It was fitting that Iowa ended its wrestling title draught thanks in large part to the individual titles won by Mark Perry and Brent Metcalf. The athletes epitomize where the Hawkeyes have been -- and where they are going.
The individual upsets that have become a hallmark of the season continued in the conference tournaments, but at the end of the day, the teams we expected to win walked home with titles, writes Andy Hamilton.
Richard Jensen's once-promising wrestling career nearly ended at the hands of a dug addiction. After spending nearly two decades away from the sport, the ex-con and former addict has found his way back to the mat.
Coleman Scott and Nathan Morgan have won more than 100 matches at Oklahoma State. Both are multi-time All-Americans, have won multiple Big 12 titles and have wrestled on NCAA championship teams. Only one accomplishment has escaped them.
Six teams have claimed the top spot in the college wrestling poll so far this season. This remarkable volatility in the sport set the stage for perhaps the most eagerly-anticipated National Duals since its inception.
Darrion Caldwell might just be the most exciting athlete in collegiate wrestling. So why are his coaches trying to slow him down? Andy Hamilton looks at the startling potential of North Carolina State's sophomore sensation.
Iowa's dominance over Iowa State and the programs' falls from national title contention diminished the rivalry. Two coaching changes -- and an argument -- have again raised the level of interest, writes Andy Hamilton.