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Memorable Matches II

About the Series

The 1990s marked a turning point in college wrestling as a new generation of stars prepared to take the reins. The Memorable Matches available here showed the strength, power, and talent of wrestlers from a variety of schools, including Iowa's Terry Brands and Mike Mena, Iowa State's Cael Sanderson, Chris Bono, Eric Akin, and more.

Iowa Public Television is proud to be able to bring these Memorable Matches "out of our vaults" and deliver it to you through DVD and in a digital download format that will work on variety of platforms.

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DVD & Digital Download Sets

Knockout Nineties
The 1990s marked a turning point in college wrestling as a new generation of stars prepared to take the reins. Watch 15 matches that showed the strength, power, and talent of wrestlers from a variety of schools, including Iowa's Terry Brands and Mike Mena, Iowa State's Chris Bono and Eric Akin, and more.
Duration: 84 Minutes
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Nerve-Racking Nineties
Wrestling is a sport of frequent lead changes and close scores, where a one-point escape can win a match. In these ten episodes, watch some of the closest matches from Iowa Public Television's College Wrestling coverage in the 1990s.
Duration: 120 Minutes
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New Wave Nineties
As the 1990s came to a close, stars like Cael Sanderson and Doug Schwab began their Olympic-caliber domination. The new generation proved as talented and dedicated as those who came before them, and reinvigorated interest in the sport. These 11 matches represent some of the best of this new generation.
Duration: 105 Minutes
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No-Nonsense Nineties
For all the impressive moves and jaw-dropping maneuvers, success in the 1990s still required a firm understanding of the basics of the sport. In these 12 matches, watch as the Brands brothers, Mark Ironside, and others demonstrate how fundamentals are key to their winning careers.
Duration: 122 Minutes
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Notable Nineties
Brands...Bono...Ironside - these are some of the names that come to mind when fans think of the 1990s in College Wrestling. Watch as these stars and others fight to win during this notable decade.
Duration: 115 Minutes
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No-Nonsense Nineties

  1. Jessie Whitmer
    Senior - University of Iowa
    Cody Sanderson
    Freshman - Iowa State University
    1997 - 118 lbs.
  2. Isaac Weber
    Sophomore - Oregon State University
    Cael Sanderson
    Sophomore - Iowa State University
    2000 - 184 lbs.
  3. Dan Knight
    Junior - Iowa State University
    Tom Brands
    Sophomore - University of Iowa
    1990 - 134 lbs.
  4. Tony Ersland
    Senior - University of Iowa
    Barry Weldon
    Senior - Iowa State University
    1997 - 177 lbs.
  5. Lincoln McIlravy
    Junior - University of Iowa
    Derek Sanders
    Senior - Oklahoma State University
    1995 - 150 lbs.
  6. Eric Guerrero
    Sophomore - Oklahoma State University
    Mike Mena
    Senior - University of Iowa
    1997 - 126 lbs.
  7. Tony Purler
    Junior - Oklahoma State University
    Terry Brands
    Junior - University of Iowa
    1991 - 126 lbs.
  8. J.J. McGrew
    Senior - Oklahoma State University
    Joel Sharratt
    Senior - University of Iowa
    1995 - 190 lbs.
  9. Temoer Terry
    Junior - University of Nebraska
    Ernest Benion
    Junior - University of Illinois
    1996 - 158 lbs.
  10. Sheldon Thomas
    Sophomore - Clarion University
    Mike Mena
    Sophomore - University of Iowa
    1995 - 118 lbs.
  11. Joe Heckel
    Senior - Arizona State University
    Mark Ironside
    Sophomore - University of Iowa
    1997 - 134 lbs.
  12. Shelton Benjamin
    Senior - University of Minnesota
    Wes Hand
    Sophomore - University of Iowa
    1998 - HWT