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Big Ten Preview: Austin DeSanto

133 lbs. is my pick as the toughest weight in the upcoming Big Ten Championships. The Big Ten has the top three ranked wrestlers in the country. Only Hwt and 141 can match that in the Big Ten. 133 is so deep that we will see some real good matches in the Quarterfinals with nationally ranked wrestlers. 

Austin DeSanto is the Pre-Seed #3 at 133.  Should that hold up, I really like the way the bracket is set for DeSanto.

DeSanto, a true junior, is 14-2 for the season with eleven wins by bonus.  Considering the quality of competition he has faced from the Big Ten, DeSanto has had a very good regular season.  DeSanto will be looking to improve on his fourth place finish at the Big Tens last year.  

When you have the #1,2,3,6,8,10, and 12 ranked wrestlers in the entire country in a conference tournament, there will be some great matches going on every single round. The NCAA Allocations for 133 is 7. 

Big Ten Conference Tournament: March 7-8 

Big Ten Automatic Bids for NCAA National Tournament at 133 lbs. – 7

 

Austin DeSanto

Big Tens Pre-Seed: #3

NCAA D-I Coaches Ranking: #3

Record: 14-2

Falls: 2

Tech Falls: 6

Major Decisions: 3

Decisions: 3

 

Big Tens Pre-Seeds at 133 lbs.:

  1.   Seth Gross, WI         
  2.   Roman Bravo-Young, PSU
  3.   Austin DeSanto, IOWA
  4.   Travis Piotrowski, IL
  5.   Sebastian Rivera, NW
  6.   Ridge Lovett, NEB
  7.   Sammy Alvarez, RUT
  8.   Joey Silva, MI
  9.   Crayden Rooks, IN
  10. Garrett Pepple, MSU
  11. Boo Dryden, MN
  12. Travis Ford-Melton, PUR
  13. King Sandoval, MD
  14. Jordan Decatur, OSU

 

133 lbs. NCAA D-I Coaches Ranking and results of matches wrestled:

3. Austin DeSanto – Iowa

1. Seth Gross – Wisconsin

Austin Desanto over Seth Gross Dec 6-2

Seth Gross over Austin DeSanto Dec 6-5 (Midlands)

2. Roman Bravo-Young – Penn State

Roman Bravo-Young over Austin DeSanto – Injury Default

6. Travis Piotrowski – Illinois

Austin DeSanto over Travis Piotroski Dec 10-4

8. Sammy Alverez – Rutgers

10. Sebastian Rivera – Northwestern

12. Ridge Lovett – Nebraska

Austin DeSanto over Ridge Lovett Dec 7-4

31. Jordan Decatur – Ohio State

Austin DeSanto over Jordan Decatur Tech Fall 27-12

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Big Ten Preview: Spencer Lee

I cannot find a better way to describe him so I will keep saying it.  Spencer Lee is… Spencer Lee. What an amazing regular season that Lee has had.  Lee is 15-0 and the stats are impressive.  Lee scored bonus points in 14 of 15 wins in the regular season and outscored his opponents 183-13. Those two stats have got to be Iowa Wrestling records. The only win this season for Lee that was not by bonus was an 8-1 decision over Jack Medley of Michigan.

Lee will be looking for his first Big Ten title this weekend.  Even though he is a two-time defending NCAA National champion, Lee has yet to win a Big Ten title by placing third as a freshman and second last year.  I expect a very motivated Spencer Lee this weekend out at Rutgers and a lot of bonus points.

From an overall standpoint, 125 has the least amount of nationally ranked wrestlers in the top eight of any weight heading into Big Tens. The only other highly ranked wrestler in the Big Ten is Devin Schroder of Purdue who is ranked #6 by the most recent D-I Coaches Ranking.  

Lee won by a 17-0 tech fall over Schroder in 2:55 in the dual meet at Purdue on January 12. Lee had a takedown in the first eleven seconds and racked up fourteen points from tilts and a point for stalling for the quick win. There really isn’t anything I can add to that.

Additional impressive wins this season for Lee included a 17-2 tech fall over then #7 Alex Mackall of Iowa State and a 12-3 major decision over #4 Nick Piccininni of Oklahoma State.

I am sure most would have Lee as the best bet to win a Big Ten title of anybody in the conference. 

