Iowa Hawkeye Wrestlers to be recognized at Kinnick Stadium

FILE - In this March 23, 2019, file photo, Iowa's Spencer Lee, left, celebrates his win over...
FILE - In this March 23, 2019, file photo, Iowa's Spencer Lee, left, celebrates his win over Virginia's Jack Mueller (not shown) in their 125-pound match in the finals of the NCAA wrestling championships in Pittsburgh. Lee has been voted the winner of the Dan Hodge Trophy as the most dominant college wrestler in the nation. Lee received 52 of a possible 57 first-place votes, WIN magazine announced Monday, March 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)(KCRG)
Published: Apr. 7, 2021 at 4:31 PM CDT
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IOWA CITY, Iowa (KYOU) - The University of Iowa will celebrate the 2021 NCAA Championship Hawkeye wrestling team on April 17 at Kinnick Stadium following the Iowa football open practice.

The open practice begins at 9:30 a.m. The championship recognition begins at approximately noon.

Admission to both events is free. You will be required to wear masks. Additional information can be found at

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.

If the weather cancels the event, the recognition will move to May 1st, Iowa football’s second of two scheduled open practices.

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