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"The Grapple on the Gridiron was established and thought of by people in our wrestling department and then picked up by the rest of our athletic staff, with the goal of setting the attendance record for a college wrestling match," UI Director of Athletic Communications Steve Roe said.

With more than 30,000 tickets sold, that shouldn't be an issue -- unless mother nature decides to be uncooperative.

As unpredictable as Iowa weather can be, there's a chance half of those who have already bought tickets won't get to use them if the meet moves to Carver-Hawkeye Arena, which seats just over 15,000.

"It's a bit agitating 'cause it's supposed to be a huge event and knowing the match-up wise, it's going to be a good wrestling meet," ticket holder Nick Kramer said. "so [the possibility of] not being able to go is kind of frustrating."

However, the athletics department is determined to hold the event at Kinnick, and already has a plan in place to increase the chances of that happening.

"The wrestling match will take place toward the south end zone of Kinnick Stadium, which is right near the locker rooms and the tunnel to the indoors, so everything has been addressed as far as temperature wise."

That being said, mother nature would have to take a turn for the worst to change plans.

If the plans do change, the first 15,000 people who bought tickets will be admitted, with all others given the chance to redeem their tickets for any other wrestling match this season. 

Ticket holders will be notified as early as possible of any changes.

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