FROM UI SPORTS INFORMATION: DES MOINES, Iowa – University of Iowa wrestlers Tony Ramos and Derek St. John advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Championships following quarterfinal wins today. The Hawkeyes have five wrestlers alive in the wrestle-backs and sit in fourth place overall with 39 points. Penn State leads the team race with […]
FROM UI SPORTS INFORMATION: IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa wrestling team will send nine wrestlers to Des Moines, Iowa, next week for the 2013 NCAA Wrestling Championships. The event will be held March 21-23 at Wells Fargo Arena. The official tournament brackets were released today by the NCAA. Matt McDonough (125), Tony […]
FROM UI SPORTS INFORMATION: IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior Matt McDonough and junior Derek St. John earned the top seed at their respective weight class when the Big Ten Championships preliminary seeds were announced today by the conference office. The 2013 conference tournament is March 9-10 in Champaign, Ill. McDonough is the […]
FROM UI SPORTS INFORMATION: IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa junior Tony Ramos has been named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday. The weekly honor is the third of Ramos’ career, and first this season. The 2012 All-American earned the honor following his 9-0 major decision over third-ranked A.J. […]
Matt McDonough sprinted off the mat at Carver-Hawkeye Arena for the final team. Iowa fans rose to their feet to salute the senior from Marion who has become one of the most prolific wrestlers in the program’s history.
Four seniors will come out of the tunnel tonight in Carver-Hawkeye Arena and take the mat for the last time as Hawkeyes.
To truly understand the import of wrestling around the world, members of the International Olympic Committee should be forced to explain Tuesday’s astonishing and unthinkable vote to drop the sport from the 2020 Games in person. Tell them in Iran, Iraq and Turkey, where it’s the World Series and Super Bowl wrapped into one. Tell […]
Dan Gable agreed to supply the Register an open letter about Tuesday’s news that the IOC had voted to remove wrestling from the 2020 Olympics. His text is below: ========== A wrestler stands alone on the mat, awaiting his or her opponent. Teammates are on the side of the mat, fans are in the stands, […]
Memo to the International Olympic Committee on the heels of a preliminary vote to drop wrestling at the 2020 Olympics: You’ve got a fight on your hands. Dan Gable, arguably the most iconic American name in the sport, vowed to work at changing the decision before a final vote in September. “The thing is, because […]