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Witte and Team Iowa fall to Team USA

IOWA CITY - Zach Witte of Cedar Rapids Prairie was the premier 152-pound wrestler in Iowa this year, but he tangled with the No. 1 guy in the country Friday night and absorbed a major defeat.

Brian Realbuto of Somers, N.Y., defeated Witte, 15-4, in the Dream Team Classic before a packed house at Iowa City West High School.

The event featured an all-star team from Iowa against an all-star team from across the country, but it turned into a mismatch. Team USA won 11 of 13 bouts and strolled away with a 40-7 victory.


Wisconsin came to its senses

I don't imagine in his wildest dreams that former Cedar Rapids Jefferson basketball player Jarrod Uthoff thought he would ever create a firestorm on the national stage about his desire to leave the Wisconsin program.

And so this developing story became a headline-maker on sports talk across the country. Wisconsin and Coach Bo Ryan were getting beat up over the treatment of this former J-Hawk, who had signed on at Wisconsin, asked for his release and had done things the right way, including academics.

So with all of this pub, it took the head man of the Badgers, Barry Alvarez, to step in, meet with the principals in the case separately, first Uthoff and then Bo Ryan, and make a decision.



Luehrsmann named Xavier basketball coach

Ryan Luehrsmann thought seriously about becoming a basketball coach when he finished playing for the Iowa Hawkeyes 12 years ago, but the right opportunity did not come along.

Now it has.

Luehrsmann, 34, was named the boys basketball coach at Xavier High School on Friday after spending two years as the freshman coach with the Saints.

"I'm looking forward to it," he said. "It's all very exciting."



Uthoff looks forward after winning appeal

Jarrod Uthoff is relieved, happy and ready to find a new school now that the University of Wisconsin has lifted most of the restrictions on where he can go.

"I'm just glad this is over with and I can go on about finding the right school for me, with all the publicity dying down now," he told the Metro Sports Report in a telephone interview Thursday evening.

"I feel good," he said. "I can focus on finding the right fit for me."

Uthoff, 18, was thrust into the national spotlight the past few days when he challenged Wisconsin Coach Bo Ryan and essentially won.



Ryan relents; Uthoff wins part of appeal

Jarrod Uthoff won part of his appeal against Wisconsin Coach Bo Ryan Thursday and now is free to transfer anywhere he wants without penalties, except for other Big Ten schools.

The University of Wisconsin athletic department has removed all the restrictions on Uthoff transferring to Iowa State, Marquette, Florida or any of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) schools.


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Metro Schedule

Sunday, Sept. 28 Friday, Oct. 3
MGLF: Mount Mercy at Ashford Invitational USHL: Muskegon at RoughRiders, 7:05 p.m.
MTEN: Coe at ITA Regional, St. Peter, Minn. HSFB: Marion at Maquoketa, 7:15 p.m.

HSFB: Ottumwa at Washington, 7:15 p.m.

HSFB: Western Dubuque at Xavier, 7:15 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 29 HSFB: Midland at Cedar Valley Christian, 7 p.m.
BGLF: MVC Valley Meet, Ellis Park CVB: Coe at Wisconsin-Platteville Tournament
BGLF: MVC Mississippi Meet, Irv Warren WGLF: Coe at Iowa Conference Tournament, Dubuque
MGLF: Coe at Midwest Classic, Wisconsin Dells, ppd rain WTEN: Coe at Iowa Conference Meet, Pella
MGLF: Mount Mercy at Ashford Invitational
WSOC: Culver-Stockton at Mount Mercy, ppd Saturday, Oct. 4

USHL: Muskegon at RoughRiders, 7:05 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 30 CFB: Loras at Coe, 1 p.m.
HSVB: Kennedy at Jefferson, 7 p.m. HSVB: Waverly Shell-Rock Tournament, 9 a.m.
HSVB: Iowa City West at Linn-Mar, 7 p.m. HSVB: Waterloo Columbus Tournament, 9 a.m.
HSVB: Independence at Marion, 6 p.m. HSVB: Prairie Invitational, 9 a.m.
HSVB: Iowa City High at Prairie, 7 p.m. GSWM: Cedar Falls Invitational, 9 a.m.
HSVB: Washington at Xavier, 7 p.m. BCC: Clinton Classic, 9:40 a.m.
B/GCC: Iowa City West Invitational, 4:30 p.m. CVB: Coe at Wartburg Classic
CVB: Marshalltown at Kirkwood, 6:30 p.m. WSOC: Coe at Dubuque, 5 p.m.
MGLF: Coe at Midwest Classic, Wisconsin Dells WSOC: Grand View at Mount Mercy, 1 p.m.
MSOC: Coe at Central, 4 p.m. MSOC: Coe at Dubuque, 7:30 p.m.

MSOC: Grand View at Mount Mercy, 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 1 WGLF: Coe at Iowa Conference Tournament, Dubuque
CVB: Loras at Coe, 7:30 p.m. WTEN: Coe at Iowa Conference Meet, Pella
CVB: Mount Mercy at Viterbo, 7:30 p.m.
WSOC: Coe at Central, 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5

MGLF: Kirkwood at Eastman Invitational
Thursday, Oct. 2
HSFB: Linn-Mar at Kennedy, 7:15 p.m.
HSFB: Prairie at Iowa City High, 7:15 p.m.
HSFB: Jefferson at Cedar Falls, 7:45 p.m.
BGLF: MVC Quad at St. Andrews, 3:15 p.m.
BGLF: MVC Quad at Pheasant Ridge, 3:15 p.m.
BGLF: MVC Quad at Gardner, 3:15 p.m.
B/GCC: Western Dubuque Invitational, 5 p.m.
HSVB: Cal-Wheatland at Cedar Valley Christian, 6 p.m.
CVB: Kirkwood at Iowa Lakes, 7 p.m.



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