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Hawkeye Wrestling Club Showdown Open coming to Xtream Arena Nov. 1

Iowa head coach Tom Brands watches his team in action during a wrestling match between No.1 Iowa and No. 6 Wisconsin at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeater the Badgers, 32-3.

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor

September 24, 2020

Trackwrestling, in partnership with the Hawkeye Wrestling Club, announced a new event coming to Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa, Thursday. The Hawkeye Wrestling Club Showdown Open will take place on Nov. 1 and be streamed live on Trackwrestling's website on a pay-per-view basis for $29.95. In-pe...

Assistant Iowa wrestling coach Ryan Morningstar: ‘I feel great’ after suffering stroke in August

Iowa assistant coach Ryan Morningstar reacts to a match during session three of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament in Piscataway, NJ on Sunday, March 8, 2020.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

September 16, 2020

The University of Iowa athletics department announced Wednesday that assistant wrestling coach Ryan Morningstar suffered a medical emergency on Aug. 17. He was admitted and treated for a stroke at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Morningstar was released on Aug. 21. “I feel ...

Xtream Arena to serve as star attraction for Iowa corridor communities

The main floor is seen during Xtream Arena's opening media tour in Coralville on Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020.

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor

September 9, 2020

Just off of East Second Avenue in Coralville sits a new sports and entertainment complex that will bring Hawkeye sports to the Iowa River Landing. Xtream Arena is a new 6,800-capacity venue, boasting multiple attachments from a recreation center to a retail store. “It’s unbelievable, the r...

USA Wrestling to host 2020 Senior Nationals at Xtream Arena in Coralville

America's Jordan Burroughs (red) celebrates his victory over Gasjimurad Omarov (blue) of Azerbaijan at 74 kg during the final round of the 2018 Men's Freestyle World Cup at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday, April 7. Team USA placed first, defeating Azerbaijan 6-4 in the finals. (Ben Allan Smith/The Daily Iowan)

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 23, 2020

One of the most prestigious wrestling events of the year will take place in Iowa this October. USA Wrestling has announced that it will host its 2020 Senior Nationals, featuring the nation’s top international-style wrestlers, at the new Xtream Arena & GreenState Family Fieldhouse in Coral...

Year in review: The top contests of 2019-20 at each Iowa athletic facility

Fans storm the field during a football game between Iowa and Minnesota at Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. The Hawkeyes defeated the Gophers, 23-19, ending Minnesota's undefeated season.

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter

July 13, 2020

After spring sports were canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is still uncertainty surrounding whether Iowa will be back in action in the fall. Before sports were canceled, it was a great year for Hawkeye sports. With the hiatus in live Iowa sporting events still ongoing, the DI lo...

Iowa wrestling program announces Carver Circle Alumni Advisory Group

Iowa coaches Terry (left) and Tom Brands gesture toward the officials during a wrestling dual meet between Iowa and Nebraska at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Huskers, 26-6.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

July 13, 2020

The Iowa wrestling program announced Monday that it has launched an alumni advisory group to assist fundraising efforts for the Carver Circle facility campaign. The 12-member group includes head coach Tom Brands and is led by chairman Chuck Yagla, a two-time NCAA champion and 1980 Olympian. The c...

Pat Lugo named USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week

Iowa's 149-pound Pat Lugo bites his gold medal during the final session of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament in Piscataway, NJ, on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Lugo won by decision 2-1, securing the 149-pound championship, and Iowa won the team title with 157.5 points.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

June 30, 2020

After his senior season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pat Lugo is back on the wrestling mat, and he's already earning accolades. The former All-American Hawkeye and current member of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club was named the USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week on Tuesday. At the c...

Highlighting Spencer Lee’s impressive Iowa career through three seasons

Iowa's 125-pound Spencer Lee grapples with Purdue's  Devin Schroder during the final session of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament in Piscataway, NJ, on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Lee won by major decision 16-2, securing the 125-pound championship, and Iowa won the team title with 157.5 points.

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter

June 29, 2020

Few wrestlers can say that they had the career Iowa senior Spencer Lee has had so far. With a 63-5 record, two NCAA National Championships, a Hodge Trophy, and numerous other accomplishments, Lee has already made a permanent mark in Hawkeye Athletics history. It’s almost a guarantee that ...

Iowa wrestler Michael Kemerer determined heading into final year as a Hawkeye

Iowa’s 174-pound Michael Kemerer wrestles Ohio State’s Kaleb Romero during a wrestling dual meet between No. 1 Iowa and No. 4 Ohio State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. No. 2 Kemerer defeated No. 8 Romero by decision, 6-1, and the Hawkeyes defeated the Buckeyes, 24-10.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

May 5, 2020

For Iowa wrestling’s Michael Kemerer, 2019-20 was shaping up to be a comeback season for the ages. After missing the entirety of 2018-19 with knee and shoulder injuries, Kemerer hit the mat in a new weight class for the Hawkeyes. At 174 pounds, Kemerer finished the season 15-1. His only loss ...

Eight Hawkeyes named NWCA Academic Honorees

Members of the Iowa wrestling team pose for a photo after winning the team title during the final session of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament in Piscataway, NJ, on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Iowa won the team title with 157.5 points.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 30, 2020

Iowa wrestling's 2019-20 season ended nearly two months ago, but the Hawkeyes have continued to rack up achievements. The National Wrestling Coaches Association announced Thursday afternoon that eight Hawkeyes have been named to its Division I All-Academic Team. Iowa led the nation in NWCA Acade...

Lee named co-winner of AAU James E. Sullivan Award

Iowa's 125-pound Spencer Lee grapples with Purdue's  Devin Schroder during the final session of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament in Piscataway, NJ, on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Lee won by major decision 16-2, securing the 125-pound championship, and Iowa won the team title with 157.5 points.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 29, 2020

For just the second time in the award's 90-year history, two athletes have been named AAU James E. Sullivan Award recipients. Iowa wrestling's Spencer Lee and Oregon women's basketball's Sabrina Ionescu were named co-winners of the award Wednesday evening. “I am incredibly humbled,” Lee s...

Iowa wrestling earns three postseason awards

Members of the Iowa wrestling team pose for a photo after winning the team title during the final session of the Big Ten Wrestling Tournament in Piscataway, NJ, on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Iowa won the team title with 157.5 points.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 24, 2020

Despite losing the end of its 2019-20 season to the COVID-19 pandemic, Iowa wrestling has had no trouble finding postseason awards and accolades to add to its trophy case. FloWrestling announced Friday evening that the Hawkeyes had earned three of its postseason awards. The announcement came ...