Sept. 7, 2010
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The defending Big Ten and NCAA champion University of Iowa wrestling team has announced its schedule for the 2010-11 season. The Hawkeyes are set to host seven home meets, including duals with intra-state rival Iowa State and Big Ten foes Michigan State, Ohio State, Indiana and Michigan. The start times for Iowa's home duals, as well as the television and internet coverage schedule, will be announced at a later date.
Iowa will open its 2010-11 home campaign Friday, Nov. 19 with the third-annual Iowa City Duals. Head Coach Tom Brands, who has a career dual mark of 99-26, will be looking to pick up his 100th victory. The list of competing teams, as well as the schedule for the day will be announced at a later date. The remainder of Iowa's home schedule includes duals with Iowa State (Dec. 3), Michigan State (Dec. 5), Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (Jan. 7), Ohio State (Jan. 23), Indiana (Feb. 6) and Michigan (Feb. 13).
The Hawkeyes kick off their road dual schedule with a triangular meet against Cornell College and Tennessee-Chattanooga at Mount Vernon, IA, Nov. 26. The Hawkeyes will also face former Iowa Assistant Coach and NCAA champion Doug Schwab at Northern Iowa (Dec. 9 - 7 p.m.) before heading to Evanston, IL, to defend their Midlands team title Dec. 29-30. Iowa will also have road duals at Oklahoma State (Jan. 16 - 2 p.m.), Northwestern (Jan. 28 - 7 p.m.), Penn State (Jan. 30 - 2 p.m.) and Minnesota (Feb. 20). The Hawkeyes will face Purdue Feb. 11 (6 p.m.) at Penn High School in Mishawaka, IN.
Iowa will vy for its 35th Big Ten team title Mar. 5-6 at Northwestern's Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, IL, and its 24th NCAA team title Mar. 17-19 at the Wacovia Center in Philadelphia, PA.
Wrestling season tickets can be ordered from the UI Athletics Ticket Office, at (319) 335-9323, or online at www.hawkeyesports.com. Tickets are $67 for members of the public and $55 for UI faculty and staff. Single meet prices are $10 for adults and $5 for youth if purchased in advance for the Iowa City Duals, Michigan State, SIU-Edwardsville, Indiana and Michigan duals. The price is $13 for adults, $7 for youth and $2 for children ages five and under for the Iowa State and Ohio State duals. The day of the meet tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for youth for the Iowa Duals, Michigan State, SIU-Edwardsville, Indiana and Michigan duals, and $15 for adults, $8 for youth and $2 for children ages five and under for the Iowa State and Ohio State duals.