Archive for December, 2013

Where are they now? Brent Metcalf, University of Iowa

Note: This post is the third in a series of retrospectives that will examine the career highlights of some of the greatest college wrestlers in recent history and tell you where they are now. No conversation about past University of Iowa wrestling legends would be complete without a mention of Brent Metcalf — but it […]

Where are they now? Lincoln McIlravy, University of Iowa

Note: This post is the second in a series of retrospectives that will examine the career highlights of some of the greatest college wrestlers in recent history and tell you where they are now. Lincoln McIlravy is another Hawkeye wrestler that enjoyed an outstanding college career under the tutelage of head coach Dan Gable. Like […]

Where are they now? Ed Banach, University of Iowa

Note: This post is the first in a series of retrospectives that will examine the career highlights of some of the greatest college wrestlers in recent history and tell you where they are now. Being a wrestling fan in the early ’80s meant being a fan of Ed Banach. Nicknamed “The Horse” because of his […]

Number of Female Wrestlers and Teams Continues to Grow

Did you know that percentage-wise, girls’ wrestling is the fastest growing high school sport in the country? It’s true. According to the 2010-2011 NFHS High School Athletics Participation survey, the number of female wrestlers jumped to a nationwide total of 7,351 — a 19.8 percent increase over the previous year’s results. This number still pales […]