Head Coach
Tom Brands

As a coach:

Coached 3 NCAA and 4 Big Ten team titles
crowned 11 NCAA champions
13 Big Ten champions
59 All-Americans

As a competitor:

1996 Olympic freestyle gold medal
1993 World Freestyle Championship gold medal in Toronto
1994 & 1995 World Cup gold medals
1995 Pan American Games champion
1993-1996 4 U.S. National titles
1993 USA Wrestling Athlete of the Year
1993 John Smith Outstanding Freestyle Wrestler
1993 Amateur Wrestling News Man of the Year
2001 inducted into wrestling's Hall of Fame

4 time All-American at Iowa (1989-92)
3 time NCAA champion
1992 NCAA Outstanding Wrestler
3 time Big Ten champion
won 95% of his matches at Iowa
Had career mark of 158-7-2, including undefeated 1991 season (45-0)

Associate Head Coach
Terry Brands

2 time World Champion
2000 Olympic bronze medalist
9th season as University of Iowa associate head coach

2 NCAA and Big Ten team titles
crowned 6 NCAA champions
49 All-Americans
11 Big Ten champions
96-7-1 dual record since Brands returned to the staff in 2008

As a coach:
Brands rejoined the Hawkeye staff in 2008
2005-08 USA Wrestling's National Freestyle Resident Coach in Colorado Springs, CO
Worked with 2008 U.S. Olympic freestyle gold medalist Henry Cejudo & 2006 World champion Bill Zadick

His previous collegiate coaching experience
2002-05 head coach at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (3 seasons)
2001-02 assistant coach at Montana State-Northern
2000-01 assistant at the University of Nebraska
1992-2000 assistant at University of Iowa
At Chattanooga:
2005 Southern Conference title
crowned 3 conference champions
2 All-Americans
At Iowa:
helped Hawkeyes win 7 NCAA and Big Ten titles
Iowa's dual record of 115-12-1 during his tenure included 3 undefeated seasons (14-0 in 1995, 17-0 in 1996 and 18-0 in 2000).

As a competitor:
1993 (Toronto) & 1995 (Atlanta) World gold medalist at 125.5 pounds (57 kg)
1993 & 1995 on the only two U.S. teams to win World Team Titles in freestyle
1993 named USA Wrestling Athlete of the Year
1993 John Smith Freestyle Wrestler of the Year
1993 Amateur Wrestling News Man of the Year

The Brands brothers became the first U.S. brothers to win a World title during the same year.

1996 2nd in U.S. Nationals
1996 2nd in Olympic Team Trials, falling just short of making the U.S. Olympic Team
1997 & 1999 Qualified for U.S. World Teams (but did not compete due to injury)
2000 won U.S. Olympic Team Trials at 127.75 lbs (58 kg)
2000 Olympic bronze medalist in Sydney, Australia

1994 & 1995 2 time World Cup champion
1995 gold medal at Pan American Games
2 time silver medalist at the respected Yarygin Tournament in Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Won three U.S. Nationals titles and was runner-up three times
Inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2006

Collegiate career:
(1989-1992; 126 lbs)
2 time NCAA champion
3 time All-American
3 time Big Ten champion
Career record: 137-7

4th in season wins (43 - 1990-91)
5th in career wins (137)
6th in career pins (48)
9th in season pins (18 - 1990-91)
He is one of 18 Hawkeyes to post an undefeated season record, going 35-0 in 1991-92.

Assistant Coach
Ryan Morningstar

coaching career:
in his 4th season as an assistant coach at the University of Iowa.
2011-2012 assistant coach at Wisconsin

wrestling career:
4 NCAA appearances (2007-10) as a Hawkeye
2009-2010 All-American honors
2008-2010 member of 3 NCAA championship teams

2009 3rd at the NCAA championships
2009 2nd at Big Ten Championships at 165 lbs
2010 He suffered a knee injury during his senior season but placed 7th at the NCAAs and 4th at Big Ten championships
2010 Iowa Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner
2010 won the Mike McGivern Award (given annually to the team’s most courageous wrestler)

2007-2010 4 year letterwinner
Morningstar owns a career record of 110-40
Member of the Hawkeye Wrestling Club in 2010-11
Qualified to compete in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials at 163 pounds (74 kg).

The Lisbon, Iowa, native graduated from Iowa in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in health and sports studies.

Volunteer Assistant Coach
Ben Berhow

Ben Berhow is in his 1st season as volunteer assistant coach
2 years as an administrative assistant at the University of Minnesota.

2011-2013 member of the Gophers' staff
helped Minnesota crown 4 Big Ten and 2 NCAA individual champions including 2 time NCAA heavyweight champion Tony Nelson

Collegiate career:
4 years with the Gophers
2007-2010 78 wins and 3 national tournament appearances
Senior year: Received the Minnesota Integrity Award his senior season
Junior year: honored with the Verne Gagne Scholarship/Leadership Award
Sophmore year: earned the Chris Berglin Most Improved Wrestler award after posting an 8-0 Big Ten record

A native of Hayward, Minn.
Won the 2006 Minnesota state championship at Albert Lea High School
He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2011

Director of Wrestling Operations
Luke Eustice


Athletic Trainer
Jesse Donneworth

Best trainer across all collegiate sports.

2002 Undergrad in Exercise Science at the University of Iowa
2003 Masters in Health Promotion at Virginia Tech
2006 Ph.D in Education and Curriculum instruction at Virginia Tech

2002-2004 Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer at Virginia Tech (multiple sports including wrestling)
2004-2006 Assistant Athletic Trainer at Virginia Tech
2006-2011 Athletic Trainer/Sport Performance Specialist for University of Wisconsin wrestling team
2011-present Athletic Trainer for University of Iowa wrestling team

Strength & Conditioning Coach
Travis Rutt

2015 University of Iowa wrestling strength and conditioning coach
Rutt was an All-American at Wisconsin in 2011
He took an Olympic redshirt in 2012
Sat out the 2013 season after transferring to Oklahoma
2014 Big 12 runner-up at 197 pounds
3 time NCAA Championship qualifier
earned a master of science degree from OU

Served as the director of strength and fitness at Pinnacle Strong, a private business designed to improve sports performance through strength training for prep and college athletes.

Worked in the strength and conditioning office and served as assistant wrestling coach at Augsburg College during the 2014-15 season

Served as the Greco-Roman/strength and conditioning coach for the Minnesota Storm Wrestling Club.

Collegiate career:
2010 Midlands Champions at 184 lbs
Named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week as a member of the Badgers
2013 earned Big 12 Wrestler of the Month honors for the Sooners
Team captain his senior season at OU
NWCA All-Academic Team