Iowa Hawkeyes

2019-20 Iowa wrestling schedule highlighted by marquee matchups

Hawkeyes host perennial powers Ohio State, Oklahoma State and Penn State

Iowa's Spencer Lee is introduced before wrestling OSU's Nick Piccininni at 125 pounds during the Hawkeyes regular season meet against Oklahoma State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Iowa City on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Lee won the match 10-5. (Ben Roberts/Freelance)
Iowa's Spencer Lee is introduced before wrestling OSU's Nick Piccininni at 125 pounds during the Hawkeyes regular season meet against Oklahoma State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Iowa City on Sunday, January 14, 2018. Lee won the match 10-5. (Ben Roberts/Freelance)

IOWA CITY — Iowa released its complete wrestling schedule for the 2019-20 season Wednesday.

The Hawkeyes’ home schedule is loaded with marquee matchups.

Iowa hosts seven duals at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, including five against programs that finished in the top 10 of the 2019 NCAA Championships in March.

The season opens against Chattanooga on Sunday, Nov. 17. Iowa begins Big Ten Conference competition at home against Wisconsin on Sunday, Dec. 1.

Iowa welcomes national title contenders Ohio State (Jan. 24) and Penn State (Jan. 31). Nebraska travels to Iowa City on Saturday, Jan. 18. The Hawkeyes host two rivals in February. Minnesota comes to CHA for a conference dual on Saturday, Feb. 15. The annual dual against Oklahoma State and Senior Night is Sunday, Feb. 23, starting at 7 p.m.

The Cy-Hawk Series will be held Sunday, Nov. 24 at Hilton Coliseum in Ames.

Iowa also will wrestle at Indiana, Purdue, Michigan and Michigan State.

Iowa will return to the Northwestern’s Ken Kraft Midlands Championships on Dec. 29-30. The Hawkeyes have won six straight team titles at the invitational tournament.

The Big Ten Championships will be hosted by Rutgers on March 7-8 in Piscataway, N.J. The NCAA Championships will be held March 19-21 in Minneapolis.

2019-20 Iowa wrestling schedule

Sunday, Nov. 17 — Chattanooga, 2 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 24 — at Iowa State

Sunday, Dec. 1 — Wisconsin

Sunday, Dec. 8 — at Princeton, 2 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 29-Monday, Dec. 30 — at Midlands Championships (Hoffman Estates, Ill.)

Friday, Jan. 10 — at Indiana

Sunday, Jan. 12 — at Purdue

Saturday, Jan. 18 — Nebraska, 7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 24 — Ohio State, 7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 31 — Penn State, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 2 — at Michigan State

Saturday, Feb. 8 — at Michigan

Saturday, Feb. 15 — Minnesota, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 23 — Oklahoma State, 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 7-Sunday, March 8 — at Big Ten Tournament (Piscataway, N.J.)

Thursday, March 19-Saturday, March 21 — at NCAA Championships (Minneapolis, Minn.)

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