National Duals final to be held in Oklahoma

BY DI STAFF | FEBRUARY 14, 2012 6:30 AM

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The Iowa wrestling team will to travel to Stillwater, Okla., this weekend for the final rounds of the National Duals tournament, the National Wrestling Coaches Association announced on Monday.

Oklahoma State will host the "Mat Mayhem Championship Finals" on Feb. 19 at Gallagher-Iba Arena.

The No. 4 Hawkeyes (11-3, 6-2 Big Ten) advanced to the final round of the tournament by beating Virginia Tech, 31-3, and Oregon State, 22-14, at the Iowa State Regional Title on Sunday in Ames.

They will compete against a field of co-No. 2 teams Oklahoma State and Minnesota and No. 20 Illinois. Iowa lost to the Cowboys, 17-16, on Jan. 7 in Iowa City — the Hawkeyes' first dual loss in 84 meets. Iowa beat Big Ten foes Illinois and Minnesota, 20-13 on Dec. 2 and 19-17 on Jan. 29, respectively.

Further information about the finals — including times and team seeds — will be announced today. Tickets are available for purchase at okstate.com.

— by Seth Roberts

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