Men's Sports

Marcus Coleman joins Cyclone Regional Training Center as a resident athlete

The following is a press release from the Cyclone Regional Training Center

AMES, Iowa – The Cyclone Regional Training Center and its Director Kevin Dresser have announced the addition of former Iowa State wrestler Marcus Coleman as a resident athlete. Coleman, an Ames, Iowa native and a two-time NCAA All-American, returns to his hometown after spending the last year as an assistant coach at Davidson.

“We are elated to have Marcus come back to Ames and join the Cyclone RTC as a resident athlete,” Dresser said. “Marcus called me and said he isn’t done wrestling yet and wants to pour his efforts into freestyle. I know he is a world class athlete and his new role in our program is a win-win for everyone involved.”

Coleman, a five-time NCAA Qualifier, compiled a 99-42 career record while at Iowa State. He placed seventh at the 2022 national tournament before ending his collegiate career with a fifth-place finish in 2023.

In freestyle, Coleman placed eighth in the 86kg bracket at 2023 US Senior Nationals and was runner-up at the 2022 USMC US Open.

“I’m excited to be back in Ames training at the Cyclone Regional Training Center,” Coleman said. “It was a great experience coaching at Davidson, but Ames is home and I’m looking forward to training in one of the toughest rooms in the country.”

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.