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Iowa's Kemerer granted sixth year of eligibility

Iowa's Michael Kemerer was ranked No. 2 prior to the NCAAs (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com)

Michael Kemerer has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA.

The University of Iowa 174-pounder announced the news on social media Sunday night. He included the hashtag #GrandpaMike.

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The NCAA granted another year of eligibility for Kemerer after he had missed out on the entire 2018-19 season because of shoulder and knee injuries.

Kemerer returned to action this past season, compiling a 15-1 record in 2019-20. The one lone loss was at the 2020 Big Ten Championships at Rutgers University in New Jersey, falling to Penn State's Mark Hall, 8-5, in the finals. Kemerer had been announced as the No. 2 seed for the 2020 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships until the Nationals were canceled because of the coronavirus COVID-19.

Kemerer's return for the 2020-21 season means Iowa will have nine of its starters from last season.

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