Matt McDonoughThe two-time NCAA champion earned the accolade following a pair of pins and two victories over top 10 opponents last week in Iowa's season opener. McDonough opened his season with a first period fall against Cumberland's Zach Shelton. He followed that up with a 9-4 decision over No. 5 Matt Snyder (Virginia) and a first period pin against No. 9 Nick Soto (Chattanooga). The three wins extended his winning streak to 31 matches.
The Hawkeyes return to the mat Saturday inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena when they host the Iowa City Duals. Iowa hosts Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, Cornell College and Iowa Central in three consecutive duals beginning at 9 a.m.