What Mark Perry Means for Iowa

It was all smiles Friday night at the Hawkeye Wrestling Club’s banquet held at the Kirkwood Convention Center in Cedar Rapids. Among the many reasons for the upbeat attitude, Mark Perry’s introduction as head coach might have been the biggest. “We’re excited to have him,” Iowa head coach Tom Brands commented on the addition of…

2017 HWC Banquet

Friday, May 19th 2017 Where: Kirkwood Conference Center 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404 5:00pm Doors Open & Silent Auction Begins 7:00pm Dinner 7:30pm Silent Auction Ends 7:45pm Live Auction Begins Cost: $75 per person $650 for a 10 person table Become a Sponsor: Gold Sponsor — $2500 Includes 10 person table, recognition…

Four Wrestlers Join Hawkeye Wrestling Club

Four former University of Iowa wrestlers will continue their competitive careers as members of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club in Iowa City, Iowa. Graduating seniors Thomas Gilman, Cory Clark, Alex Meyer, and Sammy Brooks have all accepted positions within the club. Last month, we talked about three-time All-American, Thomas Gilman joining the club after Tom Brands…

US Open – Men’s Freestyle – Day 2 Results

Day 1 Results What: US Open – Men’s Freestyle Tournament Where: Las Vegas, Nevada When: Friday, April 27 & Saturday, April 28 ** Top Seven Wrestlers at each weight qualify for June’s World Team Trials in Lincoln, Nebraska ** Results: 57KG – Tony Ramos – Clinched spot in June’s World Team Trials Round of 32…

US Open – Men’s Freestyle – Results

What: US Open – Men’s Freestyle Tournament Where: Las Vegas, Nevada When: Friday, April 27 & Saturday, April 28 Results: 57KG – Tony Ramos – Round of 32 – defeated Kyle Pedretti, 10-0 Round of 16 – defeated Roman Bravo-Young, 12-2 Quarters – defeated Frank Perrelli, 5-5 criteria Semis – Nathan Tomasello Kyle Pedretti – eliminated Round…

HWC Sending Wrestlers to U.S. Open

In just over three week’s time the U.S. Men’s Freestyle circuit will ratchet up the intensity, with the 2017 U.S. Open set to take place in Las Vegas on April 25th-29th. A lot will be on the line at the Open as the top seven wrestlers from each weight will qualify for the World Team…

Thomas Gilman Will Continue Training at the HWC

Thomas Gilman will stay in Iowa City to train at the Hawkeye Wrestling Club (HWC). The Three-time NCAA All-American will compete in freestyle in the 57 kilograms (125 pounds) weight-class for the HWC. Iowa head coach Tom Brands appeared on Takedown Radio this past weekend and confirmed his senior would be staying put. “He is,”…

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,…