Best of Brands 141/149

In 2007 the University of Iowa handed over the keys to their blue blood program to one of their star alumni to rejuvenate the program which had taken a tumble from the days of Dan Gable. Tom Brands has now been at the helm for 13 seasons in Iowa City and during that time he…

Best of Brands 125/133

In 2007 the University of Iowa handed over the keys to their blue blood program to one of their star alumni to rejuvenate the program which had taken a tumble from the days of Dan Gable. Tom Brands has now been at the helm for 13 seasons in Iowa City and during that time he…

Iowa’s Last NCAA title Revisited

As we near the beginning of the 2019-20 season it felt appropriate to take a moment and reflect back on Iowa’s past. This season will be the ten year anniversary of the program’s 2010 NCAA title run which was capped off by a 134 team point performance in Omaha, Nebraska. The title was Tom Brands’s…

Running Through Iowa’s Lightweight Lineup Scenarios

With the official arrival of Gavin Teasdale, the Iowa Hawkeyes find themselves with options aplenty in the lower weights. This will give the program the most depth in this department since possibly during the early Brands-era when the team was packed with All-Americans at the first three weights with notable names Matt McDonough, Joe Slaton,…

Gavin Teasdale Transferring to Iowa

Big news in Iowa City, as PA Power Wrestling has reported that former top recruit in the class of 2019, Gavin Teasdale will be transferring to Iowa. The Pennsylvania based media outlet featured Teasdale on a recent episode of their podcast talking bout the wrestlers decision to join the team. According to the interview Teasdale…

Final X – Lincoln Preview

  Last weekend in New Jersey provided but just a taste of things to come as USA Wrestling World Team qualification process wraps up this weekend in Lincoln, Nebraska with Final X – Lincoln. Hosted by the University of Nebraska this weekend’s field features six wrestles with a tie to the state of Iowa competing,…

Sam Stoll to Continue Competing with HWC

Sam Stoll is staying in Iowa City. Yesterday, in an article published by the Quad City Time’s sports writer Steve Batterson Tom Brands was quoted as saying that the All-American heavyweight will stay in Iowa City to continue training with the Hawkeye Wrestling Club. While this may not be earth shattering news that another former…

Final X Matches Set For Next Month

USA Wrestling’s World Team Trials concluded today in Raleigh, North Carolina and five wrestlers with a tie to the state of Iowa came out on top of the challenge tournament, punching their tickets to next months Final X. The Final X phase of the Team USA qualification process is the final stop for athletes seeking…

Iowa Teases Home Schedule

For Hawkeye fans, last year’s home schedule was brutal. I am not referring to the level of competition, but rather the big name draws were noticeably lacking from the home schedule. This is no disrespect to any of Iowa’s competition, but as far as the conference slate goes Purdue, Rutgers, Maryland, and Indiana don’t typically…

HWC Sends 7 to World Team Trials

University of Iowa Press Release: Hawkeye Wrestling Club members Michaela Beck, Sammy Brooks, Cory Clark, Thomas Gilman, Lauren Louive, Kayla Miracle, and Brandon Sorensen compete this weekend at the 2019 World Team Trials in Raleigh, North Carolina. Miracle won the U.S. Open last month and has a bye to Sunday’s best-of-three finals. The other six…