 

Big Ten Conference Tournament: March 7-8 

Big Ten Automatic Bids for NCAA National Tournament at 125 lbs. – 8

Spencer Lee 

NCAA D-I Coaches Ranking: #1

Record: 15-0

Falls: 3

Tech Falls: 8

Major Decisions: 2

Decisions: 1

Forfeits: 1

 

125 lbs. NCAA D-I Coaches Ranking and results of matches wrestled:

1.Spencer Lee – Iowa

6. Devin Schroder – Purdue

Spencer Lee over Devin Schroder (Purdue) Tech Fall 17-0 2:55

10.Michael DeAugustino – Northwestern

11. Patrick McKee – Minnesota

Spencer Lee received a forfeit against Minnesota.

17. Nic Aguilar – Rutgers

21. Justin Cardini – Illinois

22. Jack Medley – Michigan

Spencer Lee over Jack Medley (Michigan) Dec 8-1

25. Liam Cronin – Indiana

Spencer Lee over Liam Cronin (Indiana) Fall 0:54 (Midlands)

Spencer Lee over Liam Cronin (Indiana) Tech Fall 15-0

27. Eric Barnett – Wisconsin

Barnett did not wrestle in the Iowa-Wisconsin meet.

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

 

Recruits in action Feb 28-29: RESULTS

It was another great weekend for incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits. Patrick Kennedy won his fourth Minnesota state title. Kennedy capped of a perfect 36-0 season with a 5-2 decision over Quayin Short (Simley) for the AA title at 182 lbs.

In District action, Bretli Reyna was 4-0 with four pins.  Wyatt Henson won the 138 lbs. title at the WPIAL AAA Championships.  In the finals, Henson defeated two-time state champion Sam Hillegas (NH) by a 4-3 decision. Hillegas is ranked #2 in the country at 138.  That is a huge win for Henson.

Reyna and Henson will compete in their state tournament next weekend to wrap up the high school season for incoming recruits..

Kennedy and Reyna are in the outstanding Iowa Wrestling Recruiting Class of 2020 and Henson is in the Class of 2021.

 

Recruiting Class of 2020

Patrick Kennedy – Kasson-Mantorville, MN 182 lbs.

Minnesota State Championships (St. Paul) – Feb 27-29

On TrackWrestling.

Champ. Round 1 – Patrick Kennedy (Kasson-Mantorville) 33-0 won by fall over Riley O`Malley (Tri-City United) 39-12 (Fall 1:37)

Quarterfinal – Patrick Kennedy (Kasson-Mantorville) 34-0 won by fall over Karter Wensmann (Sauk Centre-Melrose) 35-11 (Fall 0:45)

Semifinal – Patrick Kennedy (Kasson-Mantorville) 35-0 won by tech fall over Tanner Young (Pierz) 36-4 (TF-1.5 2:14 (15-0))

Finals: Patrick Kennedy (Kasson-Mantorville) (36-0) won by decision over Quayin Short (Simley) (47-4) 5-2

 

Cullan Schriever – Mason City, Iowa 126 lbs.

State champion. Season completed.

 

Colby Schriever – Mason City, Iowa 145 lbs.

Season completed.

 

Jesse Ybarra – Tucson, AZ (Sunnyside HS) 126 lbs.

State champion. Season completed.

 

Gabe Christenson – Runnells, Iowa (Southeast Polk HS) 195 lbs.

State champion. Season completed.

 

Leif Schroeder – Bozeman, Montana 138 lbs.

State Champion. Season completed.

 

Bretli Reyna – Homestead, Florida (South Dade HS) 145 lbs.

At FHSAA 3A R4 (Miami) – Feb 28-29

On TrackWrestling.

Champ. Round 1 – Bretli Reyna (South Dade) 46-3 won by fall over Diogo Padilha (Western) 20-14 (Fall 2:19)

Quarterfinal – Bretli Reyna (South Dade) 46-3 won by fall over David Roig (Goleman) 32-18 (Fall 0:00)

Semifinal – Bretli Reyna (South Dade) 46-3 won by fall over James Blanchard (South Broward) 29-11 (Fall 1:49)

1st Place Match – Bretli Reyna (South Dade) 46-3 won by fall over Roger Arocha (Doral) 40-11 (Fall 3:30)

 

Recruiting Class of 2021

Wyatt Henson – Waynesburg, Pennsylvania 138 lbs.

