Pat Downey Will Not Be Joining Iowa

All-American Pat Downey will not be joining the Iowa Hawkeyes. The news was confirmed by Des Moines Register reporter Chad Leistikow on Monday evening. The Downey saga has been one of many ups and downs, with the most recent news break being a “down”. “No luck on my NCAA waiver,” Downey told Leistikow . “……

Midlands Upperweight Preview (174-285)

The 55th Annual Ken Kraft Midlands Championships will take place next weekend, December 29-30th in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. This year’s tournament will be held at Sears Centre Arena as opposed to the Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Iowa Hawkeyes are looking to win the 27th team title at the event, and they enter as four-time defending team champions.…

Hawkeye Lineup Preview 174-184

FULL SERIES: Hawkeye Lineup 174: Depth Chart 174 Lineup Battle FR Myles Wilson – Redshirt RFR Kaleb Young SO Joey Gunther JR SR After three straight weights that feature a clear starter, we head back to muddier water as Iowa’s upperweight situation is truly full of questionmarks. That’s not to say that Iowa doesn’t have…

Pat Downey to Transfer to the University of Iowa

Pat Downey’s journey will have at least one more twist in the road as Trackwrestling’s Andy Hamilton is reporting that he will be joining the Iowa Hawkeye wrestling squad. His story is well-known, but here’s a quick recap: Downey began his college career at the University of Nebraska before transferring to Iowa Central. After winning…

Iowa State Not Interested in Reunion with Pat Downey

The Pat Downey saga continues with the former Cyclone receiving a full release from Iowa State University this week. Last month Downey came on the Potentially Dangerous Podcast and mentioned interest in returning to Iowa State but was also considering Iowa, Rutgers and Kent State as options. In the podcast interview, Downey stated that only at Iowa State would…

Pat Downey No Longer on Iowa State Wrestling Team

With the postseason now upon us teams will set their lineup for the final time as conference tournaments get under way next weekend (though the Pac 12’s tournament begins this weekend), it sounds as though Iowa State will be without one of their 2016 NCAA All-Americans. According to current Iowa State head coach Kevin Jackson,…

Cyclones Start Final Road Trip at Pitt

Who: Iowa State 1-9 vs. #25 Pittsburgh 8-5  – NWCA Dual Rankings Date: Friday, February 10th Time: 6:00 PM Location: Pittsburgh, PA Online: ESPN3 Even without a dual on the Iowa State schedule, last week was pretty eventful with head coach Kevin Jackson announcing he will be stepping down from his position at season’s end, and…

2016-17 Iowa State Team Preview

As we head into the 2016-17 season it looks like the Iowa State Cyclones will lean heavily on their senior class with as many as five starters coming out of this senior group. Not only are all of the wrestlers in their senior season, but most of them are also multi-year starters, which brings a…

Cyclones end season on strong note

Heading into the final weekend the Iowa state Cyclone program wasn’t even ranked in the top 25 by InterMat, but that did little to phase head coach Kevin Jackson in getting his squad ready to compete in Madison Square Garden. It was there that Iowa State put together their strong tournament of a top 12…

Pat Downey to 197lbs for post season

(Cover photo by Mark Lundy) Confirmed from Ames that 2015 NJCAA champion Patrick Downey will in fact be wrestling at 197 pounds this post season, as opposed to the previously believed 184 pound weight class. The move of Downey would cause a ripple effect, allowing Dane Pestano to remain the starter at 184 after being…

Harold Nichols Cyclone Open Results

The annual Harold Nichols Open was contested this Sunday and the state of Iowa had an incredibly strong weekend placing nine wrestlers across three colleges into the finals, and four wrestlers claimed Harold Nichols titles. Iowa true freshman Michael Kemerer might have been the unofficial outstanding wrestler at the event as he captured his first…

Dan Dennis to make 57 KG Debut at Bill Farrell

The 2015 World Championships was only a few months ago, yet competitors from USA will begin their path to qualify for the Olympic games in Rio this Saturday in New York at the Bill Farrell International. It is an important tournament for those wrestlers who wish to compete in April’s Olympic Team Trials in Iowa…