Penn State/Iowa Wrestling Dual Sells Out in Record Time

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Head coach Cael Sanderson and the Nittany Lion wrestling team are ready for a packed Rec Hall all season long.


Head coach Cael Sanderson and the Nittany Lion wrestling team are ready for a packed Rec Hall all season long.

Oct. 18, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - A mere 90 minutes after the public sale of single dual tickets began, Penn State's Jan. 22 dual match against Iowa has sold out, including 300 standing room only tickets. With over 6,500 tickets now distributed for the match-up with the Hawkeyes, the single dual allotments for Penn State's remaining six home events are also disappearing fast.

Rec Hall's listed capacity is 6,502 including the 300 SRO ducats. A very limited number of single dual tickets are still available for Penn State's other six remaining home dates, less than 700 per event including the SRO allotment. Penn State hosts Bloomsburg on Sunday, Nov. 13, in the season opener at 2 p.m. The Bloomsburg dual will feature the raising of Penn State's 2011 Big Ten and NCAA Championship banners. The Lions then host Minnesota on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 12 p.m. in a dual that will air live to a national audience on the Big Ten Network. Former Penn State national champion and four-time All-American Phil Davis will sign autographs after the Gopher dual as well.

The Nittany Lions host West Virginia on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. The dual with the Mountaineers features recognition of the 1953 national title team as well as free Penn State winter hats on a first come, first serve basis (amount to be determined). The Iowa dual (already sold out) follows on Jan. 22 at 2 p.m. and then the Ohio State Buckeyes come to Rec Hall on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. The dual with the Buckeyes has been designated as a white out and features a t-shirt giveaway. Michigan comes to Happy Valley on Sunday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m. as the wrestling team's Code Blue event and will feature a wrestling water bottle give away. The home dual season ends on Sunday, Feb. 19, when the Pittsburgh Panthers come to town for a 2 p.m. match-up. The battle with the Panthers will serve as Senior Day and features an autograph session with the team after the match.

Fans can purchase these very limited single dual tickets by calling 814-865-5555. Tickets are priced at $8 for adults and $5 for youth (18 and under) and can be purchased from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day or in person at the Bryce Jordan Center box office. A maximum of four tickets may be purchased per person.

 

 

The Nittany Lions will start the 2011-12 campaign by hosting the Intrasquad Dual on Thursday, Nov. 3, in Rec Hall (it is free and open to the public). The regular season begins with a home dual against Bloomsburg on Sunday, Nov. 13. Match time in Rec Hall for the match-up with the Huskies is set for 2 p.m. Ticket information is accessed easily online at www.GoPSUsports.com/tickets/m-wrestl-tickets.html . Fans are encouraged to follow Penn State wrestling via twitter at www.twitter.com/pennstatepat and on Penn State Wrestling's facebook page at www.facebook.com/pennstatewrestling. The 2011-12 Penn State Wrestling season is presented by The Family Clothesline.
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