Hawkeyes Pounce Princeton on the Road

The Hawkeyes notched their third win over a ranked opponent on Sunday picking up a 30-9 dual victory against #11 ranked Princeton. Iowa now improves to 4-0 on the season in what was their final competition prior to the holiday break. The Hawkeyes were without their star wrestler, two-time NCAA champion Spencer Lee, who didn’t…

Hawkeyes Blank Chattanooga in Season Opener

The Iowa Hawkeyes first competition is officially in the books as the team logged a 39-0 over Tennessee-Chattanooga inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. This lineup returns a total of seven All-Americans and all seven of those wrestlers managed a victory over their Moc opponent. Of the three weights where Iowa does not feature a returning All-American we…

Iowa Hawkeyes 2019-20 Season Preview

Its been ten years since the University of Iowa end the season as NCAA champions and a decade removed from their last NCAA title head coach Tom Brands has assembled a collection of talent that are strong enough to help the program bring home title #24. Their obvious biggest obstacle is overcoming the current wrestling…

Best of Brands 174/184

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 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…

Iowa Season Recap + 2018-19 Preview

In what was supposed to be a rebuilding season, the Iowa Hawkeyes surprised many across the country (and even in Iowa) with their third place finish in Cleveland, resulting in yet another team trophy under Tom Brands. Preseason forecasts had the Hawkeyes just inside the top ten and even once they decided to pull the…

Lee Ready to Make His Carver Debut Friday

“Spencer Lee is free.” That was the opening remark made by head coach Tom Brands today in the Dan Gable Wrestling Complex in Iowa City. After two months of speculation the decision to pull Lee’s redshirt was officially announced by the university. It was first teased Tuesday on social media, before being confirmed earlier today…

Midlands Middleweight Preview (149-165)

The 55th Annual Ken Kraft Midlands Championships will take place next weekend, December 29-30th in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. This year’s tournament will be held at Sears Centre Arena as opposed to the Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Iowa Hawkeyes are looking to win the 27th team title at the event, and they enter as four-time defending team champions.…

Iowa Takes on Illinois in Final Home Dual of 2017

Follow Ross on Twitter @Rossbchek Who: #10 Iowa 4-0 (0-0) vs #16 Illinois 1-1 (0-0) Where: Carver-Hawkeye Arena| Iowa City, Iowa When: Friday, December 1st – 7:00 PM Watch: BTN Plus or Flowrestling (Subscription required for either option) The Iowa Hawkeyes open conference dual action this Friday inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena when they welcome in border rival…

What We Learned

Follow Ross on Twitter @Rossbchek IOWA Michael Kemerer’s sophomore campaign is picking up right where his freshman season left off. He’s 4-0 on the year with two of those wins coming against top ten opponents. Last season Kemerer quickly went from new face in the lineup to one of the more dependable starters for the…

Hawkeye Lineup Preview 157-165

FULL SERIES: Hawkeye Lineup 157: Depth Chart 157 Starter FR Zach Axmear – Redshirt RFR SO Michael Kemerer JR SR Logan McQuillen After graduating five starters from last year’s squad, Michael Kemerer will join 149-pound star Brandon Sorensen as the Hawkeyes most consistent performers. It’s a bit of a new look for Iowa, who has…

B1G Wrestling Championships – Final Matches

125 – #1 Thomas Gilman (Iowa) vs #3 Tim Lambert (Nebraska) 133 – #1 Nathan Tomasello (Ohio State) vs #3 Cory Clark (Iowa) 141 – #1 Anthony Ashnault (Rutgers) vs #7 Javier Gasca III (Michigan State) 149 – #1 Zain Retherford (Penn State) vs #3 Micah Jordan (Ohio State) 157 – #1 Jason Nolf (Penn…