Following April’s announcement to move wrestling’s State Dual Team Tournament to the weekend previously occupied by Sectional tournaments, IHSAA staff sought statewide site visits and bids for event venues.
On Monday, the Board of Control approved a three-year agreement with Xtream Arena in Coralville to begin on Feb. 4, 2023 and coincide with the weekend currently slated for the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union’s inaugural wrestling tournament.
“We’re thrilled to take our State Dual Team Tournament to Xtream Arena, which will provide a world-class wrestling venue and event staff for our student-athletes,” IHSAA executive director Tom Keating said.
“In addition to the amenities Xtream Arena can provide, scheduling it alongside the new girls’ tournament will benefit our participating schools, officials, and spectators. We trust the team at Think Iowa City and Iowa City Area Sports Commission will help us grow the dual team tournament as part of an outstanding weekend of Iowa high school wrestling.”
Xtream Arena opened in 2020 in Coralville’s Iowa River Landing, just off of Interstate 80. The venue can seat just over 5,000 spectators and is attached to the GreenState Family Fieldhouse, which will allow for warm-up and team space during the tournament.