World Cup

The 2018 World Cup is on the horizon…

The Hawkeye Wrestling Club (HWC) is well represented. Two members took silver medals in the 2017 Paris World Championships: Alli Ragan and Thomas Gilman.

Thomas Gilman will compete with the U.S. World Cup team in April. Iowa City will host the toughest dual team championship in Freestyle Wrestling: 2018 Freestyle World Cup in Iowa City. No American Team has won the title since 2003 despite hosting 2014-2016 in Los Angeles.

Iran won 6 in a row…

With Thomas Gilman at the helm, we can assemble a team that can return the championship trophy to American soil, where it belongs. We need you to spread the word. We will fill Carver-Hawkeye Arena. We will drown out the chants from the foreign delegations’ wrestling fans. HWC members have been training at the Dan Gable Wrestling Complex since the Paris Championships.

The Near Future:

The Dave Schultz Memorial is up next in November. Nick and Chris Dardanes, Nathan Burak, and Bobby Telford will compete. Imagine a wild-card surprise in the future…?

Thomas Gilman will compete in the Word Wrestling Club in Tehran, Iran, December 2-3, 2017. Your support helps the club contend for the World and Olympic Championship Gold Medals.

Last but not least, the 2017 U23 World Team Trials will be held on October 6-8, 2017 in Minnesota. Champions will qualify to represent Team USA November 21-26, 2017 in Bydgoszcz, Poland at the Senior U23 World Championships.

We are proud to have two members of the HWC representing Iowa:

Sam Brooks: 86kg Freestyle. Weigh-in is Saturday October the 8th. Wrestle on Sunday the 9th.

Alex Meyer: 85kg Greco. Weigh in on Friday October the 7th. Wrestle on Saturday the 8th.

As always, we are grateful for your support. The tradition of the HWC stretches back decades to its venerable founder, Dan Gable. With your help, we can continue to honor the tradition of grit, guts, preparation, and mental preparation.

If you are not a recurring donor, we invite you to show your grit by standing in line with us behind Iowa wrestling…

– Terry Brands

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