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The No. 2 University of Iowa wrestling team (14-0-1, 7-0 Big Ten) will wrestle in its final dual of the 2010-11 season when it travels to No. 5 Minnesota (15-3-1, 6-0-1 Big Ten) Sunday for a 2 p.m. dual. The meet will be held at Minnesota’s Williams Arena (14,625). General admission tickets are available for $15 at gophersports.com.
ON THE AIR
Radio – Steven Grace and two-time Hawkeye NCAA champion and four-time All-American Mark Ironside will call the action live on AM-800, KXIC and hawkeyesports.com using the All-Access subscription ($14.95 per month or $119.95 per year).
Television – The Big Ten Network will air a same-day taped-delay broadcast of the dual at 8:30 p.m. (CT). Announcers Tim Johnson and Jim Gibbons will call the action.
MINNESOTA GOLDEN GOPHERS
The Minnesota Golden Gophers are ranked fifth in the nation in the most recent NWCA/USA Today Division I Coaches Poll with a 15-3-1 (6-0-1 Big Ten) record. The Golden Gophers are unbeaten in their last eight duals and their three losses are by a combined total of seven points. Minnesota has wins over Appalachian State (30-6), Central Michigan (21-17), North Dakota State (35-9), Nebraska (26-8), Cal State Bakersfield (27-6), Cal State Fullerton (39-0), Northern Illinois (26-9), Boise State (18-17), Indiana (25-14), Iowa State (26-13), Purdue (26-15), Illinois (25-16), Wisconsin (21-15), Ohio State (31-9) and Michigan (22-12). The Golden Gophers lost to Oklahoma State (16-17) on Dec. 5, and to Cornell (16-20) and Wisconsin (17-19) on Jan. 9 at the NWCA National Duals. Minnesota is coming off last weekend’s 18-18 tie with Penn State.
Minnesota will honor Head Coach J Robinson with a 25th anniversary celebration during the Iowa-Minnesota dual. A two-time National Coach of the Year and seven-time Big Ten Coach of the Year, Robinson has guided the Golden Gophers to three national titles including the school’s first-ever NCAA title in 2001. Minnesota rewrote the record book that year, becoming the first team in NCAA championships history to record 10 All-Americans and the first team to capture the team title without placing a competitor in the championship round. He has coached 12 individual NCAA champions while 46 of his wrestlers have amassed a total of 97 All-America honors. Robinson has a 371-126-4 record in 25 seasons with Minnesota. He served as interim head coach at Iowa in 1984, when the-Head Coach Dan Gable coached the U.S. Olympic team. He was also an assistant coach (1976-83) and graduate assistant (1972-76) at Iowa. Robinson is assisted by Minnesota alums Joe Russell (1992), Brandon Eggum (2000) and Luke Becker (2003).
The Golden Gophers are led by juniors Zach Sanders (125), Mike Thorn (141), and Sonny Yohn (197), and redshirt freshmen Kevin Steinhaus (184) and Tony Nelson (Hwt.). A two-time All-American, Sanders is ranked fifth in the nation with a 24-2 record and a 7-0 Big Ten dual mark. The defending Big Ten Champion at 141, Thorn lost his first dual match of the season last weekend – a 3-1 decision in sudden victory – to No. 1 Kellen Russell of Michigan. Thorn is ranked second by Intermat and WIN, and fourth by AWN with a 32-2 record. Yohn posted a major decision against Penn State, which was his first dual back in the Minnesota lineup since Dec. 11. He is ranked fourth by Intermat, fifth by AWN and seventh by WIN with a 11-2 record. Steinhaus brings a 27-8 record to the dual, going 13-6 in duals and 5-2 in Big Ten duals. He is ranked seventh by AWN, eighth by Intermat, and ninth by WIN. Nelson has a 26-4 record, and is ranked eighth in the nation.
125 – Matt McDonough (Iowa) vs. Zach Sanders (Minnesota)
McDonough is 3-0 against Sanders, winning all three matches last season. The Hawkeye junior, who is undefeated in dual (15-0) and Big Ten dual (7-0) competition this season, won the first meeting – 6-4 – at the 2010 National Duals. He then posted a 13-2 major decision at the 2010 dual in Minneapolis and an 8-0 major decision at the 2010 Big Ten semifinals. With a 19-1 season record, McDonough has pinned his last six opponents and won his last eight bouts. The defending NCAA champion, McDonough is ranked first by Intermat and WIN, and second by AWN.
