Wrestling head coach Tom Brands speaks on Stoll gunshot injury


The Daily Iowan; Photos by Lily

Head coach Tom Brands speaks to reporters during Wrestling Media Day at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017. Hawkeye Wresling begins Iowa City duels on Friday, Nov. 17 against Iowa Central Community College. (Lily Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa head wrestling coach Tom Brands has released a statement regarding heavyweight Hawkeye wrestler Sam Stoll’s surgery following a gunshot wound to his knee.

The statement reads: “Sam Stoll underwent successful surgery yesterday at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and has since been released. He is doing well and that is great news. His health was our No. 1 concern. We are still gathering information, and once the police investigation is complete, we will follow all university and Athletics Department Code of Conduct policies.”

Stoll was hospitalized on June 19 after authorities received an emergency call at 4:37 a.m. Still was taken to the UIHC.

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According to an Iowa City police press release, Stoll was shot accidentally in the knee. The release said “several individuals” were at the residence when the incident took place.

​— Gage Miskimen

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