The state of Iowa holds a very important place in the history of collegiate wrestling. We have two of the top wrestling programs in the country at ISU and UofI and have produced several national champions. Now more than ever the sport needs fans to come out and support it. Every November the action on the mat starts back up. Bring your kids to experience some real wrestling fun at one of these local colleges in Des Moines.
Grand View University
Sisam Arena & Charles Johnson Wellness Center • 1500 Morton Avenue • Des Moines, IA • (515) 263-6040 • http://www.gvvikings.com/
Grandview has become a powerhouse wrestling school as they are four-time NAIA National Champions. The Vikings should be a major force on the mat again this year with several returning national champions on the roster. They host two home meets this year; January 21st vs. William Penn University and January 23rd vs. Graceland University. Visit Grandview’s Athletic site for their full schedule and details. Single meet tickets can be purchased at the gate.
Iowa State University
Hilton Coliseum • Ames, IA • (515) 294-3662 • http://www.cyclones.com/
The Iowa State wrestling program is celebrating its 100th year of wrestling this season. And, today is a big day for college wrestling in the state of Iowa as the No. 17 Cyclones are set to host the No. 2 Hawkeyes in this year’s installment of the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series. The full Cyclone wrestling schedule and dual tickets can be purchased on-line. Jr. Cyclone Kid’s Club members receive general admission to all home wrestling meets.
Cowles Center • N D Street • Indianola, IA • (515) 961-6251 • http://simpsonathletics.com/
The Storm have kicked off their 2015-16 wrestling season with several meets already under their belts. Their next home dual is on December 3rd vs. Augustana College and they host the Luther L. Hill Invitational on December 12th. Visit Simpson’s Athletic site for the full 2015-16 Storm wrestling schedule. Meet tickets can be purchased at the gate.
University of Iowa
Carver Hawkeye Arena • 1 Elliot Drive • Iowa City, IA 52242 • (319) 335-9435 • http://www.hawkeyesports.com/
The Hawkeyes are off to another good start this year with a 5-0 record and recently shattered an NCAA attendance record in an historic outdoor match against Oklahoma State University at Kinnick Stadium. The next meet in Iowa City is on December 4th vs. South Dakota State. Find their full schedule on-line. The Hawkeyes have several Wrestling Ticket Packages available, which combine home meets, Big Ten Championships and Olympic Trials.
Are you ready for some college wrestling? Who will your family be cheering for this winter?