Interest for Iowa City to Host 2016 Wrestling Trial


April 8th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – The 2012 U.S. Olympic team wrestling trials are two weeks away but there’s already interest in bringing the event back to Iowa City in 2016.  Josh Schamberger, president of the Iowa City-Coralville Convention and Visitors Bureau, says there is “a real good chance” USA Wrestling will want Iowa City to host the event again. He told the Iowa City Press-Citizen that there is a bid process for the event but a likely sellout for the 2012 event is promising for the future.  Schamberger says more than 11,000 tickets have been sold for this year’s trials, set for April 21-22 at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The trial will determine who’ll wrestle for the United States in the London Olympics.