Archive for 'Anthuan Maybank'

Tom Brands

(This is part of a special series on Hawkeye Olympic medalists.) Anthuan Maybank was one of two Hawkeyes to win a gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.  The other…well, if you know anything about Hawkeye wrestling, you’ve probably heard of him. Tom Brands Tom Brands was born in 1968 and grew up in the town of Sheldon in northwest Iowa.  He first gained attention as a wrestler in high school by compiling a prep record of 109-12.  Brands’ best season in high school came in 1986; that year he compiled 477 points, 158 takedowns, a 34-0 record, and a…

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Anthuan Maybank

(This is part of a special series on Hawkeye Olympic medalists.) Believe it or not, George Baird wasn’t the only Hawkeye to win a medal in the 4×400 meter relay.  68 years (and 17 Olympics) after Baird captured gold in the 4×400 meter relay, Anthuan Maybank lined up to run in that exact same event. Anthuan Maybank Anthuan Maybank attended Georgetown High School in Georgetown, South Carolina.  He didn’t even start running track until his sophomore year in high school, but by his junior season, he was one of the fastest high school runners in the country.  Maybank finished with the nation’s…

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