State Wrestling Returns to Des Moines

State Wrestling Returns to Des Moines

Are you joining the thousands of wrestling fans in Des Moines this week?

We’re pumped for state high school tournament action, which kicks off Wednesday with the dual team tournament at Wells Fargo Arena. The individual tournament begins Thursday, with the championship matches set for Saturday night.

There’s no place quite like Iowa for incredible wrestling. The state’s storied history with the sport goes back more than a century. The University of Iowa formed its first team in 1911. Iowa State University fielded a team for the first time in 1916, and the University of Northern Iowa jumped on board in 1923.