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Category: Wrestling

Brent Metcalf wins gold at FILA Golden Grand Prix

[ 0 ] July 25, 2014

The Iowa athletics department issued this press release today: ===== IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa national champion Brent Metcalf won a gold medal at 65 kg/143 lbs. at the FILA Golden Grand Prix Finals on Friday in Baku, Azerbaijan. Metcalf scored six unanswered points in the second period to defeat Magomed Muslimov of […]

Hawkeyes land first Class of 2015 wrestling recruit

[ 0 ] July 14, 2014

Wrestling at Iowa had been Cash Wilcke’s dream as far back as he can remember, and he outlined some steps a few years ago that he figured would bring that vision closer to reality. A fourth-place finish at the state meet as a freshman competing against 170-pound upperclassmen grabbed the attention of wrestling fans across […]

Survey: Help enhance your HawkCentral experience

[ 0 ] July 11, 2014

We’re grateful that so many of you make us a trusted home for Hawkeyes sports coverage. And we want to serve you even better, giving you focused, improved, in-depth information and access year-round. So this is your chance to tell us what you want and how we can guide your Iowa sports experience across every […]

Ethen Lofthouse hired at Utah Valley

[ 0 ] July 9, 2014

For the second time this week, a senior on Iowa’s 2014 wrestling team has landed a job as a college assistant. Utah Valley announced Wednesday that it has hired Ethen Lofthouse as the program’s volunteer assistant. The two-time All-American replaces former Iowa State standout Cyler Sanderson, who left the program to train with the Nittany […]

Dan Gable tells us which Iowans could have been MMA stars

[ 0 ] July 9, 2014

Dan Gable pondered the question. Dan Gable loves to ponder those what-if kinds of questions. Which former wrestlers in his wrestling-zany life would have been cut from the kind of bloody, bruised cloth that makes up the multi-million dollar world of mixed-martial arts? Who could survive — and thrive — in The Octagon, a place […]

Matt McDonough medals at University Worlds

[ 0 ] July 8, 2014

FROM IOWA SPORTS INFORMATION: Two-time NCAA champion Matt McDonough took home a bronze medal Tuesday at the 2014 University World Championships in Pecs, Hungary. McDonough scored eight unanswered points in the second period to earn a technical fall at 125.5 pounds over Ukraine’s Petro Bileichuk 12-2 and earn his first career medal in international competition. […]

Derek St. John starts new chapter of his life

[ 0 ] July 7, 2014

As he pondered his post-graduate future during his final days as a college wrestler, Derek St. John seemed to be leaning toward a career in coaching. That venture began Monday. The NCAA champion and four-time All-American for Iowa joined the North Dakota State staff as an assistant to coach Roger Kish. “I’m excited to join […]

McDonough completes Hawkeye sweep of World lightweight spots

[ 0 ] June 23, 2014

After a  shaky start Monday, the special series for the 125.5-pound spot on the University World Team was all Matt McDonough. And now the lightweight spots on three American freestyle teams are all Iowa’s. McDonough blasted Cornell star Nahshon Garrett in the best-of-three series in Tempe, Ariz., handling the only wrestler who bounced the two-time […]

Four-time state champ leaves Iowa program

[ 0 ] June 20, 2014

Less than a year after arriving at Iowa, one of the most decorated prep wrestlers in state history is leaving the Hawkeyes. Creston/Orient-Macksburg four-time state champion Jake Marlin told his hometown newspaper he is transferring to North Iowa Area Community College.  Marlin compiled a 6-2 record this past season while competing unattached at 141 pounds. […]

Hamilton: Freestyle wrestling still needs some work

[ 0 ] June 5, 2014

In his first month on the job, the leader of wrestling’s international governing body issued a two-pronged statement that seemed to set the tenor for where freestyle wrestling was headed. FILA president Nenad Lalovic said his primary mission was to make wrestling “much more watchable and understandable.” There’s no question the sport is in a […]