Iowa Wesleyan University Leaving NCAA

Mt. Pleasant, IA – June 9, 2020 – On June 8, Iowa Wesleyan University informed the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) that it intends to apply for National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) membership. The University believes its mission, academic programs, geographic location, and commitment to quality athletics aligns with the philosophy and goals within the NAIA.…

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Easton Larson Picks Grand View

The reigning nine-time national champions Grand View have landed the talents of four-time state medalist Easton Larson out of Don Bosco. Projecting at 133 or 141 pounds, Larson will be a solid lightweight addition for the Vikings as they look to push their streak to 10 straight in 2021. Since entering the Don’s lineup Larson…

William Penn Lands National Champion Rachel Watters

William Penn University just landed a big home state name. Rachel Watters, a Ballard-Huxley graduate, has accepted a graduate assistant position. “Rachel is exactly what we are looking for in a coach; she has tons of wrestling knowledge and experience, but most importantly she aligns with our values. She understands what it means to develop…

Grand View Wins Ninth Consecutive NAIA Title

It was a weekend for the history books for Grand View wrestling and head coach Nick Mitchell. The Vikings claimed the 2020 NAIA title by nearly doubling up on second place Menlo (157 to 84.5) and putting 10 wrestlers on to the podium, including four finalists. One of those finalists was 197-pound standout Evan Hansen…

Carson Taylor Commits to Grand View

Grand View has landed another of one Iowa top rated wrestlers in the class of 2020. This time Fort Dodge lightweight Carson Taylor has informed IAwrestle that he will wrestle for the NAIA powerhouse. The 2019 state champion projects as a 125 or 133-pound recruit for coach Nick Mithcell. Entering his senior season Taylor carries…

PD: Iowa vs ISU Preview

Iowa’s premier site for youth, high school, college, and international wrestling. Potentially Dangerous Podcast this week is hosted by Ross Bartachek and Lars Underbakke. http://traffic.libsyn.com/iawrestle/CyHawk_Preview.mp3 0:00 – Iowa State vs Bucknell recap 8:00 – Iowa vs Chattanooga recap 19:00 – UNI vs Northwestern recap – Holschlag injury, Blockhus looks good 22:20 – Lars’s Grand View Open review 29:40 –…

PD141: Eierman on the Move + Cyclone Open Thoughts

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iawrestle/PD142_finalized.mp3 Iowa’s premier site for youth, high school, college, and international wrestling. Potentially Dangerous Podcast this week is hosted by Ross Bartachek and Lars Underbakke. 0:00 – Big Game WC opens Tom Lepic Wrestling Complex. It’s pretty sweet 5:45 – High schooler Wyatt Henson took third at the Clarion Open 9:05 – Iowa added another…

2019 NAIA National Championships – Final Results

1 Grand View GVI 219.0 2 Lindsey Wilson LWK 85.0 3 Life LIGA 82.5 4 Indiana Tech INTE 81.0 5 Reinhardt REGA 71.0 6 Oklahoma City OKCI 56.0 7 Cumberlands CSUK 55.0 8 Menlo MECA 53.0 9 Baker BAKA 52.5 10 MSU-Northern MSN 50.5 NAIA – 125 Guaranteed Places 1st Place – 2 Sawyer Miller…

2019 NAIA National Championships – Session I Results

1 Grand View GVI 45.5 2 Lindsey Wilson LWK 28.0 3 Reinhardt REGA 25.5 4 Life LIGA 23.5 5 Providence PRMO 21.5 6 Cumberlands CSUK 20.5 7 Indiana Tech INTE 19.0 8 Missouri Valley MIVA 15.5 9 Campbellsvile CAKY 15.0 10 Baker BAKA 14.5 11 Oklahoma City OKCI 13.5 12 Menlo MECA 12.5 13 Midland…

Angelo Crinzi Named Women’s Head Wrestling Coach at Grand View

Grand View University is pleased to announce the appointment of Angelo Crinzi as the first Head Women’s Wrestling Coach. Grand View announced in January the addition of a women’s wrestling program beginning in the fall of 2019. Crinzi may be new to starting a college wrestling program from scratch, but he’s no stranger to knowing…

2019 NAIA National Wrestling Championships – Schedule

All sessions on Friday & Saturday will take place at the Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center. Tickets – HERE Friday, March 1 10 a.m. Session I – Team Scores | Brackets Championship Round of 32 Championship Round of 16 & Consolation No. 1 Consolation No. 2 6:30 p.m.  Session II – Team Scores | Brackets…