Best of Brands 125/133

In 2007 the University of Iowa handed over the keys to their blue blood program to one of their star alumni to rejuvenate the program which had taken a tumble from the days of Dan Gable. Tom Brands has now been at the helm for 13 seasons in Iowa City and during that time he…

McDonough Accepts Wisconsin Coaching Position

Former University of Iowa standout Matt McDonough will be heading north according to IAwrestle’s Tony Hager, as he has accepted an offer to join the University of Wisconsin’s coaching staff. The Badger staff is the middle of an overhaul after Iowa native Barry Davis was replaced by Chris Bono in late March. A 2013 graduate…

Takedown Radio 978: Matt McDonough, Tony Ramos, Tom Brands, Brent Metcalf, Travis Rutt

http://traffic.libsyn.com/takedownwrestling/TDR978.mp3 Takedown Radio 978 – Luke Eustice, Matt Mcdonough, Tony Ramos, Tom Brands, Brent Metcalf, Travis Rutt 0:02 – Luke Eustice – Director of Wrestling Operations for the University of Iowa 0:17 – Matt McDonough – NCAA Champion from Iowa, current HWC member 0:28 – Tony Ramos – 57 kg World Team Member joins the Kemin…

Terry Brands named USA Freestyle Coach of the Year

University of Iowa associate head wrestling Coach Terry Brands has been named USA Wrestling’s 2014 Freestyle Coach of the Year. This marks the first time that Terry has won the award, with his brother Tom winning the award twice in 2002 and 2003. Brands, who also serves as a coach for the Hawkeye Wrestling Club,…

U.S. Open matches : Quarterfinals

Quarterfinals matches always have a funny way of being one of the most exciting rounds at any given tournament. Usually its the round where you get awesome matchups because seeds aren’t always perfect and that definitely was the case as Hawkeye fans saw Matt McDonough lose a surprise match to Andrew Hochstrasser in the quarterfinals…

Five Iowa wrestlers head to World Cup in LA

This weekend in Los Angeles Team USA will face a packed field for the 2015 World Cup on their home soil. Looking over the roster it looks like Team USA is sending out their best squad available as all of the nationally ranked #1 wrestlers are expected to compete. For Iowa fans that means 2014 World…

Ramos Ignites Crowd at AGON V

Last night at the US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids Tony Ramos was up to his old tricks when he sent the crowd into a frenzy as he picked up a late victory score at the AGON V: Iowa Against the World event in what was one of the main events on the night. Five…

AGON V – Wrestling: Iowa vs The World

What: AGON V When: April 3rd, 2015 Where: US Cellular Center – Cedar Rapids, Iowa Tickets: Ticketmaster Originally posted 03/01/2015 UPDATE: The people at AGON have gone ahead and announced another match to the already stacked card for April 3rd’s Iowa against the World battle royale. For Team Iowa it will be 2015 recruit Mike Kemerer who…

Takedown Wrestling Interview: AGON V

What: AGON V When: April 3rd, 2015 Where: US Cellular Center – Cedar Rapids, Iowa Tickets: Ticketmaster Takedown Wrestling did an interview this week with Randy Turturice the promoter for AGON and Frank DeFilippis, who have done a tremendous job in putting together this event. Some of the matches already announced are: Brent Metcalf vs. Aaron Pico, Tony…

Agon Wrestling: Iowa vs The World

What: Agon V When: April 3rd, 2015 Where: US Cellular Center – Cedar Rapids, Iowa Tickets: Ticketmaster The Agon Wrestling Club has teased a few announcements for what’s felt like the past few months. It all started with World Team member Brent Metcalf traveling to Las Vegas to pose for a photo with 18 year…

Brent Metcalf takes silver at Yarygin

Well it was a mixed results weekend for the Hawkeye Wrestling Club athletes, as yesterday Matt McDonough and Tony Ramos combined to go 0-3 at 57 KG at what is considered the toughest tournament outside of the world championships. 65 KG Brent Metcalf changed the HWC fortunes this morning, when he stormed through his bracket…

Matt McDonough talks about his International career

Last week Matt McDonough was over in Hungary representing the United States, where he eventually won his first medal at the World University Championships. After opening the tournament with a 16-6 technical fall, he ran into FILA’s #4 ranked Fumitaka Morishita of Japan, where he lost 10-7. After making the bronze medal match, he dismantled…