K.J. Pilcher
K.J. Pilcher is a reporter for SourceMedia Group, and he covers prep sports and college wrestling, among other things. His wrestling podcast, called the "Pinning Combination" is available here at TheGazette.com and also on iTunes.

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Down, set, wrestle?

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa wrestling has captured the attention of its fans and sports fans, in general.

The program’ ... »

Gable and Brands discuss becoming an Olympic champion

IOWA CITY — Dan Gable and Tom Brands have stood atop the wrestling world, and have coached some of the world’s most accomplished comp ... »

Ramos retains U.S. World team spot

MADISON, Wis. — Tony Ramos hasn’t trained hours on end to become the best wrestler in the country.

The former University ... »

Ramos looks for second straight World Team Trials title

MADISON, Wis. — Plenty can change in a year.

At this time last year, Tony Ramos was a newlywed, who had just finished college a ... »

Metcalf strives for second straight U.S. Open crown

Brent Metcalf has won national championships and international titles.

He is driven to claim world gold and he won’t be caught ... »

Borschel returns home to open wrestling academy

The thought was hatched a couple years ago, but lived only in the back of Jay Borschel’s mind.

The idea is becoming a reality. ... »

Wempen commits to wrestle for Hawkeyes

Matt Wempen admired the University of Iowa wrestlers he watched as a youth.

Now, he is one of them.

Wempen announced Friday that ... »

Olympic wrestling trials return to Iowa City

The road to the Summer Olympics for the country’s wrestlers will again go through Iowa City.

USA Wrestling announced Wednesday ... »

Union’s Thomsen takes down top-ranked foe

INDEPENDENCE — Max Thomsen received a charge from his hometown supporters.

The four-time state champion from Union Community ga ... »

Fay excited to wrestle at World Cup

Moza Fay considers it a great test at a good time.

The U.S. World team hopeful is excited for another opportunity to take on the world ... »

Hawkeyes commit Kemerer returns to Iowa

INDEPENDENCE — University of Iowa wrestling fans have the chance to get to know Mike Kemerer before he dons a Hawkeye singlet.

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Williams will take over Solon wrestling program

Blake Williams will return to coaching.

The time away from running a program was short.

On the heels of the announcement that he ... »

Williams ends 12-year tenure as Prairie wrestling coach

CEDAR RAPIDS — Family came first for Blake Williams.

His wife and two children were at the heart of his latest decision.

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Ramos, Metcalf and McDonough post wins at Agon V

CEDAR RAPIDS — Tony Ramos and Brent Metcalf have ignited Iowa crowds in the past.

With some heated exchanges and some fireworks ... »

Metcalf and Pico set to collide at Agon V

CEDAR RAPIDS — Brent Metcalf and Aaron Pico stood face-to-face and glared eye-to-eye.

Metcalf may have seen a little bit of him ... »

Metcalf and Pico set to collide at Agon V

CEDAR RAPIDS — Brent Metcalf and Aaron Pico stood face-to-face and glared eye-to-eye.

Metcalf may have seen a little bit of him ... »

Iowa State’s Gadson brings home NCAA title

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Kyven Gadson completed a questionnaire that asked what his hometown of Waterloo was known for more than anything els ... »

Three Hawkeyes, ISU’s Gadson advance to semifinals

 

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Three University of Iowa wrestlers and Iowa State's Kyven Gadson remain in the running for gold.

The Hawke ... »

Iowa’s Gilman fights way to quarterfinals

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The day revealed the character of many wrestlers.

While upsets defined a crazy and unpredictable day, University of ... »