Four Peacocks Qualify for Nationals

125: Maleek Williams qualifies for nationals by placing third, winning 5-2 over Marcus Povlick (McKendree). 133: Josh Walker qualifies for nationals with a four-place finish, defeating Hunter Haralson (Lindenwood). 141: Jordan Roths qualifies for nationals with a fourth-place finish, defeating Kristian Vazquez (MSU Moorhead). 285: Logan Hopp qualifies for nationals with a fourth-place finish.   Advertisements

Five Peacocks Continue in Division II Central Super-Regional

Upper Iowa is currently in seventh place with 53.5 points. 125: Maleek Williams will wrestle Marcus Povlick (McKendree) for third. 141: Jordan Roths will face Jarred Oftedahl (St. Cloud) for third. 149: Damian Penichet will wrestle Cortez Arredondo (Southwest Minnesota State) on the path to a potential fourth place finish. 157: Zak Benitz will face Greg Hegarty (Maryville)…

2016-17 Iowa Hawkeyes Schedule Released

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa wrestling program announced Wednesday that Iowa State, Penn State, and Ohio State are among the five schools the Hawkeyes host this season at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The home schedule includes six dates total, including the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series on Dec. 10, and duals against Penn State and Ohio State during…

2014-15 Grand View Wrestling Preview

By Alex Peitz Coaches will have tough decisions to make come Nationals.  Nick Mitchell’s Grand View wrestling team has enough depth to assemble two to three quality NAIA wrestling programs. The 45 wrestlers that are not redshirting are all trying to lock up their spot on the team of 12 that will be sent to Topeka,…

Conflict at Carver Preview

The 3rd annual Conflict @ Carver will take place on Sunday, Oct. 12th, 2014 at the legendary Carver Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. The Conflict is a premier preseason folk style wrestling tournament for wrestlers in grades 3-12. There are many big name wrestlers expected to compete and there will be some great matches for any fan looking…

DIV I PRESEASON RANKINGS – 9/10/14

WrestleStat Rankings are 100% computer generated and is based on a custom variation of the popular Chess Rating system called Elo (see Wikipedia for detailed information). There have been a few modifications to the algorithm to make this work well for wrestling. The algorithm factors in the margin of victory in every match. The FALL produces the largest margin of…

Brackets and Live Stream Link for World Championships

  Tony Ramos ends up on the bottom side of the bracket avoiding former World Champions Hassan Rahimi (IRI) and Russia’s Viktor Lebedev. He does have number the one ranked wrestler, Vladimir Khinchingashvili (GEO), on his side of the bracket but Ramos will have to get to the semi-finals to see that matchup. Bekhbayar Erdenebat (Mongolia) will be…

Albia Wrestling is Back in Business

  It was once written that it’s not the destination, but it’s the journey.  Nothing could be more true for the Albia wrestling program over the course of the last several years.  The 2013-14 season, which happened to be the 50th in the program’s history, was a season that won’t be forgotten any time soon.  The…

OVERTIME with Bettendorf’s Fredy Stroker

I recently have had the opportunity to get to know two-time state champion and multiple-time Fargo All American Fredy Stroker of Bettendorf High School. He is a top-tier recruit and one of the best kids in the nation that has not committed to a college yet for next year. I know a lot of wrestling fans in…

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…

Let the Games Begin – Part III The Conculsion

It is time to wrap up the series by looking at the final two ranked wrestlers, as well as a non-ranked trio. I figured we better get this out, before all of the Iowa guys commit. Part I – Stroker, Hellickson, Thomsen (now a UNI commit), Steiert (also UNI commit, damn Schwab is cleaning up…

Q&A with Derek St. John

We had the opportunity to sit down with Derek to answer some of the fans questions from Twitter. Just a few months after joining the University of Iowa elites of becoming a four time All-American (the first under Tom Brand’s tenure as head coach – and the 18th Hawkeye to hold such honor) North Dakota State University…

Brent Metcalf Leads a Contingent of Iowa Wrestlers at the US Open #USopen #FilaJuniors

Date: April 17th-19th, 2014 Time: Click here for full schedule Location: Las Vegas Convention Center- Las Vegas, NV Online: FLOwrestling.org (Early round matches) TV: Universal Sports Network. Friday 7PM Semi-Finals and Saturday 7PM FINALS Twitter: @USAwrestling It seems like just yesterday we were trying to save Olympic wrestling and now we are just two years away from the 2016 Olympics in Rio…