Iowa City, Iowa — The University of Iowa is adding the sport of women’s wrestling and will begin competing during the 2023-24 season.
Iowa AD Gary Barta says women’s wrestling has been designated as an emerging sport by the NCAA.
Barta says a search for a coach begins this fall.
Barta says men’s coach Tom Brands will be heavily involved in starting the program.
The addition of women’s wrestling comes a little more than a year after three men’s sports were dropped in the middle of the pandemic and is part of a settlement of a title nine lawsuit against the school.