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Category: Wrestling

Penn State holds off peaking Iowa at Big Ten wrestling championships

[ 0 ] March 9, 2014

MADISON, Wis. – A stream of blood shot across Ed Ruth’s left hand Sunday afternoon while beads of sweat trickled down his face moments after pulling Penn State across the victory line in a two-day tug-of-war for the Big Ten title. Iowa couldn’t yank the conference crown away from the Nittany Lions, but the Hawkeyes made […]

Sunday Special: What if Dan Gable had wrestled at Michigan State instead?

[ 0 ] March 9, 2014

MADISON, Wis. — On the night before his final college visit, Dan Gable called Michigan State coach Grady Peninger and cancelled. The first undefeated wrestler in Iowa prep history took trips to three of his home-state schools and turned down Oklahoma State and Wisconsin before either program could make a recruiting pitch. But the Spartans had […]

Hawkeye wrestlers within one point of Penn State at Big Ten Championships

[ 0 ] March 8, 2014

MADISON, Wis. – There are better places to guess the score of a wrestling match than trying to read it on Derek St. John’s face. Whether he’s winning in the NCAA finals or in the middle of a Big Ten semifinal scrap with all but one section of the Kohl Center rooting against him, the flat-line […]

Despite their depth, Hawkeyes must wrestle above their seeds to win Big Ten

[ 0 ] March 7, 2014

During his turns behind the microphone last summer on the Iowa banquet circuit, Tom Brands would point to one shortcoming his program needed to address in its quest for conference and national wrestling supremacy. Like everyone else in college wrestling, the Hawkeyes had fallen behind Penn State and the stack of bonus points it could […]

Clark or Gilman? Tom Brands settles Hawkeyes’ 125-pound decision

[ 0 ] March 5, 2014

In the end, Tom Brands opted for the guy who had the 125-pound job in the beginning. The Iowa wrestling coach confirmed Wednesday that Cory Clark will represent the Hawkeyes this weekend at the Big Ten Championships after splitting time throughout the season with fellow freshman Thomas Gilman. “I’ve been saying all year we’ve got […]

Iowa wrestling breaks own national record for home attendance

[ 0 ] March 4, 2014

It looked like the prime schedule to pack fans into Carver-Hawkeye Arena at a record rate, but Iowa had to overcome a blizzard, an ice storm and other less-than-ideal circumstances this year to break its own national wrestling attendance mark. The Hawkeyes led the country in dual attendance for the eighth straight season and set […]

Iowa wrestlers earn share of Big Ten dual title

[ 0 ] February 23, 2014

MADISON, Wis. Iowa won seven of 10 matches and earned a share of the Big Ten Conference dual title with a 28-10 win over host Wisconsin Sunday afternoon. Ninth-ranked Cory Clark (125 pounds) and No. 2 Tony Ramos (133) opened the dual with pins, and No. 5 Nick Moore (165) recorded his team-high fifth major decision […]

Moore earning respect in practice and in matches

[ 0 ] February 22, 2014

His 18-2 record, his nine consecutive victories, and his No. 4 national ranking at 165 pounds all show that Iowa wrestler Nick Moore is competing at a high level.

Iowa wrestlers cruise at Lehigh

[ 0 ] February 14, 2014

The third-ranked Iowa wrestling team scored bonus points in four of its eight victories Friday in a 31-6 dual win over No. 21 Lehigh. No. 3 Derek St. John (157 pounds), Sam Brooks (184) and No. 12 Nathan Burak (197) all won by technical fall for the Hawkeyes. “St. John hustled,” Iowa coach Tom Brands […]

Dual at Lehigh will be homecoming for a couple of Hawks

[ 0 ] February 13, 2014

Josh Dziewa grew up in eastern Pennsylvania wrestling before family and friends. He gets to relive that today when the third-ranked Iowa wrestling team faces No. 21 Lehigh in Bethlehem, Pa. “It’s exciting; I’m going to have a good fan base there, family and friends,” said Dziewa, who wrestles at 141 pounds and has a […]