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Hawkeye wrestling to be honored at Kinnick Stadium April 17th

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April 7th, 2021 by Chris Parks

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa will celebrate the 2021 NCAA Championship Hawkeye wrestling team April 17 at Kinnick Stadium following the Iowa football open practice.

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

Admission to both events is free. Fans will be required to wear masks. Additional information can be found at hawkeyesports.com/footballgameday.

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