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Iowa wrestling hosts Penn State, Ohio State

Hawkeyes have six home dates, including Iowa State on Dec. 10

Iowa Hawkeyes Cory Clark reacts after his 4-3 win over Illinois' Zane Richards in their 133-pound bout semifinal bout at the NCAA Division 1 wrestling championships at Madison Square Garden on Friday, March 18, 2016. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)
Iowa Hawkeyes Cory Clark reacts after his 4-3 win over Illinois' Zane Richards in their 133-pound bout semifinal bout at the NCAA Division 1 wrestling championships at Madison Square Garden on Friday, March 18, 2016. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)

IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa welcomes the last two NCAA Division I national champions to Carver-Hawkeye Arena this season.

Iowa released its 2016-17 schedule Wednesday, including home duals against defending national champion Penn State and 2015 NCAA champion Ohio State. The dual with the Nittany Lions will be either Jan. 20 or 22, while the Buckeyes come in the following weekend.

The Hawkeyes also host in-state rival Iowa State on Dec. 10. Iowa defeated Iowa State, 33-6, last year in Ames, winning its 12th straight dual in the series.

The home schedule begins with the Iowa City Duals on Nov. 18. Teams in the Iowa City Duals field have not been released. Iowa also will host Wisconsin (Feb. 3) and Nebraska (Feb. 12), while competing in the National Wrestling Coaches Association National Duals. The date and location for the NWCA Duals still is to be determined.

The season begins with the Grand View Open on Nov. 5. The Hawkeyes visit Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla., the weekend of Jan. 13-15.

Indiana will host the Big Ten Championships in Bloomington, Ind., on Mar. 4-5.

The NCAA Championships return to St. Louis, Mo., and will be held March 16-18 at Scottrade Center.

2016-17 SCHEDULE

Nov. 5 — at Grand View Open

Nov. 18 — Iowa City Duals

Nov. 27 — at Purdue

Dec. 2 — at South Dakota State

Dec. 10 — Iowa State

Dec. 29-30 — at Midlands

Jan. 6/8 — at Michigan

Jan. 6/8 — at Michigan State

Jan. 13/15 — at Oklahoma State

Jan. 20/22 — Penn State

Jan. 27/29 — Ohio State

Feb. 3 — Wisconsin

Feb. 5 — at Minnesota

Feb. 10 — at Indiana

Feb. 12 — Nebraska

March 4-5 — Big Ten Championships

March 16-18 — NCAA Championships

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