"We hope there will be a large crowd on Friday," Head Coach Bobby Douglas said. "The Hawkeyes are talented and we will be tested at every weight."
ISU has recorded wins over Upper Iowa, second-ranked Div. III Wisconsin-LaCrosse and Utah Valley State and captured a combined six titles between the Harold Nichols Open and Kaufman-Brand Open. All-Americans Nate Gallick (141), Trent Paulson (157), Travis Paulson (165) and Kurt Backes (184) are all unbeaten, combining for 34 wins.
The Hawkeyes opened their season Saturday with a 26-13 win at No. 10 Arizona State. True freshman Daniel Dennis (133) and Mark Perry (174) each pinned their opponents while Ty Eustice (149) and Paul Bradley (184) recorded major decisions. Iowa returns All-Americans Joe Johnston (157), Eustice, Perry and Bradley.
This will be the third event in the Hy-Vee Cy-Hawk series. The winning team will receive two points. Iowa State currently leads the 5-0, scoring points in football and women's soccer.
ISU heads to Minnesota Dec. 2 to face J Robinson's sixth-ranked Gophers. Minnesota is led by All-Americans Mack Reiter (133), Matt Nagel (165), Roger Kish (184) and Cole Konrad (HWT).