‘This is a big deal for the University of Iowa’: Olympic medalist Clarissa Chun named UI’s first women’s wrestling coach

Clarissa Chun has left USA Wrestling, where she helped lead the U.S. women’s national wrestling team to 17 medals in international competitions since becoming assistant coach in 2017, to become the first coach of the University of Iowa women’s wrestling team. The new team, which UI announced in September, is scheduled to begin competing in […]

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UI settles Title IX lawsuit filed by women swimmers, will pay $400,000 and hire expert to make sure it follows the law

The University of Iowa has agreed to pay $400,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging the university has been violating its obligation under Title IX to provide opportunities for female athletes, the Gazette reported on Wednesday afternoon. As part of the settlement, UI will also hire a sports law expert to monitor the Athletics Department’s compliance […]

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University of Iowa is adding a women’s wrestling team

The University of Iowa Athletics Department announced on Thursday morning it is adding a women’s wrestling program. The department anticipates the women wrestlers to begin competing in the 2023-24 season, according to a news release. UI Athletics said the addition would make it “the first NCAA Division I, Power Five conference institution to offer the […]

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Hawkeye Daniel Dennis grapples for Olympic gold

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This Friday in Rio de Janeiro, former University of Iowa wrestling stand-out (2010 NCCA national runner-up) Daniel Dennis will compete for Olympic gold in the 57kg men’s freestyle event. Back in April, in front of a crowd of over 11,000 fans at the US Olympic trails in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, Dennis’ hand was raised the victor […]

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