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.…

Iowa State Sending Five to Midlands

IAwrestle has learned that Kevin Dresser is planning on sending five of his athletes to compete at the 55th annual Ken Kraft Midlands which takes place December 29-30th at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. Most of the wrestlers making the trip are the team’s current backups, though sophomore Colston DiBlasi is also listed…

Cyclone Lineup Preview 197-285

FULL SERIES: CYCLONE PREVIEWS 197: Depth Chart 197 Starter FR Kaden Sauer – Redshirt RFR Sammy Colbray SO Joe Teague JR SR Some lineup shifting will be occurring at the final two weights for the Cyclones, as head coach Kevin Dresser announced in his September newsletter that junior Marcus Harrington will be making the move…

2016-17 Iowa State Team Preview

As we head into the 2016-17 season it looks like the Iowa State Cyclones will lean heavily on their senior class with as many as five starters coming out of this senior group. Not only are all of the wrestlers in their senior season, but most of them are also multi-year starters, which brings a…

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…

Four Iowans make 2016 ASICS All-America Team

ASICS released their 31st annual All-America selections for the 2015-16 season. The teams were selected by a nationwide panel of wrestling experts, and it is the only national all-star team for which wrestlers enrolled in all four high-school grades are eligible. This year the state of Iowa was able to place four prep wrestlers onto…

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…

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…

Cyclones end season on strong note

Heading into the final weekend the Iowa state Cyclone program wasn’t even ranked in the top 25 by InterMat, but that did little to phase head coach Kevin Jackson in getting his squad ready to compete in Madison Square Garden. It was there that Iowa State put together their strong tournament of a top 12…

A Pair of Pinfalls Closes out MVC Tournament for Hempstead

Dubuque Hempstead has been ranked in the top 10 in our dual meet team poll nearly all season, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that they placed a wrestler in each the 220 and 285 pound MVC Championship matches. In the 220 pound match #9 Alex Freiberger took on #10 Dalles Jacobus of Kennedy. Freiberger…

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…