Iowa Wrestling Preseason News and Notes
The defending national champions from the University of Iowa have been busy with announcements regarding the upcoming season. Not only have has the University and the wrestling program announced the future Women's Wrestling program starting in 2022, they have been given fans so much to look forward for the season.
The University of Iowa Athletics Department announced Thursday that season tickets for the 2021-22 Hawkeye wrestling season are sold out.
A limited number of single tickets for home duals against Princeton, Oregon State, Purdue and Wisconsin may become available for public purchase at a later date. That information will be announced the week leading up to each home event, however.
Home duals against Minnesota and Penn State are also sold out.
Capacity for wrestling duals at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in 2021-22 is 14,905. The Hawkeyes have led the nation in attendance in every season since 2006-07, head coach Tom Brands’ first as head coach. The 2019-20 Hawkeyes set a set an NCAA average attendance record of 12,568 fans.
The Big Ten Network announced last week that seven of Iowa's eight Big Ten Conference duals will be televised live on the network in 2021-22.
Iowa's BTN appearances include home duals against Minnesota (8 p.m. CT), Purdue (TBD), Penn State (8 p.m.) and Wisconsin (2:30 p.m.), and road duals at Illinois (TBD), Ohio State (7 p.m.) and Nebraska (6 p.m.).
The opening round, semifinals and finals of the Big Ten Championships are also televised on BTN.
2021-22 Wrestling Schedule
|Day||Date||Visiting Team||Home Team||Time (ET)|
|Wednesday||November 17, 2021||North Carolina||at||Nebraska||9:00 PM|
|Saturday||November 20, 2021||Oklahoma State||at||Minnesota*||TBD|
|Friday||January 7, 2022||Minnesota||at||Iowa||9:00 PM|
|Sunday||January 9, 2022||Purdue||at||Iowa||TBD|
|Sunday||January 9, 2022||Indiana||at||Penn State*||TBD|
|Sunday||January 9, 2022||Northwestern||at||Minnesota*||TBD|
|Friday||January 14, 2022||Michigan||at||Ohio State||7:00 PM|
|Friday||January 14, 2022||Nebraska||at||Minnesota||9:00 PM|
|Sunday||January 16, 2022||Iowa||at||Illinois||TBD|
|Monday||January 17, 2022||Michigan State||at||Indiana||3:30 PM|
|Friday||January 21, 2022||Penn State||at||Michigan||6:00 PM|
|Friday||January 21, 2022||Iowa||at||Ohio State||8:00 PM|
|Sunday||January 23, 2022||Wisconsin||at||Purdue||4:00 PM|
|Friday||January 28, 2022||Minnesota||at||Michigan||7:00 PM|
|Friday||January 28, 2022||Penn State||at||Iowa||9:00 PM|
|Saturday||January 29, 2022||Purdue||at||Indiana||Noon|
|Saturday||January 29, 2022||Northwestern||at||Illinois||2:00 PM|
|Friday||February 4, 2022||Ohio State||at||Penn State||7:00 PM|
|Friday||February 4, 2022||Michigan||at||Nebraska||9:00 PM|
|Saturday||February 5, 2022||Wisconsin||at||Iowa||3:30 PM|
|Sunday||February 6, 2022||Nebraska||at||Penn State||Noon|
|Friday||February 11, 2022||Ohio State||at||Minnesota||9:00 PM|
|Saturday||February 12, 2022||Maryland||at||Rutgers||2:00 PM|
|Sunday||February 13, 2022||Illinois||at||Nebraska||Noon|
|Saturday||February 19, 2022||Purdue||at||Northwestern||1:30 PM|
|Sunday||February 20, 2022||Iowa||at||Nebraska||7:00 PM|
|Saturday||March 5, 2022||Session 1||B1G Championships||11:00 AM|
|Saturday||March 5, 2022||Semifinals||B1G Championships||8:30 PM|
|Sunday||March 6, 2022||Championships||B1G Championships||4:30 PM|
*Will air on BTN or B1G+ depending on event timing and broadcast windows
BOUT AT THE BALLPARK tickets are on sale now.
A unique wrestling doubleheader featuring the top teams in both NCAA and international competition has been scheduled for Globe Life Field on Saturday, February 12, 2022.
The Oklahoma State-Iowa collegiate meet and the United States-Iran exhibition meet will take place simultaneously beginning at 6:30 p.m. with bouts from the two competitions alternating throughout the event on two different mats. This will mark the first time a senior-level international meet and an NCAA meet will operate in this format.
Oklahoma State versus Iowa is one of the most decorated rivalry in college sports. The Cowboys’ 34 NCAA team championships represent the NCAA record for most titles in one sport for any school and the Hawkeyes’ 24 ties for third. This will be the 55th meeting between these storied NCAA wrestling programs with Oklahoma State holding a 29-23-2 advantage.
This is a no-brainer for us. It’s Oklahoma State. It’s outside the box. It’s international and I know it will be done right. We need to be ready to go.
- Tom Brands