Saturday, February 16, 2013
Chris Grow had a respectable finish at the Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament, which ends on Saturday.
The 2013 state wrestling tournament comes to a close on Saturday. Waukee had three wrestlers qualify for the tournament, and one earned a respectable eighth place finish at his weight class on Saturday. Chris Grow, a Waukee senior, fell out of the championship bracket in the first round, but won three matches in the consolation bracket before falling in his final match to earn an eighth place at 132 pounds. Nathan Twito, of Ames, won an 8-2 decision over Grow on Saturday, in the final match. Read more: Follow Live: Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Iowa City, one of the great wrestling towns in America, will host the Olympic Wrestling trials this weekend, and several fun events for fans will come with them. If you're coming, read on to see a schedule and travel info.
It is the perfect fit in a lot of ways. Wrestling as a sport goes back to the tradition of the original Olympic Games in Ancient Greece. While the University of Iowa has produced some of the greatest wrestlers of modern times, and the wrestling program has fan support that is difficult to rival anywhere else. These two elements are going to be combined in a celebration of wrestling this weekend in Iowa City as the 2012 U.S. Olympic trials are held in Carver Hawkeye Arena. These trials will help determine which wrestlers will compete for the United States at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. Olympic Trials Info When: Saturday and Sunday. Morning sessions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (doors open at 8 a.m.); evening sessions from 6 to 9 p.m. …
Friday, April 20, 2012
Reporter Dan McCool, who has covered wrestling for nearly 30 years, give fans his picks for who to watch at the Olympic Trials in Iowa City this weekend. And you can meet McCool at the Trials' Fan Fest, where he's selling copies of his book," Reach for th
Friday, April 20, 2012
By DAN McCOOL Iowa City likes to brag of its status among the elite communities in regards to being the hottest of wrestling’s hotbeds. This weekend, it’s THE place to be for anyone with a dream of wrestling — in either freestyle or Greco-Roman — at the 2012 Olympics in London. The hometown University of Iowa wrestling team has won 23 of the 38 NCAA Division I team championships contested since 1975. The closest to that is Oklahoma State with seven. However, college supremacy is not the nonpareil this weekend. Those big-dream wrestlers — and a record number of fans that could total 15,000 — come to Carver-Hawkeye Arena Saturday and Sunday for the Final Trials, a once-per-quadrennium competition. Sessions are scheduled for 9 a.m. and 6 p.m…
Friday, January 20, 2012
The Third Annual Brad Tofteland Memorial Youth Wrestling Tournament is Saturday at Waukee High School. Wrestling begins at 9:30 a.m.
According to family and friends, Brad Tofteland was one of the good guys. He wasn’t at the top of his class, the best wrestler or even the most outgoing, but the 2000 Waukee High School graduate didn’t seem to mind. “Brad completely undersold himself,” said Emily Donovan, Tofteland’s sister. “He didn’t think he was as smart or as talented as other people. He didn’t really apply himself either, but he was funny and warm-hearted and he would give his last dime away before he paid his own rent. That’s just the kind of person he was.” That’s why the events of Oct. 27, 2006, were all the more painful for those who knew him. Tofteland died in a car accident that day. He was 24. Channeling their grief into good, Tofteland’s family started the …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Coming off a weekend in Winterset where the Warriors placed sixth, coach Vollmecke gives a rundown of what fans can expect from the matmen in upcoming meets.
Friday, December 2, 2011
The wrestlers and coach Chad Vollmecke want to have multiple competitors in the state tournament and compete in regionals for the first time.
Eighth-year head coach Chad Vollmecke took 24 kids to Troy, Mo., this summer for the Purler Takedown Machine Camp. That's a microcosm of the commitment and improvement he says is taking place right now with Waukee's wrestling program. The Warriors' lone state qualifier from last year, Collin Mundus, has graduated and is wrestling at Grand View University. Still, Vollmecke says this year's team has realistic goals to improve from last year's team that finished 10-11 in dual meets. Based upon his track record as head coach, it seems like a good possibillity. When Vollmecke took over in 2004, his team went 3-18 in dual meets. In the following years, his team's won three, six, seven, nine, nine and then last year 10 wins, to go along with 11 …