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University of Iowa graduate Andy Hamilton is originally from Williams, Iowa, and started at the Des Moines Register in August after 12 years at the Press-Citizen. He covers wrestling for Hawk Central.
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The fourth-ranked Hawkeyes won seven matches to beat No. 15 ISU 23-9.
As he slumped in Carver-Hawkeye Arena’s visiting locker room, sorting through the first loss of his sophomore season, Michael Moreno’s emotions shifted from frustration to bewilderment. Months earlier, Iowa State’s 165-pounder questioned whether he was Division<TH>I wrestling material after a 4-13 freshman season that left him “tired of being everyone’s little punk” on the mat. […]
The last two editions of the W.I.N. Tournament Power Index rankings illustrate the traffic-jam gridlock in college wrestling’s race for national superiority. Iowa surged into the No. 1 spot Monday in the wake of its title sweep Saturday at the Luther Open, replacing Penn State at the top of the rankings. The Nittany Lions fell […]
Mitch Bowman grew up rooting for Iowa wrestling. Next year he’ll step into the program’s practice room as one of the Hawkeyes. The North Scott state finalist confirmed Friday morning that he committed to Iowa. Bowman, who compiled a 47-3 record as a junior, picked the Hawkeyes over a list of schools that included Grand […]
IOWA CITY, Ia. — Tony Ramos’ eyes widened and he laughed for a second Thursday afternoon when the topic shifted to his sudden transformation into the top pinner on the Iowa wrestling team. “I might’ve had 12 total going into last year,” the nation’s top-ranked 133-pounder said, overestimating his career count by two. “I don’t […]
Bettendorf state champion Logan Ryan is following in the steps of his older brother. Three-time Kansas high school champ Tagen Lambotte is following his dream. Their paths are leading to the same place: the Iowa wrestling program. The Hawkeyes added to their recruiting haul Monday night when Ryan became the fifth wrestler to commit to […]
A quick glance at Iowa’s wrestling roster and it becomes apparent where the Hawkeyes need help in the future. Iowa addressed one of its biggest long-term needs in a big way. The Hawkeyes secured a commitment from Minnesota state heavyweight champion Sam Stoll, beating rival Minnesota, Nebraska and North Dakota State to land one of […]
Seth Gross kept his eyes on the lightweight battles Saturday morning inside the Iowa wrestling room. The tussles between former prized recruits reminded the three-time Fargo champion how he developed into a coveted prospect for Minnesota high school power Apple Valley. Gross committed to the Hawkeyes on Tuesday when he picked Iowa over Minnesota, Oklahoma […]
The search for a volunteer assistant to oversee the upperweights on his roster led Iowa coach Tom Brands across state borders, rivalry lines and to the program that monopolized the college wrestling’s biggest weight class throughout the past decade. Ben Berhow, a three-time heavyweight NCAA qualifier for Minnesota, said late Monday night that he will […]
Copyright, 2013 Register and Tribune Company The NCAA wrestling committee is proposing groundbreaking change to its championship format, the Des Moines Register has learned. A model presented Tuesday to the NCAA’s Division-I sports management cabinet, if approved, would fuse the individual tournament and dual-meet tournament into a single national title event. Anthony Holman, NCAA associate […]