Recruit Report: Triston Lara

Where he fits in: 141/149 pounds What you need to know – As noted in the onset of this recruiting series, the Northern Iowa recruiting class comes in under the radar, but still full of interesting prospects that were most likely on the fringes of being ranked. Fort Dodge standout Triston Lara is one of…

Official: UNI and Fresno State Joining Big 12

We learned last week of Northern Iowa’s intention to join the Big 12 conference for wrestling, but it turns out that the conference didn’t have it’s eyes only on the Panthers. The Big 12 will also add the newly reformed team out of Fresno State to it’s ranks, Associate Big 12 Commissioner Bob Burda told IAwrestle.com…

Northern Iowa Expected to Join Big 12

The Mid-American Conference announced today that Southern Illinois University Edwardsville will join as an affiliate member in the 2018-19 seasons. The move is only for two sports, wrestling and men’s soccer. While this is interesting, it’s not exactly ground-breaking. The MAC has accepted affiliate members for five years, including Missouri, Old Dominion, and of course,…

1st Annual Central Iowa PWC Golf Outing

What: Four Person Best Shot @ Toad Valley Golf Course When: Saturday, June 24, 2017 10:00 AM Shotgun Start $100 per person; $400 per foursome Registration includes greens fees, cart, goodie bag, meal and two drink tickets at the golf course. Opportunities for raffle prizes and auction items additional. Prizes will be flighted. Following play,…

Recruit Report: Jack Skudlarczyk

Where he fits in: 125 pounds What you need to know – Comparing in-season high school accolades across different states can be tricky, but UNI commit Jack Skudlarczyk will leave his Texas prep career a three-time state champion and four-time state medalist. While Texas isn’t a state known for it’s high school wrestling, it’s obvious…

Recruit Report: Keaton Geerts

Ranking: #91 overall, #15 at 138 pounds Where he fits in: 141 pounds What you need to know – If there one thing you need to know about incoming New Hampton wrestler Keaton Geerts it’s that he is tough as nails. Not only did the 2A stand out capture his second state title in February,…

Cabell Qualifies for World Team Trials

Another former college standout from Iowa has punched their ticket to USA Wrestling Senior Men’s Freestyle World Team Trials, with Blaze Cabell winning the 125 kg bracket this weekend in Rochester, Minnesota. The former UNI standout entered today’s competition as the top seed at 125 kg. Cabell was up from where he competed at the…

Northern Iowa Among NWCA Best of Brand Finalists

Anacortes, WA – The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA), in coordination with Elite Level Sport Marketing (ELSM), has named 12 college programs as finalists for the 2016-17 Best of Brand Gold Standard Award. The selected finalists chosen by a committee are as follows: Campbell, Illinois, JWU, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota State, Northern Iowa, Northwestern, Oklahoma…

US Open – Men’s Freestyle – Results

What: US Open – Men’s Freestyle Tournament Where: Las Vegas, Nevada When: Friday, April 27 & Saturday, April 28 Results: 57KG – Tony Ramos – Round of 32 – defeated Kyle Pedretti, 10-0 Round of 16 – defeated Roman Bravo-Young, 12-2 Quarters – defeated Frank Perrelli, 5-5 criteria Semis – Nathan Tomasello Kyle Pedretti – eliminated Round…

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.…

Illinois State Champ Pat Schoenfelder Commits to UNI

Doug Scwhab and Company have dipped into Illinois for their latest commit picking up Illinois state champion, Pat Schoenfelder from Antioch High School. Schoenfelder is a three-time Illinois state place winner and finished his high school career 175-26. “I grew up being an Iowa Hawkeye fan and after meeting with coach Schwab my senior year I knew…

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…

Blaize Cabell to Join Valley RTC

Blaize Cabell will be headed west to join the Fresno State wrestling program. A former three-time NCAA qualifier for UNI, Cabell will join Fresno State as an athlete at the Valley Regional Training Center, which is the same role held at UNI for the Panther Wrestling Club. “If I had to sum it up I’d…