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Iowa wrestling head coach Tom Brands watches a during Iowa's dual meet against Iowa State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018.

Iowa athletics announces contract extensions for nine coaches

Chloe Peterson, Summer Sports Editor July 26, 2021

Iowa athletics extended nine Hawkeye head coaches, the department announced Monday. A number of assistant coaches in several sports also received contract extensions. “It is with great pleasure...

Mar 20, 2021; St. Louis, Missouri, USA;  Iowa Hawkeyes wrestler Spencer Lee is introduced prior to the championship match of the 125 weight class against Arizona State Sun Devils wrestler Brandon Courtney during the finals of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The Daily Iowan names Spencer Lee 2020-21 Male Athlete of the Year

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor June 28, 2021

Following his run at both individual and team national championships in 2020-21, Iowa wrestling’s Spencer Lee has been named Male Athlete of the Year by The Daily Iowan. The DI’s sports staff bestowed...

Iowa’s 125-pound Spencer Lee wrestles Oklahoma State’s Nicholas Piccininni during the fourth session of the 2019 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championships at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA on Friday, March 22, 2019. Lee won by decision, 11-4, and earned a spot in the finals of his weight class.

The Daily Iowan names Iowa wrestling 2020-21 Men’s Team of the Year

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor June 27, 2021

After a historic 2020-21 campaign, Iowa wrestling has been named the Men’s Team of the Year by The Daily Iowan. The DI’s sports staff bestowed the honor upon Hawkeye wrestling in unanimity. On...

Iowa’s 165-pound Alex Marinelli grapples with Nebraska’s Peyton Robb during a wrestling dual meet between No. 1 Iowa and No. 6 Nebraska at Carver Hawkeye Arena on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. No. 2 Marinelli defeated No. 18 Robb by decision, 9-3, and the Hawkeyes defeated the Cornhuskers, 31-6.

Marinelli’s Hawkeye wrestling career highlighted by conference championships

Isaac Goffin, Sports Reporter June 16, 2021

Since 2016, University of Iowa senior Alex Marinelli has been a mainstay in Iowa wrestling’s lineup. The 165-pounder — nicknamed “the Bull” — redshirted in 2016-17 and competed in his...

Mar 20, 2021; St. Louis, Missouri, USA;  Iowa Hawkeyes wrestler Spencer Lee is introduced prior to the championship match of the 125 weight class against Arizona State Sun Devils wrestler Brandon Courtney during the finals of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa wrestling’s Spencer Lee speaks on withdrawal from U.S. Olympic Trials

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor March 29, 2021

For the second-straight year, Iowa wrestling’s 125-pound Spencer Lee has put his Olympic dreams on hold. Typically, the Olympics are only held once every four years. Lee, however, has had to deal...

Iowa wrestler Spencer Lee holds the Hodge Trophy with his father, Larry at Kinnick Stadium on Jan. 5, 2021. The Hodge Trophy is awarded to the best wrestler in the nation and Lee is one of three Hawkeyes to win the award.

Iowa wrestling’s Spencer Lee wins second-straight Hodge Trophy

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor March 29, 2021

For the second-straight year, Iowa wrestling's Spencer Lee has won the Dan Hodge Trophy. The award has been presented annually to the nation's most dominant wrestler since 1995. Brent Metcalf and...

Mar 20, 2021; St. Louis, Missouri, USA;  Iowa Hawkeyes wrestler Spencer Lee is introduced prior to the championship match of the 125 weight class against Arizona State Sun Devils wrestler Brandon Courtney during the finals of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa wrestler Spencer Lee withdraws from 2021 U.S. Olympic Team Trials

Robert Read, Pregame Editor March 26, 2021

For the second time in as many years, Spencer Lee's Olympic dreams will have to wait. Lee, the Iowa wrestling program's three-time national champion 125-pounder, announced Friday on Twitter that...

Mar 20, 2021; St. Louis, Missouri, USA;  Iowa Hawkeyes wrestling team pose for a photo after winning the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Opinion | It’s been a privilege to cover Iowa wrestling for the last two seasons

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor March 24, 2021

It's been five days since Iowa wrestling won the 2021 NCAA Division I Championships at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Missouri, and I still feel like I haven't had adequate time to process the...

Mar 20, 2021; St. Louis, Missouri, USA;  Iowa Hawkeyes wrestler Spencer Lee is introduced prior to the championship match of the 125 weight class against Arizona State Sun Devils wrestler Brandon Courtney during the finals of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

‘Excuses are for wusses’: Spencer Lee wins third consecutive national title after year-long wait

Isaac Goffin, Assistant Sports Editor March 21, 2021

Spencer Lee isn’t a fan of excuses. But if the Iowa wrestling program’s 125-pounder used one over the weekend, nobody could have blamed him. Eight days before Lee defeated Arizona State’s...

Mar 20, 2021; St. Louis, Missouri, USA;  Iowa Hawkeyes wrestler Spencer Lee is introduced prior to the championship match of the 125 weight class against Arizona State Sun Devils wrestler Brandon Courtney during the finals of the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa wrestling’s Spencer Lee overcomes knee injury, wins national title

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor March 21, 2021

ST. LOUIS — After he won his semifinal match with Central Michigan's Drew Hildebrandt via 11-0 decision, Iowa's Spencer Lee appeared to be a little gimpy exiting the mat. In a videoconference...

Mar 20, 2021; St. Louis, Missouri, USA;  Iowa Hawkeyes wrestling team pose for a photo after winning the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa wrestling claims long-awaited NCAA Championship

Austin Hanson, Sports Editor March 21, 2021

ST. LOUIS — Over the last 11 years, the NCAA Division I Wrestling team championship trophy has resided in trophy cases in both Columbus, Ohio, and State College, Pennsylvania. Soon, the hardware...

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