Boris Novachkov Joining Hawkeye Wrestling Club

The Hawkeye Wrestling Club continues to add talent to as our own Tony Hager is reporting that former Olympian Boris Novachkov will begin training in Iowa City. A native of Bulgaria, Novachkov has a deep history of training in the United States with Mark Perry, who took over as head coach of the HWC this spring. “I’m…

Hawkeye Wrestling Club Des Moines Golf Outing – September 21st

When:           Thursday, September 21st 2017 Where:          Echo Valley Country Club Norwalk, IA Schedule:       12:00pm – Registration Starts 1:00pm – Golf Cost:              $1000 per Foursome with Sponsorship $800 per Team $300 per Hole Sponsorship $200 per Individual Other Notes:  Lunch will be served before the event and hor douvres will be served after golf. View the flyer…

The Mark Perry Effect

Earlier this spring, Tom Brands and company made a big splash in the wrestling community when they lured alum Mark Perry back to Iowa City to head up the Hawkeye Wrestling Club. Prior to his return to the Hawkeye program, Perry was the associate head coach at the University of Illinois and widely considered one…

Gilman Wins Silver at UWW World Championships

By the University of Iowa PARIS, France — University of Iowa All-American Thomas Gilman dropped a 6-0 decision to Japan’s Yuki Takahashi in the gold medal match of the 2017 UWW World Championships in Paris, France, on Friday. Gilman, who was competing in his first senior level World Championships, will bring a silver medal back…

Thomas Gilman Receives Draw at World Championships

University of Iowa All-American and United States World Team member Thomas Gilman has received his draw for the 2017 World Championships in Paris, France. Gilman will face Ukraine’s Andrey Yatsenko, whom is currently ranked 10th at 57kg in the first round. Yatsenko’s most recent success was at the 2016 European Wrestling Championships where he picked…

Alli Ragan Headlocks Into The World Championship Finals

*Please note Alli Ragan has not officially signed with the Hawkeye Wrestling Club. Details* By Gary Abbott, USA Wrestling PARIS, France – 2016 World silver medalist Alli Ragan (Colorado Springs, Colo./Sunkist Kids) will get another chance to win a World title, after qualifying for the finals at 60 kg/132 lbs. at the World Championships on Thursday…

Alli Ragan Receives World Championships Draw

By Richard Immel – USA Wrestling PARIS – Four U.S athletes have weighed in and received their draws for the second day of women’s freestyle action at the 2017 World Championships being held at AccorHotels Arena in Paris, France. Taking the mat on Thursday for the U.S. are World silver medalist Alli Ragan (Colorado Springs,…

Hawkeye Wrestling Club Okoboji Golf Outing this Friday

When:            Friday, August 4th 2017 Where:          Emerald Hills GC 808 US Hwy 71 Arnolds Park IA , 51331 Schedule:      11:00am – Registration Starts 11:30am – Lunch 12:30pm – Golf Cost:              $650 Foursome $200 Hole Sponsor $165 Individual Included in price: HWC engraved Mission Belt and Buckle And don’t forget: Proceeds from this event will…

Gilman Wins Gold in Spain

It was a gold medal performance for Thomas Gilman in his first career Senior level International tournament in Madrid, Spain competing at 57 kg. Gilman will not be coming home alone with hardware either as six other Men’s Freestyle Wrestlers also won their respective weights. The only weight the U.S. did not earn a medal…

Thomas Gilman Headed to Spain for Pre-World’s Tune Up

Recent University of Iowa graduate, and 57 kg World Team member Thomas Gilman will be headed to Madrid, Spain in August for his tune up prior to the 2017 World Championships. It is a common practice for the U.S. to send their World representative overseas to an International tournament for experience and to make any…

Mark Perry Looking to “Change the Scene” with HWC

Earlier this week IAwrestle got the opportunity to spend a little time with Mark Perry to discuss how his first month as coach of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club has gone and where he sees the club going in the future. Up first for Perry was getting a feel for where the club is currently. “Really…

Jesse Delgado Excited to Get to Work in the Iowa Wrestling Room

On Monday afternoon at the Blue Top Ridge Golf Course in Riverside, Iowa the newest member of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club, Jesse Delgado, took a moment to chat with IAwrestle about his move from the University of Illinois coaching staff, to a full-time wrestler with the HWC “Its pretty good,” Delgado said on the transition…