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Carver-Hawkeye Arena is seen empty after a men’s basketball game on Dec. 22, 2020.

Opinion | Daily Iowan staffers reflect on 2020 sports cancellations, postponements

Daily Iowan Staff March 16, 2021

When sports shut down in March of 2020, The Daily Iowan staffers witnessed it first-hand. Then-Sports Editor Robert Read and Pregame Editor Pete Ruden were in Indianapolis to cover the Big Ten Men’s...

Iowa’s Alex Marinelli returns Ohio State’s Ethan Smith during the finals of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, PA on Sunday, March 8, 2021. The Hawkeyes won the Big Ten Title with a team score of 159.5. This is the 37 Big Ten Title in school history. (Ryan Adams/The Daily Iowan)

After winning Big Ten crown, Iowa’s focus now turns to ‘Unfinished business’ at NCAA Championships

Robert Read, Pregame Editor March 7, 2021

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Iowa wrestling coach Tom Brands’ message all season long has been “getting to the finish.” After winning the 2021 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, the top-ranked Hawkeyes...

The Iowa Hawkeye Wrestling team poses with the Big Ten title trophy after winning the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, PA on Sunday, March 8, 2021. The Hawkeyes won the Big Ten Title with a team score of 159.5. This is the 37 Big Ten Title in Iowa school history. (Ryan Adams/The Daily Iowan)

Top-ranked Hawkeyes dominate 2021 Big Ten Wrestling Championships for 37th conference title

Robert Read, Pregame Editor March 7, 2021

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The Iowa wrestling program’s 37th Big Ten Championship was preceded by circumstances not present for the first 36. For months, the Hawkeyes did not know when their season...

Iowa’s Spencer Lee works for back points against Purdue’s Devin Schroder during the finals of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, PA on Sunday, March 8, 2021. Lee won the match with a tech fall 21-3.  Ryan Adams/The Daily Iowan)

Tom Brands, Spencer Lee earn Big Ten Wrestling honors

Robert Read, Pregame Editor March 7, 2021

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — For the second year in a row, Iowa head coach Tom Brands is the Big Ten Wrestling Coach of the Year and 125-pounder Spencer Lee is the Big Ten Wrestler of the Year. The top-ranked...

Iowa’s 174-pound Michael Kemerer grapples with Illinois’ DJ Shannon during a wrestling dual meet between Iowa and Illinois at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021. No. 1 Kemerer defeated No. 26 Shannon by major decision, 10-2, and the Hawkeyes defeated the Fighting Illini, 36-6.

Michael Kemerer becomes Iowa’s fourth individual champion at 2021 Big Ten Championships

Robert Read, Pregame Editor March 7, 2021

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — After losing twice in conference finals matches prior to this year, Michael Kemerer is finally a Big Ten Champion. In his third attempt at becoming a Big Ten Champion, the...

Iowa’s Alex Marinelli looks for an opening to take a shot against Purdue’s Gerrit Nijenhuis during the opening session of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, PA on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Marinelli won the match by major decision. The Hawkeyes ended the first session with a team score of 75.5, putting them in first ahead of second place, Nebraska, with a score of 63.

Iowa’s 165-pounder Alex Marinelli wins third consecutive Big Ten title

Robert Read, Pregame Editor March 7, 2021

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — For the third consecutive year, Alex Marinelli is the Big Ten Champion at 165 pounds. "The Bull" defeated No. 3 Ethan Smith of Ohio State by 3-2 decision in the finals for...

Iowa’s Jaydin Eierman defends against a single leg from Penn State’s Nick Lee during the finals of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, PA on Sunday, March 8, 2021. Eierman won the match by decision 6-5. Ryan Adams/The Daily Iowan)

Jaydin Eierman wins Big Ten Championship at 141 pounds, clinches Iowa’s conference title

Robert Read, Pregame Editor March 7, 2021

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. —  Jaydin Eierman was already a three-time conference champion before he competed in the 141-pound Big Ten finals on Sunday. But winning a Big Ten title is different than winning...

Iowa’s Spencer Lee works for back points against Purdue’s Devin Schroder during the finals of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, PA on Sunday, March 8, 2021. Lee won the match with a tech fall 21-3.  Ryan Adams/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa’s Spencer Lee repeats as Big Ten 125-pound champion

Robert Read, Pregame Editor March 7, 2021

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — In a rematch of last season’s 125-pound Big Ten finals match, it was more of the same. For the second year in a row, Spencer Lee defeated Purdue’s Devin Schroder to win...

Iowa’s Jacob Warner fights fights for control against Northwestern’s Lucas Davison on the mat during the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, PA on Sunday, March 8, 2021. Warner won the match by decision 5-0. The Hawkeyes ended the third session with a team score of 139 putting them in first place ahead of Penn State in second with a score of 116.

Photos: Big Ten Wrestling Tournament Session Three

Ryan Adams, Photojournalist March 7, 2021

At the end of the third session of the 2021 Big Ten Wrestling Tournament, Iowa's wrestling team leads in first with a team score of 139. Nine of Iowa's ten wrestlers will wrestle for third or first, six...

Iowa’s Jacob Warner returns Michigan’s Myles Amine to the mat during the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, PA on Saturday, March 6, 2021. Amine won the match by decision 3-1. The Hawkeyes ended the Semifinals  with a team score of 126.5, putting them in first place ahead of Penn State with a score of 111.5.

Recap from State College: Iowa competes in Session 3 of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships

Robert Read, Pregame Editor March 7, 2021

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Three Iowa wrestlers are still alive in the consolation bracket and will take the mat during the third session of the 2021 Big Ten Wrestling Championships. Nelson Brands (184),...

Iowa’s Nelson Brands wrestles against Minnesota’s Owen Webster during the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College, PA on Saturday, March 6, 2021. The Hawkeyes ended the Semifinals  with a team score of 126.5, putting them in first place ahead of Penn State with a score of 111.5.

Photos: Big Ten Wrestling Tournament Semifinals

Ryan Adams, Photojournalist March 7, 2021

With the first day of wrestling in the 2021 Big Ten Wrestling Tournament in the books, the Hawkeyes lead with a team score of 126.5, advancing 6 wrestlers to the finals.

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