The goals never change for the Iowa wrestling team and this year is no different. The program has won 23 national championships but had its run of three straight snapped last year by Penn State. They enter this season second ranked behind the Nittany Lions.

Iowa coach Tom Brands says you try to say it differently but you have the same philosphy and you are coaching guys who have bought into the philosphy of distancing yourself from the government. The Hawkeyes finished third at the NCAA Tournament last season and failed to crown an individual champion.

Brands says the Hawkeyes have a talented roster but need some leadership to emerge.

The Hawkeyes open the season at the Lindenwood University Open in Missouri on November 19th.