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Kemerer named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week

Iowa's 174-pound Michael Kemerer wrestles Penn State's Mark Hall during a wrestling dual meet between No. 1 Iowa and No. 2 Penn State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. No. 2 Kemerer defeated No. 1 Hall by decision, 11-6, and the Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions, 19-17. (Shivansh Ahuja/The Daily Iowan)

Robert Read, Sports Editor

February 4, 2020

Iowa senior Michael Kemerer has been named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week, the conference announced Tuesday. Kemerer climbed to the top of the 174-pound national rankings following a pair of wins over the weekend, including an 11-6 decision against then-top-ranked Mark Hall of Penn State on Jan. ...

Barta speaks on new role in CFP and more

University of Iowa athletic director Gary Barta discusses former Iowa basketball player Megan Gustafson's career during the retirement ceremony for her number 10 jersey following the Iowa women's basketball game against Michigan State University on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 at Caver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes defeated the Spartans, 74-57.

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

February 3, 2020

For the first time since being named the chair of the College Football Playoff committee, Iowa Athletics Director Gary Barta took to the podium to discuss his new role among other items. Barta, who was named the CFP chair on Jan. 22, will take over for Oregon Athletics Director Rob Mullens. In his n...

Hawkeye wrestling blows by Spartans in East Lansing

Iowa’s 165-pound Jeremiah Moody wrestles Northwestern’s Shayne Oster during the first session of the 57th Annual Ken Kraft Midlands Championships at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, IL, on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. Oster won by major decision, 13-5.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 2, 2020

Following a bruising, 19-17, victory over Penn State on Jan. 31, Iowa wrestling traveled to East Lansing, Michigan, for a matchup with the Spartans. Unlike their dual with the Nittany Lions, this did not go down to the wire for the Hawkeyes. Iowa rested a few of its lineup regulars, but still dominated...

Hawkeyes rally to beat Nittany Lions following DeSanto injury

Iowa's Austin DeSanto lays injured during a bout against Penn State's Roman Bravo-Young during a wrestling dual meet between No. 1 Iowa and No. 2 Penn State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. (Shivansh Ahuja/The Daily Iowan)

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 1, 2020

There was no shortage of pregame pageantry before Iowa’s 19-17 win over Penn State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday night. A sold-out arena loaded with more than 16,000 Hawkeye fans were heard in full force before wrestlers from either side took the mat. After reigning national champion Spenc...

Kemerer downs top-ranked Hall, shines in victory over Penn State

Iowa's 174-pound Michael Kemerer wrestles Penn State's Mark Hall during a wrestling dual meet between No. 1 Iowa and No. 2 Penn State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. No. 2 Kemerer defeated No. 1 Hall by decision, 11-6, and the Hawkeyes defeated the Nittany Lions, 19-17. (Shivansh Ahuja/The Daily Iowan)

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

February 1, 2020

A once raucous crowd turned quiet early in Iowa wrestling’s dual against Penn State on Friday. After Austin DeSanto lost by injury default at 133 pounds and Carter Happel fell to Nick Lee at 141, the air had been sucked out of Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Penn State held an 11-4 lead after three matches....

Hawkeye wrestling downs Nittany Lions with late run

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.

Pete Ruden, Pregame Editor

January 31, 2020

With an electric Carver-Hawkeye Arena crowd on hand, No. 1 Iowa pulled off a 19-17 victory over No. 2 Penn State on Friday. Despite two early bonus-point losses, the Hawkeyes fought back toward the end of the dual to escape Carver with their undefeated record still intact. 125 — No. 1 Spe...

Hawkeyes looking to stay on top against No. 2 Penn State

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

January 30, 2020

A Penn State-Iowa wrestling dual at Carver-Hawkeye Arena — it doesn’t get much better than that. Over the past nine years, the Penn State has dominated the landscape of college wrestling. The Nittany Lions have taken eight of the last nine NCAA titles, stumbling only once in 2015 when Ohio ...

Carver houses storied Hawkeye wrestling tradition

Iowa's Pat Lugo is introduced 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.

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

January 28, 2020

Iowa City, Iowa, is sacred ground to those in the wrestling community. It’s iconic arenas — the Field House and Carver-Hawkeye Arena —  have housed some of wrestling’s most prestigious events. “There is no place like wrestling in Iowa City, Iowa,” Iowa head coach Tom Brands said....

UI asking Iowa regents to expand Hawkeye wrestling space

Iowa's Alex Marinelli prepares to wrestle during a wrestling dual meet between No. 1 Iowa and No. 4 Ohio State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. The Hawkeyes defeated the Buckeyes, 24-10.

Robert Read, Sports Editor

January 28, 2020

The University of Iowa is asking the state Board of Regents for permission to proceed with project planning to expand the practice and operations facility for the 23-time NCAA Champion and current top-ranked Hawkeye wrestling program. This $17 million to $20 million proposed project, unveiled Tuesd...

Hawkeyes tweak lineup, defeat Buckeyes to stay perfect

Iowa’s 141-pound Carter Happel wrestles Ohio State’s Luke Pletcher during a wrestling dual meet between No. 1 Iowa and No. 4 Ohio State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. No. 1 Pletcher defeated Happel by major decision, 14-5, and the Hawkeyes defeated the Buckeyes, 24-10. (Shivansh Ahuja/The Daily Iowan)

Austin Hanson, Assistant Sports Editor

January 25, 2020

Iowa wrestling head coach Tom Brands is known for his colorful personality and extensive wrestling knowledge. On Friday night, the Iowa head coach of 14 years proved that he can still shock the Hawkeye faithful. After the meteoric rise of Abe Assad at 184-pounds, it appeared as if Brands final...