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 graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications. She has been fortunate enough to have interned for Cyclone Fanatic for 2 and a half years before being promoted to stay on. She currently wears a lot of hats at Cyclone Fanatic: Social Media Director, Iowa State Wrestling beat reporter, and staff photographer. Jacqueline loves reading and watching trash reality TV shows when she's not watching sports. One of her favorite accomplishments is having interned for the Minnesota Vikings and during Super Bowl LII.