Hello, and welcome to Todd Conner’s Iowa Wrestling Fan Blog.
A rundown of my background in wrestling:
Author of Domination: An Inside look at Iowa Wrestling. I wanted to share the stories of what I had seen from competition and in the practice room of Iowa Wrestling.
Owner, writer and Editor of Todd Conner’s Wrestling Report, 1996-2003 Covering high school, college, and international wrestling in the great state of Iowa including High School Ratings.
Born and raised in Lisbon, Iowa: The Wrestling Capital of Iowa. Lisbon won state titles when I was in Kindergarten, first, second, fourth, fifth, seventh, ninth, and tenth grade when I was in school.
I learned the basics of wrestling from Al “Coach” Baxter, a true legend, from Kindergarten – fifth grade. I then wrestled for Brad Smith at Lisbon. Coach Smith, an NCAA National Champion at Iowa, is the best High School wrestling coach I have ever known.
I have attended Iowa Wrestling practices on a regular basis since October of 1983.
Graduated from the University of Iowa.
I have followed the entire career of Royce Alger, Mark Ironside, and Ryan Morningstar real close. I traveled the state and country following their careers.
I hope you enjoy my articles and share them with others.