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Weather permitting, the NCAA record for attendance at a wrestling dual meet won't just be broken at Kinnick Stadium next month.
It will be doubled. And perhaps then some.
A little over 28,000 tickets have been purchased for the Nov. 14 Grapple on the Gridiron, pitting Oklahoma State and Iowa in an 11 a.m. dual meet at Kinnick.
Luke Eustice, the director of operations for Hawkeye wrestling, said Tuesday that the reserved seats for the meet have all been sold. All the remaining tickets are general admission.
Eustice said the walk-up ticket sales for a home meet at Carver-Hawkeye Arena typically is between 1,500 and 3,000. On a day with a lot of people in town for that night's Minnesota-Iowa football game, the walk-up sales could exceed that norm by a considerable margin.
The NCAA record-high crowd for a dual is 15,996, set at Penn State in 2013 for the Pittsburgh-Penn State meet at the Bryce Jordan Center.
Should rain prevent the event from happening in Kinnick, the meet will be moved to Carver-Hawkeye Arena and the first 15,000 who bought tickets will get a seat for it. The remaining ticket-buyers would get a chance to attend another Iowa home dual.
The meet will stream live on BTN Plus. It will be televised on the Big Ten Network on tape-delay on Nov. 15, immediately following the Coppin State-Iowa men's basketball game that starts at 4 p.m.