Iowa Assistant Wrestling Coach Ryan Morningstar has been named as the IA/USA Freestyle Head Coach. Morningstar will serve as the head coach for Team Iowa at Junior Duals in Tulsa, OK on June 21-22 and Cadet/Junior Nationals in Fargo, ND on July 13-16. Morningstar will also lead the training camp prior to Cadet/Junior Nationals. This is a yearly position that is selected by the Board of Directors of IA/USA Wrestling.
Morningstar has been involved with IA/USA Wrestling as a volunteer coach for Junior Duals, training camp and Junior Nationals since 2012. Morningstar just completed his eighth season as an assistant wrestling coach for the University of Iowa.
Morningstar, originally from Lisbon, Iowa, was a two-time Junior Freestyle All-American. He placed 5th at 152 lbs. in 2004 and captured a Junior National title at 152 lbs. in 2005. As a member of the University of Iowa Wrestling program, Morningstar was a two-time All-American at 165 lbs. in 2009 and 2010 and was a member of three NCAA national championship teams (2008-2010).
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