Lance Runyon Commits to Northern Iowa

The Panther Train’s 2019 recruiting class is starting off with a bang, as Southeast Polk’s Lance Runyon announced his decision to commit to Northern Iowa on Twitter. A three-time state medalist becomes the first addition to Doug Schwab’s recruiting class, and continues a strong trend of landing some of the state’s top, homegrown talent. “When…

Doug Schwab Contract Extended Through 2024

  UNI Athletics Release University of Northern Iowa Director of Athletics David Harris has announced a three-year contract extension for UNI wrestling head coach Doug Schwab. Schwab’s contract will be extended through March 31, 2024. “Doug has done a tremendous job with the UNI Panther wrestling program,” Harris said. “His passion for Panther wrestling is…

2018 UWW Junior Greco/Freestyle – Iowa Entries

What: 2018 Marine Corps – UWW Junior Nationals When: Thursday April 26th – Saturday April 28th Where: South Point Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada In Greco – Winners of the Junior Nationals event at each weight class will earn an automatic berth to the best-of-three wrestle-off against the challenge tournament champion.  The 2018 UWW Junior Greco…

Evaluating Northern Iowa’s 2018 Season

I’m not the best writer out there, and I don’t handle disappointment very well. Which maybe explains why I’ve waited so long to recap the Northern Iowa wrestling season. Because I don’t know a better word to describe the 2018 NCAA wrestling tournament for the Panthers. Disappointing. I spoke with UNI Head Coach Doug Schwab…

All-Americans under Doug Schwab

Coming off a career year in 2017, the 2018 Panthers left a few points on the table in what many suspected to be a strong squad despite the absence of two-time qualifier Bryce Steiert. Even though a couple Panthers fell short of returning to the podium, a new star emerged in Cleveland as 197 pound…