The University of Iowa Wrestling program will participate in Take Down Homelessness.

This is a great fundraiser where fans can bid in an auction to have dinner with one of their favorite Iowa wrestlers. All of the proceeds go to support Shelter House in Iowa City.

In September of 2022 there were 5 Iowa wrestlers that participated in Take Down Homelessness. This year the list has grown to 18 Iowa wrestlers.

An online auction will open at 10 AM CST on Monday, April 22 and close on Friday, April 26 at 8PM.

I will have a follow up blog with a direct link to the auction when it is available.


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Since 1983, Shelter House has provided safe shelter and helped people improve the quality of their lives as they move beyond homelessness. We began in an old home in Iowa City with a capacity of 29 sleeping spaces including beds, couches, and mats on the floor. Today, Shelter House operates a 70-bed emergency shelter in addition to four homes and an apartment building through which we provide over 60 permanent supportive housing units. 

We focus on programs and support services including housing, employment, and mental health recovery that help hundreds of adults, children, and families each year to get back on their feet. We aim to be a voice for systemic community change through excellence in service, financial stewardship, and the development of strong community partnerships.

Iowa Wrestlers Take Down Homelessness online auction opens April 22 at 10:00 am.

Iowa Wrestlers Take Down Homelessness online auction closes April 26 at 8:00 pm.

The week of April 28, Shelter House will be in contact with wrestlers and winning bidders about final auction outcomes, dinner planning, etc.

You can also make a separate donation on the above website to Shelter House.

I ask that you do your part as an Iowa Wrestling fan and get the word out on this fundraiser for a great cause.


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Iowa wrestlers participating in Take Down Homelessness

Drake Ayala 

Gabe Arnold               

Abe Assad   

Ryder Block                               

Nelson Brands           

Michael Caliendo     

Tony Cassioppi           

Joey Cruz 

Jared Franek                                 

Patrick Kennedy     

Kale Petersen              

Caleb Rathjen               

Cullan Schriever       

Cobie Siebrecht       

Brody Teske               

Victor Voinovich           

Real Woods               

Jesse Ybarra 


It is great to be an Iowa Wrestling fan.

Go Hawks!