Drake Ayala talks Cadet Freestyle Nationals Championship

Drake Ayala (Iowa) after winning the 88-pound men’s freestyle title at the 2017 USA Wrestling Cadet Nationals held in Fargo, N.D. Video via USA Wrestling 

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Fan Reactions to Drake Ayala’s National Title

Incoming high school freshman Drake Ayala has claimed gold at the 2017 Cadet Freestyle National Championships. We took a look through Twitter of the fan reactions to the win. The first was Ayala’s high school teammate, Brody Teske: Drake Ayala!!!!!! Natty champ — Teske (@Brody_Teske) July 17, 2017 Unbelievable comeback! Congratulations, Drake! @FDwrestling https://t.co/1u1295HiFE — Eric…

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…

Junior Men’s Freestyle Results – Day Two

Team Standings After Morning Session CHAMPIONSHIP SIDE (Semifinals) 100  Jackson Cockrell Broken Arrow, OK (Oklahoma) VPO1 Daniel Kimball Buckingham, IA (Iowa), 3-2 113  Brandon Kaylor Puyallup, WA (Washington) VPO1 Aden Reeves Albia, IA (Iowa), 15-12 126  Drew Mattin Delta, OH (Ohio) VPO1 Alex Thomsen Neola, IA (Iowa), 12-11 138  Jeremy Schoenherr Stratford, WI (Wisconsin) VSU1…

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…

2017 IAwrestle’s Fargo Central Hub

Your go to spot for Team Iowa and all things USMC Junior & Cadet Nationals, or Fargo as it is often referred to. Fargo gets underway starting this Saturday, July 15th and goes through July 22nd. SCHEDULE FOR CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS IN FARGO (Complete Schedule Found HERE) Saturday, July 15 – Men’s Cadet Freestyle Begins Monday, July 17…

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…

Isaac Judge Commits to Iowa State

Another member of the IAwrestle Fab 50 has made his college decision, as South Tama prep Isaac Judge announced that he will continue his career at Iowa State. Judge stated he considered a couple smaller schools, but when the Cyclones contacted him he knew that was the place he wanted to be. “I picked Iowa…

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…

Joe Colon accepts Fresno State Coaching Position

Joe Colon is headed West. The Northern Iowa alum and two-time state champion for Clear Lake has accepted a Volunteer Assistant position at Fresno State and will join former teammate Blaize Cabell on the Valley RTC team. Colon left the Panther Wrestling Club in November to coach his brother and train at Grand View University.…