All-Americans under Doug Schwab

Talk about a year for the history books. UNI closed the 2019 season with the highest finish under Doug Schwab built primarily off the backs of two All-American performances. The headliner of course is Drew Foster who closes out his UNI career with several highs. Earlier this month he became the program’s first ever two-time…

Panther Lineup Preview 141-149

Also Previewed: 125 – 133 141: Depth Chart 141 Starter  In Contention Keep your eye on FR Triston Lara – Redshirt Derek Holschlag – Redshirt RFR Chase Lienhard SO JR Josh Alber Jake Koethe SR Jake Hodges As we move to 141 pounds we come across the final wrestler that will impact the lineup as…

Pat Lugo Transferring to Iowa

The University of Iowa has added a big time transfer in Pat Lugo of Edinboro. Lugo is a two-time NCAA qualifier with a 63-18 record at 149 pounds through his first two seasons of eligibility. In speaking with Lugo, IAwrestle was informed that he was not granted a release from Edinboro, but he intends to…

Day 2 Begins at University Nationals

Early Morning Preview: With the first day in the books in Akron, Ohio only seven wrestlers remain alive for a University National title, with the quarterfinals scheduled to get underway this morning. Northern Iowa leads all teams from Iowa with a trio of quarterfinalists and a fourth wrestler alive in the consolation bracket. All-American Max…

2016-17 Northern Iowa Team Preview

We head into the 2016-17 season with a pretty firm grasp on what head coach Doug Schwab’s Northern Iowa lineup will look like, thanks in large part to the team returning four ranked starters from last year, and also gaining the advantage of several promising wrestlers looking to make their way into full-time status. The…

The Class of 2015: A look at who is starting

IAwrestle began covering wrestling in the state of Iowa shortly after the 2014 NCAA tournament concluded. Since then we have provided, in our opinion, some of the best wrestling coverage the state of Iowa has to offer. Going back to our first full year our very first recruiting class ever covered was the 2015 class,…

2016 UNI Redshirt Notebook

  Doug Schwab has done a lot of good things for the Northern Iowa wrestling program, from energizing the donor base, shaping the team’s culture, to recruiting, Schwab has made steady improvements through the whole program. The 2015 recruiting class has already been defined as a key moment in Doug Schwab’s coaching career, even before…

Throwback Thrusday – Fredy Stroker vs Max Thomsen

We are in that in-between phase where college wrestling is starting to get underway, and high school pratices will start up soon. With that we wanted to kick off the wrestling season with an instant classic – the 2014 Keith Young 145 pounds finals when two of the best wrestlers in the country squared off.…

D1 College Wrestling Puts Out 2015 Team Recruiting Rankings

The third and perhaps final online version of 2015 team recruiting rankings have been released by D1 College Wrestling and after seeing what InterMat and Flowrestling thought of the Iowa based universities, it comes as no surprise to see two of the schools supporting top ten class rankings by this service as well. The biggest…

Fargo Junior Freestyle Final Results

Team Iowa will be leaving with a top ten finish and after the Men had three cracks at winning a national title, Bettendorf’s Fredy Stroker delivered as Iowa’s last finalist by winning the 145 pound national title over Patricio Lugo of Florida. Stroker joined Junior Women Freestyle National Champion, Rachel Watters as Iowa’s only national…

Fargo Junior Freestyle Session IV Results

The final session for Juniors takes place tomorrow and of Iowa’s six All-Americans, Team Iowa will have one wrestler competing for a national title. It was a battle of two familiar foes (or maybe we should call them friends) at 145 pounds when Fredy Stroker took out Max Thomsen in the semifinals in a tight…

Fargo Junior Freestyle Session III Results

Team Iowa’s Junior squad was hit pretty hard this morning as only six wrestlers will be advancing to the All-American round. Four Iowans have made it to tonight’s semifinal round, although two of them will face each other. Two of the nation’s top 145 pounds wrestlers Max Thomsen and Fredy Stroker are set to square…