Last year IAwrestle introduced the Night of Conflict event held inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The event featured 16 matches in which some of the best talent the state of Iowa high school wrestling had to offer went toe-to-toe with others from around the country. This year we are shaking things up! We announced that Keaton Geerts would be facing Conflict alum Jason Renteria earlier in the week and now we have set our biggest match, the heavyweights.
Once again we will have a new face from Iowa making his Night of Conflict debut in Aaron Costello of Western Dubuque. A two-time state qualifier at heavyweight, Costello made his biggest mark on the state when he pinned his way to the 3A semifinals. His only loss was to Gannon Gremmel in the finals (who would later go on to win a high school national title), and he also earned All-American Greco honors (6th) at Fargo.
His opponent will be Tennessee native Sammy Evans where he is a three time state champion for Alcoa High School. Committed to the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, Evans is ranked #99 overall in the class of 2017 and should pose a tough matchup for the rising Costello.
Flowrestling ranks Evans #13 at 285.
ABOUT NIGHT OF CONFLICT:
The IAwrestle Team is proud to announce that this October we will be hosting a premier wrestling event titled “The Night of Conflict 2”, and will pit some of the best talent that the state of Iowa has to offer in a head-to-head battle for supremacy of each weight class. The event is scheduled for October 14, 2016 in Carver-Hawkeye Arena and it will take place the day before the preseason tournament, the Conflict at Carver, whose proceeds directly benefit the Hawkeye Wrestling Club.
Following weigh ins for the Conflict at Carver, wrestlers who have registered for the tournament will receive automatic admission into the Night of Conflict, free of charge. Tickets for the Night of Conflict will also be available for purchase at the door.
Friday, October 14, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena – 1 Elliot Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242 – View Map
Floor seats not available at this time but general admission can be purchased at this time. Buy TICKETS
Your tickets will be scanned for entry and no reentry will be allowed. Each individual will need to print their ticket. *You can purchase as many as you like but make sure you print each ticket for entry*
*Wrestling lineup is subject to change*