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USA Wrestling Senior Men’s Freestyle Rankings

From USA Wrestling Wrestlers bolded in these rankings are either Iowa natives, wrestled (or will wrestle) in Iowa during college, or currently train in Iowa. 57 kg/125.5 lbs. 1. Anthony Ramos, Chapel Hill, N.C. (Sunkist Kids) 2. Tyler Graff, New Brunswick, N.J. (New York AC) 3. Alan Waters, Columbia, Mo. (Missouri Wrestling Foundation) 4. Nahshon Garrett,…

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Top Posts of 2016 on IAwrestle

IAwrestle posted over 1200 articles in 2016 with more 2.25 million views. Here are some of your most viewed posts in 2016. You Chose a Tough Sport I’m confident most people consider wrestling a tough sport. The physical demand is complex to imagine or describe without going through it. In fact, unless you have been…


Brandon O’Brien wins Pan-American Gold medal

Cedar Rapids native Brandon O’Brien competed at the 2016 Pan American Schoolboy championships in Medellin, Colombia this weekend and Team USA will be returning home with nine medals in Men’s freestyle including an outstanding six of those medals being golden. Winning one of those medals with Iowa native Brandon O’Brien, who competed at 32 kg…

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Watters goes 1-1 at Junior Worlds

Some Iowa wrestling fans woke up to some tough news this morning, as former Ballard prep Rachel Watters was eliminated from the Junior World tournament after going 1-1 at 72 kg. It was the second trip to the Junior World tournament for Watters, who was fifth a year ago at the same weight. Watters opened…

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Rachel Watters gets Junior World draw

Iowa native Rachel Watters will begin her quest for a Junior World title in Macon, France tomorrow at 3:00 AM Central. Watters drew the top line in the bracket and will face France’s Pauline Denise LeCarptentier in her first match. Watters was also a member of the 2015 Junior World team where she finished fifth.…

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Dennis suffers first round defeat in Rio

Hawkeye Wrestling Club’s Dan Dennis was defeated in the first round of the 2016 Olympic Games after the 57 kg wrestler was downed 10-0 by Bulgaria’s Vladimir Dubov. Dubov was the 2013 World silver medalist and last year’s bronze medalist at 61 kg. Following Dennis’s loss hopes remained that Dubov would be able to reach…

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How to watch Dan Dennis and Jordan Burroughs

Daniel Dennis (57 kg), Jordan Burroughs (74 kg) 8 a.m. – Qualification Rounds (Dan Dennis will be match four on Mat B and Jordan Burroughs will be match six on Mat B.) 2 p.m. – Medal Round (Repechage, Bronze and Gold) Live Stream: Mat A | Mat B | Mat C | Finals Watch on TV (DELAY): 11:00 a.m (NBCSN) and 5:00 p.m. CNBC