Iowa posted an undefeated dual season (17‑0‑1), set a school mark for wins and won its first NCAA title. The team had a school‑record five All‑Americans, national champs in Chuck Yagla and Dan Holm, and four dual shutouts.
Iowa won its second straight NCAA title and captured 14 of 15 duals. A school‑record three Hawkeyes (Brad Smith, Chuck Yagla and Chris Campbell) won NCAA titles. Yagla won his second straight title and was the meet’s Outstanding Wrestler. Iowa won the title by almost 40 points and amassed a national record 123 1/4 points.
The Hawkeyes started their nine‑year string of national championships and were 15‑1 in duals. Iowa’s one‑half point margin of victory at the NCAA meet gave the Hawkeyes their third title in four years. This team was the first in college history to win the national championship without an individual champion.
Coach Dan Gable’s first undefeated and untied (19‑0‑0) team included NCAA champs Bruce Kinseth and Randy Lewis. Kinseth, who had a school‑record 23 pins, was named Outstanding Wrestler at the NCAA Meet. He pinned all four opponents at Big Tens and all five at nationals.
Iowa won its third straight national title with a school‑record eight all‑Americans, including NCAA champions Randy Lewis (134) and Ed Banach (177). A 34‑match dual winning streak was snapped by Cal‑Poly, 27‑12.
The winningest team (21‑1) in Iowa annals boasted nine All‑Americans and seven Big Ten champs. Brothers Ed and Lou Banach won NCAA titles. The 10‑man lineup had an overall record of 302‑45‑2. Iowa won the NCAA title by 29 1/2 points.
Three NCAA champions – Barry Davis, Jim Zalesky and Pete Bush – paced the undefeated (16‑0‑1) national champions. Davis set the Iowa season mark for wins with 46. The Hawkeyes had eight All‑Americans and piled up a record 131 3/4 points at the NCAAs.
Iowa set a Big Ten record with nine league champs, compiled a 17‑1 dual record and won a sixth consecutive NCAA crown. Iowa had nine All‑Americans, a tournament record. Ed Banach won his third NCAA title in four years. Carver‑Hawkeye Arena opened its doors with a 35‑7 victory over Oklahoma.
The Hawkeyes were 16‑1 in duals and won both NCAA and Big Ten titles. Jim Zalesky, named Outstanding Wrestler at the NCAAs, posted his second straight undefeated campaign and closed his career with 89 straight wins. Five Hawkeyes made the national championship match.
Gable’s second perfect season record (18‑0‑0) was accomplished with nine All‑Americans and eight Big Ten champions. Davis, who won his third NCAA title, earned Outstanding Wrestler. For the second year in a row, five Hawkeyes wrestled in NCAA title matches.
The Hawkeyes’ record‑tying ninth straight national team title was a record‑shattering performance. Iowa set all‑time NCAA records for points scored (158), margin of victory (73.25) and national champs (five)! Marty Kistler was the Hawkeyes’ third straight NCAA Outstanding Wrestler award winner. Six wrestlers won at least 30 matches. The ninth straight NCAA championship tied the all‑time record for consecutive titles.
Iowa regained the national title that had eluded it since 1986, crowning nine All‑Americans at the NCAA meet in Iowa City. Tom Brands (134) won his second straight title and was joined on the victory stand by Mark Reiland (167). Tom Brands ended the year with a perfect 45‑0 record. Iowa’s team total of 157 was just one shy of the NCAA record, set by Iowa in 1986. The Hawkeyes won their 18th straight Big Ten title.
Gable’s third perfect season (16‑0‑0) was accomplished by nine All‑Americans, including NCAA champs Terry Brands, Tom Brands, and Troy Steiner. Tom Brands won his third consecutive NCAA title and was named Outstanding Wrestler. The Hawkeyes won their 19th straight Big Ten crown (6 champs) and second straight NCAA title. The Iowa‑Iowa State dual meet (a 29‑8 Iowa victory) drew an NCAA record 15,291 fans in Iowa City.
Iowa rebounded from a midseason slump to win a third straight NCAA title and 20th consecutive Big Ten title. The Hawkeyes fell from the top of the Amateur Wrestling News poll with a 24‑20 loss to Nebraska at the National Duals in Lincoln, NE, in late January, but regrouped to go 8‑0 down the stretch. Seven Hawkeyes earned All‑America honors, headlined by national champs Lincoln McIlravy and Terry Steiner. Steiner was named Outstanding Wrestler at the NCAA Meet, and his brother Troy was selected Big Ten Athlete of the Year. Gable was named Big Ten Coach of the Year for the first time.
The Hawkeyes won their 15th NCAA title and 22nd consecutive Big Ten title while posting an undefeated dual meet record (14‑0). Nine Hawkeyes were named to the All‑America team for the sixth time in school history. The All‑Americans were Ray Brinzer, Mark Ironside, Jeff McGinness, Lincoln McIlravy, Mike Mena, Matt Nerem, Joel Sharratt, Daryl Weber and Bill Zadick.
