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.


Because you want to see it first!

Like and follow The Big Lead today!