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A native of Hawaii and pioneer in the sport of women's wrestling, Chun was a 2008 world champion and 2012 Olympic bronze-medalist, the first medal ever from an American in women's wrestling. Chun continues to shatter boundaries when she was named the head coach of the Iowa women's wrestling program in 2021, the first NCAA women's varsity program from a D1 Power 5 conference.

  1. Sterling Dias Commits To Iowa

    Sterling Dias Commits To Iowa

    May 20, 2022

    Iowa’s recruiting haul continues to grow with the addition of two-time Cadet World medalist Sterling Dias. Dias is currently ranked third in the nation at 106 pounds, which will add depth to the lower weights.
  2. Women's Weekly: NAIA Gets Championship Status

    Women's Weekly: NAIA Gets Championship Status

    Apr 13, 2022

    A big piece of news for women’s wrestling dropped over the weekend when the NAIA voted to adopt women’s wrestling as its 28th national championship sport beginning next season. An NAIA Invitational has taken place since 2019 but this will be the first time women's wrestling will have an officially-sanctioned collegiate national championship at any level.
  3. Iowa Women Pick Up Two More Commitments

    Iowa Women Pick Up Two More Commitments

    Apr 12, 2022

    Iowa coach Clarissa Chun just added commitments #9 and #10 to its monster inaugural recruiting class. Sam Calkins (#1 at 200 pounds) and Bell Mir (#6 at 144 pounds) confirmed that they will wrestle for the Hawkeyes.
  4. Women's Weekly: Every U.S. World Medalist

    Women's Weekly: Every U.S. World Medalist

    Apr 6, 2022

    The United States entered the Senior Women's World Championships for the first time in 1989. Since that time there have been 38 women who have combined for 93 World and Olympic medals, including 10 women who have won a total of 23 World/Olympic titles.
  5. Women's Weekly: Post-Season Fever

    Women's Weekly: Post-Season Fever

    Feb 14, 2022

    College regionals and conference meets will take place this weekend and the following weekend at locations throughout the country. Although this is an important step for winning a national collegiate title, NAIA and NCAA schools have different procedures. Here is a breakdown.
  6. Women's Weekly: Iowa Off To A Fast Start

    Women's Weekly: Iowa Off To A Fast Start

    Feb 7, 2022

    New Iowa women’s coach Clarissa Chun is on the recruiting trail and she landed three of the best wrestlers in the country. Kylie Welker — the #1 overall high school recruit — kicked things off by announcing her commitment to the Hawkeyes on February 3. A few days later, Bettendorf’s Ella Schmit became the first in-state recruit for Iowa.
  7. Top 100: By The Numbers

    Top 100: By The Numbers

    Feb 1, 2022

    Below is a full listing of FloWrestling's Top 100 American Wrestlers of All Time along with college wrestling affiliations. Several went to multiple colleges, which is why a wrestler may be listed more than once.
  8. Women's Weekly: Everything Women's Wrestling

    Women's Weekly: Everything Women's Wrestling

    Dec 23, 2021

    Lori Ayres is starting a new video podcast on FloWrestling called “Everything Women’s Wrestling.” Ayres is the co-founder of Division I women’s wrestling, an organization working to educate, grow, and support women who want to wrestle at the Division I level.
  9. The Top 100 Countdown: 70-61

    The Top 100 Countdown: 70-61

    Nov 25, 2021

    The countdown continues as FloWrestling releases its top 100 greatest American wrestlers of all time. The inaugural episode was released on November 4 and will end with the announcement of the greatest wrestler of all time on January 10, 2022.
  10. Women's Weekly: College Season Off To Strong Start

    Women's Weekly: College Season Off To Strong Start

    Nov 23, 2021

    It was an eventful week with Iowa naming a head women’s wrestling coach and the Missouri Valley Open taking place on November 19-20. We have all of that and more in this edition of Women’s Wrestling Weekly.
  11. Hawkeyes Hire Clarissa Chun To Lead New Women's Program

    Hawkeyes Hire Clarissa Chun To Lead New Women's Program

    Nov 18, 2021

    Iowa’s historic women’s wrestling program now has a face of the franchise.
  12. Bader Show: Clarissa Chun, Gene Zannetti, Larry Early, and MIchael Chiesa

    Bader Show: Clarissa Chun, Gene Zannetti, Larry Early, and MIchael Chiesa

    Apr 7, 2020

    Bader and Nomad are joined by Clarissa Chun, Gene Zannetti, Larry Early, and MIchael Chiesa