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Iowa leads NCAA in wrestling attendance, Cyclones rank third

Iowa State was third at 4,795 and Northern Iowa was 13th at 2,168.

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Iowa led the nation in NCAA wrestling attendance for the 14th straight year and the state’s two other Division I programs ranked among the top 13 nationally. 

The National Wrestling Media Association announced the Hawkeyes averaged a record 12,568 fans over seven dates at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. This was the first season a program drew more than 10,000 for every home dual. Penn State was second in attendance with an average of 7,604. 

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Iowa State was third at 4,795 and Northern Iowa was 13th at 2,168. 

Top 10 average home attendance for 2019-20 season via NWMMA: 

School (Average)

1: Iowa (12,568)

2: Penn State (7,604)

3: Iowa State (4,795)

4: Rutgers (4,156)

5: Ohio State (4,118)

6: Oklahoma State (3,703)

7: Minnesota (2,955)

8: Arizona State (2,862)

9: Fresno State (2,596)

10: Lehigh (2,523)