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Iowa leads NCAA in wrestling attendance, Cyclones rank third

April 24, 2020 GMT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — 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 Friday the Hawkeyes averaged a record 12,568 fans over seven dates at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, with a high of 14,905 for a match against Penn State. 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.

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