks before the 2018-19 academic year begins, well past the window of typical off-season…

Future Forecast: Iowa State Cyclones

At the end of last season, we did a recap on Kevin Dresser’s first full season at Iowa State and a brief look ahead. At the time there was no doubt that program was trending in the right direction, but the team still looked to be at least another season away from being a national threat.…

Willie Miklus Moving Back Home

Southeast Polk alum Willie Miklus will finish his sixth year at Iowa State University. Last March, the NCAA granted Miklus a sixth year after missing the majority of 2014 and 2017 seasons due to injuries. “I’m excited to be moving back to Iowa and be closer to my family. I’m moving into a great program…