Hawkeye Joe Wieskamp on being home during the pandemic

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Former Muscatine Muskie now Iowa Hawkeye told Adam Rossow how he is handling being home during the pandemic.

Everyone in the sports world has been adjusting to a new schedule lately. Iowa’s Joe Wieskamp is no exception.

Wieskamp was named third-team All-Big Ten before the Hawkeyes’ season came to an abrupt end a couple of weeks ago.

Hawkeye Headquarters reporter Adam Rossow caught up with the Muscatine native via FaceTime to see how he’s adjusting to being away from Iowa City.

Wieskamp: “It’s been tough, obviously routine is a big thing for me. It’s been crazy not having class and practice and all those things kind of structured for you during the day. I think it took me a couple of days to adjust, but I’ve just been doing in-home workouts. Some yoga, some strength, like core strength, doing some light weights that we have around the house. And just shooting in the driveway and doing ball handling, things like that, but at the same time giving myself a little rest from the season to let my body recover. Other than the workouts, I did a puzzle, watched a lot of movies. I think everyone’s in the same boat, but at the same time I think it’s good to spend more time with family. We don’t get that much during the season. Although it’s unfortunately the season is over, I think that I’ve been just trying to make the most of being home.

Rossow: “What have you been watching?”

Wieskamp: “I watched ‘Shawshank Redemption’ for the first time. I heard a lot of good reviews so I had to try it out. I watched ‘Hoosiers’ and just a couple of old basketball movies.”

We’ll have much more from Wieskamp on Friday at HawkeyeHQ.com.

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