CR Gazette: Evans, Hawkeyes continue to roll -- photos at bottom of article
As the Iowa sophomore went through his gauntlet of opponents — seven top 11 opponents in the last nine duals — the list didn’t impress him.
“Picking ‘em off man,” Evans said. “Working hard and picking ‘em off. I may not have gotten the two that I wanted, but still working toward it.”
Daily Iowan: Hawkeyes cruise to Big Ten dual-meet title
“I didn’t even know this was the last Big Ten dual of the year,” Moore said. “So it was funny to me when they said that Iowa was the Big Ten champions. Thanks for letting us know.”
“None of us [knew],” Mike Evans said. “Maybe [Matt] McDonough. But we seriously were surprised.”
Montell Marion turns to coaching
Aside from the newly found yearning to coach wrestling, Marion is also still learning. He’s spent many hours training with 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Jordan Burroughs, along with other international freestyle wrestlers, such as Max Askren. Burroughs’ speed and Askren’s funkiness are two styles that have helped further develop Marion’s own technique.
That’s not the only thing Marion is learning. The Des Moines native has been slowly piecing his public image back together after off-the-mat issues marred the lasting memory that most Hawkeye wrestling fans have of Marion. Those fans would likely rant about his six moving traffic violations in two years rather than brag about his 91 wins — that’s not including the domestic assault charge he recently was recently fighting. Those charges were later dropped.
Coaching is teaching him responsibility, and the impacts of leading by example. Marion spoke confidently about his high-level of resilience. His Twitter handle is headlined by “redemption,” in all caps, and that word is often “hash-tagged,” throughout many of his posts. It’s symbolic of his new challenge of reaching the top again — and staying there.
IC Press Citizen: Hawkeyes capture Big Ten duals title - two videos on top of article
Sunday started at the best weight for Nebraska, 149, because it put the Huskers’ four ranked wrestlers on the mat in the first five matches.
But Iowa led after those five matches 11-7.
Photo Gallery - lots of coaches photos
Video recap: Iowa vs Nebraska
It's about good, hard, tough wrestling
Hawkeyes win Big10 dual title
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