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Iowa Wrestling: Nine Celebrations we want to see from Austin DeSanto

If he wants to up is game, then he needs our help

Because sometimes raising your hand isn’t good enough.
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I woke up following Austin DeSanto’s suspension to an overcast and quite frankly, crummy day. I take this to mean that the universe is upset that he is sitting out once more.

Now I fully endorse the suspension, because he deserved it. I do think he needs to temper his emotions and shake hands normally, because it’s the right thing to do. But that’s not what this post is about.

If he’s going to continue to turn heads and drop jaws, then he needs to up his celebratory game and that’s exactly where we come in. FYI- most of these are inspired by movies. Why? Because I’m a dork. But why nine you ask? If he runs the table at the B1G’s and NCAA’s he’ll wrestle about nine times, thus he needs the appropriate amount of material. So, here are the top nine celebrations I want to see next, in no particular order:

1: The American - After a big win he grabs the Iowa Hawkeye flag and does his thing. There’s just so much he can do with a good quality Tigerhawk flag.


2: The Iceman – He calmly approaches his defeated opponent and chomps down. How many times? As many as it takes.

3: The Shooter – Don’t lie to me. At one point or another we’ve all done this.

4: The Double-tap Stare Down – Because one just isn’t enough.

5: The Manly Man’s Handshake – This can be with a teammate or the opponent. Also, my biceps aren’t big enough to do this properly.

6: The Real Genius Behind Popcorn – It would take crackerjack timing and a lot of exploding popcorn, but imagine… PS the kids would love it. PSS go watch Real Genius immediately.

7: The Les Grossman – Who doesn’t like a dance party?

8: The Danger Zone – Because everyone needs to know what zone they’re in.

9: The Achilles Challenge – Is there no one else? No, no there isn’t.

So there we have our top nine. What do you guys think? What did I miss?

What’s your favorite? Vote below!


What should he do to cap off an NCAA title run?

This poll is closed

  • 23%
    The American
    (88 votes)
  • 11%
    The Iceman
    (43 votes)
  • 14%
    The Shooter
    (53 votes)
  • 8%
    The Double-Tap Stare Down
    (31 votes)
  • 3%
    Manly Man’s Handshake
    (12 votes)
  • 0%
    Popcorn Time
    (3 votes)
  • 9%
    Les Grossman Dance-A-Thon
    (35 votes)
  • 1%
    Daaaaanger Zone!
    (4 votes)
  • 26%
    "Is there no one else?!"
    (98 votes)
367 votes total Vote Now