The Iowa wrestling program is synonymous with championships. Team titles, individual titles, conference titles, national titles -- Hawkeye wrestling does not discriminate.
Since Gary Kurdelmeier won the program's first NCAA championship in 1975, the University of Iowa has won 23 NCAA team titles. Fifteen of those came under the watch of Dan Gable. Six other championships have come from the Gable coaching tree, including the last three under the leadership of Tom Brands.
Brands won three NCAA titles while wrestling for Gable from 1990-92. He later won seven team championships as an assistant coach from 1993-2004, and since being named head coach in 2006, Iowa has won three national titles.
Brands' staff includes his brother, Terry Brands, a two-time NCAA champion and Olympic medalist, and Ryan Morningstar, a three-time Hawkeye All-American and a member of three NCAA championship teams.
Ben Berhow is in his third season as assistant coach, Travis Rutt enters his first year strength and conditioning coach, and director of operations Luke Eustice is in his 10th season on staff.
Since 1974, Iowa has captured 23 team titles, crowned 69 NCAA champions, and earned 256 All-American honors. Simply put, the Hawkeyes win championships.
Associate Head Coach
18th season at Iowa
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Volunteer Assistant Coach
3rd year at Iowa
Director of Wrestling Operations
10th year at Iowa
Strength and Conditioning Coach
1st year at Iowa