IOWA CITY, Iowa – The defending NCAA champion University of Iowa wrestling team announced Monday it will open the 2021-22 season hosting Princeton and Oregon State on consecutive November weekends at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The Hawkeyes welcome Princeton to Iowa City on Nov. 19 and host Oregon State on Saturday, Nov. 27.
Iowa released its complete nonconference and postseason schedule Monday. It includes a road trip to Iowa State on Sunday, Dec. 5, and a dual against Oklahoma State on Saturday, Feb. 12, at a location not yet announced.
Iowa will wrestle at the inaugural Rokfin Duals on Dec. 20-21 in Destin, Florida, and at the Midlands Championships on Dec. 29-30 in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.
The Big Ten Championship is March 5-6 in Lincoln, Nebraska, and the NCAA Championships are March 17-19 in Detroit, Michigan.
The Hawkeyes had previously announced their eight-dual conference schedule. Iowa hosts Minnesota (Jan. 7), Purdue (Jan. 9), Penn State (Jan. 28) and Wisconsin (Feb. 5) at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Season tickets are available for immediate purchase at hawkeyesports.com.
The Hawkeyes’ Big Ten schedule also includes road trips to Northwestern (Jan. 14), Illinois (Jan. 16), Ohio State (Jan. 21) and Nebraska (Feb. 20).
National and Big Ten Coach of the Year Tom Brands returns the entire 10-man lineup from Iowa’s 2021 Big Ten and NCAA championship teams. The lineup includes 10 All-Americans and two-time Hodge Trophy winner Spencer Lee, who last season became the seventh wrestler in program history to win three NCAA titles.
Iowa won the 2021 NCAA Championships with seven All-America honors and three national finalists. The team title was No. 24 in program history. Iowa crowned four Big Ten champions – Lee, Jaydin Eierman, Alex Marinelli, and Michael Kemerer – en route to its 37th conference title in school history.