141 – Montell Marion (Iowa) vs. Mike Thorn (Minnesota)
Marion, who is ranked third by Intermat and fifth by AWN and WIN, has a 1-2 collegiate career record against Thorn. The Minnesota junior won the first meeting – pinning Marion in 42 seconds at the 2010 National Duals. Marion responded with a 15-7 major decision at the 2010 dual in Minneapolis, but Thorn had the final word in 2010, scoring a 12-3 major decision at the Big Ten semifinals. One thing they have in common is losing decisions in sudden victory to top-ranked Kellen Russell of Michigan last weekend. Marion, who rejoined the team last month, has a 6-1 season record.
174 – Ethen Lofthouse (Iowa) vs. Scott Glasser (Minnesota)
Lofthouse has a 1-1 record against Glasser, winning a 6-5 decision and losing a 6-4 decision in sudden victory at the 2009 Kaufman-Brand Open. The Hawkeye redshirt freshman is ranked 10th by WIN, 11th by Intermat and 13th by AWN with a 15-6 record, while Glasser is ranked 11th by AWN, 14th by WIN and 15th by Intermat with a 25-9 mark.
184 – Grant Gambrall (Iowa) vs. Kevin Steinhaus (Minnesota)
This will be the first collegiate meeting for redshirt freshmen Gambrall and Steinhaus. Gambrall is ranked 11th with a 17-4 record, while Steinhaus is ranked in the top 10 at 27-8. Gambrall is 14-1 in dual matches, 7-0 in Big Ten duals and riding a six-match winning streak. Steinhaus is 13-6 in duals and 5-2 in Big Ten duals.
197 – Luke Lofthouse (Iowa) vs. Sonny Yohn (Minnesota)
Yohn has won the previous two meeting with Lofthouse – a 6-1 decision at the 2010 National Duals and a 7-0 decision at the 2010 dual in Minneapolis. The Hawkeye senior is ranked eighth by Intermat and ninth by AWN and WIN with a 16-4 record, going 12-2 in duals and 6-0 in Big Ten duals. He has won his last five bouts. Yohn made his Big Ten debut last week, scoring a 10-2 major decision in the Penn State dual. He has a 11-2 record, going 7-1 in dual competition.
Hwt. – Blake Rasing (Iowa) vs. Tony Nelson or Ben Berhow (Minnesota)
Rasing has a 1-0 collegiate record against Nelson, posting a 7-5 decision at the 2010 DuHawk Open. He is 0-1 against Berhow, losing a 6-3 decision at the 2010 National Duals. The Hawkeye junior cracked the nation’s top 20 this week with a 13-5 record (12-3 in duals). Nelson is ranked eighth with a 26-4 mark, going 13-3 in duals and 4-1 in Big Ten duals.
Iowa leads the series with Minnesota, 67-24-1, and hold a 31-11-1 advantage in Minneapolis. The Hawkeyes have won the last five meetings, including a 28-9 decision last season in Minneapolis. Minnesota’s last win in the series was Feb. 18, 2007, when it posted a 29-13 victory at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City.
LAST MEETING – HAWKEYES BEAT MINNESOTA, 28-9
The top-ranked Hawkeyes posted a 28-9 Valentine’s Day victory over No. 5 Minnesota at Williams Arena in Minneapolis last season. The Hawkeyes improved to 21-0 (6-0 Big Ten) while handing the Golden Gophers (11-5, 5-1 Big Ten) their first dual conference loss of the season. Iowa went 7-3 on the night, scoring team bonus points at six weights. It was Iowa’s second win over Minnesota in 2009-10, posting a 28-18 win Jan. 10 in the championship semifinals of the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals in Cedar Falls.
Hawkeye redshirt freshman Matt McDonough set the tone for the dual with his opening 13-2 major decision over No. 6 Zach Sanders at 125. McDonough, who was undefeated at 27-0, dominated Sanders, accumulating over four minutes of riding time on four takedowns and three nearfall points.
The Hawkeyes recorded their first individual match loss since Jan. 29 when top-ranked Jayson Ness scored an 8-4 win over Iowa senior Daniel Dennis at 133. Ness, who was undefeated at 22-0, built a 5-0 lead early in the second period. Dennis scored a takedown in the second period and an escape in the third period to pull within two (5-3), but Ness scored another takedown and a riding time point for the win.
