Excitement builds with ticket sales brisk as U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Iowa City starts in one month

It is exactly one month before the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling will be held at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City, Iowa, April 9-10.

Top stars from international wrestling have already qualified to compete including Olympic champion and three-time World champion Jordan Burroughs, three-time World champion Adeline Gray, 2015 World champion Kyle Snyder, 2012 Olympic champion Jake Varner, 2012 World champion Elena Pirozhkova, two-time World bronze medalist Andy Bisek, 2015 World champion Helen Maroulis, 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Coleman Scott, 2012 Olympic bronze medalist and 2008 World champion Clarissa Chun, two-time World medalist Justin Lester, 2005 World champion Iris Smith, 2015 World bronze medalists Leigh Jaynes-Provisor and James Green, plus so many other great wrestling champions.

Ticket sales are strong, ahead of the pace for the sold-out 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, which was also held at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Fans who wish to attend should order their tickets and make all travel and housing arrangements as soon as possible.

All-session tickets to the U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials are available for purchase. All-session options include adult ($75), and youth (18 and younger, $50). VIP tickets are sold out. Fans can purchase tickets at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, over the phone at 1-800-IA-HAWKS, or online at iowacitytorio.com.

At this time, the total number of qualifiers through the #Road2IowaCity qualifying process is 205 wrestlers. This includes 63 men’s freestyle wrestlers, 65 Greco-Roman wrestlers, and 77 women’s freestyle wrestlers.

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There are only three #Road2IowaCity Trials Qualifiers left, which will finalize the field for the U.S. Olympic Team Trials.

The next #Road2IowaCity Trials Qualifiers will be the NCAA Div. I Championships at Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y., March 17-19. The 2016 NCAA Div. I champion in each weight class qualifies to compete in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials in both freestyle and Greco-Roman.

The final two #Road2IowaCity Trials Qualifiers are the Women’s University Nationals in Oklahoma City, Okla. (March 26) and Last Chance Trials Qualifier in Cedar Falls, Iowa (April 2-3).

Remaining #Road2IowaCity Trials Qualifiers

  • March 17-19 – NCAA Div. I Championships, New York, N.Y. (GR/FS)
  • March 26 – Women’s University Nationals, Oklahoma City, Okla. (W)**
  • April 2-3 – Last Chance Trials Qualifier, Cedar Falls, Iowa (FS/GR/W)**

** – #Road2IowaCity events currently scheduled for Flowrestling broadcasts

There are many other great activities scheduled for Iowa City during the week of the U.S. Olympic Team Trials, including a FanFest and a reunion for the 1996 U.S. Olympic Team.

Space in the April 8 Friday Night VIP Night is filling up. We’re still accepting complimentary VIP Ticket Holders RSVPs and selling tickets to Non-VIP Ticket Holders until March 21,  The full night includes a meal, Royce Alger as entertainment and keynote speaker, and the Terry film. It is $75 for the full night and $10 for just the Terry film showing. All the details and link to buy tickets arehttp://www.iowacitytorio.com/vip

More information on all of the fun activities during U.S. Olympic Team Trials week will be announced in the final month before the event.

USA Wrestling, the U.S. Olympic Committee, the University of Iowa, the Iowa City/Coralville Convention and Visitors Bureau and so many other groups are working together with the goal of hosting the greatest U.S. Olympic Team Trials ever held. Don’t miss your chance to be part of history and have a great time. Join us in Iowa City at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Wrestling in one month, April 9-10 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena!!!

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