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 […]
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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 […]
The stunning news of four-time World champion Besik Kudukhov’s death Sunday rippled from Russia to Welsh-Ryan Arena, where athletes and coaches mourned the sudden passing of a wrestling icon seemingly still in his prime. The Russian Wrestling Federation said that Kudukhov was killed Sunday when his vehicle collided with a truck near the southern Russia […]
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 […]
The Hawkeyes and Penn State square off on Saturday night at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Buffalo senior wrestler Justin Farmer was in the wrong place at the wrong time when he stepped onto the mat Thursday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Penn State winning three consecutive national championships in wrestling was cause for concern that the gap between the Nittany Lions and the nation’s other college wrestling programs was widening.
Q. Have you seen anything in your leaders, St. John and Ramos and those guys? COACH BRANDS: Yeah, St. John and Ramos and Lofthouse, I know you’re going to ask about the duck thing, but if a guy makes a mistake, he’s still a leader. ============ Q. Luther Open going to be in place of […]