Iowa added two more bonus-point wins at 141 and 149 to take a 13-3 lead. Sophomore Montell Marion avenged a previous loss to Minnesota’s Mike Thorn with a 15-7 major decision at 141 to pick up his fourth straight win. Marion took a narrow 7-5 lead into the third period, scoring a reversal, takedown, three nearfall points and a riding time point for the win. At 149, top-ranked Iowa senior Brent Metcalf improved to 27-0 with his 23-8 match-ending technical fall in 6:19 over Minnesota redshirt freshman Mario Mason. Metcalf scored a takedown and two nearfall points in the first minute of the match. The Golden Gophers grabbed their second win of the night when #2 Dustin Schlatter scored a 4-1 decision over Iowa junior Jake Kerr at 157.
The Hawkeyes came out of the intermission with three straight major decisions from three Iowa seniors to seal the team victory. Ryan Morningstar got the run going with his 9-0 win over Cody Yohn at 165. After a scoreless first period, Morningstar scored five nearfall points from the top position in the second period. He then added an escape, takedown and riding time point in the third period to improve to 22-3. At 174, Jay Borschel kept his 26-0 record spotless with a 14-2 win over Scott Glasser. Borschel dominated the match, scoring a takedown in each period and tallying four nearfall points in the first three minutes. At 184, Phillip Keddy scored a takedown in each period and accumulated over four minutes of riding time in his 9-1 win over Kaleb Young.
Minnesota put its final points on the board at 197 when Sonny Yohn scored a 7-0 decision over Iowa junior Luke Lofthouse. Lofthouse fought off his back in the second period, but Yohn added an escape, takedown and riding time point in the third period for the win.
Hawkeye senior Dan Erekson needed an extra minute in his heavyweight match with Ben Berhow, scoring a 5-3 win in sudden victory. After a scoreless first period, Erekson recorded an escape and takedown to take a 3-0 lead. Berhow escaped at the end of the second period and the start of the third to make the score 3-2. Erekson was warned for stalling twice in the third period, which gave Berhow a penalty point and sent the match into overtime tied at 3-3. Erekson scored a takedown in sudden victory.
Iowa 28, Minnesota 9
125 – Matt McDonough (I) maj. dec. Zach Sanders (M), 13-2
133 – Jayson Ness (M) dec. Daniel Dennis (I), 8-4
141 – Montell Marion (I) maj. dec. Mike Thorn (M), 15-7
149 – Brent Metcalf (I) tech. fall Mario Mason (M), 23-8 in 6:19
157 – Dustin Schlatter (M) dec. Jake Kerr (I), 4-1
165 – Ryan Morningstar (I) maj. dec. Cody Yohn (M), 9-0
174 – Jay Borschel (I) maj. dec. Scott Glasser (M), 14-2
184 – Phillip Keddy (I) maj. dec. Kaleb Young (M), 9-1
197 – Sonny Yohn (M) dec. Luke Lofthouse (I), 7-0
Hwt – Dan Erekson (I) dec. Ben Berhow (M), 5-3 SV
Iowa is unbeaten in its last 76 dual matches, which is a school record. The current streak started with a win over Cornell (32-3) on Jan. 12, 2008, which was the first match after Iowa lost to Oklahoma State (19-14) on Jan. 5. The Hawkeyes are unbeaten in 47 consecutive road duals, which is also a school record. That streak started with a 20-13 win at Iowa State on Dec. 9, 2007.
Iowa’s 15-15 tie with Oklahoma State on Jan. 16, 2011, broke the Hawkeyes’ 69-match winning streak that started with a win over Cornell (32-3) on Jan. 12, 2008. That streak is an Iowa school record and ranks second-best in NCAA wrestling history behind an Oklahoma State streak. The Cowboys won 76 straight duals from 1937-51. Oklahoma State is tied with Iowa in second place, tallying two 69-match streaks (1921-32 and 1996-99).
Against Big Ten foes, the Hawkeyes have won their last 34 duals, including 16 at home and 18 on the road. The 34 league duals and the 16 home duals rank second in school history, while the 18 road duals rank second. Iowa’s school record for consecutive Big Ten wins is 98 (12/13/1975-1/28/1989), while the records for Big Ten home wins is 63 (1/17/1975-1/3/1998) and road wins is 54 (1/19/1974-1/28/1989).
