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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Three Hawkeyes receive top pre-seeds for Big Ten tournament

The University of Iowa received three top seeds for the upcoming conference tournament.

Thomas Gilman, Brandon Sorensen and Sammy Broo ... »

Preparation pays dividends for Cornell’s Hamm

DUBUQUE — One hundred takedowns.

Cornell’s Brent Hamm finished each practice the past week, drilling 100 takedowns and p ... »

Harrington fits in with Kohawks

CEDAR RAPIDS — A former club coach planted the seed in Ryan Harrington’s head.

As a result, Harrington’s college wrestli ... »

Agon brings wrestling talent to Cedar Rapids

Agon Wrestling Championship Series is coming to Cedar Rapids.

The mission to create a sustainable professional amateur wrestling organization ... »

Dubuque Hempstead wrestler fights into State Tourney after loss of brother

This video (click on the tab next to the photo tab to access) was submitted by Chase Lynn, a University of Missouri student who has also wrestled. ... »

Axmear and Grimm placed third for English Valleys

DES MOINES — The strides by English Valleys were evident when Brennen Grimm turned to the Bears' excited cheering section.

When the s ... »

Wenger rules at 138: 3A Iowa Prep Wrestling Finals

DES MOINES — Cedar Rapids Prairie's Josh Wenger was missing one thing from his resume.

In his last prep match, he made it complete. ... »

North-Linn’s LeClere, Linn-Mar’s Borschel inducted into Hall of Fame

As four-time state champions from 2002-05, Daniel LeClere and Jay Borschel each left an indelible mark on the North-Linn and Linn-Mar wrestling pro ... »

North Fayette Valley post best team finish

DES MOINES — Going 1-3 in the first round of the Class 2A state wrestling tournament certainly wasn't the outcome North Fayette Valley coach ... »

Xavier's Lembeck rolls to third-place finish

DES MOINES — Irony defined Clint Lembeck's experience.

The best thing that happened was his worst match of the week.

Lembeck ... »

Upset special: Alburnett’s Hoyle beats third rank foe to reach final

DES MOINES — The start of the season brought dreams of a state championship.

The end of the season delivered the possibility of ... »

2A Iowa State Wrestling Tournament: CPU’s Rathbun earns third-straight title berth after a nail-biter

DES MOINES — Shades of the state finals two years ago crept in Brock Rathbun's head as he was taken down to the mat.

The 120-pound ju ... »

Brands: Biggest prize still awaits for top-ranked Hawkeyes as national duals loom

IOWA CITY — Tom Brands knows the biggest prize for his top-ranked wrestling team still is a month away.

But that doesn’t mean t ... »

Wrestling Notebook: Talking with the TrackWrestling guy; Injured Creston wrestler improves

DES MOINES — Mark Kenny scans each item on his checklist, making sure he doesn't skip any steps. Organizing the technology at the state wrest ... »

3A State Wrestling Tourney: Two Prairie Hawks take different routes to finals

DES MOINES — Different roads led to the same destination.

Cedar Rapids Prairie's Josh Wenger made his fourth state tournament, attemp ... »

Dubuque Hempstead wrestler fights into State Tourney after loss of brother

This video (click on the tab next to the photo tab to access) was submitted by Chase Lynn, a University of Missouri student who has also wrestled. ... »

3A State Wrestling Tourney: Two Prairie Hawks take different routes to finals

DES MOINES — Different roads led to the same destination.

Cedar Rapids Prairie's Josh Wenger made his fourth state tournament, attemp ... »

Sorensen knocks off top-ranked foe

IOWA CITY — Less than a month ago, Brandon Sorensen was still vying to be his team’s best wrestler at his weight.

In the ... »

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