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Tom Brands upset with IOC decision on wrestling

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Iowa has an especially deep history in wrestling. It is a place where it's hard to find a ticket for the state high school tournament coming up Thursday.

Twin brothers Tom and Terry Brands won state championships at Sheldon High School, and both went on to win NCAA titles at the University of Iowa from 1989 to 1992.

Both were world champions as well.

Tom Brands has been Iowa's head coach since 2006.  He won an Olympic gold medal in this match at the 1996 games in Atlanta. Tom was a 3-time NCAA champ at Iowa, where he wrestled for legendary coach, Dan Gable, himself an Olympic champion in 1972.

Not many people have dedicated their lives to the sports the way Tom Brands has, and he was extremely disappointed by Tuesday's decision.

Tom Brands says, "First of all, I'm surprised I'm surprised. Second of all, it's worse than death because you can't control death. I feel like we could have controlled it and got ahead of it a little bit. There's a lot of things that go through your head and anger is one of them but that doesn't get anything done. So what you do is gather information, fight, but do it the right way. You have to get people behind you. You have to do it smart. You have to do it educated. You have to do it professional. You have to do it with some muscle as well."

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