Iowa has won its last 33 duals at home. That streak, which ranks fourth-best in school history, started with a 27-13 win over Penn State on Jan. 20, 2008, which was also the first home match after the loss to Oklahoma State. The school record for home wins is 55 (1/9/1977-12/18/1983).
LAST TIME OUT – IOWA BEATS PURDUE, MICHIGAN
Iowa improved to 14-0-1 (7-0 Big Ten) with a 37-3 victory over No. 23 Purdue (6-8-1, 1-4) Friday night at Penn High School in Mishawaka, IN, and a 30-7 win over No. 10 Michigan (10-5, 5-3) Sunday afternoon on Mediacom Mat at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City. The Hawkeyes won 17 of the 20 bouts and scored bonus points in 10 of the wins to extend their unbeaten streak to 76 duals. Head Coach Tom Brands collected his 95th win at Iowa and 35th win in the Big Ten against Purdue, while the Hawkeyes wrapped up their 19th undefeated season in Carver-Hawkeye Arena against Michigan. Iowa posted an 8-0 record at home this year.
Sophomore Matt McDonough pinned both of his Big Ten opponents, raising his season total to 11 pins. He decked Purdue’s Camden Eppert in 4:28 and Michigan’s Sean Boyle in 3:56. The defending NCAA champion at 125, McDonough improved to 19-1 this season and 15-0 in dual matches. Junior heavyweight Blake Rasing also collected two bonus-point wins, scoring a 12-3 major decision over Purdue’s Alex White and pinned No. 10 Ben Apland of Michigan in 6:11. Also collecting two wins for the Hawkeyes were redshirt freshmen Tony Ramos (133) and Derek St. John (157), seniors Aaron Janssen (165) and Luke Lofthouse (197) and sophomore Grant Gambrall (184).
Sophomore Montell Marion (141) scored a 15-5 major decision against his Purdue opponent going into his match with No. 1 Kellen Russell of Michigan. Marion used two third-period takedowns to build a 5-2 lead over Russell with less than a minute left the in the bout, but Russell escaped and scored a takedown with 10 seconds remaining to force the match into overtime. The Wolverine junior scored a takedown and two nearfall points for the 9-5 decision.
2011 NCAA’S SET FOR PHILADELPHIA
The 2011 NCAA Wrestling Championships are scheduled for March 17-19 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. The NCAA, Rider University and the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference will co-host the event. Tickets to the event are sold out. Session times are as follows: Session 1 – Thursday at 10 a.m., Session 2 – Thursday at 5:30 p.m., Session 3 – Friday at 9:30 a.m., Session 4 – Friday at 6 p.m., Session 5 – Saturday at 10 a.m. and Session 6 – Saturday at 5:30 p.m. All session times are Central.
The Hawkeye wrestling staff of Tom Brands, Terry Brands, Mike Zadick, Kurt Backes and Danny Song earned a total of one Olympic gold medal, one Olympic bronze medal, five NCAA titles, nine conference titles and 12 All-America honors.
WRESTLING SUMMER CAMPS
For dates and more information about 2011 Iowa Wrestling Summer camps visit www.iowawrestlingcamps.com.
UNATTACHED HAWKEYES TEARING THROUGH 2010-11
Seven Hawkeye wrestlers have combined for 25 individual open tournament titles while competing unattached this season.
True freshman Bobby Telford has the most individual titles (6), winning the heavyweight brackets at the Northern Iowa, William Penn, Glen Brand, Pat “Flash” Flanagan, Grand View and DuHawk Opens. Telford has won his last 16 matches, pinned 13 opponents and has a 23-4 record while competing unattached.
True freshman Mike Evans has won five individual titles at 174 – Kaufman-Brand, Northern Iowa, William Penn, Pat “Flash” Flanagan and DuHawk Opens – while posting a 22-2 record and pinning 12 opponents. Evans has won his last 10 bouts.
True freshman Michael Kelly won four titles – Kaufman-Brand, Northern Iowa, William Penn and Glen Brand Opens – while wrestling at 157 pounds. He has a 25-5 record at 157 and 165.
