Iowa men's wrestling sells out Carver-Hawkeye Arena for third consecutive season

by Samuel Basler, University of Iowa

Carver Hawkeye Arena with spotlights on the mat.

IOWA CITY, Iowa – The University of Iowa Athletics Department announced Friday that season tickets for the 2023-24 Hawkeye men's wrestling season are sold out for a third consecutive season.

Capacity for wrestling duals at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in 2023-24 is 14,847. The Hawkeyes have led the nation in attendance in every season since 2006-07, head coach Tom Brands’ first as head coach. Iowa set an NCAA record, averaging 14,905 fans in 2021-22.

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.

The Hawkeyes open the 2023-24 season on Saturday in Riverside, California facing California Baptist at 8 p.m. (CT).