At WPIAL AAA Championships (Canonsburg) – Feb 28

On FloWrestling.

Champ. Round 1: Wyatt Henson (Waynesburg) over Kameron Grassl (Knoch) TF 23-8

Quarterfinals: Wyatt Henson (Waynesburg) over Micah Finley (Trinity) TF 25-10

Semifinals: Wyatt Henson (Waynesburg) over Chanz Shearer (SV) Dec 8-6

Finals: Wyatt Henson (Waynesburg) over Sam Hillegas (NH) Dec 4-3

 

Cam Lucero – Pagosa Springs, Colorado 152 lbs.

State champion. Season completed.

 

Caleb Rathjen – Ankeny, Iowa 138 lbs.

State champion. Season completed.

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

  

Kennedy wins fourth state title

Incoming Iowa Wrestling recruit Patrick Kennedy of Kasson-Mantorville High School won his fourth Minnesota state title.  Kennedy capped of a perfect 36-0 season with a 5-2 decision over Quayin Short (Simley) for the AA title at 182 lbs. Short had been rated #1 at 195 throughout the season and Kennedy is wrestling up a weight. In the early rounds Kennedy had two falls and a tech fall to make the finals.

Patrick Kennedy looks to have a great future as an Iowa Hawkeye in front of him and Hawk fans are really going to like seeing him compete in the Black and Gold. Kennedy will be able to redshirt next season in a room full of great seniors around his weight.  I look for Kennedy to be an immediate force and potential national champion contender for Iowa in the 2021-2022 season.

Kennedy is ranked #1 in the country at 182 lbs. while wrestling up a weight class.  That is impressive and not something that you see very often.  Kennedy is the prized recruit in the outstanding Iowa Wrestling Recruiting Class of 2020 and is projected to compete at 165/174 for the Hawks.

 

Champ. Round 1 – Patrick Kennedy (Kasson-Mantorville) 33-0 won by fall over Riley O`Malley (Tri-City United) 39-12 (Fall 1:37)

Quarterfinal – Patrick Kennedy (Kasson-Mantorville) 34-0 won by fall over Karter Wensmann (Sauk Centre-Melrose) 35-11 (Fall 0:45)

Semifinal – Patrick Kennedy (Kasson-Mantorville) 35-0 won by tech fall over Tanner Young (Pierz) 36-4 (TF-1.5 2:14 (15-0))

Finals: Patrick Kennedy (Kasson-Mantorville) (36-0) won by decision over  Quayin Short (Simley) (47-4) 5-2

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Biking the Iditarod Trail to raise $ for the HWC

When you hear about one of your boys tackling the legendary Iditarod Trail…on a bicycle in the Alaskan winter, you take interest.  When I heard that he is also raising money for the Hawkeye Wrestling Club while on his 1,000 mile journey, I had to write a blog about him. I feel as though a blog to introduce you to my friend Steve Cannon is way past due.

I would like to be the one to tell you a little bit about Steve Cannon so you know that he is legit as an Iowa Wrestling fan and supporter and as a badass.

I have known Steve Cannon since 1984.  “Canjo” is a nickname that has endured the years for Steve.  You see calling each other by first name is a real grind among The Boys of the Old School.  I simply cannot keep referring to him in this blog as Steve. Can’t do it. Canjo lived across the hallway in Hillcrest from Rodney Sullivan (from my hometown of Lisbon, Iowa).  Canjo was also a roommate of mine at Iowa along with Sully (Rodney Sullivan) and the late Mike “Flounder”Torner (RIP and God Bless Flounder) at the well known Beach House in Iowa City during the ’87-’88 school year.

Even though Canjo had played basketball and other sports growing up in Mediapolis, Iowa, about 65 miles from Iowa City, he took a quick interest in Iowa Wrestling in college at Iowa.  Royce Alger, also from Lisbon, was a year older and coming off of his redshirt season for Dan Gable and the Hawks. Canjo was one of the guys in face paint at the Iowa-Iowa State dual meet in Carver back in the day in my book Domination: An Inside look at Iowa Wrestling.

