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Matt McDonough, a Senior Wrestler at Iowa, Threw Away His Second Place Medal After Losing 125-Pound B1G Championship

Matt McDonough is a 5th year senior at Iowa. McDonough and the Iowa Hawkeyes finished in 3rd place at last weekend’s BIG Wrestling Championships. This year, McDonough a 2-time champion and 3-time All-American, lost the 125-pound championship to Illinois’ sophomore, Jesse Delgado.  Later that day, Sam Louwagie, an Iowa senior covering wrestling the Daily Iowan, found McDonough’s 2nd place medal in the trash.

@SamLouwagie: This is the 2nd place 125 pound Big Ten trophy. We found it in the garbage. [PIC]

@SamLougwagie: Lots of response on McD’s medal last night. My take: It just shows his and the program’s mindset. Fed up with 2nd, not accepting it.

That is Iowa wrestling. The Hawkeyes wrestling program has won 23 national titles since 1975 – 16 of which came under the guidance of Olympic gold medalist and legendary coach Dan Gable. Iowa also owns 32 Big Ten titles, but hasn’t won either since 2010.

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