Peters, Thomsen Earn MAC Distinguished Scholar Athlete Award

Cleveland, Ohio – The Mid-American Conference announced today the Distinguished Scholar Athletes from the eight winter sports during this 2016-17 academic season as 208 students were voted by faculty athletic representatives at MAC institutions representing the ‘best of the best’ from each sports Academic All-MAC Teams. Wrestling had 11 selections based on the criteria below.…

Three Panthers Earn NWCA Academic Honors

MANHEIM, Penn. – Three Panther wrestlers earned spots on the NWCA All-Academic team. This year’s team comprises 135 student-athletes. Four Division I champions made the team, while six additional runners-up were included. In all, 35 All-Americans were All-Academic selections, including UNI’s Max Thomsen. Thomsen took fifth place at the NCAA Division I National Wrestling Championships…

Austin Yant commits to Northern Iowa

  Waverly Shell-Rock’s Austin Yant has committed to the University of Northern Iowa. Yant, projected at 165 pounds is a four-time Iowa state medalist, 2016 state finalist, Folkstyle Nationals All-American and Cheesehead Champion. Yant finished his high school career with a 185-49 record good enough for the all-time wins leader at Waverly Shell-Rock. The senior had been…

Ten Panthers on MAC Honor Roll

UNI Release – Link to Original CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Ten Panthers earned spots on the Mid-American Conference wrestling’s honor roll list. Student-athletes who achieve a minimum accumulative 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 rating basis) in wrestling are named to the MAC Honor Roll. Freshmen and junior college transfers in their first year of residence are…

Keaton Geerts Wins State Title on Torn ACL

What was thought to be just a sprain turned out to be something much more serious. During practice this week Keaton Geerts’ leg kept locking up and he decided to get it checked out. The news wasn’t great. The two-time state champion and future Northern Iowa Panther suffered a torn ACL back in February, prior to…

Thomsen 5th, Foster 7th at NCAA’s

With only two wrestlers left in the 2017 NCAA tournament the Panthers needed to make the most of their limited opportunities. It went about as well as it could have, as both combined to go 2-1 and both came out on top in their final matches. UNI’s Max Thomsen had a couple of matches today…

Panthers Secure Two All-Americans

Northern Iowa ended day two and session four of the NCAA tournament with two All-Americans. The Panthers had their 149 pounder, Max Thomsen, wrestle in the semifinals against #3 Lavion Mayes. Thomsen fell to the Tiger for the third time this season, and the second time in a row on a close, controversial call at…

UNI’s Doug Schwab Recaps Session III

UNI Head Coach Doug Schwab recapped session III of the 2017 NCAA tournament today. He talks about Max Thomsen making the semifinals, Drew Foster and Bryce Steiert wrestling to become an All-American, and what Dylan Peters has meant to his squad. Sorry the video is in two parts, I was filming on my phone and…

Panthers Go 1-1 in Quarterfinals, 3 Still Alive

Logan Thomsen became an All-American at Wartburg last weekend for the Knights, when he finished as a runner-up at the Division III National Tournament in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Max Thomsen was looking to do the same thing this weekend but in St. Louis and he just punched his ticket. “It’s just a mental game. Focusing on…