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Category: Wrestling

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 […]

Metcalf uses defense to grab World team berth

[ 0 ] June 2, 2014

MADISON, Wis. Maybe Brent Metcalf lets down his guard more often these days in the sweat-soaked moments after he steps off the mat. Maybe a few more smiles are starting to replace the former Iowa star’s stone-faced scowl when the cameras are running. This might be a different Metcalf than the world has seen twice already. […]

Ramos headed to Worlds

[ 0 ] June 1, 2014

MADISON, Wis. – Tony Ramos saw too many American lightweights coming home from the World Championships without a prize. Jake Varner watched the U.S. freestyle team claim just one medal last year as he contemplated shelving his wrestling shoes next to his Olympic gold medal. One opted to start his pursuit of international glory a […]

Why is Brent Metcalf so dominant these days?

[ 0 ] May 29, 2014

Given an ultimatum and forced to choose only one style of wrestling, Brent Metcalf would have considered bypassing college and all of the glory he experienced at Iowa. “If I had a choice growing up, I would’ve done the Pico route,” the two-time NCAA champion said this week, referring to California prep phenom Aaron Pico, […]

Former Iowa wrestler Tony Ersland takes over Purdue program

[ 0 ] May 23, 2014

Humboldt native Tony Ersland spent 17 years in college wrestling as an assistant coach. He’ll finally have the opportunity next season to call the shots as a leader of a Division-I program. Purdue hired the longtime Nebraska assistant and former Iowa wrestler Friday, making Ersland the eighth Big Ten head coach with a connection to […]

Ramos, Cafone named Hawkeye athletes of the year

[ 0 ] May 2, 2014

FROM UNIVERSITY OF IOWA SPORTS INFORMATION IOWA CITY, Iowa — Senior wrestler Tony Ramos and sophomore field hockey player Natalie Cafone have been named the University of Iowa’s 2014 Male and Female Athletes of the Year. The duo will be Iowa’s nominees for the 2014 Big Ten Conference Athletes of the Year awards. Winners will […]

Solon state champ Lance Evans selects Hawkeyes

[ 0 ] May 1, 2014

The search for heavyweight prospects took Iowa wrestling coaches around the country in recent years. They found one this year just up the road. Solon’s Lance Evans committed Friday to the Hawkeyes, selecting Iowa over Nebraska, Iowa State, Northern Iowa, Northern Illinois and Air Force. He went 31-0 as a senior on his way to […]

Hawkeye wrestler charged with illegally taking vehicle

[ 0 ] May 1, 2014

A University of Iowa backup wrestler has been charged with taking an SUV without the vehicle owner’s consent. Iowa City police say 23-year-old Ethan D. Owens, of Iowa City, was at an after party at 900 N. Dodge St. that went into the early hours of April 19. When the party concluded at about 4 […]

Penn wrestler DeVos transferring to Iowa

[ 0 ] April 30, 2014

Spending a semester as an intern for Sen. Chuck Grassley was expected to be a future-changing experience for Eric DeVos. The state champion from Waverly-Shell Rock never imagined it would ultimately point him back toward the wrestling mats in his home state. DeVos said Wednesday night that he is transferring to Iowa after spending the […]