Iowa Season Recap + 2018-19 Preview

In what was supposed to be a rebuilding season, the Iowa Hawkeyes surprised many across the country (and even in Iowa) with their third place finish in Cleveland, resulting in yet another team trophy under Tom Brands. Preseason forecasts had the Hawkeyes just inside the top ten and even once they decided to pull the…

Midlands Upperweight Preview (174-285)

The 55th Annual Ken Kraft Midlands Championships will take place next weekend, December 29-30th in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. This year’s tournament will be held at Sears Centre Arena as opposed to the Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Iowa Hawkeyes are looking to win the 27th team title at the event, and they enter as four-time defending team champions.…

Hawkeye Lineup Preview 197-285

FULL SERIES: Hawkeye Lineup 197: Depth Chart 197 Starter   Keep Your Eye On FR Jacob Warner – Redshirt  Connor Corbin – Redshirt RFR Cade Brownlee Sam Cook SO Cash Wilcke Steven Holloway JR SR Just one year ago the 197-pound weight for the Hawkeyes was an extremely thin weight that featured one true 197…

Cash Wilcke Qualifies for NCAA tournament

The Iowa Hawkeyes have qualified nine wrestlers for the NCAA tournament, as IAwrestle has learned per family that 197-pound redshirt freshman Cash Wilcke will be heading to St. Louis for his first national tournament. The news comes following the announcement that West Virginia wrestler Jake Smith had to withdraw due to an injury. Wilcke narrowly…

IAwrestle’s 2017 Big Ten Preview

Watch Online: BTN2Go – Finals on BTN Schedule (Central Time): Saturday Session I – 9:00 AM (Link to BTN2Go Link for Session I) Session II – 5:00 PM Sundays Session III – 11:00 AM Finals – 2:00 PM The Big Ten Championships are finally here, and with that the Iowa Hawkeyes will head to Bloomington,…

Hawkeye Early Season Rewind 165-285

For the first time in several weeks we find ourselves in a week without college wrestling. During this lull in the action we decided to run a team by team recap giving opinions on how each weight has looked through the first month and a half of the season. 125-157 Rewind 165: Still up for…

2016-17 Iowa Team Preview

As we head into the 2016-17 season one thing is abundantly clear for the Hawkeyes, the 2012 #1 overall recruiting class is going to play a huge role if Tom Brands is going to take his team back to the top. This is the same sentiment that was echoed prior to the start of last…

The Class of 2015: A look at who is starting

IAwrestle began covering wrestling in the state of Iowa shortly after the 2014 NCAA tournament concluded. Since then we have provided, in our opinion, some of the best wrestling coverage the state of Iowa has to offer. Going back to our first full year our very first recruiting class ever covered was the 2015 class,…

Top 10 Performances from UWW University’s

(Photos in this post provided by Sam Janicki – SJanicki Photo) This past weekend in Akron, Ohio played host to the UWW University National tournament and many college wrestlers from the state of Iowa traveled out in hopes of making a World Team. Iowa saw competitors from their power programs: Iowa, Iowa State, and Northern…

2016 Iowa True Freshmen Redshirt Notebook

In 2010, the University of Iowa pulled in the #1 ranked recruiting class, headlined by several top 15 rated recruits, two of which went on to be three-time All-Americans under Tom Brands. The 2015 class was recruited to fill some off those holes left by that large class, with it’s headliner being Pennsylvania native Michael…

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…

Iowa vs USA Dream Team Preview

This weekend, on April 11th at the Independence high school, Team Iowa will take on the Dream Team in an all-star battle for bragging rights. Below are the predicted matchups for the two teams, and the IA Wrestle team has gone ahead and highlighted matchups and give a breakdown of the two wrestlers. The event gets…

Glosser and Wilcke power their way to National titles

Yesterday, in Las Vegas, Nevada two Iowa seniors captured USAW Folkstyle Post-season national titles with the first belonging to Jeren Glosser of Eddyville-Blakesburg and the second going to OA-BCIG’s Cash Wilcke. Last month Glosser finished third at the Iowa state championships in the 1A 138 bracket, but today would be a different story as he…

New Senior Recruiting Class Rankings

The Associated Wrestling Press released new class of 2015 rankings  on Monday with results from Fargo factored in. It should come as no surprise that several Iowans made the list, including two whom we recently interviewed in Fredy Stroker and Dayton Racer. Let’s start with the top ten overall: Anthony Valencia, Logan Massa, Myles Martin, Zahid Valencia,…