Oklahoma State, Iowa to wrestle in outdoor tournament

Ponca City Now - August 7, 2015 9:09 am

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – The Iowa wrestling team will host Oklahoma State in the first NCAA match to be held in a Division I football stadium.

The Hawkeyes will face the Cowboys on Nov. 14 at Kinnick Stadium for Grapple on the Gridiron, an effort to break the record for the largest crowd for a single match. It’s currently held by Penn State at nearly 16,000.

Iowa’s football team will host rival Minnesota in Kinnick later that day.

Iowa announced the event on Twitter, saying that they were "excited to introduce Cowboy Wrestling to Hayden Fry Psychology" while posting a picture of Iowa’s pink visiting locker room. Fry was Iowa’s football coach from 1979-98.

The Hawkeyes and Cowboys have a combined 57 national titles.

 

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