Wilcke Promoted to Assistant Men’s and Women’s Wrestling Coach

Mt. Pleasant, IA – May 20, 2022 – Iowa Wesleyan University has recently announced Cash
Wilcke as the Assistant Men’s and Women’s Wrestling Coach.
Wilcke has spent the past two years as a graduate assistant for the men’s and women’s wrestling
programs at IW. During that time, Wilcke assisted in the recent addition of women’s wrestling
and the return of men’s wrestling to Tiger Athletics. During Iowa Wesleyan’s first season of
women’s wrestling, two Tigers were named All-Americans. This past season, one Tiger, Adaugo
Nwachukwu, earned the title of NAIA National Champion, along with Most Outstanding
Wrestler at the NAIA National Invitational. Both Adaugo and Mia Palumbo, who finished as a
National Runner-Up at the invitational, were named NAIA All-Americans.
Wilcke, who wrestled at the University of Iowa, was a three-time National Qualifier and
three-time Big Ten place winner. He was a member of the Hawkeyes when they won the Big 10
Championship in 2020. He was also a Midlands Champion, two-time U23 All-American, and a
four-time letter winner. As a wrestler at the Odebolt Arthur Battle Creek Ida Grove Community
High School (OABCIG), Wilcke was a four-time State Qualifier, two-time State Champion,
two-time USA Nationals Champion, and a two-time Fargo All-American.
He has also spent time as a camp counselor at the Iowa Wrestling Camp in Iowa City, Iowa.
Wilcke mentored over 100 athletes and taught them wrestling techniques, strategy, and
conditioning. He was also involved in teaching the athletes how to set goals and mental
Tiger Athletics: Iowa Wesleyan University strives to provide its student-athletes the opportunity to
be successful in life and sports. Engaged in the NAIA, Tiger athletics is currently a proud member of
the NSAA, CAC, and the Heart.