With Iran and Russia not in the field, and with Mongolia and India added to the event, there are changes in both the pool competition and the order of the bouts.
The two-day tournament is broken down into three pool-play sessions and a medal round. Every team will compete during each session.
The new schedule has the United States in Pool A against the nations of Japan, Georgia, and India. Pool B consists of teams from Azerbaijan, Cuba, Kazakhstan and Mongolia.
The times of the U.S. duals have not changed from the previous schedule, but the order of the opponents has changed. The USA will face India first, followed by Japan on Saturday, and Georgia on Sunday.
The revised event schedule is as follows:
|POOL A||POOL B|
|SESSION I // SATURDAY, APRIL 7|
|10 A.M.||USA||vs.||INDIA||MAT A|
|10 A.M.||MONGOLIA||vs.||KAZAKHSTAN||MAT B|
|11:15 A.M.||GEORGIA||vs.||JAPAN||MAT A|
|11:15 A.M.||AZERBAIJAN||vs.||CUBA||MAT B|
|SESSION II // SATURDAY, APRIL 7|
|2 P.M.||OPENING CEREMONIES|
|2:30 P.M.||USA||vs.||JAPAN||MAT A|
|4:30 P.M.||MONGOLIA||vs.||CUBA||MAT B|
|5:45 P.M.||GEORGIA||vs.||INDIA||MAT A|
|5:45 P.M.||AZERBAIJAN||vs.||KAZAKHSTAN||MAT B|
|SESSION III // SUNDAY, APRIL 8|
|10 A.M.||USA||vs.||GEORGIA||MAT A|
|10 A.M.||MONGOLIA||vs.||AZERBAIJAN||MAT B|
|11:15 A.M.||JAPAN||vs.||INDIA||MAT A|
|11:15 A.M.||CUBA||vs.||KAZAKHSTAN||MAT B|
|12:30 P.M.||7th PLACE MATCH||MAT B|
|12:30 P.M.||5th PLACE MATCH||MAT A|
|2:15 P.M.||3rd PLACE MATCH||MAT A|
|4 P.M.||GOLD MEDAL MATCH||MAT A|
EXPERIENCE THE WORLD CUP
Tickets for the World Cup include standard all-session tickets ($75/$50), single-day tickets ($40/$25), and a “The Eastern Iowa Airport Family Four Pack” ($100). Tickets are now available on the University of Iowa Athletics website hawkeyesports.com.
7G Distributing headlines an outdoor “Gable’s Garden” that includes non-alcoholic beverages, beer, wine, and food from local vendors. “Gable’s Garden” is open Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. outside the North Entrance of Carver-Hawkeye Arena, near the Dan Gable statue. Admission to “Gable’s Garden” is included with the purchase of a World Cup ticket. Fans will be able to purchase food and beverages at “Gable’s Garden” and take those items into the arena.