Shumaker relished coaching at Apprentice

| Jim McGrath

He is known simply and respectfully as “Coach Shu.”

For 44 years, Apprentice School coach Bruce Shumaker has made an indelible mark on local wrestling, first as a head coach at Denbigh in 1973-74, and later through a career path that wound through stops at Natural Bridge, Mathews and Lafayette high schools, with a year squeezed in at VMI, before settling in Newport News with his current position in 2007. On Friday night, Shumaker, who will be retiring after this season, made his last .

A Look at Iowa State WC

| Stephen Stonebraker

Even if you asked the most knowledgeable wrestling fans, how many collegiate teams there are in Iowa, most would tell you twenty-five. The five NJCAA programs, the seven NAIA programs, the nine NCAA Division III programs, the one NCAA Division II program and the three NCAA Division I programs. Truth is there are actually 27 collegiate wrestling programs in the state of Iowa. Both the University of Iowa and Iowa State University have club teams that participate in the National Collegiate Wrestling Association (NCWA). Takedown recently got together with Chase Reising of the Iowa State wrestling club to find out more about the team.

FloWrestling to Broadcast 2017 NCWA National Duals Live!

| Chase Giunta

Part of the FloSports Network, FloWrestling is the authority for youth, high school, college, and senior level wrestling. January 27-28th, FloWrestling brings you live coverage of NCWA National Duals. Catch all of the action and become a FloPRO member today!

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NCWA Rankings for 12.22.16

| Bryan Knepper

The latest edition of the NCWA Individual and Team Rankings have arrived just in time to be placed under the Christmas tree.  For full rankings click on the following link via Dropbox: NCWA Rankings 12.22.16. There aren’t as many changes at the top of the weight classes this month as the top guys have established themselves pretty well heading into the Winter break.  One thing is clear, with five #1 ranked wrestlers, Emmanuel College (Franklin Springs, GA) is the team to beat this season in the NCWA. The top-5 remained the same at 125 lbs.  Byron Smith ...

MIT Captain Lowman Wins Ted Reese Invitational

| Thomas Layte

The MIT Wrestling Team traveled to the Ted Reese Invitational in Gorham Maine on December 3rd. MIT finished in 10th place. Senior, captain, Joe Lowman won the 197 pound weight class in dominating fashion. Joe was 3 and 0 on the day with 1 technical fall and 2 pins. This is Joe’s first tournament win. Joe was on a mission. He was attacking and pressuring his opponents right off the whistle and would not let up until the match was over. Coach Bosco said this is the best Joe has looked in his 4 years at MIT.  Junior, Matt Chun was 1 and 2 on the...