Iowa Hawkeyes

2018-19 Iowa wrestling schedule: Hawkeyes have 7 home duals

Hawkeyes host Iowa State, end regular season at Oklahoma State

Iowa's Spencer Lee recovers after pinning Michigan State's Rayvon Foley in their 125-pound match at an Iowa Hawkeyes wrestling dual with Michigan State at Carver Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. Lee won the match by fall in 46 seconds. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
Iowa's Spencer Lee recovers after pinning Michigan State's Rayvon Foley in their 125-pound match at an Iowa Hawkeyes wrestling dual with Michigan State at Carver Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. Lee won the match by fall in 46 seconds. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

IOWA CITY — Iowa wrestling will host seven duals in 2018-19, including its annual intrastate meeting with rival Iowa State.

The Hawkeyes released their schedule Friday. Competition begins Nov. 9 with duals against Cal-State Bakersfield and host Kent State. Iowa will travel to Minneapolis, Minn., for the Big Ten Championships on March 9-10 before the NCAA Championships in Pittsburgh, Pa., March 21-23.

The Hawkeyes will host Princeton on Saturday, Nov. 17 in their home opener at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa will host duals on four straight Saturdays, including the Big Ten opener against Purdue on Nov. 24.

Iowa State comes to CHA on Dec. 1. Iowa won all nine contested matches and beat the Cyclones, 35-6, last season at Hilton Coliseum in Ames.

Lehigh (Dec. 8), Rutgers (Jan. 18), Maryland (Feb. 8) and Indiana (Feb. 15) round out the home slate.

Iowa hits the road for conference duals against Minnesota (Jan. 13), Illinois (Jan. 25), Northwestern (Jan. 27), Nebraska (Feb. 3) and Wisconsin (Feb. 17).

The Hawkeyes' regular-season finale will be against rival and national power Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla., on Feb. 25.

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Iowa will defend its team title at the Ken Kraft Midlands Champions hosted by Northwestern at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Big Ten duals are determined by the conference and Iowa was not paired with Penn State, Ohio State or Michigan this season.

2018-19 Iowa wrestling schedule

Nov. 9 — vs. CSU-Bakersfield, at Kent State

Nov. 17 — Princeton

Nov. 24 — Purdue

Dec. 1 — Iowa State

Dec. 8 — Lehigh

Dec. 29-30 — at Northwestern’s Ken Kraft Midlands Championships at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Jan. 13 — at Minnesota

Jan. 18 — Rutgers

Jan. 25 — at Illinois

Jan. 27 — at Northwestern

Feb. 3 — at Nebraska

Feb. 8 — Maryland

Feb. 15 — Indiana

Feb. 17 — at Wisconsin

Feb. 25 — at Oklahoma State

March 9-10 — Big Ten Championships at Minneapolis, Minn.

March 21-23 — NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at Pittsburgh, Pa.

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