Grab your NCAA wrestling tickets at TicketSmarter to see the best collegiate wrestlers grapple their way to a national championship. Collegiate wrestling, also known as folkstyle wrestling, dates back to 1903 when Yale and Columbia University competed in the first intercollegiate dual meet. The first college wrestling tournament was then held in 1905 by the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association. The sport became a full-fledged varsity sport at Oklahoma State University prior to World War I and varsity teams spread to other universities during the ensuing years. The NCAA began sanctioning a national championship tournament in 1928 with competitions in seven weight classes.
Modern collegiate wrestling features individual wrestlers representing their team in one of ten weight classes, ranging from 125 lbs to 285 lbs/Heavyweight. The NCAA wrestling season spans from October through March with dual meets, multiple dual meets and tournaments being held throughout the season. Each match lasts multiple periods and a wrestler can win the match by total point tally or pinning their opponent to the mat. The most successful teams at the DI level are the Oklahoma State Cowboys and Iowa Hawkeyes, each with over 20 national team championships. NCAA wrestling tickets are a must-have for any fans of amateur wrestling.
NCAA wrestling ticket prices will vary depending on whether the event is a dual meet, multiple dual meet or tournament. The teams and wrestlers competing in the event will also have an impact on ticket prices as matches between national powerhouse programs will draw sold out crowds. Other factors that affect the cost of tickets include the seating capacity of the host arena and the seating location inside the arena.
NCAA wrestling tickets will generally start at prices around $20 to $40 for dual meets. Bigger matchups between ranked teams will have higher prices than meets against teams that aren’t nationally ranked. Conference tournaments like the ACC Wrestling Championship or Big Ten Wrestling Championship will have general admission and reserved seating and average ticket prices around $60. Session tickets for the NCAA Wrestling Championships will have tickets ranging from $50 to $300 depending on the seats.
The NCAA wrestling schedule begins in October with regular-season matches ending in February. The postseason for college wrestling begins in February with conference championship tournaments and then the NCAA Wrestling Championships. Teams will field wrestlers in all ten weight classes who will then compete throughout the season in dual meets against another team of opponents or multiple dual meets where they will host multiple schools to wrestle.
Postseason tournaments will seed individual wrestlers based on their performance during the regular season. The wrestlers will then compete in their individual weight class, making their way through the bracket in a single or double elimination format in order to win an individual championship. Team championships are won by the overall collective performance of each individual team member.
NCAA wrestling tickets for regular season meets will usually go on sale in September or October. NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships tickets will go on sale months in advance and usually have a sell-out crowd. Be sure to keep an eye on TicketSmarter’s event listings so you don’t miss out on college wrestling tickets.
NCAA wrestling seating charts will vary from school to school. The majority of wrestling teams at the DI level compete in a multi-purpose indoor arena on their university campus that is typically shared with the basketball and volleyball teams. Some of the more famous collegiate wrestling arenas in the United States include Carver-Hawkeye Arena at the University of Iowa, Rec Hall at Penn State, Gallagher-Iba Arena at Oklahoma State and Rutgers Athletic Center at Rutgers University. These types of arenas will generally hold anywhere from 5,000 to over 15,000 fans.
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