Best Quotes From Iowa St Press Conference

Screen Shot 2017-04-04 at 5.00.47 PM.png

Today was the introductory press conference for the newly minted Iowa State coaching staff. This weekend, new Cyclones coach Kevin Dresser filled out his staff with Derek St. John, followed by Brent Metcalf and Mike Zadick. Below are some of the best quotes from the presser, with the full video at the bottom, courtesy of IA Wrestle.

Dresser on the whole staff being former Hawkeyes"

We've got three guys that grew up wearing black and gold, that's the elephant in the room right? And we've got three guys that look pretty daggone good in cardinal and gold right now.
Kevin Dresser on getting Zadick to Virginia Tech:
I chased Mike Zadick out of the mountains, literally.
Zadick on the Cyclones' 2017 NCAA finish:
57th in the country right now, there's a lot of work to do.
Metcalf being understated:
Iowa State, heck yeah. Let's go do it. 
Mike Zadick quoting his brother Bill:
If you think you're getting Mike out of the mountains, you're gonna have to bomb him, cause he aint leavin'
Zadick on their goals as a team:
I'm not worried about Iowa, I'm worried about Penn State.
Dresser on his newest staff member
Is Metcalf one of us? Darn straight.
Dresser when asked about practices:
This is kind of my dream team here, so I'll step back and watch em go.
Metcalf on coming from USA Wrestling
When you give your word that you're gonna do something, it was hard for me to go back on that.
Dresser on coaching upperweights:
These guys can coach 100 pounders and 500 pounders.
Zadick on him coaching heavyweights:
The whole, big guy needs a big guy coach, or big guy needs a big guy to work out with, that's bologna to me.

8 Reasons Why You Can't Miss Reno

Tony Rotundo Jack Meredith

Over the years we've seen a lot of great matches go down at the Reno Tournament of Champions.

Daton Fix To Make His NCAA Debut In Reno

Tony Rotundo Daton Fix

College wrestling fans will catch their first glimpse of junior world champion Daton Fix against NCAA competition this Sunday at the Reno Tournament of Champions in Reno, NV. Fix will wrestle unattached with an Oklahoma State squad consisting of mostly redshirts and backups.

The Second Wave Of College Wrestlers Who Will Crash The Rankings

Josh Conklin Chance Marsteller

There are tiers to every weight in any given college season, and the beautiful thing about rankings is how often they change as guys emerge as stars, falter, change weight, or graduate.

What 2 Watch 4: Finals Week

Tony Rotundo Tyler Berger

Winter semester finals are monopolizing many of our favorite student-athletes this week, but we still have a full plate of ranked potential matches and quality wrestling action to keep you occupied as we roll through the holiday season. 

Preliminary 2018 Southern Scuffle Entry List

Austin Bernard Mark Hall

Once again, "The Rose Bowl of Wrestling" kicks off the year LIVE on Flo. The 2018 Southern Scuffle is the 16th annual edition of the tournament and takes place on January 1-2 at McKenzie Arena in Chattanooga, TN. 

Chris Bono Mic'd Up For SDSU's Dual


The South Dakota State wrestling team just released the sights and sounds of head coach Chris Bono mic'd up during the Jackrabbits' win over Central Michigan last week.

FRL 252 - The Absurdity Of Ohio State vs Penn State


FRL is back discussing Ohio State vs. Penn State, the tougher rebuild between Iowa State and Oklahoma, and the biggest takeaways of the first two months of the NCAA wrestling season.

141 At The Reno Tournament Of Champions Will Be Tremendous

Tony Rotundo Bryce Meredith

Just how tremendous might the 141-pound college bracket at the 2017 Reno Tournament of Champions be? Well, how does three of the top five ranked wrestlers plus Kaden Gfeller sound? Indeed, the 141 title race is shaping up to be quite tremendous in Reno, NV, on Saturday.

Top 7 Rankings Movers Of Ironman

Rob Preston Rocky Jordan

As usual there were a number of guys who showed up in a big way at Ironman this weekend, while others took some losses and saw their stock go down a bit. 

Most Memorable Moments Of Ironman

Rob Preston Izzy Palazzo

Every tournament has its unforgettable moments, but this year's Ironman had a little something extra.