|IOWA vs. CHATTANOOGA|
|DATE||Sunday, Nov. 17 | 2 p.m. CT|
|LOCATION||Iowa City, Iowa | Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,077)|
ON THE MAT
The second-ranked University of Iowa wrestling team hosts Tennessee-Chattanooga on Sunday at 2 p.m. in the 2019-20 season opener at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
IOWA VS. CHATTANOOGA
Iowa and Chattanooga are meeting for the fourth time, and the first time at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes are 3-0 all-time against the Mocs. The Hawkeyes won the first meeting, 47-0, in 2011, and the most recent meeting, 44-3, in 2015.
HOME SWEET HOME
Spencer Lee, Alex Marinelli, and Jacob Warner are undefeated in their careers at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Marinelli is 12-0 all-time at Carver. Lee owns a record of 11-0. Warner is undefeated in four home matches.
In Lee’s 11 home wins, he has four pins, four technical falls, and one major decision. Four of the wins are against top 10 opponents.
Among Marinelli’s 12 wins, he has five pins, three technical falls, and one major decision. He was 7-0 this year at home with bonus points in each match.
Redshirt freshman Tony Cassioppi is set to make his collegiate debut Sunday.
Iowa’s heavyweight steps into the roll previously occupied by Sam Stoll, a 2018 All-American that owned a 24-4 all-time record at Carver-Hawkeye Arena from 2015-2019.
Stoll stepped into the heavyweight position behind three-time All-American Bobby Telford. Telford was 30-5 all-time at Carver-Hawkeye Arena from 2011-15.
Telford recorded a fall in 2:17 in his Carver debut in 2011. Stoll recorded a fall in 1:36 in his Carver debut in 2015.
Cassioppi’s teammate, sophomore Aaron Costello, won his Carver debut, 6-0, in 2018.
HAWKEYE WRESTLING HISTORY
The Hawkeyes have won 23 national titles and 35 Big Ten titles. Iowa’s 55 NCAA Champions have won a total of 84 NCAA individual titles, crowning six three-time and 17 two-time champions. The Hawkeyes’ 113 Big Ten champions have combined for 200 conference titles. There have been seven four-time, 18 three-time, and 30 two-time Big Ten champions from Iowa.
Iowa’s 157 All-Americans have earned All-America status 335 times, including 20 four-time, 36 three-time and 42 two-time honorees.
Iowa earned its 1,000th dual win in program history Nov. 9, 2018, topping California State Bakersfield, 36-3, in Kent, Ohio. Iowa is one of four NCAA Division I schools with 1,000 program wins (Oklahoma State, Iowa State, Oregon State). The Hawkeyes’ overall dual meet record is 1,013-232-31 (.799) in 109 seasons.
A LOOK BACK ON THE MAT
The Hawkeyes finished the 2018-19 season with one NCAA individual champion, six All-Americans, and a school-record 13 academic All-Big Ten honors. The Hawkeyes were 14-1 overall and 9-0 in the Big Ten, sharing the regular season conference title with Penn State.
Iowa crowned six All-Americans in 2019. Sophomores Spencer Lee and Alex Marinelli returned to the podium for the second straight season. Junior Pat Lugo earned his first All-America honor, as did sophomores Austin DeSanto and Kaleb Young, and redshirt freshman Jacob Warner.
Warner became the ninth Hawkeye freshman since 2007 to earn All-America honors (Matt McDonough 2010; Derek St. John, 2011; Bobby Telford, 2012; Cory Clark, 2014; Brandon Sorensen, 2015; Michael Kemerer, 2017; Spencer Lee, 2018; Alex Marinelli, 2018; Jacob Warner, 2019). McDonough won the national title in 2010 at 125 pounds. Lee won the national title in 2018 at 125 pounds.
BIG TEN REGULAR SEASON CO-CHAMPS
Iowa won a share of the 2019 Big Ten regular season title with a 35-2 win at Wisconsin on Feb. 17. The Hawkeyes were 9-0 in conference duals and shared the title with Penn State.
The Hawkeyes have won or shared the Big Ten dual championships 11 times since the conference started recognizing a dual meet champion in 1999. Iowa won the title outright in 2000, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2015, and shared the title in 2003, 2014, 2016, and 2019.
The Hawkeyes have eight undefeated conference seasons since 2006-07, head coach Tom Brands’ first year.
HAWKEYES AND CARVER-HAWKEYE ARENA
The Hawkeyes are 255-25 all-time at Carver-Hawkeye Arena since moving from the UI Field House in 1983. Iowa was 7-0 at home last season, completing its 21st undefeated season in Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes have recorded 21 undefeated seasons in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
Carver-Hawkeye Arena has hosted two United States Olympic Team Trials, four Big Ten Championships (1983, 1994, 2005, 2016), and four NCAA Championships (1986, 1991, 1995, 2001). The Hawkeyes have won five tournament titles on their home mat, including the 1983 and 1994 Big Ten Championships, and the 1986, 1991 and 1995 NCAA Championships.
In 2018, the University of Iowa hosted the UWW World Cup, an international dual tournament featuring eight of the top countries in the world.