IOWA CITY, Iowa – Head coach Tom Brands released the complete University of Iowa wrestling schedule for the 2023-24 season on Tuesday. The Hawkeyes will host six duals inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena this season.
Here are notes about the 2023-24 season:
– Iowa opens the season traveling to California to face Cal Baptist in Riverside on Nov. 4. The Hawkeyes also travel to Iowa State (Nov. 26), Penn (Dec. 1) and Oklahoma State (Feb. 25).
– The team’s first home dual at Carver Hawkeye Arena is on Nov. 19 against Oregon State on Mediacom Mat. The Hawkeyes will also host Columbia (Dec. 10) in a nonconference home dual.
– Iowa will close out the 2023 calendar year competing in the Soldier Salute at Xtream Arena in Coralville, Iowa. The event will take place on Dec. 29-30.
– The Hawkeyes host Minnesota (Jan. 15), Purdue (Jan. 19), Penn State (Feb. 9) and Wisconsin (Feb. 18) in Big Ten duals at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
– Iowa travels for league road duals at Nebraska (Jan. 12), Illinois (Jan. 26), Northwestern (Jan. 28) and Michigan (Feb. 2).
– The postseason begins at the Big Ten Championships on March 9-10 in College Park, Maryland, while the 2024 NCAA Championships will be held from March 21-23 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Iowa is coming off a 2022-23 season where it posted a 15-1 overall and 7-1 Big Ten mark. The Hawkeyes placed second at both the Big Ten and NCAA Championships. Iowa crowned two Big Ten champions and had six All-Americans. The program had 14 Academic All-Big Ten selections for a second straight year — tied for the second highest total in school history.