USA Wrestling Statement from the I...

Statement from the Iowa Wrestling Program on Ryan Morningstar's health

By Iowa Hawkeyes Wrestling | Sept. 16, 2020, 2:23 p.m. (ET)

Photo of Ryan Morningstar coaching at the 2014 NCAA Tournament courtesy of Tony Rotundo/Wrestlers are Warriors.

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa assistant wrestling coach Ryan Morningstar suffered a medical emergency on Aug. 17. He was admitted and treated for a stroke at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and later released on Aug. 21.

“I feel great and am thankful for the exceptional care provided by the doctors, nurses, and healthcare professionals at UIHC,” Morningstar said. “I am humbled by the prayer and support I received from my family and friends, and appreciative of the privacy I was afforded throughout my recovery. It is good to be back in the wrestling room doing what I love with the best people in the world.”

Morningstar has been an assistant coach on Iowa’s staff since 2012. He was an All-American on Iowa’s 2009 and 2010 NCAA championship teams.