Juniors J.J. Krutsinger (133) and Vinnie Wagner (184) have each won three titles while competing unattached. Both won at the William Penn and DuHawk Opens, while Krutsinger won at the Grand View Open and Wagner won at the Glen Brand Open. Krutsinger is 14-1 this season while Wagner is 17-3.
True freshmen Nick Moore (157/165) and Matt Gurule (125) have each won two titles while competing unattached. Both won at the DuHawk Open, while Moore won at the Pat “Flash” Flanagan Open and Gurule won at the William Penn Open. Moore is 20-4, winning his last eight bouts, while Gurule is 19-9.
ALL IN THE FAMILY
On the 2010-11 Hawkeye wrestling team, there are three sets of brothers, two wrestlers whose fathers wrestled at Iowa and two uncle-nephew combinations.
Senior Matt Ballweg (149), sophomore Mark Ballweg (141/149) and freshman Jacob Ballweg (141) are brothers who hail from Waverly. They are the fifth set of three brothers to wrestle at Iowa, and the third set to be on the roster at the same time. The other sets of three brothers to compete for the Hawkeyes are Ed Banach, Lou Banach and Steve Banach; Marty Kistler, Harlan Kistler and Lindley Kistler; Mike Uker, Ben Uker and Joe Uker; and Lenny Zalesky, Larry Zalesky and Jim Zalesky.
Matt and Mark Ballweg are the 12th set of brothers to wrestle together in the Hawkeye lineup since the 1950s. The other 11 sets are Don and Tom Huff (1961), Mark and Scott Trizzino (1981), Lenny, Larry and Jim Zalesky (1981-82), Ed and Lou Banach (1981-83), Marty and Lindley Kistler (1984-85), Jim and John Heffernan (1987), Tom and Terry Brands (1989-92), Troy and Terry Steiner (1991-93), Ryan and Randy Fulsaas (2001) and Luke and Ty Eustice (2003-04).
Sophomore Matt McDonough (125/133) and redshirt freshman Nick Trizzino have fathers who wrestled for the Hawkeyes. Mike McDonough wrestled at Iowa from 1974-76, while Mark Trizzino was an All-American (1984) and four-year letterwinner (1981-84) for the Hawkeyes.
Senior Luke Lofthouse (197) is the uncle of Hawkeye redshirt freshman Ethen Lofthouse (174). Nick Trizzino’s uncle, Scott Trizzino, was a three-time All-American (1978-79-81) and four-time letterwinner (1977-79, 1981) for the Hawkeyes.
There have also been five sets of twins to wrestle at Iowa. They are Ed and Lou Banach, Tom and Terry Brands, Ben and Brett Stedman, Troy and Terry Steiner, and Randy and Ryan Fulsaas.
IOWA CITY TO HOST 2012 U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS
Iowa City has been selected to host the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling. The event will be held at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on the campus of the University of Iowa from April 21-22, 2012.
Iowa City was one of three finalist cities to make final presentations on their bid to a selection committee on Jan. 12. The committee included USA Wrestling staff and athletes, as well as representatives from the U.S. Olympic Committee. The other cities to make finalist presentations were Columbus, OH, and Council Bluffs, IA.
Initially, seven cities bid to host the competition. Those cities which were not selected for finalist presentations were Greensboro, NC; Hampton, VA; Oklahoma City, OK; and Pontiac, MI.
“We are unbelievably pleased and humbled with the response we received from cities wishing to host our most valuable event property,” said USA Wrestling Executive Director Rich Bender. “We would like to thank the leaders from all three finalist cities for their outstanding presentations. We hope that all of these cities continue to be involved with USA Wrestling and host wrestling events in years to come.”
The initial bid proposal for the event also included the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Weightlifting. Due to a scheduling conflict, USA Weightlifting could no longer hold Trials on the selected dates and stepped out of the bid process.
The event will feature competition in the three Olympic styles of the sport – men’s freestyle, Greco-Roman and women’s freestyle. The competition will determine the U.S. athletes who will qualify to represent the United States at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, England.
The local organizing committee is led by the University of Iowa Athletics and the Iowa City/Coralville Area CVB and includes leaders from the City of Iowa City, City of Coralville and City of North Liberty. Among those serving on the host committee are legendary collegiate and Olympic wrestlers Dan Gable, Tom Brands, Terry Brands, Lincoln McIlravy and Cornell College coach Mike Duroe.
