To say that I am excited about the Iowa-Penn State dual meet tonight is an understatement.  There has been enough build up, so I do not feel a need to add too much to it.  

How big is tonight’s meet?  I just called the University of Iowa ticket office.  As of 10:15 AM today, there are only 1,500 tickets left and over 13,000 sold.  I am releasing this blog and taking it to social media and Hawkeye Report to help out those that are planning on walking up and buying a ticket tonight.  Not gonna happen unless you scalp.  I highly doubt these tickets will last much longer.

But hey, it’s just Iowa – Penn State, Brands – Sanderson, great weather for January in Iowa, Friday night dual, a lot of great matchups, an electric sellout crowd to be apart of. 

Yes, the dual is live on Big Ten Network.  But the vibe in legendary Carver-Hawkeye Arena will be amazing.  

All of us Iowa Wrestling fans need to do our part and not just show up, but show up and flex our muscles as by far the greatest fanbase in college wrestling.  In my opinion, Iowa Wrestling has the greatest fanbase advantage of any sport in the United States.

You can order tickets for the Iowa-Penn State wrestling meet at:


You can also call for tickets at 1-800-IA-HAWK (1-800-424-2957).

Ticket Office will remain open through the beginning of the wrestling meet at 8 PM tonight.

Doors open at 6:30 PM, meet begins at 8 PM  *All times are CST*

Televised live on BTN.  Radio coverage at 800 AM on KXIC and also through Hawkeye All-Access that can be found at


125: #1 Thomas Gilman, Iowa vs. #3 Nick Suriano, Penn State
133: #3 Cory Clark, Iowa vs. George Carpenter, Penn State
141: #19 Topher Carton, Iowa vs. Jimmy Gulibon, Penn State
149: #3 Brandon Sorensen, Iowa vs. #1 Zain Retherford, Penn State
157: #2 Michael Kemerer, Iowa vs. #1 Jason Nolf, Penn State
165: #19 Joey Gunther, Iowa vs. #6 Vincenzo Joseph, Penn State
174: #13 Alex Meyer, Iowa vs. #14 Geno Morelli, Penn State
184: #4 Sammy Brooks, Iowa vs. #2 Bo Nickal, Penn State
197: Cash Wilcke, Iowa vs. #8 Matt McCutcheon, Penn State
285: #9 Sam Stoll, Iowa vs. #5 Nick Nevills, Penn State