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  1. Spencer Lee

    Spencer Lee

    Aug 1, 2012

    Hailing out of Murrysville, Pennsylvania, the Franklin Regional product won Three Pennsylvania state titles and was a four-time finalist. On the international circuit, Lee has represented the U.S. on four separate occasions at the world championships between the cadet and junior levels. Lee won a cadet world title in. 2014, and back to back junior world titles in 2015 and 2016. Recruited by major schools such as Penn State, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, and Iowa, Lee ultimately chose the Hawkeyes (alma mater of his club coach Jody Strittmatter) after a long anticipated recruitment.
  2. Jacob Warner

    Jacob Warner

    Jun 12, 2014

    All-American for the Iowa Hawkeyes, originally from Illinois. 
  3. Max Murin

    Max Murin

    Oct 11, 2014

    141 and potential 149-pounder for the Iowa Hawkeyes. 
  4. Real Woods

    Real Woods

    Aug 1, 2012

    Originally hailing from New Mexico, Real Woods made a name for himself at high school prep powerhouse Montini Catholic in the Chicago suburbs. He committed to Stanford as a blue chip recruit, qualifying for three NCAA tournaments in three years after redshirting as a true freshman. In 2022, Woods placed 6th at the NCAA Championships at 141-pounds. Having already secured a degree from Stanford, Woods transferred to Iowa following the completion of the 2021-22 school year.
  5. Nelson Brands

    Nelson Brands

    Nov 20, 2017

    Son of Terry and nephew to Tom. Pretty decent pedigree. 
  6. Tom Brands

    Tom Brands

    Nov 25, 2017

    Tom Brands is easily rated as one of the top intensity wrestlers this sport has ever seen. His work ethic has rarely, if ever, been matched on the mat. In college, Brands was a force for the Iowa Hawkeyes, capturing the "Gablesque" mentality of the sport by constantly attacking and putting pressure on his opponents. Tom Brands was a four time All-American and three time NCAA national champion in college. He built off his collegiate success and competed for the U.S. in freestyle. Brands won the Gold medal at both the World Championships in 1993 and at the Olympics in Atlanta in 1996.He continues today as the head coach of the Iowa Hawkeye program to lead the new generation of Iowa wrestlers.
  7. Anthony Cassioppi

    Anthony Cassioppi

    Nov 20, 2017

    Originally from Iowa, now the anchor of the Iowa Hawkeye lineup.
  8. Brent Metcalf

    Brent Metcalf

    Nov 21, 2017

  9. Abe Assad

    Abe Assad

    Jul 26, 2019

  10. Wyatt Henson

    Wyatt Henson

    Oct 30, 2017

  11. Michael Kemerer

    Michael Kemerer

    Oct 30, 2011

    All-American for the Iowa Hawkeyes, originally from Pennsylvania. 
  12. Dan Gable

    Dan Gable

    Jun 8, 2012

    Two-time NCAA champ, three-time finalist for Iowa State. World and Olympic gold medalist. GOAT of college wrestling at Iowa.
  13. Pat Lugo

    Pat Lugo

    May 15, 2014

  14. Clarissa Chun

    Clarissa Chun

    Nov 21, 2017

    A native of Hawaii and pioneer in the sport of women's wrestling, Chun was a 2008 world champion and 2012 Olympic bronze-medalist, the first medal ever from an American in women's wrestling. Chun continues to shatter boundaries when she was named the head coach of the Iowa women's wrestling program in 2021, the first NCAA women's varsity program from a D1 Power 5 conference.
  15. Drake Ayala

    Drake Ayala

    Sep 30, 2020

    A native of Fort Dodge, Iowa, Ayayla is a three - time Iowa state champion and most recently won his third stop sign in Fargo with his second title in junior freestyle in 2021. Ayala has put together a lengthy resume in the state of Iowa, winning the Conflict at Carver in 2018 and the Cliff Keen Independence Invitational that same year. Ayala would finish his freshman season as a runner up in the Iowa high school 3A state tournament at 106 pounds. In that offseason, Ayala won double titles at the Independence tournament, the Iowa freestyle/greco state tournament, and the Northern Plains regional setting him up for Fargo later that summer. Ayala would leave Fargo as an all - american in cadet freestyle after winning a national title the year prior.