HAWKEYE WRESTLING CLUB

Meet The Team

Meet Our

Team

Over the last 50 years the Hawkeye Wrestling Club has been led by people that believe deeply in the development and growth of its athletes – both on the mat and off. There’s a reason our athletes are known for their grit, tenacity, reliability, discipline, and loyalty…It’s been modeled everyday by their coaches for 5 decades. 

This transformative program has been able to enhance hundreds of wrestlers’ lives through consistent, passionate work, and rigorous training. We are terribly-particular with the type of people we recruit to our team and onto our staff, ensuring we have the right personnel to make the greatest impact on our athletes and program as a whole.

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4x NCAA Team Championship Coach

6x B1G Team Championship Coach

3x NWCA Coach of the Year

5x B1G Coach of the Year

 

Olympic Gold Medalist

World Champion

3x NCAA Champion

Tom Brands

University of Iowa Men's Head Coach & HWC Board Advisor

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3x NCAA Team Championship Coach

5x B1G Team Championship Coach

USA Wrestling Coach of the Year

 

Olympic Bronze Medalist

2x World Champion

2x NCAA Champion

 

Terry Brands

University of Iowa Associate Men's Head Coach & HWC Board Advisor

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2016 Olympian

2x NCAA All-American

3x B1G & NCAA Championship Team Member

Dan Dennis

Hawkeye Wrestling Club Head Coach

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NCAA Team Championship Coach

3x B1G Team Championship Coach

 

US Olympic Team Trials Qualifier

2x NCAA All-American

3x B1G & NCAA Championship Team Member

Ryan Morningstar

University of Iowa Men's Assistant Coach

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NCAA Team Championship Coach

3x B1G Team Championship Coach

 

US Olympic Team Trials Qualifier

3x NCAA All-American

Bobby Telford

University of Iowa Men's Volunteer Assistant Coach

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2x NCAA Qualifier

3x B1G & NCAA Championship Team Member

Chad Beatty

Executive Director of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club

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ROSTER

Athletes are the backbone of our World Class program. Our recruitment process is vigorous and focused on the elite-of-the-elite. Like-minded athletes that want to be the very best, is where we focus our time and energy.

Our technical skill sets or wrestling styles don’t always match our athletes but our mentalities surrounding excellence are always aligned. Teams are built by individuals and unique personalities that come together with a common goal…and in our case, that goal is to be the best in the world.

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2024 Olympian

2x US Open Champion

Bill Farrell Champion

Pan-American Champion

 

2x Hodge Trophy Winner

3x NCAA Champion

5x NCAA All-American

Spencer Lee

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US Olympic Team Trials Qualifier

4x NCAA All-American

Austin DeSanto

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US Olympic Team Trials Qualifier

 

4x NCAA All-American

4x B1G Champion

Alex Marinelli

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US OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS QUALIFIER

4X NCAA ALL-AMERICAN

Tony Cassioppi

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5x NCAA All-American

Jacob Warner

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3x NCAA All-American

Kaleb Young

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4x NCAA All-American

Brandon Sorensen

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4x NCAA All-American

4x Conference Champion

Jayden Eierman

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University of Iowa Alumni

Jeremiah Moody

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2x NCAA All-American

Pat Lugo

Meet Our

Guys

Meet the great team of Hawkeye Wrestling Club Athletes.

Meet Our
Board

From direct mentorship and coaching, to organization operations and fundraising, our staff members work to ensure our athletes have everything they need to be successful. Everything they do is centered around the athlete’s experience and their ability to reach their full potential. 

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President

Brad Eldeen

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Vice President

Mitch Kelly

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Treasurer

Aaron Robertson

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Secretary

Joe Holmes

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Voting Member

Ryan Key

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Voting Member

Al Zahasky

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Voting Member

Adam Fellers

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Voting Member

Ryan Smidt

HWC DONATIONS

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Hawkeye wrestling club survives on donations from people like you. With your support we can make the Hawkeye Wrestling Club the best Wrestling Club in the world!