The Hawkeye Open scheduled for Sunday, January 2 has been cancelled.

15 members of the University of Iowa Wrestling program will compete in the inaugural Hawkeye Open on Sunday, January 2. The action will take place in the Xtreme Arena in Coralville, Iowa. The doors open at 10 AM and wrestling begins at 11 AM through the completion of competition.

There will be a Men’s and Women’s tournament that will draw competitors from around the country. The Hawkeye Open is being put together in a very quick manner due to the cancellation of the 2021 Midlands Championships.  We are hoping this is the start to a long time tradition for the Hawkeye Open.

A complete field of teams and unattached wrestles will be released on Friday, December 31.


Drake Ayala – 125*

Charles Matthews – 133

Cullan Schriever – 133*

Drew Bennett – 141

Wyatt Henson – 141*

Leif Schroeder – 141

Caleb Rathjen – 149*

Bretli Reyna – 149*

Sebastian Robles – 157*

Joe Kelly – 165

Patrick Kennedy – 165*

Jack McClimon – 165*

Brennan Swafford – 174

Andrew Simaz – 184*

Aaron Costello – 285



Tickets to the Hawkeye Open are $30 and available for purchase at

Announcements and updates will continue throughout the week via the Hawkeye Open social media channels, @HawkeyeOpen on Twitter and Instagram, @HawkeyeOpenWrestling on Facebook.

I will keep you up to date with any additional information about the Hawkeye Open right here on my blog.

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!