Hawkeyes heavy favorite at NCAA wrestling championships
March 17, 2021


It has been more than a decade since Iowa, the program that Dan Gable turned into the gold standard in college wrestling, showed the kind of dominance at the NCAA championships that it takes to win a team title.

The drought probably would have ended last season had the tournament not been canceled.

It almost certainly will end this weekend.

Beginning with 125-pound Spencer Lee, the two-time and defending champ, right on through heavyweight, the Hawkeyes will bring the deepest and most talented team in the field to St. Louis. They qualified an All-American candidate at every weight and will have four No. 1 seeds when the tournament begins with the first session Thursday.