On the Mats by KJ Pilcher

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 ... »