The Register’s Andy Hamilton takes a look back at Iowa’s performance at the NCAA Wrestling Championships and looks ahead to next season: WHAT WENT RIGHT: Tony Ramos walked a high wire all the way to the top of the awards podium. In his five tournament matches, the senior 133-pounder never led with a minute remaining in […]
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OKLAHOMA CITY — Throughout the first two days of the NCAA Championships, Iowa wrestling fans waited for the type of sights and sounds that surrounded them Friday night inside Chesapeake Energy Arena. The scene had nearly everything they appreciate: a Hawkeye coming from behind in the third period to put an opponent on his back […]
It started as a spat between brothers before it escalated into an incident that epitomized Derek St. John’s orneriness, ingenuity and ability to bail himself out of a mess. Almost 10 years before he became Iowa’s 52nd NCAA wrestling champion, St. John was camping with a few friends when a quarrel with his younger brother, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Iowa wrestling coach Tom Brands talked about toughness in the days leading up to Saturday’s showdown with Minnesota.
Like many kids who grow up in Minnesota with a passion for wrestling, Ben Berhow was inspired by the goal to become a Minnesota Gopher.
The first NCAA coaches panel rankings came out Thursday. Generally, these are a pretty good barometer for seedings at the national tournament. Top-ranked Penn State and No. 2 Iowa are the only teams with a wrestler in the top 14 at all 10 weights. Fifth-ranked Northern Iowa has six wrestlers in the rankings. The Panthers […]
The series stretches across seven decades and the two schools have monopolized college wrestling to the point they need king-sized trophy cases to show off all of their national championship trophies. Perhaps never before, though, have Iowa and Oklahoma State been closer to a stalemate – not even during the 31-year run when the Hawkeyes […]