Iowa City, one of the great wrestling towns in America, will host the Olympic Wrestling trials this weekend, and several fun events for fans will come with them. If you're coming, read on to see a schedule and travel info.
It is the perfect fit in a lot of ways. Wrestling as a sport goes back to the tradition of the original Olympic Games in Ancient Greece. While the University of Iowa has produced some of the greatest wrestlers of modern times, and the wrestling program has fan support that is difficult to rival anywhere else. These two elements are going to be combined in a celebration of wrestling this weekend in Iowa City as the 2012 U.S. Olympic trials are held in Carver Hawkeye Arena. These trials will help determine which wrestlers will compete for the United States at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. Olympic Trials Info When: Saturday and Sunday. Morning sessions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (doors open at 8 a.m.); evening sessions from 6 to 9 p.m. …
Reporter Dan McCool, who has covered wrestling for nearly 30 years, give fans his picks for who to watch at the Olympic Trials in Iowa City this weekend. And you can meet McCool at the Trials' Fan Fest, where he's selling copies of his book," Reach for th
Friday, April 20, 2012
By DAN McCOOL Iowa City likes to brag of its status among the elite communities in regards to being the hottest of wrestling’s hotbeds. This weekend, it’s THE place to be for anyone with a dream of wrestling — in either freestyle or Greco-Roman — at the 2012 Olympics in London. The hometown University of Iowa wrestling team has won 23 of the 38 NCAA Division I team championships contested since 1975. The closest to that is Oklahoma State with seven. However, college supremacy is not the nonpareil this weekend. Those big-dream wrestlers — and a record number of fans that could total 15,000 — come to Carver-Hawkeye Arena Saturday and Sunday for the Final Trials, a once-per-quadrennium competition. Sessions are scheduled for 9 a.m. and 6 p.m…