Pat Lugo Transferring to Iowa

The University of Iowa has added a big time transfer in Pat Lugo of Edinboro. Lugo is a two-time NCAA qualifier with a 63-18 record at 149 pounds through his first two seasons of eligibility. In speaking with Lugo, IAwrestle was informed that he was not granted a release from Edinboro, but he intends to…

Fredy Stroker Transferring to Cornell

Former University of Minnesota wrestler Fredy Stroker has announced that he will be transferring to the Cornell University. The former Bettendorf standout took to Twitter to announce his decision that he would be leaving the Gophers in hopes of landing at a Division I program outside of the Big Ten. He appears to have found…

Fredy Stroker Leaving University of Minnesota

Three-time Iowa state champion Fredy Stroker announced today via Twitter that he will be leaving the University of Minnesota. Stroker had a 196-4 career high school record and was a four-time Fargo All-American in Freestyle. Stroker was a top 20 recruit for the Minnesota Gophers where he compiled a 25-4 record his redshirt year. The…

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,…

2016 UWW Junior U.S. Open Freestyle Preview

This weekend in Las Vegas the UWW Junior U.S. Open will take place over 12 different weight classes with some of the elite high school and college wrestlers in the field. Winners of the 50, 55, 60, 66, 74, 84, 96, and 120 kilogram weight classes will advance to the finals of the Junior World…

Throwback Thrusday – Fredy Stroker vs Max Thomsen

We are in that in-between phase where college wrestling is starting to get underway, and high school pratices will start up soon. With that we wanted to kick off the wrestling season with an instant classic – the 2014 Keith Young 145 pounds finals when two of the best wrestlers in the country squared off.…

Fredy Stroker Takes Third in First College Open

Official NCAA competition got underway as it is officially November and while the traditional Iowa universities (Iowa, Iowa State, and Northern Iowa) there were several Iowa natives in action this weekend at the Daktronics Open. We will go over some highlights, but for those wanting to see the brackets, head over to Trackwrestling. Former Sergeant…

Fargo Junior Freestyle Final Results

Team Iowa will be leaving with a top ten finish and after the Men had three cracks at winning a national title, Bettendorf’s Fredy Stroker delivered as Iowa’s last finalist by winning the 145 pound national title over Patricio Lugo of Florida. Stroker joined Junior Women Freestyle National Champion, Rachel Watters as Iowa’s only national…

Fargo Junior Freestyle Session IV Results

The final session for Juniors takes place tomorrow and of Iowa’s six All-Americans, Team Iowa will have one wrestler competing for a national title. It was a battle of two familiar foes (or maybe we should call them friends) at 145 pounds when Fredy Stroker took out Max Thomsen in the semifinals in a tight…

Fargo Junior Freestyle Session III Results

Team Iowa’s Junior squad was hit pretty hard this morning as only six wrestlers will be advancing to the All-American round. Four Iowans have made it to tonight’s semifinal round, although two of them will face each other. Two of the nation’s top 145 pounds wrestlers Max Thomsen and Fredy Stroker are set to square…

Junior World Team Trials Preview

60 kg Josh Alber is coming off a seventh place finish at the Junior Freestyle National tournament last month, but after seeing his results I am certainly more encouraged that this weekend can be even better for the UNI Panther. His two losses on the weekend were to Minnesota high school standout and eventual runner-up Mitch…

Ramos Ignites Crowd at AGON V

Last night at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids Tony Ramos was up to his old tricks when he sent the crowd into a frenzy as he picked up a late victory score at the AGON V: Iowa Against the World event in what was one of the main events on the night. Five…

AGON V – Wrestling: Iowa vs The World

What: AGON V When: April 3rd, 2015 Where: US Cellular Center – Cedar Rapids, Iowa Tickets: Ticketmaster Originally posted 03/01/2015 UPDATE: The people at AGON have gone ahead and announced another match to the already stacked card for April 3rd’s Iowa against the World battle royale. For Team Iowa it will be 2015 recruit Mike Kemerer who…

Stroker and Thomsen Selected to Team USA for The Dapper Dan Classic

What: Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic XLI “The Rose Bowl of Wrestling” When: Sunday March 15, 2015 | 6:00 PM – PA All-Stars versus USA All-Stars Where: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Fitzgerald Field House, University of Pittsburgh Website: http://wrestlingclassic.com Bettendorf’s Fredy Stroker and Union’s Max Thomsen join a prestigious group of Iowa wrestlers selected to Team USA for the Dapper Dan…

Bettendorf finishes 5th at Kansas City Stampede

This weekend at the Kansas City Stampede Bettendorf, one of the top 3A schools in Iowa, put together a fifth place finish at the tournament picking up two champions along the way. The first champion was 113 Jack Wagner and the other was Minnesota bound Fredy Stroker, who’s title came at 145. The Bulldogs also…