Joe Colon to Compete at Beat the Streets

Press Release from Beat the Streets: New York: NEW YORK–The depth of world-class-level matches on the 10th annual “Grapple at the Garden” Beat the Streets (BTS) benefit lineup was increased today as the organization announced a bout between current NCAA champion Nick Suriano (Paramus, N.J. / Rutgers Univ.) and 2018 World bronze medalist Joe Colon…

More Impact Talent Headed to Loras

It’s been a busy week for the Loras wrestling team as they continue to expand their 2019 recruiting class. This past week alone the program has added three wrestlers via transfer, and a fourth verbal from an Iowa prep senior. Today, IAwrestle has learned of another 2019 senior prep announcing his verbal to the Duhawks,…

Drew Foster 2019 Big 12 Wrestler of the Year

Release courtesy of UNI Athletics The Big 12 Conference announced UNI’s Drew Foster has been named the Big 12 Wrestler of the Year. The Big 12 has announced the annual award since the 2015-16 season. Foster joins Alex Dieringer (Oklahoma State) Dean Heil (Oklahoma State), and Seth Gross (South Dakota State) as the fourth recipient of the…

Wyatt Wriedt Transferring to Loras

Loras has added another impact transfer to their roster for the 2019-20 season as former North Scott standout Wyatt Wriedt has informed IAwrestle he will be transferring to Dubuque to finish his remaining eligibility as a Duhawk. “The coaches are amazing.” Wriedt said, “Trevor Kittleson has been my boy since freshman year of high school…

National Runner-Up Willers Picks Loras

The Duhawk program continues to fill out their 2019 recruiting class as NJCAAS runner-up Travis Willers has announced he will be transferring to Loras next season. Currently a standout for Iowa Central Community College, Willers will Look to make an impact on the Duhawk’s middleweights. Willers is a former Iowa prep standout hailing from Pleasant…

Willie Miklus Named Graduate Assistant at Iowa State

Much to the pleasure of Iowa State wrestling fans; Willie Miklus is staying put in Ames. It was announced today that Willie will be joining the Iowa State coaching staff as a graduate assistant. Being a graduate assistant involves not only coaching, but also assisting in the operations of the wrestling program. Having Willie around…

Loras Adding Impact Talent in 2019 Recruiting Class

Fresh off a strong NCAA finish, head coach TJ Miller is looking to strengthen his Loras Duhawk roster with several big additions to their 2019 recruiting class. The class currently features four wrestlers, including two Iowa natives and two out of state commitments. One of the biggest names is the most recent commitment, Shane Liegel…

ADM’s Andrew Flora Commits to Iowa State

Senior, Andrew Flora announced via Twitter this evening, after further consideration, he’s committing to Iowa State. He was initially slated to compete for Minnesota State next year. Andrew was a state champion at 113 pounds for ADM as Junior, and three time place winner the Tigers. I spoke with Andrew about the change from Minnesota…

Drew Foster, Spencer Lee, to be Honored at State Capitol

Release courtesy of UNI Athletics  DES MOINES, Iowa – UNI wrestling’s Drew Foster will be honored as a national champion at the Iowa Capitol on Monday, April 1 with a resolution from the House and Senate. Drew Foster and the University of Iowa’s Spencer Lee will be ushered into the House chambers by Representative Bob Kressing and Representative…

All-Americans under Tom Brands

Another year logged for Tom Brands and this year he adds an impressive six All-Americans honors to his coaching resume, including four new faces. Sophomores Lee and Marinelli earned their second All-American honor, with Lee’s title being Brands’ 12th national title. He’s also the fourth mulit-NCAA champion Brands has coached. The four wrestlers earning All-American…

All-Americans under Doug Schwab

Talk about a year for the history books. UNI closed the 2019 season with the highest finish under Doug Schwab built primarily off the backs of two All-American performances. The headliner of course is Drew Foster who closes out his UNI career with several highs. Earlier this month he became the program’s first ever two-time…

All-Americans under Kevin Dresser

Sophomore Jarrett Degen became Kevin Dresser’s first Cyclone All-American | Nic Ryder photo History has officially been made as Kevin Dresser has now coached his first (and second) wrestler to the podium since taking over as head coach of the Iowa State wrestling program. Sophomore Jarrett Degen holds the honor of Dresser’s first Cyclone All-American,…

Fan Reactions to Drew Foster’s NCAA Title

Drew Foster. Just wow. — Ryan Leisure (@Leisurex3hunna) March 24, 2019 My boy @dre_nald_foster is a NATIONAL CHAMP! Congrats! — Alex Thomsen (@Alex_Thomsen1) March 24, 2019 SOUTHERN IOWA STAND UP, @dre_nald_foster IS A NATIONAL CHAMPION! Phenomenal!!!!! — Aden Reeves (@Reeves_Aden) March 24, 2019 Once Again… DREW FOSTER — Brick (@BrockParker11) March 24, 2019 🔨DRRRREEWWW FOSSTTERRR🔨…

Lee wins NCAA title – Hawkeyes Finish Fourth

Add another title to the ever growing list of accomplishments for Spencer Lee, as the Iowa sophomore blanked Virginia’s Jack Mueller 5-0 in the 125-pound NCAA finals. Lee’s finals appearance extended Iowa’s streak with having a NCAA finalist to 30 years and is the third straight season in which the Hawks have crowned a national…

Fan Reactions to Spencer Lee’s Second NCAA title

Way to go Spencer Lee! — Daryl Dotson (@CoachDotty18) March 23, 2019 Spencer Lee is the goat!! — Jack (@youngtaco_) March 23, 2019 In Spencer Lee we trust — AC (@GotDoubles) March 23, 2019 Spencer Lee… 2x National Champ. #Gohawks — Matt Kessler (@MattKessler28) March 23, 2019 SPENCER LEE!!! 💛🖤🤼‍♂️💛🖤 @Hawks_Wrestling #NCAAWrestling — Nikki Helm…