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Iowa Head Coach Tom Brands and Associate Coach Terry Brands watch as Iowa’s Austin DeSanto competes against Penn State’s Roman Bravo-Young 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.

Iowa men’s wrestling to take on Oklahoma State at Globe Life Field in Texas

Chloe Peterson, Assistant Sports Editor October 12, 2021

REV Entertainment, in conjunction with Oklahoma State and Iowa Athletics, announced Tuesday that the Cowboy and Hawkeye wrestling programs will face each other at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas,...

Iowa Athletic Director Gary Barta speaks at a press conference on Monday, June 15 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Barta addressed recent action within the Iowa Athletic Department, including the separation agreement with Chris Doyle, as well as plans for the future.

Title IX settlement a catalyst in launching Iowa women’s wrestling, Barta says

Chris Werner, Sports Reporter September 23, 2021

Iowa Athletics announced Thursday morning that the UI will sponsor women’s wrestling starting in the 2023-24 academic year, following a Title IX lawsuit settlement with four women’s swimmers. Iowa...

Swimmers compete during the second session of the the 2020 Big Ten Womens Swimming and Diving Championship at the the HTRC on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020.

Ohlensehlen, UI reach settlement in Title IX lawsuit

Chloe Peterson, Assistant Sports Editor September 23, 2021

Former Hawkeye swimmer Sage Ohlensehlen had a weight lifted off her shoulders Thursday morning as she publicly settled a Title IX lawsuit that she and her teammates brought against the University of...

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.

Iowa Athletics to add women’s wrestling in 2023-24 academic year

Chloe Peterson, Assistant Sports Editor September 23, 2021

Iowa Athletics announced Thursday morning that it will add women’s wrestling as a Division I varsity sport starting in the 2023-24 academic year. Iowa will be the first Power Five institution...

Iowa wrestling head coach Tom Brands watches a during Iowas 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...

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