BACK IN CARVER-HAWKEYE ARENA
The Hawkeyes will be back in the home arena to face Life University and Missouri Valley College this Sunday, starting at 1:30 p.m. (CT).
Life U, the 2024 NAIA National Duals Champions, will face Missouri Valley to open the duals. Iowa will wrestle Missouri Valley in the second dual on the day at 2 p.m. The Hawkeyes close out the afternoon wrestling Life at 2:30 p.m. (CT).
Follow Iowa women’s wrestling team on X (IowaW_Wrestling), Instagram (Iowawomenswrestling), and Facebook (Iowa Women’s Wrestling).
FOLLOW ALONG LIVE
• The Iowa Duals will be streamed on B1G+ (subscription required)
• You can follow live results on TrackWrestling and on X.
• Sunday’s duals will be broadcast online at hawkeyesports.com (via YouTube). Steven Grace will be on the call.
FOELLER MAKES HAWKEYE DEBUT
• Transfer Jaycee Foeller made her debut in the Hawkeye singlet at National Duals earlier this month, going 2-0 with both victories via fall.
• While wrestling unattached this season, Foeller won a Soldier Salute title at 191.
NATIONAL DUAL’S CHAMPIONS
On January 6th, 2024, the University of Iowa women’s wrestling team claimed the NWCA National Duals title at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The Hawkeyes opened the tournament with a win over Adrian College, 49-1. They continued into the round of two defeating seventh-seeded Presbyterian, 39-4. In the semifinals, Iowa downed third-seeded King, 31-8, making its way to the finals. There, the Hawkeyes faced reigning national champions and first-seeded North Central College. Iowa fought until the very end, winning the dual by one point, 21-20, and officially taking the title.
• Felicity Taylor, a native of Spillville, Iowa, spent the past four years at McKendree University in Illinois, where she helped the Bearcats win three national team titles. She was the NCWWC National Champion in 2021, while finishing as the 116-pound national runner-up in 2019, 2020 and 2022.
• Taylor has also excelled on the national scene, winning both the U.S. Open and U23 National Tournaments and qualifying for Final X. It is the final leg of USA Wrestling’s Senior World Team Trials process.
WELKER EARNS USA WRESTLER OF THE WEEK
• University of Iowa women’s wrestler Kylie Welker was named USA Wrestling’s athlete of the week, it was announced last Tuesday by the organization.
• Welker, who is the top-ranked wrestler at the 170-weight class, picked up three wins last weekend to help the Hawkeyes capture the 2024 NWCA National Duals title.
DIAS NAMED NWCA WRESTLER OF THE MONTH
• University of Iowa women’s wrestler, Sterling Dias was named the NWCA Region Wrestler of the Month for the month of December.
• In the month of December, Dias was undefeated with nine wins. Dias is currently ranked second in the 101-weight class and holds an 18-1 record on the season.
• The Las Vegas, Nevada native also helped the Hawkeyes to a NWCA National Duals title, securing two top-ten wins.
DEEDE DOMINATES NWCA ALL-STAR CLASSIC
• Marlynne Deede competed at the NWCA All-Star Classic on November 21st in State College, Pennsylvania.
• Under the lights of Rec Hall on the campus of Penn State University, Deede defeated Latifah Mcbryde of Life, via an 8-3 decision.
The Hawkeyes will travel to Fort Wayne, Indiana, next weekend to compete in the Indiana Tech Duals and Open tournament. Competition will be all day Friday and Saturday.