IOWA CITY, Iowa – Two-time athlete Clarissa Chun has been named coach of the new Iowa women’s wrestling program, athletic director Gary Barta announced Thursday.
Iowa said in September the school will become the first school in the Power Five convention to form a women’s wrestling team.
The 40-year-old Chun was the 2008 world champion in the 48 kg category. She won bronze at the 2012 London Olympics and placed 5th in 2008 in Beijing, and is an assistant coach for the United States women’s national team.
Chun, a four-time US Open champion who has competed in five world championships, will be inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame next year.
“It is a privilege to be part of the Hawkeye brand,” says Chun. “With that comes great responsibility and high expectations. I’m ready to meet those challenges and I’m excited to build a winning program in Iowa City, America’s Wrestling Town.”
https://www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/32662192/future-wrestling-hall-famer-clarissa-chun-iowa-first-women-wrestling-coach Future Wrestling Hall of Fame Clarissa Chun Becomes Iowa’s First Female Wrestling Coach