Canjo had been active in sports as a kid growing up, but he did not workout much during his college years.  Even though he had been a roommate several years earlier, I really got to know Canjo in the Iowa Wrestling weight room. We would workout at the end of and after an Iowa Wrestling practice. When I say that Canjo started at ground zero from a physical fitness standpoint, I am being honest. He was in bad shape.  It all started with heavy weight lifting and then eventually jogging around the Iowa wrestling mats.   

When you hear about the amazing feats of endurance that Canjo does from riding and pushing his bike on the Iditarod Trail, running across the state of Iowa and in nearly 100 marathons, competing in the world’s longest kayak race, and running over 1,000 miles around Lake Michigan, his training and journey started with lifting heavy weights and jogging in the Iowa Wrestling room in the early 90’s.

A documentary of Canjo’s race last year on the Iditarod Trail was made into a documentary: 1,000 Miles to Nome.  That documentary won an award at the Docs Without Borders Film Festival.  Canjo has also written several books about his adventures of running, biking, kayaking, and adventure racing and does motivational speaking across the country.

This blog was not intended to be a sales pitch.  As I mentioned earlier I wanted to let you know as a reader that Canjo is a legitimate Iowa Wrestling fan and supporter and a true badass. I will also add that he is a friend of mine and I really enjoy following his journey on Facebook and Twitter. When he will make a post about a race he is competing in or his training, I like to leave a simple response for him: Old School Lives.  

At nearly 54 years of age, Canjo is out there competing in unbelievable endurance races in the worst of conditions that Mother Nature has to offer because he wants to test himself in a competition against himself out in nature.  I truly respect that. 

Starting tomorrow, March 1, Canjo will peddle and push his bike 1,000 miles through the Alaskan wilderness to Nome in a race designed for a dogsled team.  When I saw that Canjo camped out overnight in -42 below temperatures to train and toughen up for this race, I knew it was serious.  Canjo still makes his way into the Iowa Wrestling room for a workout to prepare for competitions like this.  I will be following Canjo online throughout the race and wish him nothing but the best of luck.

Canjo is helping raise money for the Hawkeye Wrestling Club with his race this year on the Iditarod Trail. To donate to the HWC and be a part of Canjo’s quest to conquer the 2020 Iditarod Trail on his bike for a second consecutive year:

https://donorbox.org/iditarod-2020

 

To read more about Canjo with his travels and competitions and to order his books and documentary that I highly recommend:

https://www.expandyourpossible.com/

 

https://twitter.com/xpandurpossible

https://www.facebook.com/expandyourpossible

 

Old School Lives.

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Gable and Lewis at 7 in 7 Pre-Game Party

Dan Gable and Randy Lewis will be a guest speaker at the 7 in 7 Pre-Game Party on Wednesday, March 18, the night before the NCAA Wrestling Championships. The show is at 7 PM at The Barn at Cowboy Jack’s Saloon and Restaurant in Minneapolis. JROB Intensive Wrestling Camps and TrackWrestling are hosting the event that will be a great way to begin your wrestling weekend. 

With Gable and Lewis among the speakers, you can expect a lot of Iowa Hawkeye fans to be in the crowd.

Each guest speaker will have a seven minute interview on stage about what the sport of wrestling means to them.

 

From TrackWrestling:

* Minnesota Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer (ESPN: “Wrestling Shaped Mike Zimmer”)

* Olympic Gold Medalist and 15-time National Champion Head Coach Dan Gable

* Wrestle Like A Girl Founder, Army veteran, and two-time World Bronze Medalist Sally Roberts

* Four-time Gopher All-American and current undefeated Bellator MMA fighter Logan Storley

* Spartan Races Founder and best-selling author Joe De Sena

* Army Ranger, Purple Heart recipient, and former MSU-Mankato wrestler SGT (Ret.) Tom Block

* Olympic Gold Medalist Randy Lewis

* National Wrestling Hall of Fame member and medical entrepreneur John Bardis (emcee)

 

Event proceeds will be gifted to TakeDown Cancer, an initiative of the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund.

A limited number of tickets for the event are available to the general public at https://jrobinsoncamps.com/7in7  Tickets cost $15 and include one free drink per 21+ guest.

