The past two seasons the University of Iowa has found itself behind a Penn State program that is coming on strong. Cael Sanderson and the Penn State Nittany Lions have compiled a group of blue chip recruits in a strong state and are regarded by many as a school that could be on top for a while. The Iowa Hawkeyes have a long tradition of winning and here we get to see how the Tom Brands and Terry Brands are getting their Iowa wrestling team ready to get back on top.
The Program: IOWA (Episode 3)
Dec 17, 2012
There's something about Iowa...something that sets them apart from every single other program in the country. It's not just success that they're know for. It's a way of doing things at Iowa...doing things that other programs won't do...that allows them to stand alone. Tom and Terry Brands do not try to fit wrestlers into a specific mold. Rather, they try to hold each of their wrestlers to a specific standard. This is the reason why you see so many different wrestlers with so many different style become champions while wearing black and gold. In this episode, the series finale on the Hawkeyes, go behind the scenes to follow Matt McDonough as he breaks down his transformation in the Iowa room from high school wrestler to National Champion by his redshirt freshman year.