Best of Brands 157/165

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…

Boris Novachkov Joining Hawkeye Wrestling Club

The Hawkeye Wrestling Club continues to add talent as our own Tony Hager is reporting that former Olympian Boris Novachkov will begin training in Iowa City. A native of Bulgaria, Novachkov has a deep history of training in the United States with Mark Perry, who took over as head coach of the HWC this spring. “I’m excited…

The Mark Perry Effect

Earlier this spring, Tom Brands and company made a big splash in the wrestling community when they lured alum Mark Perry back to Iowa City to head up the Hawkeye Wrestling Club. Prior to his return to the Hawkeye program, Perry was the associate head coach at the University of Illinois and widely considered one…

Mark Perry Looking to “Change the Scene” with HWC

Earlier this week IAwrestle got the opportunity to spend a little time with Mark Perry to discuss how his first month as coach of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club has gone and where he sees the club going in the future. Up first for Perry was getting a feel for where the club is currently. “Really…

What Mark Perry Means for Iowa

It was all smiles Friday night at the Hawkeye Wrestling Club’s banquet held at the Kirkwood Convention Center in Cedar Rapids. Among the many reasons for the upbeat attitude, Mark Perry’s introduction as head coach might have been the biggest. “We’re excited to have him,” Iowa head coach Tom Brands commented on the addition of…

Mark Perry: I want to be here as long as possible

IAwrestle got a chance to catch up with Mark Perry, the latest addition to the Hawkeye Wrestling Club. A former All-American for the University of Iowa, Perry talks through the decision to move back to Iowa City and his relationship with the Brands brothers. Perry was introduced to the fans and the media at last…