On the Mats by KJ Pilcher

Nine Hawkeyes ranked in TOM preseason poll

Practice has begun for NCAA Division I wrestling programs. The ranking of this year’s individual field has started as well.

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Independence’s Straw commits to ISU

Chase Straw already has a sister on the Iowa State campus.

The Independence senior has adopted a few more brothers.

Straw confirmed he ... »

Borschel, LeClere entering IHSAA Wrestling Hall of Fame

Jay Borschel and Dan LeClere shared the spotlight, winning their fourth state title in the same year.

It’s only fitting that the forme ... »

Cornell’s Dean, ODU’s Dechow meet in all-star dual

The National Wrestling Coaches Association announced Tuesday the wrestlers for the 184-pound matchup of the NWCA All-Star Classic.

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The Good and The Bad of Iowa’s wrestling schedule

The University of Iowa wrestling schedule has been out for some time now. I was discussing some of the duals with The Gazette’s Scott Dochte ... »

NWCA makes first announcement for All-Star Classic

The National Wrestling Coaches Association made its first announcement Tuesday about the lineups of the 2014 NWCA All-Star Classic.

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Ramos drops World Championships opener

Former University of Iowa NCAA champion Tony Ramos lost his opening match of the 2014 FILA Men’s Freestyle World Championships early Monday ... »

Ramos and Metcalf set to take on the world

Tony Ramos has always backed his attitude with his actions.

The former University of Iowa three-time All-American and NCAA champion has some ... »

Iowa tied for second in WIN’s preseason rankings

Wrestling Insider Newsmagazine has released its 2014-15 preseason NCAA Division I team and individual rankings.

The University of Iowa is tie ... »

Brands named as World Team coach

The University of Iowa wrestling program already was well represented on this year’s USA Wrestling’s World Team.

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McDonough third at University World Championships

Matt McDonough has a new achievement to add to his medalist.

The former University of Iowa NCAA champion and Linn-Mar state titlist is now ... »

St. John joins NDSU wrestling staff

Derek St. John built a wrestling career on taking on all challenges.

The former University of Iowa national champion and the Hawkeyes' 18th ... »

Jefferson’s Baker joins local team for international dual

Cedar Rapids Jefferson’s Brenden Baker entertains a chance to wrestle international.

So, he embraced the chance when it was presented. ... »

McDonough challenges for World University Team spot

Matt McDonough knows how special it is to represent the United States in a World-level event.

The 2010 U.S. Junior World Team and current U.S ... »

Metcalf retains spot on World Team

MADISON, Wis. — Brent Metcalf is ready to take on the world — again.

He seems poised to take care of some unfinished business.< ... »