On another note, when will we know who is wrestling at Midlands and where are some of the other Hawks wrestling over the holiday. Thanks Ross!
I don't think we'll have an official rundown of who's competing at Midlands for a while yet -- maybe not until the week of the event. But it's probably safe to assume everyone that you'd expect to be there for Iowa will be there. The only exception to that might be Spencer. Midlands is about a week after U.S. Nationals, which he's expected to compete at. I don't know how that will impact the possibility of him wrestling at Midlands -- or if it will at all.
This is a pretty quiet period of competition -- no duals for a month and even Iowa's first duals back will be pretty low-stress (Indiana on 1/10 and Purdue on 1/12). Outside of the Iowa practice room, Midlands will be the only chance for Iowa guys to get some good, hard, testing matches in until the dual schedule heats up in late January with Nebraska, Ohio State, and Penn State in back-to-back-to-back weeks.
As far as other tournaments... I dunno. I don't think there are too many for the next few weeks, between finals weeks and the holidays coming up. Several Hawkeyes competed (and dominated) at the Jim Koch Open over the weekend. The most notable result there may have been Gavin Teasdale losing to another non-Division I opponent (guy from UW-Parkside). We can probably pump the brakes on him for this season. He still has loads of potential, but it seems like he's going to need some more seasoning before he's ready to be a big-time contributor for Iowa.