Dueling Donors: Iowans Giving Big For New Facilities

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The top NCAA Division I programs are in the midst of a facilities arms race, as teams with deep-pocketed donors are competing to build bigger and better wrestling rooms and amenities. 

The new facilities don't come cheap, and fundraising efforts are often part of multi-million-dollar, campus-wide campaigns. Flo's own Nomad recently recapped the escalating facility battles being waged across the collegiate landscape.

It appears that Iowa Hawkeyes fans did not want to be left out of the fun. Whether directly encouraged by Nomad's intrepid reporting or perhaps by rival Ohio State head coach Tom Ryan's tweet, Iowa booster Bob Nicolls announced that he was writing a $1 million check to the Hawkeyes program, as proudly relayed by Iowa assistant coach Ryan Morningstar in a tweet of his own. 



Nicolls' call to action to his fellow Iowa supporters is being answered, as the Hawkeye Wrestling Club is also trumpeting the success of its ongoing pledge drive. 



No details or building plans on the new Hawkeye wrestling facilities are available, making Nicolls' contributions to kickstart the project all the more impressive. 
 
We will be sure to keep everyone up to date when conceptual drawings are released.

Top 7 Rankings Movers Of Ironman

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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

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

Three Events Live On FloWrestling This Weekend

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Preliminary Midlands 2017 Entry List

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The 55th edition of the Ken Kraft Midlands is coming to Flo at the end of this month, December 29th and 30th. Since there's a bit of a break in the college season before that, we wanted to give you the list of starters likely heading to Chicago.

NCAA DI Stock Report: Pre-Reno Quietude

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We had a relatively quiet week in between the Cliff Keen chaos and whatever insanity awaits the wrestling world at the Reno Tournament of Champions this weekend.

Oklahoma State Redshirts Are Set To Compete In Reno

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FloWrestling has received confirmation that the Oklahoma State Cowboys are storming the Reno Tournament of Champions this weekend with one of the most talented group of redshirts in the country. 

The Next Test For Every #1

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As the first semester of the college wrestling comes to a close, we have yet to see a top-ranked wrestler in Division I go down. But there is plenty of season left to wrestle and opportunities for them to be unseated from their thrones.

FRL 251 - Time For Suriano vs. Spencer Talk

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In FRL 251, we discuss Iowa's weekend including a potential matchup between Nick Suriano and Spencer Lee.

Biggest Upsets From 2017 Walsh Ironman

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Upsets are a huge part of our sport, and the biggest tournaments are recognized as such because huge stars go down. The 2017 Walsh Jesuit Ironman was a great example of that, and here are the dozen that stood out to us this past weekend in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.

FloWrestler Of The Week: Trevor Mastrogiovanni, Blair

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Trevor Mastrogiovanni came into Ironman unranked and walked out with the title in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, on Saturday.