picture of Nelson Brands

Son of Terry and nephew to Tom. Pretty decent pedigree. 

  1. Many Questions Remain For Hawkeye Lineup Heading Into 2024-25 Season

    Many Questions Remain For Hawkeye Lineup Heading Into 2024-25 Season

    Jun 11, 2024

    The Iowa Hawkeyes are coming off a fifth-place performance at the 2024 NCAA Championships. They return a good portion of their lineup and picked up a 4X All-American transfer, but will lose key starters in Brody Teske, Real Woods, and Jared Franek. Below is a breakdown of what their lineup will look like and some of the big questions that remain.
  2. FRL 1,035 - Nelson Brands Talks Suspension & Return To Wrestling

    FRL 1,035 - Nelson Brands Talks Suspension & Return To Wrestling

    Jun 10, 2024

    Nelson Brands joins the show to talk about getting suspended for gambling and coming back.
  3. Iowa Wrestling Plucks Parco From Portal, Brings Back Brands

    Iowa Wrestling Plucks Parco From Portal, Brings Back Brands

    May 21, 2024

    Iowa has added two pivotal pieces to its lineup for next season.
  4. Iowa Wrestling Early Lineup Look - 2024-25 Season

    Iowa Wrestling Early Lineup Look - 2024-25 Season

    Apr 6, 2024

    The Iowa Hawkeyes are coming off a fifth-place performance at the 2024 NCAA Championships. They return a good portion of their lineup but will lose key starters in Brody Teske, Real Woods, and Jared Franek. Below is a breakdown of what their lineup will look like next season without those guys.
  5. Nelson Brands Moving To Next Step In Wrestling Career After Appeal Denied

    Nelson Brands Moving To Next Step In Wrestling Career After Appeal Denied

    Dec 28, 2023

    Nelson Brands’ appeal in the NCAA’s probe into sports gambling was denied earlier this month.
  6. 174 Pound Pre-Season NCAA Wrestling Preview & Predictions

    174 Pound Pre-Season NCAA Wrestling Preview & Predictions

    Oct 11, 2023

    It’s October and that means the 2023-24 college wrestling season is right around the corner! In order to help you prepare for the upcoming season, we’ll be previewing all 10 Division 1 weight classes. Check out the article below for an in-depth look at 74 pounds.
  7. Iowa Hawkeyes Reload For 2023-24 NCAA Season

    Iowa Hawkeyes Reload For 2023-24 NCAA Season

    Aug 16, 2023

    This fall, Tom Brands will enter his 18th year as head coach of the Iowa Hawkeyes, and his first season in Iowa City as head coach in the post-Spencer Lee era.
  8. First Time All-Americans As Seniors In 2023

    First Time All-Americans As Seniors In 2023

    Apr 6, 2023

    That's right, I haven't stopped creating 2023 NCAA Championship content, despite the NCAAs being in the rearview and with the US Open just weeks away. Indeed, I will continue blogging about the 2023 NCAA Championships, for as long as it takes for me to run out of ideas, which may take a while because I am famously an idea man.
  9. 2023 NCAA Wrestling Championship Preview & Predictions - 174 Pounds

    2023 NCAA Wrestling Championship Preview & Predictions - 174 Pounds

    Mar 13, 2023

    The 174-pound bracket has two returning NCAA champions but is wide open for a new slate of All-Americans. Penn State’s Carter Starocci, Nebraska’s Mikey Labriola, and Virginia Tech’s Mekhi Lewis are solid bets to be in the top three, but the remaining field has several wrestlers capable of securing All-American honors.
  10. 2023 Big Ten Championship Preview: 165-285

    2023 Big Ten Championship Preview: 165-285

    Feb 24, 2023

    Continuing our breakdown of all ten weights of the 2023 Big Ten Championships in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Join our watch party as we keep tabs on all the championships of Conference Weekend, especially Big Tens!
  11. Predicting Every Seed For The 2023 Big Ten Wrestling Championships

    Predicting Every Seed For The 2023 Big Ten Wrestling Championships

    Feb 22, 2023

    The 2023 Big Ten Wrestling Championships are set to go down March 4-5 in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and will feature some of the nation's best wrestlers on their quest to NCAAs. We should get the "official" seeds for Big 10's in the next 7-10, and that gives us plenty of time to speculate and predict what they might be. Take a look at the below article for a breakdown of what the seeds we're predicting at each weight.
  12. Iowa Wrestling vs Oklahoma State Wrestling Dual Match Notes

    Iowa Wrestling vs Oklahoma State Wrestling Dual Match Notes

    Feb 19, 2023

    Get a full breakdown of Iowa's 28-7 win over Oklahoma State on Sunday, February 19.
  13. Iowa Wrestling Hosts Oklahoma State In Historic NCAA Rivalry Dual

    Iowa Wrestling Hosts Oklahoma State In Historic NCAA Rivalry Dual

    Feb 16, 2023

    Iowa wrestles Oklahoma State Sunday in a rivalry dual that's long been an annual tradition. They Hawkeyes are heavily favored this year, but college wrestling fans know that anything can happen when these two programs collide. If you need a refresher on this rivalry, check out this article Andy Hamilton wrote a year ago about the Five Duals That Shaped The Iowa-Oklahoma State Rivalry.
  14. Where Every Ranked Wrestler Could Compete Week 16 Of NCAA Wrestling

    Where Every Ranked Wrestler Could Compete Week 16 Of NCAA Wrestling

    Feb 14, 2023

    It's the last big week of the NCAA season, and it should be a great one! We'll start off with the most anticipated match of the year between NCAA champions David Carr and Keegan O'Toole during an incredible Iowa State vs Missouri dual, we'll see Cornell vs Ohio State on Saturday, and we'll wrap up with a legacy dual between Oklahoma State and Iowa on Sunday.
  15. The 5 Most Important Storylines When Michigan Faces Iowa

    The 5 Most Important Storylines When Michigan Faces Iowa

    Feb 9, 2023

    The B10 dual schedule concludes for Iowa this Friday when the Hawkeyes take on the Michigan Wolverines in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. There are several key matchups as both teams push toward conference and national titles.