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 […]
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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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 email@example.com.
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 […]
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 […]
Rejuvenated by a dominant performance at the Midlands Championships, the Iowa wrestling team will try to build on that success in duals against Purdue and Michigan State on Friday and Saturday, respectively.
EVANSTON, Ill. – Thomas Gilman enhanced his reputation as one of college wrestling’s top young prospects Monday while Cory Clark’s bid for a title melted at the Midlands Championships. In a simultaneous and stunning turn of events inside Welsh-Ryan Arena, the grip on Iowa’s 125-pound job may have switched from the hands of one freshman […]
EVANSTON, Ill. – Penn State didn’t rattle Iowa to the point where the Hawkeyes contemplated a full system reboot. But the Hawkeyes arrived Sunday at the Midlands Championships needing to wash away the residue left by a double-digit home defeat, needing to regain a layer of swagger they lost eight days earlier and, perhaps most, needing […]