Hawkeyes wrestling coach Tom Brands tests positive for COVID-19

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IOWA CITY, IOWA — Tom Brands, the head wrestling coach for the University of Iowa Hawkeyes, has tested positive for COVID-19.

The school says Brands tested positive on Wednesday morning during a scheduled rapid test. A follow-up test later in the day confirmed the results. Brands is asymptomatic, according to UI Athletics Department, and will remain at home until at least February 13th. The Hawkeyes have a dual meet this Sunday against Purdue and Ohio State.

Brands released this statement on Thursday:

“Our guys are preparing for competition just as they always do. We are ready to go. I will continue to work remotely. We have a good thing going and we are going to keep moving forward. Right now our focus is on Purdue and Ohio State.”

TOM BRANDS, UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HEAD WRESTLING COACH

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