Brock Rathbun Transferring to Wartburg

IAwrestle has learned that three-time Iowa state champion, Brock Rathbun will be transferring to Division III program, Wartburg. Rathbun finished the 2016-17 season with a record of 11-7 competing at 133 and 141 pounds for the University of Iowa picking up second place finishes at the Grand View and Missouri College Opens. “I picked Wartburg because…

2016 Junior Freestyle Preview

Looking over this Junior group there are a lot factors to be positive about as the team will look to go for the third straight summer of producing at least one Junior national champion. This group of wrestlers has produced two Cadet national champions, two Cadet runner-ups, and has earned a total of 18 All-American…

D1CW releases class of 2016 rankings

Every year Earl Smith of D1 College Wrestling releases his class rankings, which are the longest running free class rankings that are available. This year’s class of Iowa seniors features seven wrestlers featured in the top 150, and each Iowa and Iowa State will be adding five top 150 seniors from across the nation. Industry…

Hawkeyes Swoop Up Center Point’s Brock Rathbun

Just like that, the Hawkeyes have picked up one of the state’s (and nation’s) best lightweight recruits in two-time state champion Brock Rathbun of Center Point. Rathbun joins nationally ranked out of state recruits Alex Marinelli (160) and Kaleb Young (160), and recent Iowan verbals Carter Happel and Jack Wagner to give the Hawkeyes four…

Top Iowan Seniors Left Uncommitted

This weekend saw some pretty big news when the state’s top heavyweight recruit, and #48 overall recruit in the nation, Carter Isley gave his verbal to the UNI Panthers to continue his career. It is now early October, just a month until the early signing day, and only two of the state’s nationally ranked seniors…

IA Wrestle Fargo Junior Preview

The Junior Team Iowa Fargo team comes in with some rather high expectations in 2015, after a fifth place finish in freestyle (and a disappointing 20th place finish in Greco-Roman) and to repeat in the top five they will need a few of their older hammers to replicate their success, and a few of the…

Overtime with Brock Rathbun

Recently I had a chance to catch up with three time state finalist Brock Rathbun of Center Point Urbana. Brock has been rising up the national rankings and recruiting lists after winning his second state title during his junior season. He was recently ranked third in our pound for pound senior class rankings. Check out…