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Austin DeSanto Out Of Parade Of AAs, Medal Ceremony

Austin DeSanto Out Of Parade Of AAs, Medal Ceremony

Tom Brands announced that Austin DeSanto will not participate in this evening's Parade of All-Americans or medal ceremony.

Mar 20, 2021 by David Bray
Austin DeSanto Out Of Parade Of AAs, Medal Ceremony
After placing third at 133 lbs at this weekend's NCAA Championships, an incident with the NCAA media officials led to Austin DeSanto being removed from the Parade of All-Americans and medal ceremony. Head Coach Tom Brands commented on the situation.

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After placing third at 133 lbs at this weekend's NCAA Championships, an incident with the NCAA media officials led to Austin DeSanto being removed from the Parade of All-Americans and medal ceremony. Head Coach Tom Brands commented on the situation.


Official release from Iowa Athletics:

Tom Brands

“Austin DeSanto will not participate in the NCAA Parade of All-Americans or medal stand ceremony Saturday night. DeSanto behaved inappropriately toward NCAA media officials while exiting the mat this afternoon and after consulting with the NCAA Wrestling Committee and our administration, we have made an institutional decision to withhold him from tonight’s activities.”

Austin DeSanto

“My behavior toward the NCAA media officials prior to the post-match interview was wrong and I owe all those involved a sincere apology. My language and behavior was inappropriate and inexcusable. I have spoken with Tom and I understand and agree with the decision.”