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Who Should be the First Head Coach of Iowa's Women's Program? | Rokfin

There have been plenty of rumors swirling around which school would be the first to take the leap, but it ultimately was the Hawkeyes who did so. Expect others to follow suit in the coming months. Before we get to that, let’s throw around some possible candidates for the first head coach for Iowa’s women’s program.

2021-22's Top 50 Collegiate Wrestlers: #40 Brayton Lee (Minnesota) | Rokfin

Welcome to a new recurring feature from InterMat as we lead into the 2021-22 collegiate season. We are about 50 days away from the start of the new season, so what better way to ring in the new year than to use that time to count down the top-50 current collegiate wrestlers. Each day a new wrestler will be released.

Iowa's decision jets girls' wrestling movement at state level forward | Half Nelson, Half Fiction |

Wow. Thursday was a big day for the sport of women’s wrestling.

Divisional Restructuring Among Issues Raised In NCAA Constitution Survey – SwimSwam

In the lead-up to the NCAA’s special constitutional convention in November, the organization sought out feedback from a group of experts across college athletics in order to identify how the NCAA constitution should be transformed to best meet the needs of its athletes.

University of Iowa students behind Title IX lawsuit react to women’s wrestling news | The Gazette

A month after four members of the University of Iowa women’s swimming and diving team sued the campus over federal gender equity violations and demanded it reinstate the sport the UI intended to eliminate, Abbie Lyman and Miranda Vermeer joined the suit — asking the Hawkeyes to add women’s wrestling and rugby teams, too.

Editorial: Iowa women's wrestling announcement is the right step forward – KCCI

Women’s wrestling is coming to the University of Iowa. This week, the Hawkeyes announced they’re adding a women’s wrestling program. Much work has to be done to hit their goal of competing by the 2023-24 season, but this will make the University of Iowa the first member of a Power Five conference to make this move.

Christian Noble, jack of all trades | Sports |

Big Lake’s Christian Noble is a talented athlete. He runs cross country, track, and wrestles. He doesn’t just participate in them all, he crushes it. He’s one of the top performers for the cross country team, coming in fourth as an individual at the latest cross country meet.

Hastert's settlement with accuser to be finalized Monday | WICS

The deadline to finalize an out-of-court settlement between former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert and a man who accused him of child sexual abuse has been delayed until next week.

Seven candidates to consider for Iowa women's wrestling head coach – Des Moines Register

The next step in the construction of the Iowa women's wrestling program is perhaps the most important one.

#WrestleOslo Day Seven Preview: GR 60kg, 97kg and 130kg | United World Wrestling

Musa EVLOEV (ROC) is still receiving gifts and awards for becoming the Olympic champion in Tokyo. But the felicitations are coming to an abrupt halt as he prepares to lead the Russian Olympic Committee team at the Oslo World Championships as the defending World and Olympic 97kg Greco-Roman champion.

#WrestleOslo Day Five Preview: WW 57kg, 59kg, 68kg and 72kg | United World Wrestling

Newly crowned Olympic champion Tamyra MENSAH STOCK (USA) used part of her bonuses from winning the gold medal in Tokyo to outfit her mother, an expert cook, with a flashy, fully furnished food truck.

65kg Worlds Preview – Is Yianni Ready To Win World Gold? – FloWrestling

An in-depth preview of 65kg at the 2021 Senior World Championships

Adding women's program at wrestling powerhouse Iowa is ‘game-changer' – Des Moines Register

Ella Schmit, a senior from Bettendorf, is Iowa’s top high school female wrestler right now. She’s a two-time girls’ state champ, a Junior All-American and, last year, she qualified for the boys’ state tournament — and won a match, too.

Women’s wrestling club opens new doors for incoming, current students – The Mac Weekly

LoPresti, Doroshenko and Anna Andreasen ’23 are the three founders of the women’s* wrestling club at Macalester, currently in its first year. Though in name it is a women’s club, Andreasen clarified that it is a queer- and trans-welcoming space.

Emmanuel Yarbrough: The World's Heaviest Athlete – Generation Iron

The Guinness Book of World Records recognized Emmanuel Yarbrough as the world’s heaviest athlete.

Rochester Wrestling Pins Down Strong Recruiting Class – Victory Sports Network

Rochester University Wrestling Warriors land 13 new athletes for the upcoming 2021 season. The Warriors are heading into there fourth year as a program affiliated with the Wolverine Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) and the National Association Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

Hussar places fifth in Junior Beach World Championships in Romania on Friday –

Zoe Hussar of Perrysburg, Ohio placed fifth in the women’s division at the Junior Beach World Championships in Constanta, Romania on Friday.

Episode 109 of Mat Chat podcast with David Mirikitani featuring Eric Thompson is now available –

On the newest episode of Mat Chat, David Mirikitani interviews new Arizona State Volunteer Assistant Coach Eric Thompson, a three-time NAIA champion for Grand View University, who has previous coaching experience with the Nittany Lion WC, the M2 Training Center and with Lock Haven.

The impact of Iowa Women's Wrestling – Iowa Wrestling Fan

The University of Iowa made an announcement yesterday that was heard around the wrestling world. Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta announced that the University of Iowa will be adding women’s wrestling as an intercollegiate program. The search for a head coach will begin this fall and competition will begin in the 2023-2024 season.

Six of the nine 2020 Olympic wrestling medalists receive Living the Dream Medal Fund bonuses in private New York ceremony –

USA Wrestling and the Stewards of the Living the Dream Medal Fund hosted a special function tonight at a private residence in New York City, paying out the first bonuses to the 2020 U.S. Olympic wrestling medalists. Six of the nine Olympic medalist wrestlers received oversized checks as part of the ceremony.

Wheeling Wrestling Releases 2021-2022 Season Schedule – Wheeling University Athletics

After fighting through a pandemic-ladent spring season, the Wheeling University Wrestling team has released their 2021-2022 schedule. The year kicks off on November 7th at the Pembroke Classic and runs through early March with the NCAA Nationals scheduled from March 11th through March 12th in St. Louis.

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