The Hawkeye Wrestling Club will have practice open to the public at 8:30 AM on Saturday, September 7. The doors of the Iowa Wrestling room in the Dan Gable Wrestling Complex will open at 7:30 AM. The bleachers will be pulled out and fans are welcomed to attend. In the past, Iowa wrestlers would be working out on their own at this time. Iowa football will have their Big Ten home opener when they face Rutgers with an 11 AM kickoff.
There was a great crowd this past Saturday at the HWC practice as the bleachers were full and fans were standing and sitting around and on the mats. Only in Iowa Wrestling would you get a crowd like that over six hours before kickoff…in August. I am expecting an even bigger crowd of fans this Saturday.
Last Saturday, Thomas Gilman was talking to fans and signing autographs. It is a tradition in the Iowa Wrestling program to be very accessible to fans to chat and for autographs and pictures. The Living Legend himself Dan Gable was at practice. It is always a big deal to see Dan Gable.
The University of Iowa announced that the 2019-2020 Iowa Wrestling schedule would be released this week. Season tickets are available now.
September 7 – Home football game vs. Rutgers 11 AM kickoff – 8:30 AM HWC Practice
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 of 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
It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.