Iowa, ISU considering home-and-home wresting again
By Scott Dochterman

The Gazette
scott.dochterman@gazettecommunications.com


IOWA CITY - Iowa and Iowa State's wrestling teams could return to home-and-home duals in the near future, an Iowa official said Monday.

Rick Klatt, Iowa's associate athletics director for external affairs, said officials and coaches from both schools are discussing the subject.

``The wrestling coaches are very interested in getting back to a home-and-home, two matches a year,'' Klatt said. ``I think they're working with their respective sport administrators at each school and also the conference to see if that can happen. Because I think both coaches see real value in a home-and-home, and I know we do on this campus.''

Economically, the move could make sense. Last year the meet at Carver-Hawkeye Arena drew 13,732, the fifth-largest wrestling crowd for a dual meet in arena history. Iowa beat Iowa State, 24-6.