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All-American for Iowa, originally from Ohio. 

  1. Mark Hall Used Star Power To Grow Grappler Fall Classic

    Mark Hall Used Star Power To Grow Grappler Fall Classic

    Sep 30, 2021

    Mark Hall may not have known it at the time, but he was the driving force behind one of the biggest wrestling tournaments in the country.
  2. The Super Staffs Of The NCAA

    The Super Staffs Of The NCAA

    Sep 17, 2021

    For some time now the topic in major team sports leagues has been the formation of super teams and what they can accomplish. With the movement in coaching this summer the question should now arise: what about coaching super staffs in college wrestling? Some may come easily to mind but there are more than you may think.
  3. Way Too Early Lineup Look: 2021-2022 Iowa Hawkeyes

    Way Too Early Lineup Look: 2021-2022 Iowa Hawkeyes

    Apr 8, 2021

    The 2021 NCAA Champion Iowa Hawkeyes aren’t going anywhere next season. All six seniors from the team have confirmed they’ll be using their extra year of eligibility and returning. Meaning, Iowa will most likely have the exact same lineup that won them a team title.
  4. Several Hawkeyes Indicate They'll Take Extra Year Of Eligibility

    Several Hawkeyes Indicate They'll Take Extra Year Of Eligibility

    Mar 22, 2021

    The Hawks aren't going anywhere. Four key seniors have already indicated that they will be using the extra year of eligibility the NCAA granted them and returning for a fifth year of varsity of wrestling. 
  5. Team Race Time: 15 Iowa & PSU Quarterfinals Will Shake Things Up

    Team Race Time: 15 Iowa & PSU Quarterfinals Will Shake Things Up

    Mar 19, 2021

    The Iowa vs Penn State team race has heated up after day one of NCAAs, but the quarterfinals present massive opportunities for each team. Every quarterfinal win is worth 7 team points before bonus, so Iowa's eight quarterfinals and Penn State's seven are huge. Here's a breakdown of each team's opportunities and obstacles during sessions five and six of NCAAs.
  6. NCAA 165-Pound Preview: UnstoppaBULL

    NCAA 165-Pound Preview: UnstoppaBULL

    Mar 17, 2021

    The longest anyone has ever had to wait for an NCAA Tournament since World War II ended is finally over. The competitors have made their way to St Louis and we are going to crown 10 new champs for the first time since 2019.
  7. Who Gets The Horns? 165-Pound Big Ten Preview

    Who Gets The Horns? 165-Pound Big Ten Preview

    Mar 5, 2021

    Soon there will be a gathering where the Big Ten 165-pounders will vie for the great prize. While the fate of humanity does not hinge on the outcome, it is still a pretty big deal. As this strange covid season of 2021 reaches the conclusion, we find Alex Marinelli as the undisputed #1 seed, despite having only wrestled in two dual meets. 
  8. Week Eight Hodge Trophy Rankings Update

    Week Eight Hodge Trophy Rankings Update

    Feb 16, 2021

    Two weeks after releasing our first set Dan Hodge Trophy rankings, we have our first updated set! Three wrestlers from the first set; Logan Massa, Noah Adams, and Boo Lewallen, took losses and were taken out. Previous #9, Mekhi Lewis, injury defaulted in the third period after trailing the entire match to Jake Wentzel, so he was shown the door as well.
  9. Championship Caliber: A Speculative 2021 Iowa Hawkeye Lineup Preview

    Championship Caliber: A Speculative 2021 Iowa Hawkeye Lineup Preview

    Dec 11, 2020

    With the 2021 college wrestling season quickly – or painstakingly slowly – approaching, the Iowa Hawkeye lineup is returning to the shape it was in when it took the No. 1 spot in the nation last season.
  10. Lewis & Marinelli Lead The Best Weight Class You Aren't Thinking About

    Lewis & Marinelli Lead The Best Weight Class You Aren't Thinking About

    Jul 2, 2020

    Even if you’ve already heard the news, this is still probably going to be the best sentence you read all day: live wrestling returns to Flo on July 25 when Kyle Dake and Frank Chamizo square off right here in Austin, Texas. The stacked card also features David Taylor vs Pat Downey and Anthony Ashnault vs Luke Pletcher. 
  11. How Iowa's Alex Marinelli Works Toward His Goals Despite COVID Restrictions

    How Iowa's Alex Marinelli Works Toward His Goals Despite COVID Restrictions

    May 27, 2020

    Normally, Alex Marinelli would be in Carver-Hawkeye Arena wrestling right now. 
  12. Bader Show: Alex Marinelli, Keith Gavin, Joe Russell, and Cary Kolat

    Bader Show: Alex Marinelli, Keith Gavin, Joe Russell, and Cary Kolat

    Apr 14, 2020

    On this episode of the Bader Show, Bader and Nomad catch up with Alex Marinelli, Keith Gavin, Joe Russell, and Cary Kolat
  13. Penn State Closed The Gap At Big Tens. Can They Catch Iowa?

    Penn State Closed The Gap At Big Tens. Can They Catch Iowa?

    Mar 10, 2020

    Ever since the injury of heavyweight NCAA champion Anthony Cassar, the team title has seemed just out of reach for the Nittany Lions, but their history of winning on the biggest stage has left many wrestling fans wondering if there's still a path to victory for the perennial powerhouse.
  14. 'Score First, Score Fast': Marinelli & The Hawkeyes Attack The Postseason

    'Score First, Score Fast': Marinelli & The Hawkeyes Attack The Postseason

    Mar 5, 2020

    Despite the fact that Iowa has 10 individual wrestlers with targets on their backs going into Big Tens, it doesn’t seem that way. The Hawkeyes compete as one solid unite, and that only adds to the list of reasons why they’re the team to beat in both the conference and in the nation. 
  15. 2020 Big Ten Championships 165-Pound Preview

    2020 Big Ten Championships 165-Pound Preview

    Mar 3, 2020

    Absence makes the heart grow fonder, and one year without the Big Ten Championships has made many a wrestling fan's heart grow excruciatingly fond. But the wait is over, and the raddest and baddest wrestling tournament outside the NCAAs is nigh upon us.