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Recruits in action: Feb 27-29

Three incoming Iowa Wrestling recruits will be competing this weekend.  Patrick Kennedy will be looking for his fourth state title at the Minnesota State Championships on Thursday-Saturday. Bretli Reyna and Wyatt Henson will be competing in District competition to qualify for their State Tournament that will be next weekend. 

You can follow Kennedy and Reyna on TrackWrestling and Henson on FloWrestling this weekend.   

I will keep results updated on HawkeyeReport.com and have a follow-up blog with results.

Cullan Schriever, Colby Schriever, Jesse Ybarra, Gabe Christenson, Leif Schroeder, Cam Lucero, and Caleb Rathjen have completed their high school season. 

 

Recruiting Class of 2020

Patrick Kennedy – Kasson-Mantorville, MN 182 lbs.

Minnesota State Championships (St. Paul) – Feb 27-29

On TrackWrestling.

 

Cullan Schriever – Mason City, Iowa 126 lbs.

State champion. Season completed.

 

Colby Schriever – Mason City, Iowa 145 lbs.

Season completed.

 

Jesse Ybarra – Tucson, AZ (Sunnyside HS) 126 lbs.

State champion. Season completed.

 

Gabe Christenson – Runnells, Iowa (Southeast Polk HS) 195 lbs.

State champion. Season completed.

 

Leif Schroeder – Bozeman, Montana 138 lbs.

State Champion. Season completed.

 

Bretli Reyna – Homestead, Florida (South Dade HS) 145 lbs.

At FHSAA 3A R4 (Miami) – Feb 28-29

On TrackWrestling.

 

Recruiting Class of 2021

Wyatt Henson – Waynesburg, Pennsylvania 138 lbs.

At WPIAL AAA Championships (Canonsburg) – Feb 28

On FloWrestling.

 

Cam Lucero – Pagosa Springs, Colorado 152 lbs.

State champion. Season completed.

 

Caleb Rathjen – Ankeny, Iowa 138 lbs.

State champion. Season completed.

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

  

Iowa in the new Track/InterMat/WIN Rankings

The final college wrestling rankings of the regular season are out for TrackWrestling, InterMat, and WIN Magazine.  Iowa increased their lead a little bit over Penn State in the team race. The top three teams remained the same with Iowa, Penn State, and Ohio State. There is real big drop off from three to four in the team race and three different teams are ranked fourth.

Max Murin, Pat Lugo and Jacob Warner are ranked a little bit higher than last week after posting impressive wins and Kaleb Young dropped a little bit.

Iowa has eight wrestlers ranked in the top four, nine in the top six, and all ten ranked in the top 8. Those stats do all the talking that is needed.

After a fast pace for the regular season, everything will be quiet in college wrestling for the next two weeks until the Conference Championships take place on March 7-8. 

Iowa will compete next at the Big Ten Championships in Piscataway, New Jersey at Rutgers on March 7-8. 

 

TrackWrestling team rankings: February 24, 2020

  1. Iowa – 136 
  2. Penn State – 82
  3. Ohio State – 71
  4. Arizona State – 53

 

InterMat team rankings: February 25, 2020

  1. Iowa – 158 
  2. Penn State – 103
  3. Ohio State – 78
  4. Nebraska – 58

 

WIN Magazine: February 25, 2020

  1. Iowa – 136.5
  2. Penn State – 85
  3. Ohio State – 58
  4. Wisconsin – 46

 

Rankings by TrackWrestling/InterMat/WIN Magazine

125 Spencer Lee – 1/1/1

133 Austin DeSanto – 3/3/3

141 Max Murin – 4/5/6

149 Pat Lugo – 2/2/1

157 Kaleb Young – 6/6/6

165 Alex Marinelli – 2/2/2

174 Michael Kemerer – 1/1/1

184 Abe Assad – 9/8/11

197 Jacob Warner – 3/4/3

Hwt Tony Cassioppi – 3/3/3

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

Lugo named Wrestler of the Week

Pat Lugo has been named as the Iowa Wrestling Fan Blog & Podcast Wrestler of the Week.  Lugo pinned #6 Boo Lewallen of Oklahoma State in 2:21.  With the match at 0-0, Lugo had double unders and threw Lewallen from feet to back to secure the fall.  The pin could have been called there very instant they hit the mat.

