As Iowa Wrestling fans, we have a lot of action coming up on the calendar over the next few months.  The Hawkeye Wrestling Club practice on Saturday is when I recognize the beginning of a new season. Practice begins at Noon and the doors open at 11 AM.  I am expecting a real good crowd.

I wanted to take a look at upcoming dates for us to keep in mind. Some of my best memories of being an Iowa Wrestling fan over the years is attending an Iowa Wrestling practices before home football games.  There is a buzz in the air of anticipation for the upcoming season. There is also excitement about the potential matchups for wrestle offs and who made a huge improvement over the off-season.  

FloWrestling will bring their Who’s #1 event to Carver Hawkeye Arena on Saturday, October 5 at 5 PM.  This is a great event that matches #1 vs. #2 at each weight with the best high school wrestles in the country.  This is a great event that you do not want to miss.  

To order tickets to Who’s #1:

Iowa did have wrestle offs last season on November 1-2, a Thursday and Friday.  The finals last year was the biggest crowd I have ever seen for wrestle offs. I have not heard anything about wrestle offs yet for this year, but I will keep you posted.

The National Letter of Intent Signing Day is Wednesday, November 13.  Iowa has a very, very good class coming in for the Recruiting Class of 2020.  That is the day that everything becomes official. Iowa has received verbal commitments from Patrick Kennedy, Jesse Ybarra, Cullen Schriever, Colby Schriever, and Gabe Chistenson.

It was announced on Tuesday that the 2020 Iowa Wrestling schedule would be released next week.  Season tickets are available now.


August 31 – Home football game vs Miami (Ohio)  6:30 PM kickoff

September 7 – Home football game vs. Rutgers  11 AM kickoff

September 28 – Home football game vs. Middle Tennessee St  Kickoff TBD

October 5 – Who’s #1 by FloWrestling at Carver Hawkeye Arena at 5 PM

October 12 – Home football game vs. Penn St.  Kickoff TBD

October 19 – Home football game vs. Purdue (Homecoming)  Kickoff 11 AM

November 13 – National Letter on Intent Signing Day for the Recruiting Class of 2020

November 16 – Home football game vs. Minnesota  Kickoff TBD

November 23 – Home football game vs. Illinois  Kickoff TBD


The anticipation for the upcoming season is running high.  There is a lot to look forward to and to be excited about leading up to the season in November.  I am looking forward to a great year of Iowa Wrestling.

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!