Cassioppi is a Hawk

The momentum for recruiting of Iowa Wrestling hit another gear with the commitment of Hwt. Anthony Cassioppi of Roscoe, Illinois (Hononegah H.S.). Cassioppi had originally committed to Northwestern but flipped to the Hawkeyes. Cassioppi is the reigning USA Wrestler of...

Lugo commits to Iowa

Pat Lugo just released on Twitter that he is going to be an Iowa Hawkeye.  Lugo has competed the last two seasons and was a two-time NCAA Qualifier at 149 lbs. for Edinboro but has not used his redshirt year yet.  As a freshman, Lugo was named the EWL Freshman of the...

It is RECRUITING season!

Recruiting is a 365 day a year type of thing.  However, July 1 is a huge date in college wrestling every year.  That is the first official day that colleges can discuss scholarships with the soon to be senior high school wrestlers.  Verbal commitments can be made at...

Mejia commits to the Hawks!

It was a long recruiting process, but Justin Mejia of Clovis, California has committed to be an Iowa Hawkeye.  Mejia became just the second wrestler in the history of California high school wrestling to win four state titles this past season.  Currently ranked fourth...

Jody Strittmatter interview

By chance or fate, a neighbor gave a young wrestler in Pennsylvania the movie Dan Gable: Competitor Supreme to watch nearly twenty-five years ago.  What an impact that movie had.  Jody Strittmatter was a very popular wrestler for the Iowa Hawkeyes.  He was always...

Axmear and Costello to compete at Junior Duals

The Iowa Wrestling program will be well represented at Junior Freestyle Duals in Tulsa, OK this weekend. Incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits Zach Axmear at 152 lbs.(English Valley HS) and Aaron Costello at Hwt (Western Dubuque HS) will be competing for Team Iowa –...