University of Iowa hosts freestyle demonstration

Learn the finer points of freestyle before Olympic Trials April 21-22

IOWA CITY -- The University of Iowa will host a freestyle wrestling clinic Saturday at the Dan Gable Wrestling Complex in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, starting at 10 a.m. Technicians for the free event include Iowa coaches Tom and Terry Brands, legendary Hawkeye coach Dan Gable and former Hawkeye All-American and Iowa's Director of Wrestling Operations at Luke Eustice.

Admission is free but fans will need a ticket for admission and can†contact the Iowa City/Coralville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau at (319) 337-6592.

The Gazette visited the DGWC Monday morning, taping an informational video with Hawkeye volunteer assistant Kurt Backes and Strength and conditioning coach Danny Song. Look for the video on in the near future.

Below is the official press release from UI:


IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Hawkeye Wrestling Club will host a freestyle wrestling clinic on Saturday from 10-11 a.m. inside the Dan Gable Wrestling Complex at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Dan Gable, Tom Brands, Terry Brands and Luke Eustice will host the FREE clinic.

The wrestling workshop is intended to explain the rules and techniques of freestyle wrestling. Carver-Hawkeye Arena will host the U.S. Olympic Team Trails on April 21-22. Participants in menís freestyle, womenís freestyle and Greco-Roman wrestling will compete for the opportunity to represent Team USA at the 2012 London Olympics.

The clinic is FREE and open to the public, but participants must have a ticket to gain admission. Fans interested in attending should RSVP to Kendra at the Iowa City/Coralville Convention and Visitors Bureau by calling (319) 337-6592.