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,…

Tom Brands calls upon NCAA to add Women’s Wrestling

The University of Iowa’s head wrestling coach, Tom Brands, sent the following letter to the NCAA to list women’s wrestling under emerging sport status for the upcoming season. What does “emerging sports” mean? The NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics is charged with identifying and managing progress of emerging sports for women.  An emerging sport is…

Rachel Watters Seeking Junior World Championship

TAMPERE, Finland – Oklahoma City University women’s wrestling coach Matt Stevens and wrestler Rachel Watters will compete for Team USA in the Junior World Championships on Thursday and Friday at the Tampere Exhibition and Sport Center. Stevens will help guide the team as a coach, while Watters will be vying for the 159-pound (72-kilogram) crown.…

Cadet Women’s Freestyle Results – Day One

Check back often for updates from the 2017 Cadet Women’s Freestyle Results 112 Tateum Park Davenport, IA (Iowa) VPO1 Tatum Pine Las Vegas, NV (Nevada), 4-2 100 Anayka Besco Rose Hill, KS (Kansas) VSU1 Emma Cochran Moravia, IA (Iowa), 12-2 1:28 112 Autumn Flanigan Troy, MO (Missouri) VPO1 Tateum Park Davenport, IA (Iowa), 10-1 144 Madison Horn Stillwater, MN…

2017 Women’s Fargo Preview

The Iowa women roll into Fargo next week with seven wrestlers ready to make their mark at the Cadet and Junior levels. Of the wrestlers competing, Felicity Taylor and Dominique Mosier have past experience under the lights of the Fargo Dome. Felicity Taylor, of South Winneshiek is a two-time Cadet All American and will attempt…

Pair of Iowans Ranked in National Girls High School Rankings

Developed by USA Wrestling, Flowrestling and the National Wrestling Hall of Fame July 2017 100 ​Emily Shilson, sophomore, Maple Grove, Minn., Centennial High School Caitlyn Walker, freshman, Hatboro, Pa., Upper Moreland High School Asia Ray, senior, Arlington, Texas, Arlington High School Genae Sampract, senior, Danville, Ill, Danville High School Charlie Hamer, senior, Lewisville, Texas, The…

Watters Will Return to UWW Junior World Championship

Iowa native Rachel Watters will return to her third Junior World Championship. Watters defeated Andrea Sennett (McKendree Bearcat WR) in a two-straight finals matchup, securing gold with a 10-0 techincal fall and 12-3 decision. Watters will serve as the Junior representative at 72kg in Finland this summer. On her path to the finals, Watters defeated…

Iowa/USA Girls Freestyle State Results

Novice Girls – Novice 2 1st Place – Reanah Utterback of Female Elite Wrestling 2nd Place – Alexys Petersen of Female Elite Wrestling Round 1 Round 1 – Alexys Petersen (Female Elite Wrestling) won by fall over Reanah Utterback (Female Elite Wrestling) (Fall 1:56) Round 2 Round 2 – Reanah Utterback (Female Elite Wrestling) won…

Three Iowans in USA Wrestling Senior Women’s Rankings

Today, USA Wrestling released its Senior Women’s Freestyle Rankings. 48 kg/105.5 lbs. 1. Victoria Anthony, Tempe, Ariz. (Sunkist Kids) 2. Cody Pfau, Brush, Colo. (Titan Mercury WC) 3. Erin Golston, Colorado Springs, Colo. (NYAC) 4. Marina Doi, Kingsburg, Calif. (TMWC) 5. Regina Doi, Kingsburg, Calif. (TMWC) 6. Katlyn Pizzo, Madison Heights, Mich. (Unattached) 7. Vanessa…

Pair of Iowans pick up National Wrestling Hall of Fame Awards

STILLWATER, Okla. — The National Wrestling Hall of Fame on Monday announced the state and regional winners for the Dave Schultz High School Excellence Award (DSHSEA) and the Tricia Saunders High School Excellence Award (TSHSEA). The awards recognize and celebrate the nation’s most outstanding high school seniors for their excellence in wrestling, scholastic achievement, citizenship…

Twin Rivers Girls Nationals Duals – Full Results

The Midwest Black Mambas were crowned the 2017 Twin Rivers Girls National Champions today. You can watch full results and archived matches HERE.  Twin Rivers Girls Pool #1 Results Guaranteed Places 1st Place – Midwest Black Mambas 2nd Place – Nebraska White 3rd Place – Iowa Black 4th Place – Iowa PV Spartans 5th Place –…

IWWR: Megan Black is a University National Champion!

Several of Iowa’s top wrestlers traveled to Oklahoma City this past weekend to compete in the USA Wrestling University Nationals and the USMC Girls Folkstyle Nationals adding a University National Championship to the growing list of Iowa’s female wrestling accomplishments. USA Wrestling Women’s University Nationals, Oklahoma City, March 25 Megan Black of Batavia is a…