Image and release courtesy of University of Iowa Sports Information.
The University of Iowa wrestling program celebrated their 2021 NCAA Championship earlier today at Kinnick Stadium following the Iowa football open practice.
"Thanks to Kirk Ferentz and @HawkeyeFootball for giving us the keys to Kinnick Stadium. We are on their territory and we appreciate that. We're working on 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. This is for our Iowa Hawkeye fans. You are the best… congratulations!"@TomBrandsHAWK pic.twitter.com/ybeq0OQr4m— Iowa Hawkeye Wrestling (@Hawks_Wrestling) April 17, 2021
The top ranked Hawkeyes won the 2021 NCAA Championships on March 20 at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis. The team title is the 24th in program history and the first since 2010.
Iowa head coach Tom Brands was named NWCA National and Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year for the second straight season.
Senior Spencer Lee won the 125-pound championship a third time and was named winner of the Dan Hodge Trophy for the second straight year.
The Hawkeyes qualified 10 wrestlers for the NCAA Championships. Those wrestlers combined for a 38-13 overall record with 21 bonus-point wins, good for 27 bonus points. Iowa crowned seven All-Americans, more than any other school at the tournament.
All 10 starters will be returning to the mat in Carver-Hawkeye Arena next season as the squad tries to defend their 2021 national title.