Lugo has been on a roll and looking more and more confident as the season goes on. With the win Lugo is now ranked #2 by TrackWrestling, #2 by InterMat, and #1 by WIN Magazine. Lugo was also named Wrestler of the Week on January 2.  

Lugo, a redshirt senior from Homestead, Florida (South Dade HS), is 18-1 for the season with two pins, one tech fall, and three major decisions.  

The criteria for Iowa Wrestling Fan Blog & Podcast Wrestler of the Week is an Iowa wrestler that performs at an elite level that best represents Iowa Wrestling in the form of a dominating performance, a come from behind victory, or defeating a higher ranked opponent.

 

Iowa Wrestling Fan Blog & Podcast Wrestler of the Week

November 19 – Nelson Brands and Zach Glazier

November 25 – Nelson Brands and Zach Glazier

December 2 – Tony Cassioppi.

December 9 – Jacob Warner

January 2 – Pat Lugo

January 14 – Alex Marinelli

January 21 – Abe Assad

January 28 – Austin DeSanto

February 4 – Michael Kemerer

February 11 – Kaleb Young and Zach Glazier

February 18 – Max Murin

February 25 – Pat Lugo

 

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!

 

A special day to be an Iowa Wrestling fan

Iowa Wrestling finished the regular season in style with a 34-6 win over #9 Oklahoma State on Sunday.  For a fan there was a lot going on and Iowa Wrestling was clicking on all cylinders Sunday for a special day. Attendance records were broken, a great event hosted by the HWC before the meet, it was Alumni Day and Senior Day, and overall just a special day to be an Iowa Wrestling fan. 

The day started with a Hawkeye Wrestling Club Social at Big Grove Brewery in Iowa City.  Mother Nature was on our side with a very rare February day of over 50 degrees. That allowed for an overflow crowd outside.  It is hard to say exactly how many people were there. I would bet that there were more people there than at more than a few D-I college wrestling dual meets.

Brad Eldeen gave an update of the HWC and Inner Circle.  Brad did a really good job organizing this event that was a success. There is a lot of work done behind the scenes by HWC members like Brad and others and their work is appreciated and a big boost to the support of Iowa Wrestling and the HWC. This was an impressive event and I hope we see more like it next season.

HWC Head Coach Mark Perry gave an HWC update.  He talked about the importance of the HWC for the support of the wrestlers.  He mentioned that Thomas Gilman and Kayla Miracle are competing in the Pan-American Olympic Qualifier in Ottawa, Canada on March 14-15.  This is a very important tournament because we have to place in the top two at each weight to qualify that weight for USA at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

I then made my way to Carver-Hawkeye Arena for the Iowa Wrestling Alumni Reunion. It was great to see Iowa Wrestling greats of the past that I had not seen in years.  Two-time NCAA champion Chuck Yagla puts in a lot of work in making this event happen now for the last three years. I really hope this tradition continues.

Even the National Anthem was special.  Gigi Bragg sings the National Anthem better than anybody I have ever heard and the crowd letter her know how great it was.  I believe this is the third year Gigi has performed the National Anthem at an Iowa Wrestling meet and I swear she is getting even better every year.

The Iowa Wrestling team came out to a crowd of over 13,000 and went through a tunnel of the Iowa wrestlers that were there for the reunion.  That was a great great sight to see. With 13,109 in Carver-Hawkeye Arena to watch Iowa vs. Oklahoma State, that pushed the total attendance for the year to 87,979 for seven home dual meets. The new single-season NCAA average attendance record for college wrestling is 12,568. 

I have to say it one more time:

Single-season NCAA average attendance record for wrestling: 12,568 – The University of Iowa.

To see Iowa win 8 of 10 matches against Oklahoma State was impressive.  The Hawks looked very good and appear to be peaking at the right time for the tournament season.

After the meet eleven Iowa wrestlers were honored for Senior Day. Michael Kemerer is also in that class and he will be applying for a medical hardship redshirt at the end of the season.  With the current application process, it looks pretty certain that Kemerer will be granted a sixth year.

What a special day to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Iowa competes next at the Big Ten Championships in Piscataway, New Jersey at Rutgers on March 7-8.  

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!