United World Wrestling has awarded the 2022 and 2023 Men’s and Women’s World Cup to the Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa. This will mark the first time that the men’s and women’s competition will be held side by side and the first time that the Women’s World Cup will take place in the United States.
The 2022 Men’s and Women’s World Cup will be on December 10-11, and the 2023 Men’s and Women’s World Cup will be on December 9-10.
The Men’s Freestyle World Cup features the top five men’s freestyle wrestling teams in the world plus an all-world team, while the Women’s Freestyle World Cup features the top five women’s freestyle wrestling teams in the world, plus an all-world team.
Ticket packages for the general public for the 2022 Men’s and Women’s Freestyle World Cup go on sale on Friday, February 4 at 10:00 a.m. CT. The seating capacity for Xtream Arena for the World Cup will be approximately 5,300. Fans are encouraged to buy immediately, as organizers expect to sell out quickly.
Xtream Arena is a state-of-the-art facility that was just built in 2020 right off of I-80 about a mile from legendary Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Home of the University of Iowa Wrestling program. Iowa hosted the 2018 World Cup in Carver-Hawkeye and it was a big success.
From teamusa.org, former University of Iowa NCAA National champion Terry Steiner:
“For the first time in history, the Women’s World Cup will be held in the United States. This will also be the first time that the World Cup for both men’s and women’s freestyle will be held together. I can’t think of a better place to host these events than in the state of Iowa, and in the Iowa City/Coralville community. I know that this community appreciates great wrestling. They are in for a spectacular event, with the best teams in the world battling for World dual meet titles,” said Terry Steiner, USA Wrestling National Women’s Coach.
We can thank Josh Schamberger and former Iowa All American Luke Eustice for their part in winning the nomination. With Schamberger and Eustice of Think Iowa City involved you can count on more international and national events being hosted at Xtream Arena.
Nobody in the world supports wrestling like Iowa City, Iowa USA. What an honor and opportunity to have the best wrestlers in the world coming into town for what will be a great event.
Great job to all of those involved in making this happen.
It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.