Wrestling Youth Clinic on Sunday

Feb. 14, 2005

The University of Iowa Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will stage an instructional clinic for wrestling enthusiasts elementary school-aged and younger immediately prior to the Iowa wrestling team’s dual meet Sunday (Feb. 20) at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

There is no charge for the clinic and participants are invited to stay in the Arena after the clinic and attend the dual meet between Iowa and Indiana. Adults attending the clinic with their children will need to purchase a ticket to the dual meet.

Elementary school-aged wrestling enthusiasts are invited to attend a free instructional clinic Sunday prior to Iowa’s dual meet against Indiana.

The clinic will begin at noon and will take place matside. It will concentrate on basic skills and the fundamentals of wrestling.

Participants may enter the north entrance of Carver-Hawkeye Arena beginning ay 11 a.m. All participants will receive a free t-shirt in addition to the instruction that will be provided by Iowa’s assistant coaches and a select number of current student-athletes.

Clinic participants should bring to the clinic wrestling shoes. They should wear gym clothes.

Coach Jim Zalesky’s nationally ranked Iowa wrestling team will square off against Indiana at 2 p.m. on Sunday. That meet will be Iowa’s final meet prior to the 2005 Big Ten Conference Wrestling Championship, Mar. 5-6, in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa is the defending Big Ten champion.

All-Tournament and single-session tickets for the Big Ten event are available at the UI Athletic Ticket Office in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. They may also be purchased over the phone at 1-800 IA-HAWKS and online at hawkeyesports.com.

The 2005 Big Ten Conference Wrestling Championship is one of two Big Ten events to be staged on the UI campus this spring. The University of Iowa is also the host institution for the 2005 Big Ten Conference Women’s Gymnastics Championship. That event will be staged in the Arena on Mar. 26