Iowa Hawkeyes - The Best in Collegiate Wrestling
Wrestling is an intense sport. From the excitement of a match
to the training it requires, wrestling demands a lot from its participants - and its fans. If you want to see some of the
best collegiate wrestling in the country, you'll want to invest in Iowa Hawkeyes wrestling tickets. This team, from the outstanding
sports school the University of Iowa, is currently ranked one of the best in the country and attending a match is a chance
to watch young athletes who are impressive and humbling with skill.
The Iowa Hawkeyes wrestling team has
long been considered one of the best in all of collegiate wrestling. The team, which is a member of the Big Ten Athletic Conference,
has earned 23 NCAA championships since 1975. This year's team, currently ranked No. 2 in the college rankings, contains many
outstanding wrestlers - including three all-stars Thomas Gilman, Tony Ramos and Josh Dziewa. The team is currently coached
by the highly-renowned Tom Brands, who follows the legacy of one of the most celebrated wrestling coaches of all time, Dan
History of Team
Tom Brands has been coaching the Hawkeye wrestling team since 2008, picking up a dynasty
built by long-time coach Dan Gable and then Jim Zalesky, who coached the team starting in 1998. The Hawkeye wrestling team
has long been considered one of the best sports dynasties in the history of the 20th century, and the team has won 23 total
NCAA championships - all since 1975. The Hawkeye wrestling team has throughout its history included more than 50 individual
The legacy of the University of Iowa wrestling team is one of the greatest of any collegiate
sport. Wrestling began at the school in 1911 when the first coach, E.G. Schroeder, coached the team in a match against Nebraska.
Since its beginnings, the team has done nothing but thrive. The Hawkeye wrestling team once won 9 consecutive NCAA team championships,
from 1978 to 1986. This streak tied the Yale golf team and the University of Southern California track team (and more recently,
the UNC Women's soccer team) for most consecutive championships for any college sport. Several of Iowa's best coaches began
their career as Hawkeye wrestler themselves. Jim Zalesky, who took over for legendary Dan Gable, had wrestled for Gable in
the early 1970s. Tom Brands, who took over for Zalesky, was hired by Iowa after Gable, and he used his experience as an assistant
to Gable nad member of the wrestling team to bring the team back to the top spot in the nation.
Iowa Hawkeye wrestling matches happen at the Carver-Hawkeye arena in Iowa City, IA. Going to a Hawkeye wrestling match
is an experience in itself. You will join tons of other fan in the 15,500 seat arena to cheer on the wrestling team. Unlike
many others schools, the wrestling matches at Iowa are packed. In fact, in 2008, Iowa set the national attendance record for
a dual-meet - the crowd there numbered 15,955. During that match, they were playing their rivals Iowa State, who were at the
time ranked the 2 school in the country.