Head Coach
Tom Brands

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

Associate Head Coach
Terry Brands

2 time World Champion
2000 Olympic bronze medalist

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

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

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

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

Camp Counselor
Spencer Lee

High School:
Franklin Regional High School, Murrysville, PA
3X State Champion
3X Junior World Team Champion

Current Iowa Hawkeye:
NCAA Champion 125lbs as a true freshman

Camp Counselor
Mike Kemerer

High School:
Franklin Regional, Murrysville PA
State Champion
3X Fargo National Freestyle All-American

Current Iowa Hawkeye:
2X Midlands Champion
2X NCAA All-American (3rd, 4th 157lb)

Camp Counselor
Alex Marinelli

High School:
St. Paris Graham Miamisburg, OH
4X State Champion

Current Iowa Hawkeye:
NCAA All-American (6th) Freshman

Camp Counselor
Sam Stoll

High School:
Kasson-Mantorville High School, Kasson MN
2X State Champion
National High School consecutive pin record holder (63)

Current Iowa Hawkeye:
NCAA All-American (5th) HWT

Camp Counselor/HWC Member
Brandon Sorenson

High School:
Denver High School, Cedar Falls, IA
4X State Champion

3X Midlands Champion
4X NCAA All-American 149lbs (4th, 2nd, 3rd, 5th)

Camp Counselor/HWC Member
Bobby Telford

High School:
St. Marks High School, Hockessin, DE
2X State Champion

3X NCAA All-American (Hwt)
Midlands Champion

Camp Counselor/ HWC member
Sammy Brooks

High School:
Oak Park-River Forest, Oak Park, IL
2X State Champion
National Freestyle and Greco Roman Fargo Champion

2X Big Ten Champion
2X NCAA All-American (184lbs)

2016 U23 World Team Member

Camp Counselor/HWC member
Thomas Gilman

High School:
Omaha-Skutt High School, Council Bluffs, IA
4X State Champion

3X NCAA All-American (125lbs)
Midlands Champion

2016 US Open Champion
2016 Senior World Silver Medalist

Camp Counselor/HWC member
Cory Clark

High School:
Southeast Polk, Pleasent Hill, IA
4X State Champion

4X All-American (5th, 2nd, 2nd, 1st) 125lbs, 133lbs
NCAA Champion
Big Ten Champion

Camp Counselor/HWC Member
Nathan Burak

High School:
Coronado High School, Colorado Springs, CO
State Champion

3X NCAA champion
2X Midlands Champion

Camp Counselor/HWC Member
Lauren Louive

Lauren is currently ranked #3 on the US Senior Women's Olympic ladder at 59kg, and competes for the Hawkeye Wrestling Club.

Camp Counselor/HWC Member
Alli Ragan

Alli is a 2X senior women's world silver medalist and ranked #1 at 59kg in the US. She competes for the Hawkeye Wrestling Club.

Our staff consists of the current Iowa Hawkeye wrestling coaches, and team. Our full Hawkeye Wrestling Club (HWC) roster will also be engaged in the camp system. We believe in our camps and know that you will get the full Iowa Wrestling experience by being around our staff members.  The caliber of wrestling experience featured in our technique and training is proven world class. We take pride in the process and live to make those around us better on and off the mat.