Hawkeye History: February 20, 2000

Iowa wrestler Wes Hand, 01BS, upset Minnesota’s No. 1-ranked Brock Lesnar in their heavyweight match, helping the Hawkeyes defeat the Golden Gophers 20-13. The wrestlers met twice the previous year, and Lesnar dominated both matches–pinning Hand the first time and shutting him out the second. The highly-anticipated rematch featured extra pushing after the whistle, and referees ushering the athletes back to the center of the mat to calm them down.

Did you know?

- Iowa softball coach Gayle Blevins marked her 500th career victory at Iowa when the Hawkeyes upset No. 9 Arizona State. Blevins retired in 2010 with 1,245 career wins.

- The Englert Theatre Coalition began discussions on raising the funds necessary to purchase the building from the city and for renovation. The newly refurbished Englert reopened in December 2004 after a $5 million restoration.

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