Cael Happel Staying in State

One of the state of Iowa’s top wrestlers in the class of 2020 has verbally committed as Cael Happel announced on social media he would be jumping on board the Panther Train. The Lisbon prep recently captured his third straight state title in Des Moines, making him eligible to become a four-time state champion next…

Big 12 battle for second place when the Cyclones visit the Panthers in West Gym

Who: #12 Iowa State 10-2 (6-1 Big 12) vs #17 Northern Iowa 6-5 (6-1 Big 12) When: Thursday, February 21st at 7pm Where: Cedar Falls, IA | West Gym Watch: Flowrestling ($) Live Scoring/Stats: Trackwrestling (Dual Team Rankings from The Open Mat 2/20/19) When the Cyclones travel to West Gym they’ll not only be wrestling an in-state rival, but also…

Panthers Head to Utah for Big 12 Road Finale

Who: #17 UNI (5-5, 5-1) vs Utah Valley (9-11, 0-5) Where: Lockhart Arena | Orem, Utah When: 8 PM Friday, Saturday 9, 2019 Watch: WAC Digital Network Stats: TrackWrestling The University of Northern Iowa wraps up the away portion of their dual wrestling season this Saturday at Utah Valley in Orem, Utah. The Wolverines come limping…

Taylor Lujan Big 12 Wrestler of the Week

Release Courtesy of UNI Athletics CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – UNI wrestling’s Taylor Lujan earned his second Big 12 Wrestler of the Week honor by knocking off two-time All-American No. 5 Joe Smith of Oklahoma State. Lujan trailed the match early but tied it up 3-3 with a second-period escape to prevent riding time. Smith took a second lead in…

Panthers head to Stillwater, showdown with Cowboys

Who: #17 UNI (5-4, 5-0) vs #2 Oklahoma State (10-0, 6-0) Where: Gallagher-Iba Arena | Stillwater, OK When: 7 PM Friday, February 1, 2019 Watch: Flowrestling Stats: TrackWrestling Tomorrow night the University of Northern Iowa wrestling squad makes it’s second trip to Stillwater, Oklahoma in two years, as they take on #2 Oklahoma State in…

Panthers finish off Oklahoma 28-9

In what was the premiere match of the day #3 Josh Alber took on #15 Dom Demas at 141 pounds. Alber trailed 2-0 after a last-second Demas takedown at the end of the first period, but the two were tied at the end of the second. Trailing after Demas escaped after having started the period…

Panthers Smother Bears, 38-6

The Northern Iowa Panthers were perfect through seven matches, and took eight of ten from the Northern Colorado Bears in a Big 12 conference dual Friday night. UNI stayed undefeated and moves to 4-4 overall and 4-0 in conference duals with the victory. Jay Schwarm started things off with some fireworks as he took down…

Panther Weekend Preview

Who: Northern Colorado 4-5 (0-3 Big 12) / Oklahoma 5-3 (1-1 Big 12) vs #17 UNI (3-4, 3-0 Big 12) Where: West Gym | Cedar Falls, IA When: Friday, January 25th / Sunday, January 27th, 2019 Watch: Flowrestling Stats: Northern Colorado, Oklahoma UNI welcomes two Big 12 squads to the West Gym this weekend in…

Josh Alber named Big 12 wrestler of the week

Release courtesy of UNI Athletics CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – UNI wrestler Josh Alberearned Big 12 honors after knocking off No. 3 Jaydin Eierman of Missouri.   Alber is just the third Panther to earn the Big 12 Conference’s Wrestler of the Week honors since UNI joined the conference last year.   The senior is on a 10-match win streak and is…

Panthers down Falcons, 29-9

The UNI Panthers never trailed in their dual Sunday afternoon against the Air Force Falcons as they won 29-9, in a dual at the West Gym. UNI had four bonus point wins, including three tech falls, to keep Air Force down. Tyrell Gordon got things started off with a win over Casey Jumps. After Jumps…