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Historic rivalry renewed as Hawkeyes meet Cowboys at Carver

Iowa's Spencer Lee wrestles Penn State's Brandon Meredith during a wrestling dual meet between No. 1 Iowa and No. 2 Penn State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 20, 2020

Since they last met in Stillwater, Oklahoma, many things have changed for both Iowa and Oklahoma State wrestling. Oklahoma State was ranked second in the nation last year at this time, boasting a 15-0 record after blanking the Hawkeyes, 27-12. Iowa only won three out of the 10 bouts against the C...

Hawkeye seniors ready for final act at Carver

Iowa's 133-pound Paul Glynn wrestles UTC's Wade Cummings during a wrestling dual-meet between Iowa and Tennessee-Chattanooga at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. Glynn won by decision, 11-7, and the Hawkeyes defeated the Mocs, 39-0.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 18, 2020

The end of the regular season is now in sight for Iowa wrestling. The Hawkeyes will close their 2019-20 campaign at Carver-Hawkeye Arena against Oklahoma State. The dual will also mark the end of the road for 11 Hawkeye seniors. Most of those 11 are not slated to compete Sunday, but all will be honored. The...

Murin, DeSanto return to propel Hawkeyes past Minnesota

Iowa's 141-pound Max Murin wrestles Minnesota's Mitch McKee during a wrestling dual meet between No. 1 Iowa and No. 13 Minnesota at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020.The Hawkeyes defeated the Gophers, 35-6.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 16, 2020

After much speculation and anticipation, Max Murin and Austin DeSanto returned to action for Iowa wrestling on Saturday night. Murin had not hit the mat since the Hawkeyes’ Jan. 18 dual with Nebraska, and DeSanto last wrestled Jan. 31 against Penn State. The pair did not disappoint in th...

Iowa set to ‘move on’ after Big Ten duals title

Iowa's 174-pound Michael Kemerer wrestles Minnesota's Devin Skatzka during a wrestling dual meet between No. 1 Iowa and No. 13 Minnesota at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020.The Hawkeyes defeated the Gophers, 35-6.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

February 16, 2020

Some milestones deserve serious recognition. A Big Ten regular season title doesn’t quite do it for Iowa wrestling. The Hawkeyes clinched the conference dual title with a dominant 35-6 victory over Minnesota at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday night. There are bigger things ahead. “[The regular s...

Hawkeye wrestling clinches Big Ten regular season title

Iowa's 133-pound Austin DeSanto wrestles Minnesota's Boo Dryden during a wrestling dual meet between No. 1 Iowa and No. 13 Minnesota at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

February 15, 2020

The Iowa wrestling team clinched the Big Ten regular season title with a 35-6 dual win over the Golden Gophers at Carver-Hawkeye Arena Saturday night. Minnesota won two of the first three matches against Iowa, but the Hawkeyes took over from there in a dominant dual victory. 184 - Owen Webste...

Lugo brings leadership, consistency to Hawkeye wrestling room

Iowa’s 149-pound Pat Lugo wrestles Penn State’s Jarod Verkleeren during a wrestling dual meet between No. 1 Iowa and No. 2 Penn State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on  2020. No. 1 Lugo defeated Verkleeren by decision, 6-1, and the Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions, 19-17.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 13, 2020

In a lineup that features the likes of reigning national champion Spencer Lee, No. 1 Michael Kemerer, and No. 3 Tony Cassioppi, All-American Pat Lugo is often overlooked. His track record suggests that shouldn’t be the case. Lugo is a journeyman wrestler. He grew up in Homestead, Florida, and...

Iowa extends contracts for Tom Brands, two assistants

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

February 12, 2020

Iowa wrestling coaches Tom Brands, Terry Brands, and Ryan Morningstar have agreed to contract extensions to remain in Iowa City through the 2026 wrestling season, Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta announced Wednesday. "We have great confidence in Tom, Terry, and Ryan," Barta said in a release. "They...

Regular season crown within reach for Iowa wrestling

Iowa’s 141-pound Carter Happel wrestles Penn State’s Nick Lee during a wrestling dual meet between No. 1 Iowa and No. 2 Penn State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Jan. 31. No. 2 Lee defeated Happel by technical fall in 5:53, and the Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions, 19-17.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 11, 2020

The 2019-20 season is shaping up to be a historic one for Iowa wrestling. In their next meet on Saturday, the Hawkeyes will have a chance to add to their already impressive résumé. With a win over No. 13 Minnesota at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Iowa could clinch the Big Ten regular season title outri...

Hawkeye wrestling topples Michigan

Iowa’s 149-pound Pat Lugo wrestles Penn State’s Jarod Verkleeren during a wrestling dual meet between No. 1 Iowa and No. 2 Penn State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on  2020. No. 1 Lugo defeated Verkleeren by decision, 6-1, and the Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions, 19-17.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 9, 2020

This season has been full of lopsided victories for Iowa wrestling. With the exception of their matchup against Penn State on Jan. 31, the Hawkeyes have won every dual they’ve wrestled by double digits. On Feb. 8, it was more of the same for Iowa. The Hawkeyes blew by No. 22 Michigan in Ann A...

Cassioppi, Hawkeyes hope to slow down Michigan in Ann Arbor

Iowa’s 285-pound Tony Cassioppi wrestles Wisconsin’s Trent Hillger during a wrestling match between No.1 Iowa and No. 6 Wisconsin at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. Cassioppi won by decision, 3-2, and the Hawkeyes defeated the Badgers, 32-3.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

Likable by nature, Iowa wrestling’s Tony Cassioppi always seems to have a smile on his face. That doesn’t stop him from being mean on the mat, where he’s stood out as a dominant heavyweight this season. The redshirt freshman is 15-0 this year, highlighted by seven wins over ranked foes....

Hawkeye wrestling not fazed by mid-season injuries

Iowa’s 133-pound Austin DeSanto wrestles Ohio State’s Jordan Decatur 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 DeSanto defeated No. 18 Decatur by technical fall in 5:59, and the Hawkeyes defeated the Buckeyes, 24-10. (Shivansh Ahuja/The Daily Iowan)

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 4, 2020

Iowa wrestling has looked nearly unstoppable this season. The Hawkeyes are 10-0 and have by an average margin of 28.7 points per dual. One opponent Iowa hasn’t completely vanquished this year has been the injury bug. The first Hawkeye to go down with an injury was Max Murin. The All-American hasn’t wrestle...