Grand View Set Sights on Record Books at NAIA Championships – 2018 Preview

Who: #1 Grand View University, #17 Northwestern University, #19 Morningside University, Waldorf University, Graceland University, William Penn University,  and Briar Cliff University What: NAIA Wrestling National Championship Where: Jacobson Exhibition Center –Des Moines, IA When: March 2-3   Team Race: The Grand View Vikings enter the championship weekend in their own backyard. The Vikings are…

Iowans and Recruits to Watch at Super 32 This Weekend

For some time now, the Super 32 tournament, which is resides in Greensboro, North Carolina, has been the pinnacle of preseason wrestling tournaments. Usually occurring the first weekend in November (this year that includes October 31st as well), the Super 32 draws talent from just about every state in the country, and it’s not uncommon…

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…

Young Iowa team set to invade Canada

Coach Chris Krueger of Denver-Tripoli High School will be leading a team of young wrestlers from around Iowa on a Pan Am Games Trip starting on July 10th. The team will compete in the Ontario Cup at Guelph University on July 12th. The team will then attend the Pan Am Games Camp from July 14th-18th.…

1A Finalist

106 – #4 Blake Bauer (Southeast Warren, Liberty Center) 51-3 vs #1 Justin Portillo (Clarion-Goldfield-Dows) 41-1 113 – #8 Eric Lenz (Tipton) 34-3 vs #2 Alex Thomsen (Underwood) 43-0 120 – #3 Cole Needham (West Marshall, State Center) 45-4 vs #1 Bryce West (Highland, Riverside) 49-0 126 – #6 Tanner Greenwald (Wilton) 34-3 vs #1…

Wrestler of the Week – Dayton Racer

Last week on IA Wrestle we honored our first Wrestler of the Week in Ryan Schmalen. This week is no different as we select a new Iowan (although this one is new to the term “Iowan”) in Dayton Racer. Racer recently finished off a dominating performance in Michigan where he claimed the 2014 Grappler Fall Classic…

Wrestler of the Week – Ryan Schmalen

IA Wrestle is introducing a new wrestler of the week award which will go to any wrestler who happens to have an Iowa tie. Whether the wrestler be in high school, college, or on the Senior level. After his fantastic Conflict at Carver, we are happy to honor our first ever recepitant, Ryan Schmalen, who won…