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2020 California State Champ

  1. Women's Weekly: Can McKendree Compete With Iowa?

    Women's Weekly: Can McKendree Compete With Iowa?

    Jan 24, 2023

    Don’t count out the reigning three-time national collegiate champions just yet.
  2. Women's Weekly: The Ultimate Wrestling Showdown

    Women's Weekly: The Ultimate Wrestling Showdown

    Jan 12, 2023

    What happens when the top-ranked NAIA wrestler faces the top-ranked NCAA wrestler?
  3. Women's Weekly: Iowa Passes First Test

    Women's Weekly: Iowa Passes First Test

    Nov 21, 2022

    Clarissa Chun has been on the recruiting trail during her first year as head coach at the University of Iowa. The former Olympic bronze medalist sought the best talent from across the country to Iowa City.
  4. Iowa Women Decimate Field At Missouri Valley Invite

    Iowa Women Decimate Field At Missouri Valley Invite

    Nov 19, 2022

    The Iowa women's wrestling program was perfect at the prestigious Missouri Valley Invitational this weekend even though they lost two matches.
  5. Iowa Women Dominate Day 1 At Missouri Valley Invitational

    Iowa Women Dominate Day 1 At Missouri Valley Invitational

    Nov 19, 2022

    Although they are competing unattached, the University of Iowa made its presence known at the prestigious Missouri Valley Invitational. Seven future Hawkeyes entered the tournament and all seven went undefeated on the day.
  6. Five Things To Know About The Missouri Valley Invitational

    Five Things To Know About The Missouri Valley Invitational

    Nov 16, 2022

    Is the Missouri Valley Invitational the toughest women’s college tournament in the country? It’s hard to argue against it. The end-of-year national tournaments don’t have teams from different divisions, so this will certainly be some of the best wrestling you’ll see all season.
  7. Women's Weekly: Amit Elor Makes History

    Women's Weekly: Amit Elor Makes History

    Sep 22, 2022

    Three of four World Championships are complete following a historic performance by the U.S. women’s freestyle team in Belgrade, Serbia. The team finished second behind Japan and crowned three individual World champions and won seven total medals.
  8. Meet The First Iowa Women's Wrestling Team

    Meet The First Iowa Women's Wrestling Team

    Aug 29, 2022

    The Iowa women's wrestling program is off and running. Hear from all 15 Hawkeye women who are on the team.
  9. Nyla Valencia Excited To Be Part Of History At Iowa
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    Nyla Valencia Excited To Be Part Of History At Iowa

    Aug 28, 2022

    Nyla Valencia (Morgan Hill, California) has dreams of becoming a doctor as she pursues wrestling success at the University of Iowa.

  10. Women's Weekly: Expect The Miracle

    Women's Weekly: Expect The Miracle

    Aug 28, 2022

    Kayla Miracle and Jennifer Rogers had quite a best-of-three series on August 13. Miracle — a 2021 World silver medalist — postponed her Final X match with Rogers due to an injury. The two met in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, to determine the 62 kg spot in the upcoming Senior World Championships.
  11. Hawkeye Teammates Felicity Taylor & Nyla Valencia Training At World Team Camp
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    Hawkeye Teammates Felicity Taylor & Nyla Valencia Training At World Team Camp

    Aug 15, 2022

    Nyla Valencia and Felicity Taylor get a drilling session in during world team training camp.

  12. Women's Weekly: U17 Worlds Recap

    Women's Weekly: U17 Worlds Recap

    Aug 5, 2022

    U.S. women placed fourth at the U17 World Championships (formerly known as Cadet Worlds) in Rome on the strength of three silver medalists. Erica Pastoriza (43 kg), Gabriella Gomez (46 kg), and Valerie Hamilton (61 kg) reached the finals and all three received invitations to FloWrestling’s Who’s Number One on September 9, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  13. Women's Weekly: International Tournament Season

    Women's Weekly: International Tournament Season

    Jul 8, 2022

    The international wrestling season is in full swing with several major competitions happening in July. Here is what you can expect.
  14. Women's Weekly: Final High School Rankings

    Women's Weekly: Final High School Rankings

    Jul 1, 2022

    Last week, it was the first set of national team high school rankings. This week, it’s the final individual rankings of the 2021-22 season. Amit Elor leads the way in the pound-for-pound rankings after making the U20, U23, and senior World teams this year.
  15. Women's Weekly: World Teams Are Set

    Women's Weekly: World Teams Are Set

    Jun 10, 2022

    Final X Stillwater and Final X New York set our 2022 Senior World Team. In some cases, it set our U23 World team, too. All that’s missing is the 62-kilogram senior-level World team spot. Returning silver medalist Kayla Miracle postponed her best-of-three series with Jennifer Page due to an injury. The time and location of the special wrestle-off have not been determined.