Iowa's Cory Clark Flings Coach to Mat in Celebration of National Championship

Thomas DuffyFeatured ColumnistMarch 20, 2017

"Throw me."

That's what Iowa wrestling coach Terry Brands told Cory Clark after the latter beat South Dakota State's Seth Gross 4-3 for the 133-pound national championship on Saturday.

Clark obliged.

"I freaked out," Clark told reporters. "I didn't know what to do; [I was] kind of out of it out there. [Brands] said, 'Throw me.' I go, 'No.' He goes, 'Throw me.' I said, 'All right.' I grabbed him and threw him. So that's what happened.

"I don't know if he wants you—he probably wants it to seem like I tossed him for some reason. I didn't want to throw him; he wanted [to be] thrown. He was fired up."

Upon video review, Brands definitely called for the takedown:

Here's Clark joking about the peculiar celebration:

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