“I believe this is a good decision for the future of wrestling at all levels. This will help increase the visibility of our sport. I see more growth for wrestling as a result. It gets me very excited,” said wrestling legend Dan Gable from the local organizing committee.
“The Iowa City local organizing committee was selected based upon their proven track record of hosting large and successful wrestling events, as well as a history of drawing strong fan support,” said Bender. `We are committed to working tirelessly with the organizing committee and the entire community to host the most successful U.S. Olympic Team Trials in our history.”
“This community is fired up to welcome our nation’s best to Carver Hawkeye Arena and will come together as they have so many times to produce a Trials that is remembered for years to come,” said Joshua Schamberger, President of the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau “Our entire community couldn’t be more excited by this news. We look forward to creating an athlete and fan experience that will carry on through London.”
Carver-Hawkeye Arena, which is located on the University of Iowa campus, serves as the home arena for Iowa’s wrestling team, as well as Iowa’s basketball and volleyball squads. The arena seats 15,000 for wrestling and is named after long-time wrestling supporter Roy J. Carver. The $47 million Carver-Hawkeye Arena – Addition and Renovation Project is underway to expand and upgrade facilities, and is scheduled for completion in time for the 2011-12 athletic year.
This is the first time that the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling has been hosted in Iowa since USA Wrestling has served as National Governing Body in 1984. Carver-Hawkeye Arena hosted the NCAA Div. I Wrestling Championships four times (1986, 1991, 1995, 2001). The total attendance figures for the 1995 (80,389), 2001 (79,477) and 1991 (70.163) NCAA Championships rank ninth, 11th and 15th, respectively among NCAA Wrestling Championships. It also hosted the Big Ten Wrestling Championships three times (1983, 1994, 2005).
A preliminary U.S. Olympic Team Trials qualifying event for wrestling was held in Carver-Hawkeye Arena in 1984. Other major wrestling competitions held at Carver-Hawkeye Arena include two NWCA All-Star Classics (1993, 1996) and two Cliff Keen NWCA National Duals (1998, 1999).
The Fieldhouse at the University of Iowa hosted the first USA Wrestling Junior National Championships in 1971, and served as venue for the competition from 1971-1982. Iowa City also hosted USA Wrestling’s Greco-Roman National Championships three times (1975, 1977, 1978). Iowa City also hosted the 1983 USA Wrestling Freestyle World Team Trials.
“We are thrilled and excited with this remarkable opportunity to stage an event that will have the full attention of wrestling community not only in the state of Iowa and the Heartland, but the United States and the world. We are also delighted with the opportunity to showcase the revitalized Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Rest assured, the University of Iowa, the UI Athletics Department, and our city partners are ready to stage an event that USA Wrestling will be very, very proud of,” said Gary Barta, Athletics Director of the University of Iowa.
U.S. OLYMPIC TEAM TRIALS FOR WRESTLING
1984 – Allendale, Mich.
1988 – Pensacola, Fla.
1992 – Pittsburgh, Pa. (FS); Concord, Calif. (GR)
1996 – Spokane, Wash. (FS); Concord, Calif.(GR)
2000 – Dallas, Texas
2004 – Indianapolis, Ind.
2008 – Las Vegas, Nev.
2012 – Iowa City, Iowa
The Hawkeyes will vy for their fourth straight and 35th overall conference team title at the 2011 Big Ten Championships. The event will be held Mar. 5-6 at Northwestern University’s Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, IL. Session I (wrestling through quarterfinals and consolation first round) will start Saturday at 10 a.m. (CT), Session II (wrestling through championship semifinals and up to the consolation semifinals) will start Saturday at 5 p.m. and Session III (consolation semifinals, 7th place matches) will start Sunday at 1 p.m. with the championship finals, and third and fifth-place matches starting Sunday at 3 p.m.
Tickets are available from the NU ticket office at 888-GO-PURPLE. Fans may request to be seated in a specific school’s designated seating areas. All session tickets are $40 for reserved seats, $36 for adult general admission and $24 for youth general admission. Single session ticket prices are as follows: Session I – $15 for adult general admission and $12 for youth general admission; Session II – $18 for reserved seating, $15 for adult general admission and $12 for youth general admission; Session III – $20 for reserved seating, $18 for adult general admission and $15 for youth general admission.