Iowa wrestling leads nation in attendance for ninth straight season
The University of Iowa wrestling program led the nation in attendance for the ninth consecutive season, according to the annual Division I attendance report released by Roby Publishing.
Iowa averaged 8,358 fans in six duals and led the country in total attendance with 55,390 fans attending seven home dates (including Iowa City Duals). The Hawkeyes averaged at least 8,000 fans for the seventh consecutive season.
Right behind Iowa was Penn State, Minnesota and Ohio State, giving the Big Ten four of the nation’s top five attendance marks. Rutgers finished sixth, as well, in its first Big Ten season.
For record purposes, only duals against Division I opponents count toward average attendance, and the NWCA National Duals — considered a neutral site event — are not included in Iowa’s totals.
Iowa was involved in the three highest attended duals this year, including at Penn State (15,967), at Minnesota (13,620) and at home against Iowa State (11,882).
The Hawkeyes have led the nation in attendance in each of head coach Tom Brands’ nine seasons.
|2014-15 Average Attendance
|Ohio State||4,387||26,321||6,558||Penn State|
|Oklahoma State||3,002||21,103||4,691||Penn State|
|Iowa State||2,369||14,216||2,929||N. Iowa|
|Northern Iowa||1,946||9,729||2,100||Virginia Tech|
|* Numbers according to Roby Publishing