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Hawkeyes announce Carver Circle alumni advisory group

By Chris Brewer, Iowa Athletic Communications | July 13, 2020, 10:09 a.m. (ET)

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IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa wrestling program has launched an alumni advisory group to assist fundraising efforts for the Carver Circle facility campaign.

The 12-member group includes head coach Tom Brands and is led by chairman Chuck Yagla, a two-time NCAA champion and 1980 Olympian. The committee’s goal is to engage Iowa Wrestling alumni and strengthen the connection between Iowa’s past, present, and future as the program moves forward with the new wrestling facility.

“Iowa Wrestling is a brand recognized throughout the world, and it includes a number of great people who attribute their success personally and professionally to this program,” said Yagla. “We take tremendous pride in our leadership role when it comes to college wrestling, and this larger network of individuals will amplify what is already an incredibly strong and motivating voice. You can count us among the many people out there who want to see Iowa Wrestling continue at the top of the sport.”

Carver Circle, the Iowa Wrestling facility campaign, is raising funds to build a new facility adjacent to Carver-Hawkeye Arena that supports Iowa Wrestling’s championship standards and validates Iowa City’s reputation as the greatest wrestling city in the world.

To date, the project has received over $10.5 million in gift commitments. More information on the campaign is available at CarverCircle.com.

Carver Circle Alumni Advisory Group (graduation year)
Lou Banach, 1983
Tom Brands, 1992
Paul Glynn Jr., 2020
Paul Glynn Sr., 1986
Mark Ironside, 1998
Aaron Janssen, 2010
Tom Lepic, 1975
Bill Mitchell, 1973/1975
Blake Rasing, 2012
Herm Reininga, 1965
Mark Trizzino, 1984
Chuck Yagla, 1977