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Hawkeyes lead NCAA in Attendance for 12th consecutive season

 

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa wrestling program led the nation in attendance for the 12th consecutive season according to the Division I attendance report released Tuesday by The Open Mat and Mat Talk Online.

 

Iowa averaged 8,996 fans and led the country in total attendance with 71,966 fans attending eight home dates. The Hawkeyes averaged at least 8,000 fans for the 10th consecutive season.

 

Iowa was involved in the three highest attended duals this year; at Penn State (15,998), at Ohio State (15,117) and at home against Oklahoma State (13,485).

 

The Hawkeyes have led the nation in attendance in each of head coach Tom Brands’ 12 seasons.

 

NCAA Division I Wrestling Attendance Top 10 for 2017-18:

 

Rank School Avg.

 

1. IOWA 8996

 

2. Penn State 7693

 

3. Ohio State 6681

 

4. Rutgers 4680

 

5. Fresno State 4566

 

6. Iowa State 3361

 

7. Oklahoma St. 3152

 

8. Lehigh 2705

 

9. Michigan 2615

 

10. Minnesota 2185

Edited by WildTurkey44

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Iowa has the benefit of a wrestling heritage honed by Dan Gable. A winning program the is always in the hunt even if they are not the top dog. Add in good promotion and you have good crowds.

 

Schools need to get more creative in promoting the sport. Coaches and staff need to push more for publicity and exposure which results in more people in the seats.

 

Even without a National Title Iowa is getting the faithful in the seats. With Lee - if they can make a solid run it will be even more exciting for them. More exciting for every team that faces them. That is good for the sport overall.

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Hawkeyes lead NCAA in Attendance for 12th consecutive season

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa wrestling program led the nation in attendance for the 12th consecutive season according to the Division I attendance report released Tuesday by The Open Mat and Mat Talk Online.

Iowa averaged 8,996 fans and led the country in total attendance with 71,966 fans attending eight home dates. The Hawkeyes averaged at least 8,000 fans for the 10th consecutive season.

Iowa was involved in the three highest attended duals this year; at Penn State (15,998), at Ohio State (15,117) and at home against Oklahoma State (13,485).

The Hawkeyes have led the nation in attendance in each of head coach Tom Brands’ 12 seasons.

NCAA Division I Wrestling Attendance Top 10 for 2017-18:

Rank School Avg.

1. IOWA 8996

2. Penn State 7693

3. Ohio State 6681

4. Rutgers 4680

5. Fresno State 4566

6. Iowa State 3361

7. Oklahoma St. 3152

8. Lehigh 2705

9. Michigan 2615

10. Minnesota 2185

 

Well, they have that.  Congratulations.  

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