Six Iowans medal at UWW Cadets Nationals

Six wrestlers from the state of Iowa are coming home with some hardware, as each earned All-American status at UWW’s Cadet freestyle nationals in Akron, Ohio. Finishing on the podium for Iowa was a trio of wrestlers from Southeast Polk, Mason City star Cullan Schriever, Logan Magnolia’s Logan Thompson and freshman phenom Drake Ayala of…

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U23 World Team Trials – Day Two Match Preview

Wrestlers in Quarterfinals: 57kg Brandon Paetzell (Lehigh Valley WC) vs. Alex Mackall (Cyclone WC) 61kg Chas Tucker (Cornell) vs. Steven Lee (DWC) 65kg Colton McCrystal vs. Dominick Demas (OKRTC) 70kg Pat Lugo (Iowa) vs. Alfred Bannister (TWC) 74kg Alex Smythe (Bulls WC) vs. Dayton Racer (UVRTC) Kennedy Monday (THWC) vs. Kaleb Young (Iowa) 86kg Myles…

Joey Gunther Transferring out of Iowa

More transfer news for the University of Iowa as Joey Gunther has informed IAwrestle he will be transferring to the University of Illinois to wrap up his career. An Illinois native, Gunther was a two year starter for the Hawkeyes. After breaking into the Iowa lineup as a freshman at 165 pounds, Gunther made the…

Creston names new wrestling coach

The Creston Orient-Macksburg program has found it’s new head wrestling coach and they didn’t have to go far. Creston alum, and former assistant coach, Cody Downing has been named the next coach of the Panthers replacing the great Darrell Frain. Downing’s father was also the head coach prior to Frain and Cody has been around…

REPORT: Hawkeyes Recruiting Jason Renteria

The Hawkeyes are once again active on the transfer market as Christian Pyles of Flowrestling is reporting that Jason Renteria is once again considering Iowa. The two sides have a shared history with Renteria originally committed to the Hawkeyes as a high school sophomore. According to Pyles, Renteria has now received a full release from…

Dubuque WC Sending 11 to U23 Trials

The Dubuque Wrestling Club is sending 11 wrestlers to the UWW U23 World Team Trials, which takes place in Akron, Ohio. The event starts on Friday June 1st with Greco-Roman competition before switching to freestyle the final two days. With the winners of each weight making a World Team for the United States wrestlers that…

Tate Battani Flips to Iowa State

Kevin Dresser has flipped another wrestler that was formerly committed to a Division III school as Ballard’s Tate Battani announced on Twitter has made the decision to attend Iowa State. Battani finished third at this year’s class 2A state tournament at 160 pounds. It was a break out year after placing seventh as a junior…

Hawkeyes Register for U23 World Team Trials

The University of Iowa has registered 13 of their wrestlers for this weekend UWW U23 World Team Trials, which takes place in Akron, Ohio. The event starts on Friday June 1st with Greco-Roman competition before switching to freestyle the final two days. With the winners of each weight making a World Team for the United…

John Henrich Quietly One of the Best Wrestlers in Iowa

You probably haven’t heard of John Henrich. Or if you have you probably don’t know much about him. Wrestling for Akron-Westfield high school, in Iowa’s smallest class, in the northwestern part of the state, Henrich doesn’t receive a lot of the attention his peers in eastern or central Iowa typically garner. Potentially one of the…

Former Cadet World Team Member Selects Iowa

The University of Iowa has landed former Cadet World Team Member and Minnesota State Champion, Aaron Cashman, as first reported by Andy Hamilton. Cashman was ranked 49th in the Class of 2018 according to The Open Mat. “Recruiting slowed down when colleges thought I already made a commitment. Kevin Jackson invited me to go to…

Iowans Registered for UWW Cadet Nationals

The United States’ Cadet National team will be decided this weekend in Akron, Ohio with many of our state’s top ranked preps making the trip. Winners of the UWW Cadet National tournament will make the USA’s World Team and get the opportunity to compete overseas at the Cadet World Tournament which is held Zagreb, Crotia…

Former Hawkeye named head coach at Sibley-Ocheyedan

Former Iowa Hawkeye wrestler Tyler Halverson has been named the new head wrestling coach at Sibley-Ocheyedan. Halverson wrestled for Iowa from 2008 to 2012. In high school Halverson was a three-time state placewinner and state champion wrestler at Cherokee-Washington High School. “I’m pumped for this opportunity to be the head coach.” Halverson told IAwrestle. “I…

Ben Strandberg Taking Over West Central Valley Program

Sibley-Ocheyedan’s Ben Strandberg is on the move as IAwrestle has learned he has accepted a new job in the West Central Valley school district. One of the more successful programs in western Iowa, Strandberg has been instrumental in getting the Sibley-Ocheyedan recognition not just in the state of Iowa, but nationally as well. “I am…