Iowa wrestling fans set NCAA record for average attendance in a single season
Folks in Iowa sure love wrestling. And when the Hawkeyes have one of the best teams in the sport, fans are willing to fill Carver-Hawkeye Arena to the max.
Sunday night, Iowa hosted Oklahoma State in the final home wrestling meet of the season. The Hawkeyes had plenty of support, as 13,109 fans turned out for the event, another amazing crowd for the top-ranked wrestling squad. Iowa delivered on the mat, too, defeating Oklahoma State 34-6.
With Sunday night’s attendance, Iowa saw 87,979 fans attend home wrestling events this season, which was an average attendance figure of 12,568 per event. That number is the best single-season attendance average in NCAA wrestling history.
— Iowa Hawkeye Wrestling (@Hawks_Wrestling) February 24, 2020
Iowa, which finished the season 13-0 heading into the B1G Championships and is ranked No. 1 nationally, has hosted some major opponents on the season. Not only have the Hawkeyes been fun to watch, they’ve welcomed meets against No. 6 Wisconsin, No. 18 Purdue, No. 7 Nebraska, No. 4 Ohio State, No. 2 Penn State, No. 22 Michigan, Minnesota and Oklahoma State.
That’s a pretty good draw for fans.
Now, the Hawkeyes enter the B1G Championships, which will be held in Piscataway, New Jersey on March 7-8.