Iowa finished its second consecutive dual meet season undefeated, posting a 17-0 record. The Hawkeyes won their 23rd consecutive Big Ten title and their 16th national title. Gable was named Big Ten Co-Coach of the Year and sophomore Mark Ironside was selected Big Ten Wrestler of the Year. Seniors Daryl Weber and Bill Zadick and sophomore Joe Williams all won their first NCAA titles. Seven Hawkeyes earned All-American honors, including Lee Fullhart, Ironside, Mike Mena, Mike Uker, Weber, Williams and Zadick.
The Hawkeyes scored an NCAA record 170 team points en route to their 17th national title in Dan Gable’s final season as head coach. Iowa crowned five national champions (Jessie Whitmer, Mark Ironside, Lincoln McIlravy, Joe Williams and Lee Fullhart), and eight All-Americans. McIlravy was named Outstanding Wrestler of the NCAA Championships. The Hawkeyes also won their 24th consecutive Big Ten title, and Ironside was named Big Ten Wrestler of the Year for the second consecutive year.
Led by head coach Jim Zalesky, the Hawkeyes won their 25th consecutive Big Ten title and their 18th national title. Seniors Mark Ironside, Jeff McGinness and Joe Williams all won Big Ten and NCAA individual titles. Ironside was named Big Ten wrestler of the Year, McGinness was selected Outstanding Wrestler of the Big Ten meet and Williams garnered Outstanding Wrestler honors at the NCAA meet. Junior Lee Fullhart, freshman Eric Juergens and sophomore Wes Hand earned All-America honors.
Iowa won their eighth NCAA title in the 1990’s and their 19th overall at an exciting national meet in University Park, PA. The Hawkeyes’ two-point victory margin was the closest in 20 years. Sophomores Doug Schwab and T.J. Williams each won their first national titles, while sophomore Eric Juergens and seniors Lee Fullhart and Jamie Heidt earned All-America honors. Heidt, Schwab and Williams all won Big Ten titles.
The Hawkeyes won seven consecutive matches, scoring 23 1/2 points, in the consolation round to come from behind and win their sixth consecutive NCAA Championship in St. Louis, MO. Iowa crowned one individual national champion in junior 133-pounder Eric Juergens, while juniors Jody Strittmatter, Doug Schwab and T.J. Williams, sophomore Mike Zadick and senior Wes Hand earned All-America honors. The Hawkeyes went 18-0 in duals, and recaptured the conference team title. Big Ten individual champs were Strittmatter, Juergens, Schwab and Williams.
After an eight-year absence, the Hawkeyes regained the top spot on the NCAA Championship podium by winning the school’s 21st national title. The team crowned two individual champions – senior Mark Perry (165) and sophomore Brent Metcalf (149) – and had seven All-Americans. Iowa won its 32nd Big Ten title and went 21-1 in dual competition and 8-0 in Big Ten duals. Head Coach Tom Brands was named Coach of the Year by the NWCA, W.I.N. Magazine and the Big Ten. Metcalf was named the Dan Hodge Trophy winner, the Jesse Owens Big Ten Male Athlete of the Year, Outstanding Wrestler at the NCAA and Big Ten Championships and Big Ten Wrestler of the Year.
Despite crowning no individual champions, the Hawkeyes collected their second straight team title at the 2009 NCAA Championships in St. Louis, MO. Iowa scored 96.5 points, edging runner-up Ohio State by 4.5 points, to record its 22nd NCAA team title. It’s the closest margin of victory since Iowa won the 1999 team title by two points. It also marks only the second time in school history the Hawkeyes have won the NCAA title without an individual champion. Iowa also accomplished that feat in 1978. The Hawkeyes had a total of five All-Americans in juniors Brent Metcalf (149-2nd), Daniel Dennis (133-7th), Ryan Morningstar (165-3rd), Phillip Keddy (184-4th) and Dan Erekson (Hwt.-4th). The Hawkeyes posted a perfect 24-0 dual meet record, going 8-0 in Big Ten duals, and won their 33rd Big Ten team title. Iowa also set the national collegiate dual meet attendance record of 15,955 when it hosted Iowa State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Iowa closed out the 2009-10 season on the winner’s stand, bringing the Big Ten and NCAA team trophies back to Iowa City. Iowa won its 23rd NCAA and 34th Big Ten titles while crowning three NCAA champions, eight All-Americans and two Big Ten champions. The team was undefeated at 23-0 in dual competition, marking the 13th perfect season in school history. Iowa was also 11-0 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena and 8-0 in Big Ten duals, winning its third straight conference regular season title. Iowa won the 2009 Midlands and 2010 NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals Division I team titles, ending the season on a 61 dual-match winning streak and shutting out eight opponents – both of which are school records. Seniors Brent Metcalf and Jay Borschel, and redshirt freshman Matt McDonough won individual NCAA titles, while seniors Daniel Dennis, Dan Erekson, Phillip Keddy and Ryan Morningstar, and sophomore Montell Marion each earned All-America honors. Borschel and Erekson were Iowa’s two Big Ten champions. McDonough was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, and Head Coach Tom Brands was named Big Ten Coach of the Year for the third straight season.