UNI Wrestle Offs – 149 Pounds

The most matches of UNI’s wrestle offs were at 149 pounds, where we had a total of four. Three were to determine who would be at the top of the heap, and the other was more an exhibition match between two true freshmen in Max Thomsen and Hunter Washburn. Senior Jarrett Jensen, who is making…

Focus and Output – UNI Media Day

UNI wrestling media day was Wednesday, and Head Coach Doug Schwab had two major themes to bring to the media’s attention, and it’s not exactly a new message from the sixth year coach: Focus and output. “What I’ve been most impressed with this fall has been the output. And that’s what we’ve tried to focus…

2015-16 UNI Preview (125-157)

Today we continue our preview of Division I teams in the state with the first half of UNI’s projected lineup. As you’ll see this one has no conference outlook at any of the weights yet, because I’ll be doing a team by team breakdown of each MAC school for Takedown Wrestling, and then I’ll have…

MAC Tournament Preview: 125-157

The MAC has released their tournament pre-seeds, and like our B10 preview, we’ll be previewing all ten weights for the conference. Since the tournament only has eight wrestlers in each weight class, I’ll post who I think will be in the semifinals and then the finals. I’ll also list who I think will qualify for…

MAC Announces Tournament Pre-Seeds

The Mid-American Conference announced their tournament pre-seeds for this weekend. The Missouri Tigers lead the way with six 1 seeds and three 2 seeds. Their lowest seeded man is Mike England at 165 pounds, he got the 5th seed. UNI comes in with only one 1 seed: Blaize Cabell at 285 pounds. The Panthers have…

MAC Seed Predictions

The MAC wrestling tournament kicks off one week from today and we’ve previewed the seedings below. The official seedings should be out later this week, probably on Tuesday. The University of New York, at Buffalo, is banned from postseason competition for low academics, so we seeded all eight wrestlers at each weight. The Panthers are…

Final MAC Coaches Poll

The University of Northern Iowa didn’t see a whole lot of movement in the second February MAC coaches poll, the final poll to be released this year. UNI is still ranked third in the MAC, behind Old Dominion and Missouri. The Panthers have four individuals ranked in the poll, led by number one Blaize Cabell…

UNI Gets First MAC Road Win

The University of Northern Iowa split it’s road trip to Ohio this weekend, picking up a win over Kent State 21-16 but dropping a close decision to Ohio University, 20-18. The biggest surprise of the weekend came during the 157 match with Kent State. UNI’s Jarrett Jensen was down 4-2 to #2 Ian Miller after…

February MAC Poll

The February MAC Coaches Poll is out, and UNI remains in third with 14 total points. Two Panthers moved in the poll; at 157 Jarrett Jensen dropped to fourth and Curt Maas dropped out of the poll at 174. Jensen and Maas are both 0-2 since the last coaches poll came out. Blaize Cabell joins…

UNI falls to #3 Missouri, 33-6

UNI came in to the Missouri’s Hearnes Center looking to change their fortunes on the road. They left with more questions than answers, dropping the dual 33-6. Missouri Head Coach Brian Smith did something out of the ordinary for tonights dual, he talked to his team about last years. “I mentioned the match, the year…

UNI Faces Tough Test At #3 Missouri

The University of Northern Iowa grapplers will look to bounce back from a disappointing MAC road opener last week as they take on the number three team in the country in Missouri. The two-time defending MAC champions are again an impressive team; they sport an undefeated record and have wins over top ten teams Ohio…