Everybody hates Iowa wrestling, especially oldest rival Minnesota

IOWA CITY, Iowa — To list all of Iowa’s wrestling rivals, one could simply check off every dual opponent on the schedule.

No matter how many years since the Hawkeyes have earned a national title, they get every opponent’s best shot. Opposing gyms are filled to watch their teams battle the legendary Iowa wrestling program. That’s something former Minnesota wrestler and current Iowa assistant Ben Berhow has noticed in his four years with Iowa.

“What I’ve learned is teams get up for Iowa because of the name recognition and history of our program,” Berhow said. “They have us on their calendar and we have to be ready for them with everything they’ve got week in and week out, especially during this stretch of the season, because guys are looking to knock off Iowa.”

That especially includes his alma mater, for which he participated in three NCAA tournaments. Continue reading at www.landof10.com

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