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‘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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Trump tells crowd of fans in Des Moines that if he doesn’t win Iowa, ‘I’ll never be back’ in a rally replete with irony and misinformation

A cold wind was blowing at the Des Moines International Airport late Wednesday afternoon as people gathered in a spot on the tarmac typically used by cargo planes for a Trump campaign rally. But the crowd of almost 4,000 didn’t seem discouraged by the wind. The Trump campaign had announced it expected at least 10,000 […]

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In their first season, the West High girls wrestling team has built a culture of tenacity and fun

The Iowa City West High School wrestling room is adorned with state championships flags and photos of young men standing on winners podiums, with medals around their necks. Though the decor celebrates the accomplishments of male athletes throughout West’s 57 years, the school’s first ever girls wrestling team is making Trojan history on the mat. […]

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