Cyclones Update 2019-20 Roster

The Iowa State Cyclones have started updating their website by putting out their team roster for the 2019-2020 season. First match for the Cyclones isn’t scheduled to take place for about three months, and this is just an online roster, so we entirely acknowledge that things can change there were a couple interesting takeaways. The…

Agony in Ames Preview

Five Iowa high school wrestlers will be back on the mat for the Agony in Ames, which benefits the newly created Cyclone-Regional Training Center (C-RTC). Two of the Iowa high school wrestlers in the event will enter as large favorites in their ranked matchups, as Cullan Schriever (Mason City) and Joel Shapiro (Valley – WDM)…

Joel Shapiro Commits to Iowa State

One of the biggest instate recruits for the class of 2018 is off the board as West Des Moines – Valley’s Joel Shapiro has committed to Iowa State. Shapiro made the announcement on Twitter: I am proud to announce that I have verbally committed to continue my academic and athletic career at Iowa State University…

FloWrestling releases 2018 Senior Big Board

Rankings by FloWrestling Overall Name City State Projected College #26 Alex Thomsen Underwood IA 125/133 Nebraska #27 Brody Teske Fort Dodge IA 125 Undecided #43 Joel Shapiro West Des Moines Valley IA 184 Undecided #66 Francis Duggan Iowa City West IA 285 Undecided #70 Nelson Brands Iowa City West IA 157/165 Iowa #93 Grant Stotts…

Top 10 Uncommitted Seniors in Iowa (#3-5)

IAwrestle has unveiled our Pre-Summer Fab 50 rankings, identifying the top 50 wrestlers in the state of Iowa. The list, compiled by rankings guru Lars Underbakke, considers athletes who have at least one high school season under their belts, and no longer includes the (now graduated) class of 2017. As we near the pinnacle of…

Potentially Dangerous 93: JR and SR WTT Recap + Fab 50 Tease

Iowa’s premier site for youth, high school, college and international wrestling. Potentially Dangerous is broadcast live on Facebook Monday nights at 8 PM with show hosts Tony Hager and Ross Bartachek. Listen in as they recap the Junior and Senior World Team Trials that took place this past weekend in Lincoln, Nebraska. Show Order (Estimated time) 2:30 – Start…

A Full Offseason on Tap for Valley’s Joel Shapiro

Over the last year and a half there aren’t many wrestlers in Iowa that have seen their stock spike like Valley wrestler Joel Shapiro’s has. After winning five straight matches to take third as a sophomore at 145 pounds, Shapiro added some size and went on a tear during the summer, upsetting top 10 ranked Nate…

2016 Cadet Freestyle Preview

Returning All-Americans 2015 106 Aden Reeves 4th The Cadet Fargo team is needing to do some reloading after most of the 2015 All-Americans will be moving up to the Juniors division. Albia’s Aden Reeves (120) is the only returning freestyle All-American on this squad, but you don’t have to look to far to find talent…

Zachary Remains Undefeated After Winger

#1 Michael Zachary (Dowling Catholic) 27-0, Sr. over #3 Joel Shapiro (West Des Moines) 28-4, So. (Dec 11-5). 145lbs: 1st Place – Michael Zachary of Dowling Catholic 2nd Place – Joel Shapiro of West Des Moines 3rd Place – Alec Ksiazek of Johnston 4th Place – Reed Hillenga of Dallas Center-Grimes 5th Place – Brennan…