RAPID RECAP: Panthers Go 2-0 in Poquoson River Pool at Virginia Duals

The Panthers are headed to the finals bracket in Virginia as they picked up their second dual victory in the Poquoson River Pool, this time over UT- Chattanooga. DUAL RECAP VS KENT STATE Things got started just like they did in Northern Iowa’s first dual as Jay Schwarm picked up another first period fall for…

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Panther Lineup Preview 125-133

125: Depth Chart 125 Starter  Next Man FR Jack Skudlarcyzk Jay Schipper RFR SO Jay Schwarm Tanner Rohweder JR SR Earlier this summer we reported that a shake up was happening for UNI at the lightest weight classes and part of that shift included Rudy Yates, who will be a redshirt freshman, moving from his…

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…

Wagner and Price put up points at Winger

#1 Jack Wagner (Bettendorf) 20-0, Sr. over #3 Zach Price (Johnston) 34-4, So. (Dec 14-7). 1st Place – Jack Wagner of Bettendorf 2nd Place – Zach Price of Johnston 3rd Place – Harlan Steffensmeier of Fort Madison 4th Place – Adam Brown of Southeast Polk 5th Place – Jakob Allison of Waukee 6th Place –…

Bettendorf’s Wagner happy to be back on the mat

Back in December, days before his team was slated to wrestle in one of Iowa’s biggest high school tournaments, Bettendorf wrestler Jack Wagner felt a “click” in one of his knees. It was something little at first, but unfortunately hours before one of the state’s top seniors was about to take to the mat at the…

Preseason National Results

This past weekend (October 24th-25th) some of the top talent in the nation all came together at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls for USA Wrestling’s Preseason Nationals event. Let’s go ahead and take a look at some of the highlights for Iowans. FRESHMAN/SOPHOMORE Waukee had a pair of medliast at 106 with Kyle Biscoglia…

Jack Wagner Commits to Hawkeyes

Another big-time addition for the Hawkeye program, as they not only add Lisbon three-time state champion Carter Happel, but Bettendorf’s two-time state champion Jack Wanger has also announced that he too is head to Iowa City next year. Wagner has competed at 106 and 113 for the Bulldogs the last two seasons and is expected…

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 Jack Wagner

Recently I got the opportunity to have a talk with Bettendorf’s two-time state champion, Jack Wagner. Since the middle of last year, Wagner has made his push into the national weight class rankings, and is ranked in the top 15 by both Flowrestling and InterMat. Not being able to get into the Bulldog lineup until he…

Top Iowan Performers from Disney

The Iowa team ended up taking fifth at the Disney Duals and while they are probably not completely satisfied with their finish, it was a great tournament for Iowa. And in that great team finish, there were also quite a few individuals that fared well too. Three Iowans were able to end the tournament with…