Iowa Wrestling Dual Part of Bout at the Ballpark this winter
Over time, the biggest rivalry in varsity wrestling has been Iowa versus the state of Oklahoma. This winter, the two historic programs will meet in a unique dual competition program.
The Cowboys and Hawkeyes meet on the mat this winter inside Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. The field is home to the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball, but on Saturday, February 12, 2022, it will host an Iowa-Oklahoma State wrestling duel, as well as an exhibition between the senior national teams of the United States and Iran.
Iowa coach Tom Brands said:
It is obvious to us. This is the state of Oklahoma. It’s off the beaten track. It’s international and I know it will be done well. We must be ready to go.
You know they will be.
According to a press release from REV Entertainment, the event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with two mats on the pitch. Matches will alternate throughout the event. The event will also be broadcast live here.
Tickets go on sale Thursday, October 14 at 10 a.m. here.
As you will remember, Iowa defeated Oklahoma State at Kinnick Stadium on November 14, 2015. The final that day was 18-16 Hawkeyes, with 42,287 people in attendance (see photos below) . The meet set a record for most fans watching a wrestling meet in the United States. I was there and it was an absolute blast.
I wouldn’t bet that a new attendance record will be set in Arlington, Texas next February, but I’m going to invest some money in it. Even though Stillwater, Oklahoma (home of Oklahoma state) is about 8 hours closer to Arlington than Iowa City, you can bet there will be a ton of black-clad Iowa fans. and gold to support Tom Brands and his Hawkeye wrestlers.
Grapple on the Gridiron 11-14-15
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