A college sporting event gives fans the chance to root for exciting young competitors who are not yet corrupted by agents, inflated salaries, and high-tops overflowing with caviar. Witness sports in their purest form with this GrouponLive deal to see the University of Iowa men’s wrestling team take the mat at Carver-Hawkeye Arena.
$15 for Two General-Admission Tickets (Up to $30 Value)
Choose between the following matches:
- Against the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Sunday, February 10, at 2 p.m.
- Against the Edinboro Fighting Scots on Saturday, February 16, at 7 p.m.
Doors open 90 minutes before start time.
The Scouting Report
When it comes to University of Iowa wrestling, the numbers speak for themselves. Since 1974, the Hawkeyes have grappled their way to 23 NCAA team titles, crowned 67 individual NCAA champions, and earned 246 All-American honors. Under current head coach Tom Brands—a 1996 Olympic Gold medalist who took over coaching duties in 2006—the team has dominated the mat on their way to three team NCAA titles, showing a knack for takedowns. With a 12–1 record through their first 13 matches, the Hawkeyes’ current roster of collegiate gladiators has been ranked as high as fourth in the country as they continue to build upon their school's championship traditions.
University of Iowa Athletics
The University of Iowa Athletics program spans more than a century of tradition, including a venerated football team founded in 1889 as well as prodigiously successful wrestling and basketball programs. Consistently ranked among the top 25 college stadiums in the nation for attendance, Kinnick Stadium regularly houses more than 70,000 spectators in its stands during home football games. The venue takes its name from Iowa football legend Nile Kinnick, who in 1939 commemorated his Heisman Trophy win by painting himself bronze and dashing across the field.
Since the inauguration of Carver-Hawkeye Arena in 1983, the men's and women's basketball teams have posted .777 winning percentages. One of the largest university-owned facilities in the nation, Carver-Hawkeye packs in more than 15,000 fans for events that have included Big Ten and NCAA Championships as well as an exhibition match featuring the 1984 Olympic men's basketball team. The stadium also hosts the wrestling team, which boasts 18 undefeated seasons and a trophy case of retired mouth guards in its storied history.