Wrestling is back in the Olympics, and Governor Terry Branstad is among Iowans joining in the celebration of the International Olympic Committee's reversal on their earlier decision to drop the sport from competition.
Branstad is in TokYo, the city chosen this weekend to host the 2020 Olympics.
In mid-February the International Olympic Committee recommended dropping the sport of wrestling, starting in the 2020 games.
Branstad then launched a "Let's Save Wrestling" website to collect signatures on an on-line petition:
Congressman Dave Loebsack singled out former Iowa wrestling coach Dan Gable and former Iowa wrestler Terry Brands -- the current coach of U-S-A Wrestling -- for "their tireless efforts to keep wrestling" in the Olympics.
Loebsack says "the history of collegiate and Olympic wrestling runs through Iowa" and the sport "teaches our kids...the skills it takes to succeed in life."