Brad Smith Reaches New Heights with Lisbon

History has been made. Lisbon head coach Brad Smith is officially the state’s all-time dual wins leader after the Lion’s 81-0 shutout of Maquoketa Valley tonight in Winthrop. Smith extended his streak with a 76-0 win over East Buchanan. Its been a storied career for Smith, who has amassed his career record split between Lisbon…

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Ankeny Centennial vs Johnston – Dual Preview

By Rob Hill Thursday 1-23-20 at Johnston High School. #5 Ankeny Centennial vs #6 Johnston features 6 ranked wrestlers. #5 Ankeny Centennial  #6 Johnston Cael Wiener 106 #7 Owen Helgeson Kyle Janssen 113 Noah Madison/Rheiner Stahlbaum Jackson Bresson 120 Ryan King Jackson Helmkamp 126 #5 Thomas Edwards Joey Mayer 132 Charles Pruett Carter Bennett 138…

Southeast Polk vs WDM Valley – Dual Preview

By Rob Hill Thursday 1-23-20 at Southeast Polk High School. #1 SE Polk vs #10 WDM Valley features 13 ranked wrestlers. Premier matchups: 152- #2 Caleb Corbin vs #4 Camden Baarda 182- #3 Blake Underwood vs #5 Justin Brindley 220- #3 Kalob Runyon vs #6 C.J. Stillman #1 SE Polk  #10 WDM Valley #3 Nate…

2020 IHSAA Wrestling Hall Of Fame Honorees

Press release via IHSAA: Brief highlights on 5 former star competitors and 2 coaches of Iowa high school wrestling to be inducted at 2020 State Championships The IHSAA is proud to announce the 2020 class for induction into its Wrestling Hall of Fame, with the seven selections to be honored on February 22 before the…

West Delaware vs Williamsburg

By Rob Hill Thursday 1-23-20 at South Tama High School. #1 West Delaware vs #2 Williamsburg features 9 ranked wrestlers. Premier matchup: 285- #2 Carson Petlon vs #6 Cole Cremeens #1 West Delaware #2 Williamsburg Carson Less 106 Tytan Guerrero Luke Farmer 113 Gavin Jensen Blake Engel 120 #6 Kayden Gryp Evan Woods 126 Chase…

Aiden Evans Headed to Loras

Another domino in the class of 2020 has fallen as Bettendorf standout Aiden Evans is headed to Dubuque to join the Loras Duhawk program. The three-time state qualifier had his highest showing in Des Moines in 2019, and is currently ranked as one of the top wrestlers at his weight in 2020. “From the first…

PODCAST: Iowa vs Ohio State Dual Preview

Iowa’s premier site for youth, high school, college, and international wrestling. Potentially Dangerous Podcast this week is hosted by Ross Bartachek and Tony Hager. They are joined by special guest Brandon Olinger of The Inside Trip podcast. Brando gives the Iowa boys an Ohio perspective on this weekend’s dual and the trio does a deep dive into…

Tuesday Night Box Score Recap – 1/21/20

By Rob Hill Taking a look at the results for IAwrestle’s top ten dual ranked teams in action last night. #2 Don Bosco- 57 #9 2A Union- 9 #2 Don Bosco- 77 CCA- 0 #4 West Sioux- 46 #3 Logan-Magnolia- 24 #3 Logan-Magnolia- 53 #10 Woodbury Central- 25 #3 Logan-Magnolia- 44 Bishop Heelan- 30 #4…

Schedule for Top 10 Ranked 3A Teams

By Rob Hill Dual Rankings #1 SE Polk Thurs- vs #10 WDM Valley #2 Waverly-Shell Rock Thurs- vs Oelwein #3 Bettendorf Thurs- vs Davenport North, Muscatine #4 Fort Dodge Thurs- vs Marshalltown #5 Ankeny Centennial Thurs- vs #6 Johnston #6 Johnston Thurs- vs #5 Ankeny Centennial #7 Waukee Thurs- vs Mason City #8 North Scott…

Schedule for Top 10 Ranked 2A Teams

By Rob Hill Dual Rankings #1 West Delaware Thurs- vs #2 Williamsburg, South Tama #2 Williamsburg Thurs- vs #1 West Delaware, South Tama #3 Osage Thurs- vs West Fork, Central Springs, Garner-Haysfield-Ven #4 Winterset Tues- vs Mount Ayr, Southwest Valley, Van Meter            Thurs- Ballard, Boone, Woodward-Granger #5 Independence Tues- vs Central Elkader, North Fayatte, North…

Schedule for Top 10 Ranked 1A Teams

Excerpt by Ross Bartachek Team Data by Rob Hill  Before we get into the schedules we wanted to take a moment to recognize Lisbon head coach Brad Smith, who will be chasing history this week in his duals against East Buchanan and Maquoketa Valley. Per our good friend KJ Pilcher, Smith is currently tied for…

2020 IWCOA Girls State – Who To Watch

As evident in the total number of girls of last year’s tournament, and this year’s tournament, the push for “sanctioned” girls wrestling in Iowa cannot be ignored much longer. In 2019, 87 girls wrestled in Waverly for the inaugural event, 112 were registered, but the weather kept some from attending. That number has ballooned to…