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Putting Iowa’s wrestling season in perspective

[ 0 ] March 24, 2014

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 […]

Derek St. John just fine with role as Hawkeye wrestling’s reserved superstar

[ 0 ] March 17, 2014

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, […]

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 still unsure about 125

[ 0 ] January 30, 2014

The leadoff spot in Iowa’s wrestling order remains a mysterious scrap between two super-talented freshmen. Cory Clark held the 125-pound job and a spot in the top five of the national rankings until December, when weight-management woes created an opening for Thomas Gilman. A title at the Midlands Championships shifted Gilman into the front-runner position […]

Inside Wrestling: Andy Hamilton recaps the weekend

[ 0 ] January 28, 2014

Andy Hamilton of the Register recaps how the Cyclones, Hawkeyes, Panthers and Ed Winger Invitational fared last weekend. Hamilton also talks with Northern Iowa coach Doug Schwab, whose team beat seventh-ranked Missouri last weekend.

Hawkeyes, Penn State dominate NCAA wrestling coaches panel rankings

[ 0 ] January 24, 2014

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 […]

Honorary captain for dual meet vs. Minnesota is announced

[ 0 ] January 21, 2014

FROM UI SPORTS INFORMATION: IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa three-time NCAA champion Joe Williams will serve as honorary captain Saturday when the second-ranked Hawkeyes host fourth-ranked Minnesota on Mediacom Mat inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Williams, a native of Harvey, Ill., won consecutive NCAA titles from 1996-98. He wrestled at 158 pounds in 1996 and […]

Video: Dan Gable on spicing up college wrestling

[ 0 ] January 14, 2014

The Register’s award-winning wrestling reporter, Andy Hamilton,  spoke with former Iowa coach Dan Gable this week about the Hawkeyes’ recent performances as well as possible changes to increase scoring action at the college level. Watch the video below, and give Hamilton feedback on Twitter @Andy_Hamilton or via email at ahamilton@dmreg.com.

Two Hawkeye wrestlers receive weekly honors

[ 0 ] January 14, 2014

FROM UI SPORTS INFORMATION: Tony Ramos Named Co-Big Ten Wrestler of the Week IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Big Ten announced Tuesday that University of Iowa senior Tony Ramos has been named Co-Wrestler of the Week following a pair of wins against Oklahoma State and Indiana. The weekly conference honor is the fourth of his […]

Who is favored in Friday’s Oklahoma State-Iowa wrestling dual meet?

[ 0 ] January 9, 2014

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 […]