Men's Sports

Kevin Dresser named Big 12 Wrestling Coach of the Year

The Big 12 Conference has named Kevin Dresser its Coach of the Year for the 2018-19 season.

When Dresser walked into Iowa State’s wrestling room, he took over a team that had previously finished 1-12 overall, seventh at the Big 12 Championship with three Cyclones competing at nationals.

In two seasons, Dresser has been able to completely turn the program around.

In his first season, the Cyclones finished 8-10 overall, seventh at the Big 12 Championships and had Jarrett Degen as a lone NCAA qualifier.

In year two, things clicked.

Dresser ended the regular season 10-4 overall, second overall at the Big 12 Championship and is taking nine to the NCAA Championships.

It isn’t just his team that is seeing the payout for hard work.

Jacqueline Cordova


Jacqueline is a fifth year at Iowa State University and is studying Journalism. Not only is Jacqueline the beat reporter for Iowa State wrestling but also does social media things, get's to hangout with Kaci, the Director of Sales and help with projects. She's also currently a game day PR intern with the Minnesota Vikings. Jacqueline takes great pleasure in reading, watching trash reality TV shows when she isn't watching sports or indulging in her newly found love for the NBA.