The #3 ranked University of Iowa Women’s Wrestling team will make their first appearance in the history of the program in legendary Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Sunday, November 12. Iowa will host the Trailblazer Duals with #13 Presbyterian, #12 Lindenwood, and #6 Sacred Heart starting at 11 AM.

As with last week the University of Iowa Athletic Department did not release a probable lineup for Iowa or the opposing teams so we will have to wait and see who competes for the Hawks.

Elite recruit Kylie Welker was competing for Team USA last weekend at the 2023 Pan American Championships in Santiago, Chile. I am hoping she is in the lineup for the Trailblazer Duals.

Last Saturday #8 Iowa started the season off right with a 43-1 dual meet win over #7 East Stroudsburg. On Sunday at the Princeton Open Iowa had six champs and ten wrestlers placed in the top three.

The Trailblazer Duals will be streamed live on BIGt with Terry Steiner and AJ Reisetter for announcers. Steiner was an NCAA National Champion and O.W. of the 1993 NCAA Championships for Iowa. Steiner has been the head coach for the USA Women’s Team since 2002.



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The Open Mat released rankings this week and Iowa is well represented.

The Open Mat Rankings – November 7

101 – #7 Emilie Gonzalez   #9 Sterling Dias

109 – #5 Ava Bayless

116 – #3 Felicity Taylor   #12 Brianna Gonzalez

136 – #2 Nanea Estrella   #9 Emmily Patneaud

143 – #2 Ella Schmit   #3 Resse Larramendy

155 – #6 Bella Mir

170 – #3 Kylie Welker

191 – #4 Jaycee Foeller


I will have a follow up blog with results.

It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!