How to watch and follow Iowa, Iowa State and UNI wrestling at the 2023 NCAA Championships
Welcome to the greatest week on the wrestling calendar.
The 2023 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships are set for this week at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. Action begins Thursday morning and runs through Saturday night, where 10 individuals will be crowned national champions.
The Iowa, Iowa State and Northern Iowa wrestling programs, as well as other Iowa natives, will all compete alongside college wrestling's top teams and competitors at this three-day, six-session wrestling extravaganza. The Hawkeyes took all 10 starters to Tulsa, while the Cyclones qualified eight and the Panthers will take seven.
Here’s how you can watch and follow the action:
2023 NCAA Wrestling Championships schedule
Thursday, March 16
- Session 1: First round — 11 a.m., CT
- Session 2: Second round, wrestlebacks — 6 p.m., CT
Friday, March 17
- Session 3: Quarterfinals, wrestlebacks — 11 a.m., CT
- Session 4: Semifinals, bloodround — 7 p.m., CT
Saturday, March 18
- Session 5: Wrestleback semifinals, medal matches — 10 a.m., CT
- Session 6: Championship finals — 6 p.m., CT
Iowa wrestlers competing at the 2023 NCAA Wrestling Championships
- Spencer Lee, 125lbs
- Brody Teske, 133lbs
- Real Woods, 141lbs
- Max Murin, 149lbs
- Cobe Siebrecht, 157lbs
- Patrick Kennedy, 165lbs
- Nelson Brands, 174lbs
- Abe Assad, 184lbs
- Jacob Warner, 197lbs
- Tony Cassioppi, 285lbs
Iowa State Cyclones
- Zach Redding, 133lbs
- Casey Swiderski, 141lbs
- Paniro Johnson, 149lbs
- Jason Kraisser, 157lbs
- David Carr, 165lbs
- Marcus Coleman, 184lbs
- Yonger Bastida, 197lbs
- Sam Schuyler, 285lbs
Northern Iowa Panthers
- Kyle Biscoglia, 133lbs
- Cael Happel, 141lbs
- Colin Realbuto, 149lbs
- Derek Holschlag, 157lbs
- Austin Yant, 165lbs
- Parker Keckeisen, 184lbs
- Tyrell Gordon, 285lbs
Iowa natives competing for out-of-state programs
- Jack Wagner, North Carolina, 125lbs (Bettendorf grad; former Iowa, UNI wrestler)
- McGwire Midkiff, North Dakota State, 133lbs (C.B. Thomas Jefferson grad)
- Michael Blockhus, Minnesota, 149lbs (Crestwood/New Hampton grad; former UNI wrestler)
- Cade DeVos, South Dakota State, 174lbs (Southeast Polk grad)
- Tanner Sloan, South Dakota State, 197lbs (Alburnett grad)
- Boone McDermott, Rutgers, 285lbs (Wahlert grad; Iowa Central national champ)
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How to watch and follow the NCAA wrestling tournament on TV and online
The NCAA Championships have aired on ESPN every year since 1980, a tradition that will continue this week.
Here's a simple way to remember:
- Each morning session — Sessions 1, 3, 5 — will air on ESPNU.
- Each evening session — Sessions 2, 4, 6 — will air on ESPN.
Here are the announcing crews for each session:
- ESPNU: Shawn Kenney, Tim Johnson, Rock Harrison
- ESPN: Mike Couzens, Jim Gibbons, Jordan Burroughs
- ESPN MATCAST: Shane Sparks, Anthony Robles
Click the links below for each day to find ESPN’s streaming links:
- THURSDAY: Session 1 and 2
- FRIDAY: Session 3 and 4
- SATURDAY: Session 5 and 6
Trackwrestling will include live and archived scoring, updated brackets, future bout numbers, mat assignments, in-depth statistics, team scores, and more.
Click here to go to the main Trackwrestling page for the 2023 NCAA Championships.
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Iowa wrestling radio play-by-play
800 AM KXIC is the home for all Iowa wrestling broadcasts, and can be streamed on iHeart Radio, either online or through the mobile app. Their stream can also be found on the Hawkeye Sports website. Steven Grace and Mark Ironside will be on the call from the BOK Center.
Iowa State wrestling radio play-by-play
Iowa State wrestling radio coverage can be found on the Varsity Network, either online or through the mobile app. Joe Sinclair, Ryan Rohlk, and Nate Carr will be on the call from the BOK Center.
Updates, videos and photos from the 2023 NCAA Wrestling Championships
We will have stories, live updates, video interviews, full photo galleries and more all week at DesMoinesRegister.com. You can also catch all of our coverage on the Register app (iPhone and Android).
On Twitter: Our wrestling writer, Cody Goodwin, and photographer, Joseph Cress, will be in Tulsa providing live updates, results and commentary throughout the tournament. Follow them on Twitter — @codygoodwin and @josephwcress — to stay up to date on the action.
Be sure to also follow:
- The main Des Moines Register Sports Twitter account: @DMRSports
- Our Hawkeye-centric account: @HawkCentral
- Our Iowa City Press-Citizen sports account: @ICPCSports
- Our Cyclone-centric account: @DMRCyclones
- Our Ames Tribune Sports account: @AmesTribSports
- Our Panther-centered account: @DMRPanthers
- The main Des Moines Register Twitter account: @DMRegister
You can also catch our coverage of the Hawkeyes on our HawkCentral Facebook page and our coverage of the Cyclones on our Cyclone Insider Facebook page, too. The Register's Instagram (@dmregister) and the Register's main Facebook page will also be posting news, pictures and stories from the tournament.
Cody Goodwin covers wrestling and high school sports for the Des Moines Register. Follow him on Twitter at@codygoodwin.